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DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Today is Feb. 27, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal Eastern's Student Senate heard a proposal at its meeting Wednesday that would raise the student textbook rental fee from $9.75 per credit hour to ...

Men’s tennis team looks to bounce back, snap losing streak

Eastern senior Gertjan De Wilder attempts a backhand shot in the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite last September at the Darling Courts during a doubles match. The men’s tennis team plays at Green Bay Saturday at 9 p.m.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 26, 2020

A promising start to the season has been quickly erased for the Eastern men’s tennis team over the last couple weeks, and it could be the right time for them to bounce back. The Panthers have lost five consecutive matches and sit at 7-6 this year, after starting 5-0. Eastern squares off against Gr...

Eastern faces tough SEMO team Thursday on road

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Jordyn Hughes (middle) tries to get around a defender to lead a fast break during Eastern’s 73-72 win over Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Southeast Missouri on the road Thursday.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2020

The ticket to the OVC tournament has been punched for the Eastern women’s basketball team. The question remaining now for the team, however, is where will they be sitting, or seeded rather, when the tournament rolls around.  The Panthers (11-5 OVC) are in control of their own seeding destiny with two...

Men’s basketball team can clinch tournament spot with win Thursday, travel to face SEMO

George Dixon (left), Logan Koch (middle) and Shareef Smith (right) surround an Austin Peay ball handler and reach in for a steal during Eastern’s 83-80 victory over Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Eastern can secure an OVC tournament spot with a win Thursday against Southeast Missouri.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Eastern’s men’s basketball team’s journey to the OVC tournament has completely flipped from a week ago. After two underdog wins, the Panthers can clinch an OVC tournament spot as early as Thursday night if they defeat the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. Eastern is in sixth place in the OVC ...

Distance runners thrive in first day of indoor track championships

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Eastern junior Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and sophomore Nick Oakley (right) compete in the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The Eastern men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Championships with distance medley relay wins from the men and women, plus other strong individual preliminary times. On the men’s side, the relay of sophomore Franky Romano, senio...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bulllock, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

Today is February 26, 2020. Here are the five things you need to know today. 1. Faculty Senate addresses white power propaganda Eastern's Faculty Senate discussed the creation of a sub-committee to address issues of diversity and race on campus and also debated the language of a joint-senate letter d...

O’Brien earns OVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

February 25, 2020

Senior Freddie O’Brien has been a staple for the Eastern men’s tennis team in recent years and that earned him OVC Player of The Week for his efforts against Northern Kentucky and Northern Illinois. O'Brien slotted in the No. 1 singles position for Eastern as he posted a 1-1 record for that week...

Analysis: Assessing Panthers’ OVC tournament chances

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

February 25, 2020

Having clinched its first OVC tournament appearance since the 2014-2015 season, the Eastern women’s basketball team may be in a position to make a run in the tournament. There are two games left in the regular season, but it is never too soon to look ahead. Despite the lack of recent success, th...

Winners and losers in OVC men’s basketball

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Eastern simultaneously propelled itself into a good spot to make the OVC tournament, while also muddying the waters of the OVC standings with its wins over Murray State and Austin Peay last week. There is still a clear line between the top three teams (kind of four with Eastern Kentucky) and even...

Bouemboue announced as men’s soccer coach

Jose Gomez, Contributing Reporter

February 24, 2020

Eastern has announced the hiring of Ronnie Bouemboue as the new head coach of its men’s soccer team. Bouemboue joins the Panthers after being an assistant coach for the past 10 years at three different institutions. “I was fortunate enough to know quite a few people in the business; when it did beco...

Panthers grab back-to-back upset wins

Members of the Eastern men's basketball team (from left) Shawn Wilson, Josiah Wallace, Kashwan Charles and JaQualis Matlock celebrate an 83-80 overtime win against Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 24, 2020

The Eastern men’s basketball team had its fair share of close games prior to last week that were within single digits. In the result of those outcomes, the Panthers were not expected to defeat two first-place teams in the course of a week and were expected to rely on their last two games in OVC play....

Eastern controls own destiny in final games

Eastern guard Karle Pace advances the ball against Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Pace had 19 points in a 73-72 win for the Panthers.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 24, 2020

The last four finishes for the Eastern’s women’s basketball team in the OVC standings have gone like this: Last place, last place, last place, 10th place. This season, however, it is looking very likely that the Panthers (11-5 OVC) could finish in fourth place after winning both its games this week...

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