The Daily Eastern News

3 observations to consider after Panthers’ 1st win

3 observations to consider after Panthers’ 1st win

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

It is tough to say if all the pieces finally fell together for the Eastern football team or if just a few of the right pieces fell in at just the right time as the Panthers picked up their first win of the season in a 52-38 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.  The offense looked good again as Eastern dropp...

Eastern to give new defensive scheme another go

Eastern to give new defensive scheme another go

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team right now is taking a risk that many teams would never consider taking, but one the coaching staff felt was necessary if the team was going to turn its season around. The risk? Completely overhauling the defense midseason, switching from a 4-3 to a 3-3-5. Rare? Yes. Guaranteed...

Woodbery back in mix for Panthers at quarterback

Woodbery back in mix for Panthers at quarterback

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Last spring when the Eastern football team added three new quarterbacks; Johnathan Brantley from Tulane, Harry Woodbery from Navarro Junior College and Qua Gray from Coronado High School; to a group that already included Scotty Gilkey Jr. and Jaylin Banks, it became clear a quarterback battle was going...

Column: Time for Eastern football team to step up is now

Column: Time for Eastern football team to step up is now

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

I received an email this week from an Eastern football fan voicing his displeasure with the team’s performance following Eastern’s 41-40 loss to Tennessee State, in which they coughed up a 21-point lead and gave up 544 yards on defense. If there is one thing that email tells me, it is that the frustration...

Gamecocks win again, Skyhawks stun Austin Peay

Gamecocks win again, Skyhawks stun Austin Peay

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

And then there were two. With the Eastern football team’s 41-40 loss to Tennessee State on Saturday and Tennessee Tech’s 48-20 loss to Jacksonville State, Eastern and Tennessee Tech remain the only two winless teams in the OVC. Jacksonville State knocked around Tennessee Tech in just about every way possible, pu...

Defense cannot hold on in 41-40 loss to Tennessee State

Defense cannot hold on in 41-40 loss to Tennessee State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

For the third week in a row, all that could be said by the Eastern football team after suffering a loss was that something needed to change. After losing to Tennessee State 41-40 on Saturday at O’Brien Field, in a game where the Panthers led by 21-points, Eastern is now 0-4, looking for answers, and...

Defense hopes to improve against Tennessee State

Defense hopes to improve against Tennessee State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Eastern football head coach Kim Dameron was honest when discussing the state of his team’s defense, which has given up 52.7 points per game this season, saying that he knows the unit has to be better.  But even after a week of practice and learning, he was not sure if it would be improved Satur...

Hollins reflects on career game, future in football

Hollins reflects on career game, future in football

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

If there has been one silver-lining to the Eastern football team’s season thus far, as they currently sit at 0-3 with three ugly losses under their belts, it has been the play of all-conference wide receiver Alexander Hollins. Through all the negative Eastern has been through this season on the...

Column: What can the Eastern football team expect moving forward?

Column: What can the Eastern football team expect moving forward?

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

What lies ahead for the Eastern football team, who now sits at 0-3 after a 55-41 loss to Indiana State on Saturday, is a difficult question to answer. And with conference play beginning this Saturday, it is certainly not a question the program wants to be asking itself right now. All the questions...

OVC Notebook: Terry breaks OVC rushing record, four teams, including Eastern, remain winless

OVC Notebook: Terry breaks OVC rushing record, four teams, including Eastern, remain winless

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Southeast Missouri running back Marquis Terry reminded the entire Ohio Valley Conference why he was a preseason all-conference selection on Saturday when he set the OVC record with 311 rushing yards in his team’s 48-44 win over Southern Illinois. Terry’s big game helped Southeast Missouri improve...

Defense issues continue for Eastern in 55-41 loss

Defense issues continue for Eastern in 55-41 loss

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Everything about the Eastern football team’s defense might be getting changed after the team fell to 0-3 after giving up 55 points in a loss to Indiana State on Saturday. And yes, everything about the defense could be totally different by week’s end; that is how serious the coaching staff is taking...

Eastern secondary hopes to be better against Sycamores

Eastern secondary hopes to be better against Sycamores

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team has faced some problems this season, that fact has been very prevalent through the team’s first two games.  Issues particularly in the secondary plagued Eastern in its two losses this season, and ahead of the team’s home opener against Indiana State, remedying the secon...

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