The Daily Eastern News

Montgomery saves weekend with win

Montgomery saves weekend with win

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Things were not looking good for the pitching staff of the Eastern softball team. After giving up 14 runs across two games against Murray State Saturday in the Panthers’ home and conference openers, Eastern opened Sunday’s doubleheader against Austin Peay by getting mercy-ruled 9-0 in just five...

Eastern athletic department, admissions discuss college admissions scandal

Tom O'Connor, Sports Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael does not know if other student athletes, during his time as a collegiate basketball player at the University of Illinois, tendered bribes to coaches or cheated on their standardized tests. It would not change how much he values his two diplomas from the university,...

Baseball continues conference play against Tennessee Tech Friday

Baseball continues conference play against Tennessee Tech Friday

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Eastern baseball team hits the road this weekend for a three-game series with OVC foe Tennessee Tech. The Panthers (8-11, 2-4 OVC) got the day off on Wednesday after their matchup with Evansville was canceled, making their last contest a 2-run shutout against Butler on Tuesday. First up on the...

Eastern softball begins conference schedule with two home doubleheaders

Eastern softball begins conference schedule with two home doubleheaders

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team’s 9-19 non-conference was not all the Panthers hoped it would be, but their non-conference schedule and the struggles that came with it are in their rearview mirror now as Eastern will begin conference play this weekend at home. Eastern hosts a double-header Saturday again...

Eastern track, field ready for first outdoor meet of spring

Eastern track, field ready for first outdoor meet of spring

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

The last time Eastern’s track and field program competed was last month when the program competed in the OVC Indoor Championships. While that was the last result of indoor season, Brenton Emanuel, the track and field director, wants to put indoor in the past and begin a fresh start in his first out...

Marcos talks about his pre-race ritual, its origins

Marcos talks about his pre-race ritual, its origins

Tom O'Connor, Feature Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Uncategorized

Jaime Marcos could see the church, even though it was nearly 200 miles away. As he strolled past Booth Library, turning his head toward a brick wall, he could see the bricks of the church’s structure before him. Climbing up a flight of stairs, an image of the stairs to the church entrance flashed...

Men’s tennis team hosts Jacksonville State in OVC opener Friday

Men’s tennis team hosts Jacksonville State in OVC opener Friday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

After earning win No. 10 last weekend, the Eastern men’s tennis team looks to build on that with its first home conference match. The Panthers start the conference slate against Jacksonville State at the Darling Courts Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern has tied the most wins the program has seen since...

Morehead State, Austin Peay baseball teams flaunt big wins early on

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Eastern’s baseball team has a lot of ground to make up early on in the conference standings. The Panthers currently are tied for seventh place with a 2-4 OVC record, but the last place team (Eastern Kentucky) is 0-3 in conference play and the sixth place team, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, is...

Panthers getting better at run prevention

Panthers getting better at run prevention

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After a sluggish start to the 2019 campaign, Eastern’s baseball team has rebounded in a big way on the diamond, nabbing eight of its last 15 contests including a win Tuesday over Butler, and there’s no question that pitching has been a huge part to that stabilization. The Panthers allowed double-digit runs in th...

Eastern baseball team picks up 2-0 road win over Butler

Eastern baseball team picks up 2-0 road win over Butler

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Eastern’s game may have been moved to Butler’s field Monday, just before Tuesday’s matchup, but the baseball team came away with a 2-0 win. The win signifies important marks for both the Panthers’ offense and defense as they are working toward their own respective goals this season. Eastern...

Lennox’s final season not everything it looked like

Lennox’s final season not everything it looked like

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern point guard Grace Lennox’s final game as a Panther looked, on the surface at least, like the exact type of game of performance that had come to be expected of Lennox over her five seasons at Eastern. The redshirt-senior had made a name for herself as a high-motor player, who rarely took a mi...

Baseball team will face Butler on road Tuesday

Baseball team will face Butler on road Tuesday

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Eastern baseball team was supposed to host its first home game of the season Tuesday, but the Coaches Stadium field was not in good-enough shape to host Butler. So, instead, Eastern will have to wait another week for its first home game, but in the meantime, the Panthers have a chance to redeem a l...

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