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Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

The mantra for the Eastern football team (0-6, 0-2 OVC) has been the same all season: Focus on themselves rather than the opponent, focus on the task in front of them and focus on having all 11 guys on the field be in the right place doing the right thing. This ideology has not changed based on how d...

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 9, 2019

It has been a difficult season for the Eastern volleyball team, at least in the win column. A 1-15 start overall and an 0-4 record in conference play have the Panthers in last place in the OVC so far. Despite the record, several Eastern players have improved their numbers since last season. Some of thes...

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference hierarchy for football is not what it used to be.   The halfway point for the 2019 football season has come and gone, and the OVC standings are ... interesting, to say the least.   Perennial powerhouse Jacksonville State is just 3-2 this season, Tennessee-Martin is i...

Top of OVC standings crowded early on

Top of OVC standings crowded early on

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 8, 2019

Through two weeks of conference play, the OVC volleyball standings are shaping up to be competitive at the top. Five OVC teams are 3-1 in conference play so far and three teams are 2-2, setting up matchups that can be very influential in the standings. Eastern is the only team that is winless in conferen...

Men’s soccer loses 5-1 to Northern Illinois

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 8, 2019

The men’s soccer team lost on the road against interstate conference rival Northern Illinois 5-1 Tuesday, and with the loss, the Panthers are now on a two-game losing streak. The scoring started early in the game when Northern’s Miguel Maynez Jr. scored 33 seconds into the match. A minute later North...

Column: Women’s soccer team can easily keep foot on gas

Column: Women’s soccer team can easily keep foot on gas

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

A six-goal weekend for the Eastern women’s soccer team was a huge turnaround after four straight matches without a score, and there is no reason this kind of production cannot continue moving forward. Head coach Jake Plant said for weeks the method behind the offense has been sound, but it just has ...

Panthers ready for interstate rival

Panthers ready for interstate rival

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 7, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team wants to put its loss against Oral Roberts aside and look toward its next game against inter-state rival Northern Illinois. Against Oral Roberts, the Panthers gave up a goal late in the first half when Oral Roberts and Summit League leading scorer Reed Berry score...

Analysis: Perimeter defense is key for men’s basketball

Analysis: Perimeter defense is key for men’s basketball

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

While the offense could certainly be up-and-down at times last season, the Eastern men’s basketball team could usually rely on a basket to help its case. What the Panthers could not rely on, though, was their defense. Until the second half of the season, Eastern struggled to keep opposing teams...

Men’s soccer loses first home game of the season against Oral Roberts

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 6, 2019

The men’s soccer team fell short of its fourth straight home victory, 2-0 to Oral Roberts, but the Panthers refused to give up competing until the final minute of the match. In the first half the Panthers held their own for the first 30 minutes of the game. In the 32nd minute Oral Roberts’ Reed ...

Eastern football loses against Murray State, record is now 0-6

Eastern football loses against Murray State, record is now 0-6

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2019

Murray State narrowly beat Eastern for the second year in a row Saturday when the Panthers came up just inches short of a score as time expired in a 24-17 loss.  Eastern had first and goal at the Murray State five-yard line, trailing by seven points with the game clock ticking down its final seconds.  Q...

Women’s soccer gets on track, goes 2-0 on the weekend

Women’s soccer gets on track, goes 2-0 on the weekend

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team created six goals in the first two matches of a five-game home stand en route to wins over Jacksonville State and Morehead State this weekend. Scoring has not come easily for the Panthers as of late; prior to the weekend, Eastern went four straight matches without a...

Balanced Belmont attack too much for Eastern volleyball team

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 5, 2019

Five Belmont players surpassed their season averages for kills per set Saturday afternoon as the Bruins ended a 14-match losing streak, beating Eastern in straight sets. Eastern is now the only team in the OVC without a conference win and have not won a set in four conference matches to start the...

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