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Panthers hosting Murray State Saturday

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble fires a pass during the Panthers' 24-21 win Saturday, Sept. 17, at Hancock Stadium.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

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

Eastern players celebrate with the Mid-America Classic trophy after defeating ISU 24-21 on Saturday at Hancock Stadium.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

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

Redshirt senior Devin Church avoids Western tackles Thursday, Sept. 1 at O’Brien Field. Church rushed for 42 yards on 12 attempts in the 38-21 loss.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

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...

Column: Panthers find small improvements in first win

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2016

After rushing for 102 yards and allowing 38 points to Western Illinois, the Eastern football team answered back in a special way defeating Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Saturday. Not only did the Panthers knock off a FBS opponent for the sixth time in program history, but the team also saw both sides of...

Football team steals win from Miami-Ohio

Red-shirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble found Devin Church for a 7-yard score to beat Miami of Ohio Saturday in Oxford, Ohio. It was Kimble's first win as the Panthers' starting quarterback.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 11, 2016

  Miami of Ohio out-rushed, out-passed and had 86 more total yards than the Panthers, but that did not matter in the final three minutes of Saturday’s game. Red-shirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble marched the Panthers down the field with 2:35 left in the game, trailing by three points. With...

Panthers hit the road for Miami-Ohio

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 8, 2016

Eastern’s loss to Western on Sept. 1, following miscues by the team which lead to Western scoring, makes execution the focus this week leading up to Saturday’s game against Miami-Ohio. When Eastern squares up with Miami-Ohio on Saturday, the Panthers will be searching for their first win ...

Grugier-Hill waived by Patriots, signs with Eagles

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

  With just a week before the start of the regular NFL season, it seemed like the New England Patriots would have two former Panthers on their roster in 2016-17, but when the deadline for NFL teams to get their rosters to 53 rolled around, that possibility was eliminated. Kamu Grugier-Hill...

Miami to face Eastern following blowout loss to Iowa

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

  The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks started their season no different than the Panthers. The Redhawks opened their season against a Big Ten opponent Iowa and were blown out, 45-21. Considering the caliber of the No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes, a 24-point loss by the Football Bowl Subdivision is not the end...

Panthers fall to Western in season opener

Eastern runningback Korliss Marshall breaks away from Western defenders in the first half Thursday at O'Brien Field. The Panthers lost 38-21.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 2, 2016

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble had not played a down in his Eastern career, and it showed at times in Thursday night’s 38-21 loss to Western. Kimble also looked like a veteran quarterback at times. Kimble made his first career start and came out of the gate hot, sending the Panthers on...

Jacksonville State the team to beat in 2016

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 21, 2016

When it came to scoring in 2015, Jacksonville State had no problem putting up points and shutting down other teams’ offenses. The Gamecocks were the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Champs and are picked to repeat in 2016. Jacksonville State has been the preseason favorite to win the OVC in five ...

Fall sports getting underway

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 18, 2016

  The new school year brings the start of Eastern’s fall sport seasons. The Eastern football team, volleyball team, men’s soccer team, women’s soccer team and men’s and women’s cross country teams’ seasons will all begin in the next week. After a second-place Ohio Valley C...

FCS quarterfinals begin Friday night

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

Some familiar Eastern opponents remain in the FCS playoffs two weeks after the Panthers were eliminated. Eastern’s first round opponent Northern Iowa advanced to the quarterfinals after a road victory over Portland State. Northern Iowa will face an opponent on Saturday, Missouri Valley Conference...

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