The Daily Eastern News

Column: Panthers’ top returners from last season

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2020

As we head through this semester without sports at Eastern, it is fun to look back to last season for the fall sports teams. The basketball season is technically  scheduled to begin on time in November. and the Eastern men's basketball team is preparing for the season to begin. The Panthers went 17-15 last ...

Johnson has high expectations for senior year

Charles Lettner, Football Reporter

September 3, 2020

The Eastern football team is back in action this week, having resumed practices Aug 31. Games are not in the near future for the Panthers, even though their conference foe Austin Peay strapped it up against Central Arkansas last week who lost 24-17. Eastern senior linebacker Dytarious Johnson said it felt odd ...

Eastern football team getting back into gear

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

The Eastern football team is officially back on the field in 2020. Of course there are no games happening this fall, but the team will occupy the practice field to begin preparation for the season, whenever it may begin. Head coach Adam Cushing said he actually views the lack of games as a potenti...

Michael joins Division I Football Committee

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael was appointed to the NCAA Division I Football Committee last week, officially beginning time on the 10-person committee on Sept. 1. The main role of the committee is to select the field and organize the seeding for the FCS football playoff each season. "I'm ex...

Men’s soccer coach looks ahead to 1st season

Nick Bays, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 1, 2020

New Eastern men’s soccer head coach Ronnie Bouemboue was in high spirits when speaking about his team and noted that even during the pandemic, he and his team are going forward with positive attitudes. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the team’s ability to grow and develop together on the fie...

Column: Top returning players for the Panthers

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2020

In just a few short seasons, the Eastern women's basketball team has gone from the bottom of the OVC to a legitimate threat to win the conference. The Panthers returned to practice Tuesday for the first time this semester. The players who were freshmen three years ago when Eastern went 3-26 in head...

Panthers to resume practices Tuesday

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

The Eastern women's basketball team will be back together on the court Tuesday for the first time since the OVC Tournament in March. The Panthers are coming off a season in which they went 19-12 with a conference record of 12-6, finishing fourth in the OVC and advancing to the semifinals of the OVC T...

Column: Panthers’ top performers from 2019

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

This week would have been week one of the 2020 season for the Eastern football team. The Panthers were scheduled to host Indiana State on Thursday. That game, along with all of the other games of the season, was canceled as a result of COVID-19. There will still be some football happening on cam...

Volleyball team setting up for fall success

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

Over the past year, the Eastern volleyball has dealt with a disappointing 2019 season, a head coaching change and a global pandemic. Sara Thomas assumed the role of head coach back in late December, less than three months before COVID-19 caused Eastern’s campus to shut down for the rest of the Spri...

Column: Messi announces intent to leave FC Barcelona

Nick Bays, Sports Reporter

August 27, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, a day that will go down in infamy for the soccer juggernaut FC Barcelona. On this dreaded Tuesday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi announced that he wanted to leave the club and take his talents elsewhere. There is much speculation as to where the scoring phenom will eventually end u...

Cross country pushing through challenges

Autumn Schulz, Cross Country Reporter

August 26, 2020

It is no secret that the postponement of fall sports at Eastern has left each team with many adversities. The men’s and women’s cross country teams are no exceptions. Head coach Erin Howarth acknowledged that the past six months have not been easy for her as head coach due to a severe lack of face-t...

Column: Bucks spark massive protest in sports

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2020

An unprecedented event took place in the sports world on Wednesday. It began with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA announcing in a statement that they would not play their scheduled game against the Orlando Magic in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. Kenosha is about 40...

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