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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...

Football team loses 52-0 against Indiana

Football team loses 52-0 against Indiana

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

The Eastern football team was expecting to find a team that was big, fast and strong headed into its Saturday matchup against Indiana. When the Panthers did eventually step on the field, they indeed did find a team that was big, fast and strong, and in many cases more so than them, in a Hoosier squad...

Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind- Joe Caputo hit his hands against his helmet after tackling Indiana’s Ty Fryfogle, knowing Fryfogle just secured a first down that lead to Indiana’s second touchdown of the game. With the touchdown, Indiana led Eastern 14-0 in Saturday’s contest, but the catch and run by Fryfogle...

Indiana dominates Eastern in 52-0 win

Indiana dominates Eastern in 52-0 win

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind- The game was never really in question. From the first drive of the game, in which Indiana marched down the field for a game-opening touchdown, to the final moments of what would end up a 52-0 Indiana win, the Eastern football team never really seemed to have a chance against a dominant...

Football’s new-look defensive line ready to prove itself

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

The Eastern football team retained almost all of its starters on defense from the 2018 season. Unlike the offense, which is replacing nine of 11 starters, the defensive unit is welcoming back eight of its starters from a year ago. The secondary remains largely unchanged for the Eastern defense wi...

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #1

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #1

September 3, 2019

This is the first podcast of the year for the Daily Eastern News sports section. This week, we covered how the Eastern teams did in their season-opening games/matches. Join us every week for the podcast to catch up on everything Eastern sports....

Eastern football drops season opener to Chattanooga 24-10

Eastern football drops season opener to Chattanooga 24-10

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

Three turnovers ended up haunting the Eastern football team in its week one loss to Chattanooga on the road Thursday night, as the Panthers fell 24-10 in head coach Adam Cushing’s debut on the Panther sideline. Eastern ran more plays (83-60), totaled more yards (354-350) and possessed the ball longer...

Eastern football faces Chattanooga on road Thursday in season opener

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Eastern football team opens its season Thursday night on the road against Chattanooga in what will be the head-coaching debut of Eastern’s Adam Cushing. The game will air on ESPN 3 at 6 p.m. Here are five key things to watch for in the matchup. 1. Two new head coaches make their debuts C...

Column: A lot will be learned in football team’s season opener

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2019

Everyone seems to be holding their breath right now around the Eastern football program, waiting to finally see what new head coach Adam Cushing’s team will look like on the field. The Panthers’ season opener is Thursday against Chattanooga, and what is to be expected of Eastern in that game i...

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