The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Congrats to Eastern basketball

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2020

The editorial board of The Daily Eastern News would like to congratulate Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on both making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Eastern’s women’s team clinched a tournament berth last week with a win over Murray State, and Eastern’s men’s team clin...

Kobe Bryant will forever be my hero

Blake Faith

January 31, 2020

I don’t think I could ever find the right words to say in this week's column. Sunday afternoon I was on my way back from my hometown to campus when I received the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I pulled over to three texts from my mother, brother and friend who texted me the news that my biggest personal...

How to: filling NCAA tournament brackets

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

March 18, 2019

March is unquestionably, without a doubt, 100 percent the best month of the year. No, it isn’t because spring begins, or because of St. Patrick’s Day, or even because it’s Justin Bieber’s birth month. March is the best because of basketball. The past week has been full of college basketball’...

Lawson Hall residents strengthen friendship through intramurals

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

Through intramural sports, the residents of Lawson Hall’s seventh floor have been able to form a connection and become closer. After living on the same floor, the men got to know one another and became friends. To further their friendship, the residents decided to create an intramural basketball...

Teson, Blackmon, Muldoon decide to transfer

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 10, 2017

Sophomores Casey Teson, Marshawn Blackmon and Patrick Muldoon are transferring and will no longer play in the Eastern basketball program. As a freshman, Teson was relied on heavily but saw his minutes severely decrease from 848 to 603 as a sophomore. In his freshman year Teson shared the team high i...

Men’s basketball schedule released

Sean Hastings, Sport's Editor

September 13, 2016

  It will have been just under eight months since Murray State ended the Panthers’ season in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in the first round when they take the court to start their 2016 season. The Eastern men’s basketball team will open against Eureka College Nov. 6 on their...

Panthers’ comeback just short at Marshall

Senior wing Trae Anderson scored 12 points during Eastern's 68-62 win over Indiana State on Dec. 1 in Lantz Arena. Anderson had a career high 31 points against Marshall on Wednesday in Huntington, W.Va.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2015

Trae Anderson led the Panthers with 15 points through 23 minutes of Wednesday’s game at Marshall. But early in the second half he was charged with his fourth foul, and that gave the Thundering Herd momentum throughout the second half. But when Anderson returned what looked like a run-away victory...

Eastern women’s basketball falls to Western

Eastern women’s basketball falls to Western

Elias Albert, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fell short to Western Illinois by a final score of 92-69 Wednesday night in Lantz Arena. With the loss, Eastern falls to 1-6 and is now on a six-game losing streak since winning its opening game of the season. Coach Debbie Black said her team struggled to perform...

Panthers look for consistency at Indiana State

Sophomore guard Cornell Johnston is currently shooting 25 percent from the arch and has scored 25 points so far this season with the Panthers.

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2015

Its record might be 0-4 but coach Jay Spoonhour said that he is not worried about the way the Eastern men’s basketball team has played recently. The Panthers host Indiana State in the third of a four game home stand, a stretch in which Spoonhour said that they showed improvement in each game. But...

Men’s basketball team off to slow start

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team has gotten off to a bleak start to begin the season as they hold a 0-4 record heading into the final two games of their home stand. The Panthers are coming off an 81-72 loss against Green Bay where they held the lead for the majority of the first 30 minutes o...

Ball State drops Panthers to 0-2 start

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team ended a two-game road trip in Indiana with a 73-56 loss to Ball State. The Panthers went into halftime trailing 36-32, and began to lose control in the second half when the Cardinals grabbed a 43-33 lead. Ball State extended that lead to 12 later on, following a ...

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