The Daily Eastern News

Column: Reflecting on my year covering Eastern sports

Adam Tumino, Sports Desk

March 25, 2020

The 2019-2020 academic year may have ended abruptly, before many spring sports even got off the ground, but in the first seven months of that time I had some of the best experiences of my time in student media.  Covering sports for The Daily Eastern News provides me with one of the best seats in t...

Eastern football enters new season, new era

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Adam Cushing is the new head coach of the Eastern football team, and the team has its first game Aug. 29 at Chattanooga.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

New head coach A new era of Eastern football is here. After an uninspiring 3-8 finish to the football season last year, Eastern decided it was time to move on from head coach Kim Dameron and ultimately almost his entire coaching staff. In November Dameron was let go and in December Adam Cushing was br...

Eastern wants to keep momentum going

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

The Eastern football team and its Saturday opponent Eastern Kentucky are trending in very different directions this season. Where Eastern is a pass-first team that has struggled to run the ball this season, the Colonels deploy a four-running back, power-run offense that completes just 48 percent of...

Football team knows what to expect against Arkansas

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Eastern tight end Jonathan McCoy gets a hit laid on him in a practice last spring at O’Brien Field. Eastern opens up its season Saturday against Arkansas.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

The players and coaches of the Eastern football team are not being naïve or vanilla about the team’s upcoming game against Arkansas.  Everyone in the program knows what they are walking into on Saturday; a game against an SEC school, in an SEC atmosphere with NFL-level talent all over the field. ...

Brantley more than just a runner

Eastern's new quarterback Johnathan Brantley throws a pass in spring football on April 4th at O'Brien Field. Brantley is a transfer from Tulane and one of four quarterbacks in camp for Eastern.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 12, 2018

Forget what the statistics say. Disregard what his coaches at Tulane wanted him to be, Johnathan Brantley is a pass-first quarterback and he and his new coaches at Eastern believe in full of his ability to pass the football. Is Brantley the fastest quarterback on Eastern’s roster? Without a doubt....

Quarterback battle to be key in Spring

Jacob Ivey Jr., who will be a redshirt sophomore in the fall, catches a pass in the Panthers’ first spring practice of 2018. Coach Kim Dameron said the first practice was a good starting point that the Panthers can build off of throughout the rest of spring and into the season.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

Playing time at every position on the Eastern football team, quarterback through line, will be up for grabs and battled for according to head coach Kim Dameron during Spring football,  which began Tuesday for the Panthers. The battle at quarterback is shaping up to be one of the more closely watched races as ...

Stevens out as Eastern football offensive coordinator

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 28, 2017

After spending four years as the offensive coordinator of the Eastern football team under head coach Kim Dameron, Greg Stevens was relieved of his coaching duties Tuesday afternoon, Eastern sports information director Rich Moser confirmed. Dameron also confirmed over text message that Stevens is no l...

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...

Football team with senior day Saturday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

The Eastern football team will honor its 21 seniors Saturday for senior day prior to the Panthers’ game with Eastern Kentucky. This season has not gone in the direction the Panthers could have hoped or the way anyone would have thought. For starters, the Panthers have been without their starting s...

“Playoffs” begin Saturday for Eastern

Junior running back Isaiah Johnson takes a handoff to the left side in the Panthers’ 24-23 win over Tennessee Tech Oct. 7 at O’Brien Field. Eastern is on the road this week at Tennessee-Martin.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017

The Panthers are in the same position as last year— starting the “playoffs” four weeks early, with three games left on their schedule. Eastern’s “first round game” is against Tennessee-Martin Saturday on the road. Following their loss last week to Jacksonville State, the Panthers are i...

Eastern football team searches for complete game Saturday

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 26, 2017

The Eastern football team controls its own destiny in its hunt for a playoff berth, but its path to a 4-1 record in the Ohio Valley Conference has not come easy. As the Panthers gear up for a road affair against Tennessee-Martin, they search for a complete game against the Skyhawks. Eastern is fresh...

Panthers set for undefeated matchup

Eastern defensive end Mack Weaver celebrates with teammate Tray Mitchell after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of their game with Illinois State. Eastern was beaten 44-13 by the Redbirds.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 19, 2017

Jacksonville State has won 27 conference games in a row after a win against Eastern Kentucky last week extending its longest active Division I win streak. That is what Eastern has to get by to improve to 5-0 in Ohio Valley Conference games Saturday and take over sole possession of first place. The Panther...

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