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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.

Football unveils all 38 incoming players to program Wednesday

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...

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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.

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

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...

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’...

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...

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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.

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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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.

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...

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