The Daily Eastern News

Football team pulls out wild win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017

Eastern's offense had trouble getting anything going all day, but in the final seconds redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. found Alexander Hollins on a Hail Mary pass to the end zone for a touchdown. Eastern beat Eastern Kentucky in overtime 23-20. The Panthers were able to send out their...

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Eastern players celebrate with the Mid-America Classic trophy after defeating ISU 24-21 on Saturday at Hancock Stadium.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

Normal — Kim Dameron had won 13 games as the coach of the Eastern football team, but his 14th win against Illinois State Saturday was his biggest win yet. In the 105th Mid-America Classic, Dameron and the Panthers went into Hancock Stadium and took back the trophy Illinois State left O’Br...

Colonels remain unbeaten heading into Panthers’ game

Aldo Soto, Sports Reporter

October 6, 2014

The Eastern Kentucky football team snapped a two-game losing streak against Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn., beating the Governors 31-0 on Saturday. The Colonels improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while Austin Peay dropped to 0-5 and 0-2 in the OVC. The Governors’ lo...

Eastern’s focus set on OVC

Eastern's focus set on OVC

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

The Eastern football team is 1-4 and in the midst of its bye week, but for head coach Kim Dameron the Panthers’ season begins on Oct. 11. Following Saturday’s loss at Ohio, the Panthers dropped their fourth non-conference game of the year, but they are 1-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. With se...

Dameron names Whitlow outright starter

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 24, 2014

Jalen Whitlow was ready to transfer the same day he was told he would no longer be a quarterback for Kentucky. “They wanted to change my position into wide receiver and I wanted to stay as a quarterback,” Whitlow said. “We had a disagreement and I was looking to transfer pretty much that same ...

Whitlow, Johnson receive weekly awards

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs with the ball down  field against Austin Peay Saturday at O'Brien Field. Whitlow set an Eastern record, with 137 rushing yards by a quarterback, as the Panthers won 63-7.

Aldo Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow was named co-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, following the Panthers’ win Saturday over Austin Peay. Whitlow, who transferred from Kentucky, set a new Eastern rushing record from a quarterback, carrying the ball 15 times for 137 yards, while scoring tw...

Dameron scouts Governors’ defense, offense

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 18, 2014

Eastern running back Shepard Little missed the Panthers’ Tuesday practice and head coach Kim Dameron said the red-shirt junior’s status for Saturday’s game is still unknown. “He’s getting better – he didn’t practice, but we’ll see,” Dameron said. “Right now we don’t have an idea...

Dameron seeks consistency

Red-shirt junior running back Shepard Little is forced out of bounce by two Southern Illinois-Carbondale players during the Panthers' home opener on Saturday at O'Brien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014

Eastern football coach Kim Dameron has seen a lack of consistency through the Panthers’ first two games. The Panthers’ offense and defense have displayed some positive glimpses against Minnesota and Southern Illinois-Carbondale, but both facets of the team have not come together. “There’s...

Dameron searching for more playmakers this season

Jason Howell | The Daily Eastern News
Red-shirt senior wide receiver Adam Drake finds an open route during the Panthers' home opener against Southern Illinois-Carbondale on Saturday at O'Brien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 8, 2014

Red-shirt senior Adam Drake leads the Eastern football team in receptions with 20 through the first two games of the season, but head coach Kim Dameron is looking for more receivers to step up. After debuting against Minnesota with 11 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, Drake led the Panthers Saturday...

Dameron underwhelmed by tackling performance

Jason Howell | The Daily Eastern News
Senior runningback Malcolm Agnew avoids the tackle by Eastern's defense in Eastern football's home opener on Saturday at O'Brien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 7, 2014

Saturday’s 38-21 loss for the Eastern football team had two different stories. In the first half, Southern Illinois-Carbondale got out to a 14-7 lead, but the Panthers’ offense drove down the field scoring on two long drives to take a 21-14 halftime lead. The game changed in the third quarter,...

Dameron leads with experiences

Kim Dameron gives a speech to his players at the end of practice on Thursday near O'Brien Field. Dameron enters Thursday's game against Minnesota as a first-time head coach after being the defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech last year.

Katie Smith, Online Editor

August 26, 2014

When Kim Dameron, Eastern’s head football coach, sets foot on O’Brien Field he is taken back in time. He is a fourth-grader at an Arkansas YMCA playing little league football in pads bigger than his body, his father coaching on the sideline influencing him in a way that would define Dameron’s c...

Dameron confident in defense

Jason Howell | The Daily Eastern News

Red-shirt junior saftey Jourdan Wickliffe covers red-shirt freshman wide receiver Jack Kwiatkowski during the football team's Monday night practice at O'Brien Field.  Wickliffe was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team last year and was named to the All-OVC team this preseason.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 25, 2014

The Eastern defense lost starters both in its secondary and defensive line after last year’s 12-2 season. With a new head coach in Kim Dameron came a new defensive philosophy and the need to replace defensive backs Pete Houlihan, Alex McNulty and Nick Beard. Those three seniors from last year’s...

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