The Daily Eastern News

Eastern signs 26 recruits, 18 from Illinois on signing day

Eastern signs 26 recruits, 18 from Illinois on signing day

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

Eastern football’s new head coach Adam Cushing made a lot of promises when he was announced in December. He promised the Panthers would win both a conference and national championship while he was coach and also that he would recruit heavier in the state of Illinois. Wednesday on National Signin...

Eastern football has talent, depth at running back position

Eastern football has talent, depth at running back position

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 23, 2018

It became very evident during Eastern football’s first team scrimmage of the fall that the running back position for the Panthers runs deep with productive players.  The addition of Independence Community College transfer Jamal Scott to a unit that already had preseason all-conference running back ...

Football players earn OVC honors

Football players earn OVC honors

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 2, 2017

After a double-overtime victory pushed the Eastern football team to 2-0, its leaders on both sides of the ball have earned some special honors. The Ohio Valley Conference has named redshirt freshman Scotty Gilkey Jr. the offensive player and newcomer of the week. Gilkey Jr. had a gritty performance...

Gilkey Jr., Panthers win in overtime

Gilkey Jr., Panthers win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 1, 2017

It came down to the wire for the Eastern football team Saturday, but redshirt freshman Scotty Gilkey Jr. jumped the pile at the goal line to score the game-winning touchdown in double overtime for Eastern against Tennessee State. The Panthers came away with a 19-16 win on the road to improve to 2-0 i...

Panthers looking for more offense

Panthers looking for more offense

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017

The Eastern football team is last in total offense in the Ohio Valley Conference heading into its first OVC game of the season against Southeast Missouri. The Panthers host the Redhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field. While the offense has not been able to get clicking through the first three games, hav...

Green, Kimble to lead Panthers’ offense Thursday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 31, 2016

  Last year’s Panther offense was unable to score a touchdown on the Western Leatherneck defense. Eastern scored a total of five points in the game, a field goal by junior Nick Bruno and a blocked PAT return by junior Bradley Dewberry. Eastern’s offense was shut down in the first two weeks...

Panthers were what their record said they were

Panthers were what their record said they were

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014

The Eastern football team finished its first season with coach Kim Dameron with a 5-7 overall record and 5-3 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. Although the Panthers were in position to make a third straight postseason appearance before their trip to Jacksonville State, they fell short losing the...

Senior Day soured by Skyhawks

Senior Day soured by Skyhawks

Jehad Abbed, Staff Reporter | @jehada

November 22, 2014

An underwhelming performance from the Eastern football team spoiled Senior Day in its 37-16 loss to Tennessee-Martin Saturday at O’Brien Field. Prior to Eastern’s loss last week to Jacksonville State, it had hoped that Tennessee-Martin would be all that stood between it and an Ohio Valley Conference...

Eastern ends season hosting Tennessee-Martin

Eastern ends season hosting Tennessee-Martin

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 20, 2014

When the 2014 season began the No. 1 question surrounding the Eastern football team was, who will be the starting quarterback and now as the season comes to a close at noon on Saturday at O’Brien Field the same question is being asked. Eastern coach Kim Dameron said Jalen Whitlow is questionable...

Eastern playing for seniors in season finale

Eastern playing for seniors in season finale

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 18, 2014

At 5-6 overall, 5-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play and out of the FCS Playoff picture, Eastern football coach Kim Dameron and his team still have a lot to play for, as the Panthers host Tennessee-Martin at noon Saturday in O’Brien Field. Eastern will have 19 seniors playing in their final collegiat...

Eastern replaced by Jacksonville State as OVC champs

Eastern replaced by Jacksonville State as OVC champs

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 16, 2014

The Jacksonville State football team clinched the Ohio Valley Conference championship, with a 27-20 win over Eastern Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala. The Panthers dropped to 5-6 overall, as the Gamecocks snapped Eastern’s four-game winning streak, while improving to 7-0 in the OVC and 9-1 overall. Trailing...

Eastern loses 27-20, Jacksonville State wins OVC title

Eastern loses 27-20, Jacksonville State wins OVC title

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 15, 2014

The Jacksonville State football team clinched the Ohio Valley Conference championship, with a 27-20 win over Eastern Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala. The Panthers dropped to 5-6 overall, as the Gamecocks snapped Eastern’s four-game winning streak, while improving to 7-0 in the OVC and 9-1 overall. Trailing...

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