The Daily Eastern News

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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

Panthers lose Homecoming game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Homecoming

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

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

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

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

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

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

  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


Filed under Football

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Panthers hosting Murray State Saturday

Panthers hosting Murray State Saturday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It may be Homecoming weekend at Eastern, and while the Panthers will enjoy the added excitement around the game, for redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble and the rest of the Panthers, it needs to be business as usual. Eastern is riding a two-game win streak in Ohio Valley Conference play following...

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Normal — Kim Dameron had won 13 games as the coach of the Eastern football team, but his 14th win against Illinois State Saturday was his biggest win yet. In the 105th Mid-America Classic, Dameron and the Panthers went into Hancock Stadium and took back the trophy Illinois State left O’Br...

Panthers and Redbirds square off in Mid-America Classic

Panthers and Redbirds square off in Mid-America Classic

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

One year ago Illinois State came into O’Brien Field, with a few things going their way late were able to steal a win from the Panthers on their own field. Now, for redshirt senior running back Devin Church, it is the Panthers turn to go into Hancock Stadium and do the same to them. One of the bad...

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