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Notebook: OVC softball teams enter final non-conference stretch

Adam Tumino, Softball Reporter

March 10, 2020

Conference season begins in 10 days for the softball teams of the OVC. With limited non-conference play remaining, they will look to gear up for their conference opponents. Non-conference season has been fruitful for much of the conference, with seven of the OVC teams posting records above .500, bu...

Notebook: Belmont, Cougars currently lead OVC standings

Blake Faith, Baseball Reporter

March 10, 2020

In the OVC, Belmont and Southern Illinois Edwardsville currently lead the standing each undefeated in conference play. Although Belmont is first in the conference, Southern Illinois Edwardsville leads in multiple individual statistics. Southern Illinois Edwardsville has found success in players o...

Baseball scores 12 runs in road win

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 10, 2020

Eastern’s baseball team scored seven ninth inning runs in its 12-4 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Tuesday. The Panthers went into the ninth inning leading the Golden Lions 5-3 but blew the game wide open, piling on seven runs off just one hit in the final inning. The lone hit was a big one off the bat ...

Panthers’ 2019-20 season viewed as success

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2020

Two years ago the Eastern women’s basketball team wrapped up a 3-26 season in February with a win over Southern Illinois Edwardsville in Lantz Arena. That season as a whole was a disappointment in almost every way it could be diced up. But even then the Panthers, who at the time were a young team...

Eastern can look ahead to next season

Eastern’s George Dixon drives around an Austin Peay defender in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament in Evansville, Indiana. Dixon had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the game, which the Panthers lost 76-65.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The men’s basketball team once again looks forward to next year for a chance at winning the OVC Tournament, but not without promise. Despite going 9-9 in conference play and playing poorly in the first half of their quarterfinal loss to Austin Peay in the tournament last week, the Panthers can look t...

Baseball team wins weekend set against Gamecocks

Eastern outfielder Tyler Tesmond rounds third base at Coaches Stadium last March against Lindenwood. Eastern beat Lindenwood 5-2 and Tesmond recorded two hits in the game.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The Eastern baseball team (6-6, 2-1 OVC) downed Jacksonville State (6-7, 1-2 OVC) on Sunday at Coaches Stadium on an 11th inning score from the bat of redshirt senior Dane Toppel to win the first conference series of the year. The Panthers now gear up for a two-game midweek series against Arkansas-Pine B...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

Today is March 9, 2020. Here are the five things you need to know today. 1. Students take to Charleston for Unofficial celebration Eastern students, alumni and visitors, celebrated the annual Unofficial St. Patrick's day party Saturday in Charleston. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/08/students-take-to-charleston-for-annual-unofficial-celebration/ 2. NACWC working on projects at Eastern The National Association Colored Women's Club and its Eastern chapter, Women Improving Lives, a...

Softball team splits weekend games in Ohio

Adam Tumino, Softball Reporter

March 8, 2020

The Eastern softball team (11-10) won the final two games of the four-game Miami University Tournament on Sunday to climb back above .500 on the season. The Panthers lost the first two games of the tournament on Saturday, falling to Green Bay and Miami-Ohio before beating each of those teams on Sun...

Close bonds led De Wilder to Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

March 8, 2020

Senior Gertjan De Wilder came to America from his hometown of Machelen, Belgium, not knowing any English and his goal was to change that. That indeed happened when De Wilder started playing junior college tennis at Cypress College in California. With De Wilder speaking Dutch (his first language)...

Analysis: Despite tournament exit, Panthers played well

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 8, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team played the exact same way in their two OVC Tournament games. Despite the Panthers going 1-1 in their games and being knocked out in the semifinals, the Panthers found ways to be successful in their help defense and the ability of having multiple players making big pla...

Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

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Lariah Washington rises above her defender to get off a shot attempt. Eastern lost 63-52 to Tennessee-Martin in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday.

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end, but Tennessee-Martin’s scoring duo of Madie Waldrop and Chelsey Perry was too much for the Panthers, as Eastern lost 63-52 in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday. Waldrop led the game in scoring with 20 points while Perry added...

Analysis: Men’s basketball struggled against resurging Austin Peay

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

EVANSVILLE,IND- Easterns men’s basketball team dug themselves into a deep 19-2 hole to begin the first half against Austin Peay and failed to recover until late in the second half. That and the Governors keying in on juniors Mack Smith and Josiah Wallace helped them win 76-65 in a game that the...

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