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Column: Offense is necessity for men’s soccer team next year

Column: Offense is necessity for men’s soccer team next year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team’s season was a rollercoaster that kept teasing a slow, continuing rise, but always delivered a steep drop at the last second. Scoring more goals was a priority at the beginning of the season, and while it did improve, it left room for improvement that, in my opinion, is needed...

Eastern blows out Lincoln Christian 97-34

Eastern blows out Lincoln Christian 97-34

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team’s Monday game against Lincoln Christian University was essentially supposed to be a confidence booster for the Panthers. After stomping Lincoln Christian 97-34, it’s safe to say the game served its purpose.  Players all up and down Eastern’s roster were pr...

Four senior volleyball players recognized for efforts

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It’s all over. On a weekend in which Eastern succumbed to the top two teams in the conference for the final two games of the season, two seniors, Taylor Smith and Abby Knight, concluded their collegiate volleyball careers on the Lantz Arena hardwood.   In losses of 3-0 and 3-1 to Murray State and ...

IUPUI’s second-half run hurts men’s basketball team

IUPUI’s second-half run hurts men’s basketball team

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the second straight game, a scoring run by Eastern’s opponent in the opening minutes of the second half is what put the men’s basketball team far enough behind to finish with a loss. Eastern lost to IUPUI Saturday, 71-65, after opening the second half at the receiving end of a 13-5 Jaguar...

Women’s basketball team loses by 35 to Butler

Women’s basketball team loses by 35 to Butler

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning its home opener on Tuesday, the Eastern women’s basketball team traveled to Butler on Friday and suffered their first loss of the season.  Before the game, head coach Matthew Bollant said that Butler was possibly the best team on Eastern’s schedule this season, at least on paper. A...

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Everything that has been broken for the Eastern football team this season pieced itself together in seamless fashion on Saturday as the Panthers pummeled Austin Peay in what was without a doubt a game owned by Eastern from the opening kick. All of Eastern’s season-long ails disappeared against the...

Men’s soccer team falls in tournament semifinals

Men’s soccer team falls in tournament semifinals

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Eastern men’s soccer ends the season unceremoniously after losing 1-0 to Denver in the Summit League Championship semifinals. An early first half goal from Denver senior Andre Shinyashiki gave the Pioneers the lead, which they never surrendered.  Shinyashiki received a pass just outside the box and d...

Positives and negatives from the Panthers’ opener

Positives and negatives from the Panthers’ opener

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite being down more than 20 points a few times during a 5-minute span in the second half, Eastern’s men’s basketball team can go into the weekend with some positive takeaways from Tuesday’s season-opener. Facing the Texas Longhorns is not exactly a desirable opener, but the Panthers did...

Eastern football team set for final home game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

For its final home game of the season the Eastern football team will be hosting an Austin Peay team that, much like itself, is sitting in a spot with two games to play this season that it did not expect to be in, nor would it like to be in.  Prior to this season, Austin Peay was selected to finish...

Eastern women’s basketball team to face tough test against Butler

Eastern women’s basketball team to face tough test against Butler

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team knows exactly what it is walking into Friday when the Panthers will travel to Butler to face a team that they are well aware may be the strongest opponent on their schedule. “They are probably the best team we have on our schedule,” head coach Matthew Bollant...

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Eastern sophomore linebacker Dytarious Johnson’s football career was originally not supposed to happen at Eastern.  The six-foot-one, 255-pound linebacking product from Alabama was tagged as a three-star recruit coming out of Prattville High School and committed to play football at the Universi...

Notebook: Paths to Summit League men’s soccer tournament

Dillan Schorfheide and Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The men’s Summit League soccer season has had some ups and downs for its teams this year, and the positions of the teams in conference standings have jumped around quite a bit. With the conference tournament starting Thursday, now is a good time to look at how each of the four teams in the tournament...

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