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Football unveils all 38 incoming players to program Wednesday

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Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing talks about an incoming class of players at national signing day in February 2019. Eastern announced all of its signees Wednesday for this year’s class, a total of 38 players.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The quarterback and offensive/defensive line drew comments from Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing Wednesday as Cushing explained those were positions Eastern wanted to hit in recruiting. But out of all the players Eastern’s program is bringing in for next season, only one can say they are a long...

Column: Dytarious Johnson should have been named to first-team

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Jaelin Benefield starts to make a cut in the backfield to avoid defensive pressure. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 26-12 Nov. 16 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference released its all-conference teams for the 2019 football season last week, and five Eastern players were named to conference teams. Senior defensive tackle Terrell Greer and linebacker Dytarious Johnson were named to the all-conference second team on defense. Running back ...

Hollins expected to be called up for Vikings’ game Monday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Alexander Hollins, Eastern’s leading wide receiver last season, may see playing time Monday night as the Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks. Hollins is expected to be promoted from the Vikings’ practice squad Monday, according to NBCSports because the Vikings only have three healthy wid...

Top-5 memorable moments of 2019 football season

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2019

The Eastern football team’s 2019 season certainly did not go as planned. A 1-11 overall record, a last-place OVC finish and the last ranked offense in the OVC were definitely not things this team expected to have on its resume at season’s end.   But that is the reality for this team and that...

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

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Dylan Hughes returns a kickoff for 20 yards in Eastern’s 26-12 loss against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 16th at O’Brien Field.

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...

Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

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Eastern head coach Adam Cushing looks out on the field after a play during Eastern’s 40-29 loss to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28. Cushing said his team’s performance starts with him as a coach after Eastern’s 33-6 loss to Eastern kentucky Saturday at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2019

The Eastern football team put up just 89 yards of offense, the second lowest number in program history, and fell to 0-9 this season losing to Eastern Kentucky 33-6 Oct. 26 at O’Brien Field. Eastern head coach Adam Cushing said that Eastern’s 89-yard, six-point offensive performance was “probabl...

Notebook: Tennessee-Martin leads OVC football after weird first half of conference play

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Isaiah Hill catches a short pass and gets ready to try to avoid an oncoming tackler. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

If there was anyone whose wish before the football season started was to have the Ohio Valley Conference be as weird as possible, well that wish has been granted. Eight weeks and four conference games in, the OVC is looking mighty bizarre. Yes, the OVC to this point has not played out in the way that...

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

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Runningback Jaelin Benefield avoids a tackle and breaks through the offensive line in Eastern’s 16-6 loss against Indiana State at Memorial Stadium.

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 hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

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Charlie Brooks chases down the opposing quarterback, as the quarterback tries to scramble to look for an open receiver. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

The mantra for the Eastern football team (0-6, 0-2 OVC) has been the same all season: Focus on themselves rather than the opponent, focus on the task in front of them and focus on having all 11 guys on the field be in the right place doing the right thing. This ideology has not changed based on how d...

Eastern football loses against Murray State, record is now 0-6

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Harry Woodbery scrambles around the pocket while looking downfield to look for an open receiver. Eastern lost to Tennessee Tech 40-29 Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2019

Murray State narrowly beat Eastern for the second year in a row Saturday when the Panthers came up just inches short of a score as time expired in a 24-17 loss.  Eastern had first and goal at the Murray State five-yard line, trailing by seven points with the game clock ticking down its final seconds.  Q...

Football still looking for 1st win, face Murray State on road Saturday

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Isaiah Hill tries to avoid being brought down by three defenders. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

The Eastern football team is still without a win in 2019.  A 40-29 home loss to Tennessee Tech; the team picked to finish last in the OVC, Sept. 28 dropped the Panthers to 0-5 and leaves the team still searching for its first win under head coach Adam Cushing.  Eastern finally had a breakthrough...

Woodbery takes over starting role with Brantley gone

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Harry Woodbery throws a screen pass to running back Jaelin Benefield. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field in the Panthers’ OVC opener.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

It began in April of 2018. Two transfer quarterbacks, one from the FBS level, one from a junior college, showed off their skills in a team scrimmage and thus set forth a quarterback battle that would wage over the course of the next 17 months. The participants in the battle: Tulane transfer Johnath...

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