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Fort Wayne shooting buries men’s basketball team

Fort Wayne shooting buries men’s basketball team

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It was clear early on that three-pointers were the key for either Eastern or Fort Wayne to take the victory during Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game. In the first half alone, the teams combined for 15 made threes, six for Eastern and nine for Fort Wayne. In the first eight and a half minut...

Bradley holds on late, beats Eastern 67-64

Bradley holds on late, beats Eastern 67-64

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team had two chances late to pick up what would have been a signature win over an undefeated Bradley team on the road Wednesday night, but two poorly handled possessions by Eastern in the last 45 seconds of the game led to Eastern losing its second game of the season ...

Panthers come up big at House of Champs meet

Panthers come up big at House of Champs meet

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Panther swimmers traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 16 for a weekend-long meet. The men’s and women’s teams combined together for 15 top-25 finishes. The women’s team accounted for five of those finishes. Senior swimmer Martee Grainger competed in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard free...

Breaking down Wallace’s scoring outburst

Breaking down Wallace’s scoring outburst

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Before Josiah Wallace’s career weekend for Eastern, the first glimpse anyone got of his ability to score in an Eastern uniform was in the Panthers’ exhibition game against Eureka. Wallace led every player in the game with 23 points, and while Eureka is not exactly a Belmont or Murray State-level...

Eastern women’s basketball team travels to face 4-0 Bradley

Eastern women’s basketball team travels to face 4-0 Bradley

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Every game the Eastern women’s basketball team will play this season will be used as a measuring stick for the team use to judge itself on where it is at in its development process as a rebuilding program. Eastern’s Wednesday match against Bradley will serve as one more unit of measurement for the...

Column: Guard play dictating OVC standings

Column: Guard play dictating OVC standings

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Good guards are usually an important part of any good basketball team.  The NBA has several dynamic backcourt duos that drive their team’s success: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for Golden State, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for Portland, and John Wall and Bradley Beal for Washington come ...

Notebook: Familiar faces lead OVC; Eastern falling behind

Notebook: Familiar faces lead OVC; Eastern falling behind

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The two Ohio Valley Conference championship teams from last season, Belmont and Murray State, ride into week two of the season undefeated while Eastern hovers at .500. After an 0-2 start to the season, the Panthers (3-3) rallied with two wins in three games at the visitcurrituckOBX.com Battle in the...

Notebook: Majority of OVC over .500 in women’s basketball

Notebook: Majority of OVC over .500 in women’s basketball

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With about a month remaining until the start of conference play, seven OVC women’s basketball teams have records above .500. Leading the way is Morehead State at 5-1. They also lead the OVC in scoring offense, averaging 90.5 points per game.  Back on Nov. 20, Morehead State beat Alice Lloyd C...

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the nonrenewal of former Eastern head football coach Kim Dameron’s contract, the Eastern football team’s season was punctuated with a move that only felt fitting giving the bleakness of the team’s season as a whole.  It began with a four-game losing streak, one that saw the Panthers s...

Eastern volleyball team closes season, falls short of playoffs

Eastern volleyball team closes season, falls short of playoffs

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The task of determining Eastern’s place in the Ohio Valley Conference was never a simple exercise. Before the season commenced, the Panthers brought in a fresh crop of talent, with four freshmen, not to mention redshirt Kylie Michael, joining the Eastern volleyball fold. Eastern cobbled together...

Men’s basketball team wins 2 of 3 in tournament

Men’s basketball team wins 2 of 3 in tournament

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team finished the Battle in the Blue Ridge tournament in Asheville, N.C. with a 2-1 record, bringing the team’s overall record to 3-3. Josiah Wallace was the spark for Eastern during the tournament, leading the team in scoring in all three games and becoming the Panthers’...

Dameron’s contract not renewed by Eastern

Dameron’s contract not renewed by Eastern

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Kim Dameron will not be returning next year as the head coach of the Eastern football team.  The athletic department announced on Nov. 18 that Dameron’s contract would not be renewed, bringing an end to his five-year tenure as head coach.  After a 48-41 loss to Murray State in October Dameron said, “We either got to get better ...

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