The Daily Eastern News

Men’s basketball falls late to Austin Peay, now 0-6 in road OVC games

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2020

It seems evident that the Eastern men’s basketball team struggles away from home, but these last two games would say otherwise based on their performances. Eastern is now only 3-10 on the road, after coming up short in the final seconds against Austin Peay Saturday, 68-64. The Panthers found the...

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On paper the Eastern women’s basketball team (5-3 OVC) looks like it should be headed into a weekend where it can pick up wins against two opponents in Murray State and Austin Peay, who both have 2-6 conference records. That’s on paper at least. The reality behind the paper tells a different stor...

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2019

The final week of the Ohio Valley Conference football season has arrived and all Austin Peay (8-3, 6-1 OVC) has to do to win the conference is beat last place Eastern (1-10, 1-6 OVC). Yes, the cards are in the Governors favor: beat Eastern on Saturday and secure an OVC championship and FCS tournament...

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 30, 2019

A pair of familiar foes await the Eastern volleyball team on its final road trip of the season. The Panthers will travel to play Austin Peay on Friday and Murray State on Saturday. Both teams visited Eastern on Sept. 28 and 29 on the very first weekend of conference play. These rematches will be t...

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2019

Austin Peay might have, at least for now, solidified itself as the team to chase in the Ohio Valley Conference after beating Southeast Missouri 28-24 Saturday, moving to 2-0 in conference play. It is not just Austin Peay’s beating of the Redhawks by four points that puts them in this position, but rath...

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

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 ready for last OVC match

Eastern ready for last OVC match

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 5, 2018

With one more Ohio Valley Conference match remaining, the Eastern men’s tennis team is heading to  Austin Peay for its final road of the season Saturday. The Panthers picked up their first conference win in over two years against Tennessee State last weekend, and with a struggling Governors team, this...

Slow first half sinks women’s basketball team in home loss

Slow first half sinks women’s basketball team in home loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2018

For the first time in a long time, the Eastern women’s basketball team played a strong second half of basketball, but it still was not enough to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit, as Austin Peay handed the Panthers a ninth straight loss Saturday at Lantz Arena. Austin Peay beat the Panthers 75-66 after ta...

Eastern’s comeback falls short, lose to Austin Peay

Eastern’s comeback falls short, lose to Austin Peay

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 11, 2018

With just four games left in the season, the Eastern men’s basketball team is in a three-way battle for the final two spots to get into the OVC Tournament. Saturday’s 76-69 loss to Austin Peay did not help Eastern’s chances, but Southeast Missouri did help Eastern by beating Tennessee-Martin, kee...

Women’s basketball eyes redemption over Austin Peay

Women’s basketball eyes redemption over Austin Peay

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 8, 2018

The Eastern women’s basketball team will seek redemption over No. 5 Austin Peay Saturday after losing to the Governors 59-69 back in December. A lot has changed since the Panthers traveled to Tennessee earlier in the season. Coach Matt Bollant said Austin Peay will see a more refined defense and ...

Horne not worried about potential final game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017

The playoffs may not be in sight for the Eastern football team, but going out on a winning note in the final game of the season very much is. When Eastern plays at Austin Peay Saturday, that will mark the end of the regular season for the Panthers and, for 21 seniors, the end of a college career. Eas...

Volleyball closes out home matches

Volleyball closes out home matches

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

October 26, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team hosts its final two home matches this weekend as it takes on Austin Peay Friday and Murray State Saturday. The Panthers will have a chance to redeem themselves as they play Austin Peay and Murray State for a second time this season. Eastern kicked off conference play with a...

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