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Win over Fontbonne was exactly what Eastern needed

Win over Fontbonne was exactly what Eastern needed

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern has begun the season with big wins, big losses and a sub-.500 record, but Tuesday night’s 90-37 win over Fontbonne University may just be the confidence booster and team connector the Panthers need. Fontbonne is no college basketball powerhouse; in fact, the school is looking up at Eastern...

Men’s basketball team blows out Fontbonne

Men’s basketball team blows out Fontbonne

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Nearly a week after a blowout loss to Fort Wayne, Eastern’s men’s basketball team decided it was its turn to get a blowout win.  It was apparent after the first three minutes of play that the men’s basketball team was going to dominate Fontbonne University, in what turned out to be a 90-37 victory f...

Just 3 coaches remain with Eastern football

Just 3 coaches remain with Eastern football

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

It appears that an entirely new era of football is being ushered in at Eastern, as just three coaches from last season’s staff remain after the non-renewal of head coach Kim Dameron’s contract on Nov. 18. Linebackers coach Adam Gristick, cornerbacks and special teams coach Alvah Hansbro and inside...

Notebook: Eastern men’s basketball team in 8th place in conference

Notebook: Eastern men’s basketball team in 8th place in conference

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The top two men’s basketball squads of the Ohio Valley Conference suffered their first losses of the year this week, but Eastern did not manage to gain any ground after falling as well. The Panthers (3-5) suffered their third straight loss on Saturday to Chicago State by a 80-72  tally. Sophomore ...

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

As the Eastern women’s basketball team’s comeback bid against Valparaiso fell short on Sunday night, the team’s road losing streak became longer. After dropping back-to-back road games to Valparaiso (62-60) and Bradley (67-64), the Panthers are now the owners of 17 straight road losses. But head co...

Men’s basketball team focused on improvement on both sides of ball

Men’s basketball team focused on improvement on both sides of ball

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For two straight games, defense, or the lack thereof, has been a key talking point for Jay Spoonhour and his team. The Eastern men’s basketball team’s head coach said after a 104-60 loss to Fort Wayne Wednesday that the Panthers were constantly in help on defense. This led him to say that his playe...

Chicago State defeats poor-shooting Panthers

Chicago State defeats poor-shooting Panthers

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One of the things Eastern men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour said his team did too much of in a 104-60 loss to Fort Wayne Wednesday was rely on three-point shots. So, going into Saturday’s game against Chicago State (2-8), Eastern (3-5) wanted to try to get better shots and move the ball...

Panthers lose late again in road game

Panthers lose late again in road game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team was able to put up two potential game-tying shots within the final second of its game against Valparaiso Sunday night, but neither shot fell for the Panthers in what amounted to a 62-60 loss. Eastern sophomore guard Taylor Steele hit a couple of key three-pointers...

Notebook: OVC teams continue competitive play

Notebook: OVC teams continue competitive play

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After one month of the women’s basketball season, most of the teams in the OVC are playing well. Nine of the conference’s 12 teams are .500 or above.  Still leading the way is Morehead State, its record now sitting at 7-2. Their second loss of the season came against a Kentucky team on Nov. 28. T...

Panthers to face road test against Valparaiso

Panthers to face road test against Valparaiso

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team will look to avoid a second straight road loss when they travel to play the Valparaiso Crusaders on Sunday. The Panthers suffered their second loss of the young season on Wednesday night against Bradley by a score of 67-64. These two teams faced off last season...

Men’s basketball team to face Chicago State on Saturday

Men’s basketball team to face Chicago State on Saturday

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite the glaring fact that Fort Wayne scored 63 of its 104 points Wednesday off three-pointers, another issue that Eastern faced was its own three-point performance. The first half produced a decent long-range showing from the Panthers, as they shot 6-16 from three-point land before halftime.  ...

Panthers’ home success mirrors NIT season

Panthers’ home success mirrors NIT season

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The last time the Eastern women’s basketball team won its first three games at home, they cracked the postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament. That’s right, Eastern steamrolled the opposition in all three of its games at Lantz Arena thus far (not including the exhibition against...

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