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Eastern football team travels to Southeast Missouri for finale

Eastern football team travels to Southeast Missouri for finale

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

The Eastern football team’s final game of the season against Southeast Missouri is going to mean a lot to both teams involved, even though to the ire of both programs, there are no postseason or conference implications. The game for the Panthers is a chance to close the year with two straight wins...

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018

Never change, Ohio Valley Conference football … never change. How the OVC has managed to stay wildly unpredictable, crazy exciting, yet finish with the result to the season everyone knew was going to happen since August is beyond me, but that is the season we got from the conference this year. Jacksonville...

Column: Making sense of Eastern’s up, down football season

Column: Making sense of Eastern’s up, down football season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 12, 2018

The Eastern football team’s 52-21 win over Austin Peay on Saturday meant a lot, certainly more than just a tally in the win column.  The win pushed Eastern to a 3-4 record in the Ohio Valley Conference, with one game left to play. What is very important about that figure is the Panthers now have...

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 11, 2018

Everything that has been broken for the Eastern football team this season pieced itself together in seamless fashion on Saturday as the Panthers pummeled Austin Peay in what was without a doubt a game owned by Eastern from the opening kick. All of Eastern’s season-long ails disappeared against the...

Eastern football team set for final home game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018

For its final home game of the season the Eastern football team will be hosting an Austin Peay team that, much like itself, is sitting in a spot with two games to play this season that it did not expect to be in, nor would it like to be in.  Prior to this season, Austin Peay was selected to finish...

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

Eastern sophomore linebacker Dytarious Johnson’s football career was originally not supposed to happen at Eastern.  The six-foot-one, 255-pound linebacking product from Alabama was tagged as a three-star recruit coming out of Prattville High School and committed to play football at the Universi...

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

For the first time in a long time, the seat of power of the Ohio Valley Conference may have finally shifted away from Jacksonville, Ala. When Jacksonville State fell to Southeast Missouri in week eight by a score of 37-14, the Gamecocks were dealt a humbling blow that seismically shifted the OVC and...

Colonels rally late to beat Panthers 31-23

Colonels rally late to beat Panthers 31-23

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 28, 2018

Eastern Kentucky scored two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter of its 31-23 win over Eastern on Saturday, ending any chance of Eastern putting together a winning season in conference play.  Coming off last week’s win over Tennessee-Martin, Eastern was sitting with a 2-3 conference record w...

Eastern wants to keep momentum going

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

The Eastern football team and its Saturday opponent Eastern Kentucky are trending in very different directions this season. Where Eastern is a pass-first team that has struggled to run the ball this season, the Colonels deploy a four-running back, power-run offense that completes just 48 percent of...

Work, eat, practice, do it again: How Eastern’s Javon Turner survived on one hour of sleep, but still played football

Work, eat, practice, do it again: How Eastern’s Javon Turner survived on one hour of sleep, but still played football

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018

Javon Turner was just waiting for days off from his job at Planet Fitness, so he could finally get a normal amount of rest.  Eastern’s redshirt-senior cornerback was caught in a sleepless loop during the football team’s fall camp this season where his days were ending at 6 a.m. and beginning a...

Notebook: Jacksonville State’s win streak ends at 36

Notebook: Jacksonville State’s win streak ends at 36

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

The king in the Ohio Valley Conference is dead. Okay, maybe Jacksonville State’s football program is not dead, but at the very least, the program that had won 36 straight conference games is humbled after losing to Southeast Missouri 37-14 on Saturday.  Rumblings of the potential upset started swirling at...

Bruno’s field goal gives Panthers 24-21 win for homecoming

Bruno’s field goal gives Panthers 24-21 win for homecoming

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 21, 2018

The wind on Saturday was relentless. Throughout the Eastern football team’s homecoming game against Tennessee-Martin, huge gusts of wind tortured footballs in the air, carried debris across the field and made the goalposts dance like leaves. But still, Eastern kicker Nick Bruno was able to get his...

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