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12-14 athletic scholarships to be eliminated for the fall semester

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2018

About 12-14 athletic scholarships will be cut in the fall semester in an effort to lessen the department’s deficit, officials said at a meeting for the Council on University Planning and Budgeting on Friday. Athletics was charged with reducing about 23 scholarships over the course of two years. ...

Athletic director updates Faculty Senate on budget

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 31, 2017

  Athletic director Tom Michael updated the Faculty Senate on the athletic department’s struggle with the budget impasse, including a lack of funding in facilities and a potential need to cut sports. The athletic department’s own budget was brought into question by economics professor...

Eastern President David Glassman speaks on budget successes, challenges

Samuel Nusbaum, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017

An update on athletics, including a timeframe for when a decision will be made on deciding how many sports team Eastern should support, and an update on the budget were provided at Eastern President David Glassman’s State of the University speech. Because of the end of the three-year budget impass...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees reaffirmed their interest in remaining a division one athletic university. To continue being a d...

Athletics workgroup works on preliminary recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 31, 2016

  Workgroup No. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, talked about prioritizing parts of their preliminary reports and looked at data at their meeting Monday. This preliminary report is due Tuesday and will go to Eastern President David Glassman, the vice presidents and unit leaders. Workgroup...

Workgroup No. 4 discusses upcoming recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 27, 2016

  Workgroup No.4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, talked about the upcoming recommendations that need to be submitted and resource concerns they heard at their meeting Thursday. The deadline for the group’s preliminary recommendations are due Tuesday. The group is working on writing...

Athletic Workgroup discusses data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 25, 2016

Workgroup no. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, spoke with Jim Davis, the faculty athletics representative for Eastern, about data they could use when researching athletics for the vitalization project. Davis brought up exit interview data conducted with graduating athletes. Exit interviews...

Athletics Workgroup looks at information

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 20, 2016

Workgroup No. 4, charged with looking at Intercollegiate Athletics, looked at data from other schools and talked about topics that have come up when talking to different athletic areas during a meeting Thursday. One piece of information the group looked at was the different sports schools had in the...

Intercollegiate athletics workgroup review data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 16, 2016

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, came to explain data to Workgroup no. 4, which focuses on intercollegiate athletics. Every year, the NCAA requires the university to do two reports: one internal report the accountant does due Dec. 15 and an annual audit of that information. When...

Panthers fall short against Lehigh

Freshmen guard Grace Lennox and forward Jalisha Smith attempt to regain possession of the ball during the Panthers' 78-66 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 14 at Lantz Arena.  The Panthers fell to Lehigh 72-69 in Tempe, Ariz. on Sunday.

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

December 21, 2014

The Eastern women’s basketball team lost its fifth-straight game on Sunday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz., against Lehigh 72-69. With the Panthers down one with eight seconds left in the game, Shakita Cox turned the ball over, which forced her to foul Lexi Martins and she converted the two free throws...

Balanced attack leads to 41-10 win

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Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs the ball down the field during the Panthers' homecoming game against Tennessee State on Oct. 25 at O'Brien Field.  The Panthers beat the Tigers 28-3.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 2, 2014

Eastern coach Kim Dameron wanted the Panthers to be more balanced offensively heading into their Saturday game at Tennessee Tech. The Panthers were as balanced as can be, rushing for 301 yards and throwing for 297 yards in their 41-10 win against the Golden Eagles at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, T...

Belmont spoils Arnold’s return to Eastern

Junior outside hitter Abby Saalfrank goes up for the spike in a game on Wednesday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in Lantz Arena.  The Panthers beat the Cougars 3-1. Saalfrank had nine kills and helped the Panthers score 11.5 points against the Cougars.  The Panthers lost 3-2 against Belmont on Saturday to drop to 1-3 in the OVC and 7-10 overall.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2014

The Eastern volleyball team had its nine-game home winning streak snapped by Belmont Saturday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers fell in five sets to the Bruins, who were the last team to defeat the Panthers, in a five-set match two years ago at Lantz Arena. A member of that 2012 team, Stephanie Arnold, wa...

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