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Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

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

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

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

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 hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

Woodbery takes over starting role with Brantley gone

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...

Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

The Eastern football team struggled on offense so far this season, and that may be putting it mildly. Nineteen points in four games, last in the conference in points and yards, just two touchdowns and two field goals; that is currently the resume of Eastern’s offense as it heads into conference ...

Eastern’s defense plays well in Eastern’s loss to Indiana State

Eastern’s defense plays well in Eastern’s loss to Indiana State

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Eastern football team scored just 19 points in four games this season. It scored just six points in a 16-6 loss to Indiana State Saturday in yet another anemic showing by an offensive unit desperate for a fix.  Eastern turned the ball over four times, three interceptions ...

Column: Eastern’s offense needs to utilize more smaller, shorter routes

Column: Eastern’s offense needs to utilize more smaller, shorter routes

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.- Eastern’s offense and Indiana State’s offense both ran, literally, into the same problem in Eastern’s 16-6 loss to the Sycamores Saturday. The difference was that the Sycamores found ways to get around Eastern’s defense, while Eastern’s offense was stuck and could do hardly...

Greer the ferocious, Greer the quiet: A look at Eastern’s captain

Greer the ferocious, Greer the quiet: A look at Eastern’s captain

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

When Eastern’s senior defensive tackle Terrell Greer lines up against an opposing offensive lineman, at first glance, the relatively under-sized Greer appears to be at a disadvantage. Greer is listed at 5-foot-10 (although he probably stands a little shorter) and 310 pounds, small for a lineman, e...

Eastern’s three freshman offensive linemen confident, getting better

Eastern’s three freshman offensive linemen confident, getting better

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

It is rare in Division I college football for a program to start a freshman on the offensive line. Typically, the responsibility of protecting a quarterback and clearing lanes for ball carriers is reserved for veteran players on the roster. When a freshman does crack the starting lineup on the...

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