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Spoonhour: Eureka is just one step for team

Spoonhour: Eureka is just one step for team

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Jay Spoonhour is not expecting Friday’s exhibition match against Eureka College to be the end-all-be-all for the upcoming basketball season. The men’s team’s head coach does expect the contest to help his team improve on some aspects, but as far as feathering everything out, or finding a starting...

Lennox scores 22 in win, return to court

Lennox scores 22 in win, return to court

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team was not everything the team hoped it would be in its first exhibition of the season, as defensive and rebounding concerns lingered throughout the game, but nonetheless, strong offensive performances from Eastern’s starters carried the Panthers to an 86-82 win over...

Bollant, Allen coaching by the book

Bollant, Allen coaching by the book

Tom O'Connor, Sports Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

A cacophony of whispers filled the Lantz Arena gym to capacity.  The reverberations of sneakers shuffling, sideline conversations and players inhaling and then exhaling, carried from one end of the gym to the other, much like a full court pass.  At least one person, that being Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant, was uns...

4 very different paths merge in OVC tournament

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The four programs that are competing in the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament on Friday are each on very different trajectories in recent years. The top seed Tennessee-Martin enters the tournament after posting the best OVC record since 2015. They went 9-0-1 in conference this year, but recent seasons ...

Panthers prepare to swim against Ball State

Panthers prepare to swim against Ball State

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The men’s and women’s swimming teams are getting ready take on Ball State on Friday at 4 p.m. The team will be traveling to Indiana to face them at their pool. After splitting a victory with Valparaiso at their last meet, the men will look for their second win of the season while the women loo...

Sosnowski embraces leading role for men’s soccer team

Sosnowski embraces leading role for men’s soccer team

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Perhaps the biggest headline this season for the men’s soccer team is the Panthers’ ability to score. In 19 matches last year, Eastern scored only 10 goals, which was something that left the team wanting more this year—that is, more scoring. “Last year we were very defensive-minded, this year...

Bollant to get first look at team on Thursday in exhibition

Bollant to get first look at team on Thursday in exhibition

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eastern’s women’s basketball head coach, Matt Bollant, wants his team to play at a faster pace this season than they did last year. Bollant feels he has the personnel to do so and will get a look at his new strategy in action Thursday in an exhibition against Illinois-Wesleyan. Last season the Panthers kne...

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

For the first time in a long time, the seat of power of the Ohio Valley Conference may have finally shifted away from Jacksonville, Ala. When Jacksonville State fell to Southeast Missouri in week eight by a score of 37-14, the Gamecocks were dealt a humbling blow that seismically shifted the OVC and...

Eastern women’s tennis team posts 8 total wins in final meet

Eastern women’s tennis team posts 8 total wins in final meet

Blake Faith, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s tennis team finished its fall portion of the season competing in the Western Michigan Fall Invite. The team began its season with huge momentum, and the team did not let this weekend’s results change that. “I felt we all fought hard, and the competition from the other team...

Summit League men’s soccer set for big weekend of games

Summit League men’s soccer set for big weekend of games

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Summit League men’s soccer regular season ends with a slate of matches this upcoming weekend, and the standings have plenty of room to change prior to the conference tournament. The cream of the conference crop, Denver (12-3-2, 3-0-1 SL) stands alone in first place, but despite a strong season overa...

Top 4 seeds advance to OVC women’s soccer semifinals

Top 4 seeds advance to OVC women’s soccer semifinals

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The first two rounds of the OVC Tournament are in the books, and the field is set for the semifinals Friday. The two seed Murray State will face Eastern, the three seed, at 4 p.m. on Friday. At 7 p.m., top-seeded Tennessee-Martin will play the four seed Eastern Kentucky. The winners will meet in the champio...

Eastern women’s basketball team ready for improved season

Eastern women’s basketball team ready for improved season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last season did not go as planned for the Eastern women’s basketball team under first-year head coach Matt Bollant. The team lost point guard Grace Lennox, the team’s main creator on offense, just eight games into the season, and after that, Bollant was forced to play an incredibly young starting ...

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