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Pace, Steele combine for 48 points in Eastern win

Pace, Steele combine for 48 points in Eastern win

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

So much was said this preseason about the development of the young Eastern women’s basketball team and what it could mean moving forward as the program continues to rebuild. Particularly, strides by sophomore guards Karle Pace and Taylor Steele were seen as being very important to the team’s improvement....

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Column: One year after blowout loss, Panthers dominate Fort Wayne

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

What a difference a year makes.  Last December, the Eastern women’s basketball team suffered one of their worst losses of the season at the hands of Fort Wayne, losing 93-77. These two teams faced off again on Thursday, and the result was much different.  Eastern dominated in all phases of the gam...

Men’s basketball team set for home opener against Western Illinois

Men’s basketball team set for home opener against Western Illinois

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern continues gearing up this week to take on Western Illinois in the first regular season game at Lantz Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Panthers began the season on a two-game road stretch, dropping contests against Texas in the season opener and IUPUI this past weekend. Western Illinois’s...

Column: Eastern men’s basketball team will defeat Austin Peay if they meet again

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

With 19.8 seconds left and Eastern ahead 40-26 in the quarter finals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, Governors star Dayton Gumm, who was then a freshman, barreled into the lane, showed the pump fake and turned his body toward the left corner.  But Gumm did not communicate with senior Tre...

Women’s basketball team hosts Fort Wayne

Adam Tumino, Basketball Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After playing three games and facing some vastly different opponents, the Eastern women’s basketball team will begin playing more evenly-matched games. At noon on Thursday, they will play host to Purdue Fort Wayne. These teams played each other last season in Fort Wayne. Eastern allowed a season-high...

Bollant announces third recruiting class for women’s basketball team

Bollant announces third recruiting class for women’s basketball team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Matt Bollant took over as the head coach of Eastern’s women’s basketball team, it was no secret that a couple of years of transition and new faces around the program would be coming as Bollant began to try and turn around a program just shy of being in shambles.  On Wednesday, Bollant announced his third rec...

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Offensive cohesion a need for Panthers

Offensive cohesion a need for Panthers

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The season-long journey of the men’s basketball team getting its cohesiveness and togetherness at the high-enough level has had a, as head coach Jay Spoonhour put it, bad start. “This is part of learning to play with each other,” Spoonhour said. “We still have guys that are maybe trying to...

Notebook: Men’s basketball season underway; Eastern last in OVC

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 2018-19 college basketball season tipped off last week, and Eastern finds itself at the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference early. Eastern opened the season with two road matchups, falling to Texas last Tuesday by a score of 71-59 before dropping a game to IUPUI this weekend 71-65. The roster...

Notebook: 5 OVC teams over .500 early in season

Notebook: 5 OVC teams over .500 early in season

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

So far in the 2018-19 women’s basketball season, five OVC teams are over .500. Four of those teams are currently unbeaten. Sitting at 2-0 are Morehead State, Murray State and Tennessee-Martin. Southern Illinois Edwardsville is 1-0 and Eastern, though not unbeaten, is the last OVC team over .500....

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

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