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STAFF EDITORIAL: Jimmy G represents all Panthers

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2020

Former Eastern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  As if you already did not know that.  Jimmy G, as we all so affectionately refer to him, might just be the greatest alumni Eastern has. Sorry to Tony Romo and Burl Ives, but ...

Let the trash talking fly

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 16, 2019

Trash talking is and always has been a big part of my life, as bad or as silly that makes me seem. Considering video games have been a big part of my life for over a decade, I tend to trash talk people I play against, real or computer-controlled. Sports have always been in my life as well, so when...

FEATURE PHOTO: Football at the Campus Pond

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football back after dropping it into the water.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 11, 2019

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football back after dropping it into the water. They said they are all in the  Golden Apple Scholars...

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for kids to play on such as bouncy houses and obstacle courses Cost for booking a single tailgating g...

Football team pulls out wild win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017

Eastern's offense had trouble getting anything going all day, but in the final seconds redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. found Alexander Hollins on a Hail Mary pass to the end zone for a touchdown. Eastern beat Eastern Kentucky in overtime 23-20. The Panthers were able to send out their...

Football team talks dangers of the sport

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

Isaiah Johnson and Nick Horne, both players on Eastern’s football team, worry about the chance of getting Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, but both also said they do not play scared because of it. Horne, a redshirt senior linebacker, said he has done research on CTE, and he definitely worries about...

Football team still in good spot after Saturday’s loss

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 23, 2017

There are not many times where someone can say a team is exactly where it wants to be following not only a loss, but a 16-point loss. There are also not many times a team has to face an opponent that has 27 straight conference victories under its belt. That brings in the Eastern football team. ...

Panthers lose Homecoming game

Sophomore Darshon McCullough runs the ball for Eastern during the Homecoming game against Jacksonville State. He had 13 yards rushing on five attempts in the Panther’s 30-14 loss.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017

Eastern being up 14-9 at halftime against Jacksonville State, the No. 3 team in the FCS and the best team in the OVC year after year was not a fluke. The Panthers were 4-0 in OVC games, undefeated just like Jacksonville State. But No. 3 teams and 27-game win streak teams are going to do what they do ...

Eastern football team falls to Jacksonville State for 1st OVC loss

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 21, 2017

Following a downfall of a second half, the Eastern football team lost its first OVC game to Jacksonville State 30-14  Saturday at O’Brien Field. It was simple. Eastern played well in the first half and Jacksonville State played well enough to hang around at half time and push ahead throughout...

Like Father, Like Son: Eastern Football in Gilkey’s Blood

Redshirt freshman quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. gets the offense set before sneaking in his first career touchdown. Gilkey Jr.'s dad played at Eastern in 2000-2001.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

  There is one thing that Scotty Gilkey Jr. knows better than anything. Growing up, everything he knew was Eastern. To be more specific: Eastern football. Quarterback Gilkey Jr. may have only signed to play football at Eastern two years ago, as the 20-year old is in his redshirt freshman...

Eastern football 1 week away from season opener

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017

Saturdays across the nation are sanctioned for college football. Some schools will open their seasons this weekend, such as Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State, but most teams kick off their seasons next Saturday. Jacksonville State plays Chattanooga Saturday in Montgomery, Ala. Eastern does not h...

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2017

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

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