The Daily Eastern News

Six players earn All-OVC honors

Red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe recorded 68 tackles. one sack and five interceptions on the season for the Panthers.

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2015

The Eastern football team’s success on the field drew attention from the Ohio Valley Conference this season. The Panthers finished the year 7-5 and 7-1 in OVC play and advanced to the FCS playoffs as an at-large bid before being eliminated by Northern Iowa last week 53-17. For seniors Dino Fanti,...

Wickliffe a leader in last season at Eastern

Red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe leads Eastern with three interceptions. Wickliffe also had 53 tackles this season.

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015

In his last season playing football at Eastern, red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe has adapted his skills to become a force on the field. “Playing football for as long as I have, I have developed a second-nature instinct.’’ Wickliffe said. “I don’t have to think when I’m...

Chatman brings dual athletic abilities to the field

Chatman brings dual athletic abilities to the field

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2015

Some athletes are at the fitness and skill level where they can play two Division 1 sports. Dylan Chatman, a red-shirt senior cornerback for the football team, started his dual-sport career at a very young age. ‘’I’ve played basketball ever since I was 5, in little leagues like the YM...

Addison Bounds bulks up for position change

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

If a former high school teammate were to look at red-shirt sophomore Addison Bounds, he would notice that former 196 pounder has put on some weight and bulked up. But if he saw Bounds playing tight end for Eastern on Saturdays, he would recognize all the changes Bounds has made since high school. Bounds ...

Panthers to face Tennessee Tech in OVC gauntlet

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015

With a record of 3-0, there is no doubt that the Eastern football team is off to a good start in Ohio Valley Conference play. The same cannot be said for this Saturday’s opponent, Tennessee Tech, which has lost its last three games, to what coach Kim Dameron called the Ohio Valley Conference’s gaun...

Devin Church given blessing for weekly honor

Red-shirt junior running back Devin Church makes his way into the endzone during the Panthers' 33-28 Family Weekend win on Oct. 10 at O'Brien Field. Church ran for 75 yards completing one touchdown during the game.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2015

Devin Church just keeps adding one good performance after the other this season. The red-shirt junior running back caught the Ohio Valley Conference’s attention on Saturday, rushing for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 overtime victory at Tennessee State. He was named the OVC Newcomer of...

Bruno brings soccer skills to football

Sophomore kicker Nick Bruno is 4-7 on field goals this year. Bruno made two field goals on Saturday to contribute to the Panthers’ 33-28 win against Southeast Missouri.

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015

Before starting his football career, sophomore kicker Nick Bruno did what many kickers do, play soccer. Although soccer was his first sport, Bruno liked being on the football field more. ‘’I played soccer, and then a teacher I had, who also coached football asked if I had ever kicked a football,...

Panthers gain promising start to OVC title

Red-shirt junior running back Devin Church blocks Southeast Missouri State's Josh Freeman on a run up the field during the Panthers' 33-28 Family Weekend win on Saturday at O'Brien Field. Church ran for 75 yards completing one touchdown during the game.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015

The euphoria surrounding the Eastern football team’s 33-28 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday, was not just because the Panthers won a home football game for the first time this season. Players and coaches alike were thrilled that the win gave the Panthers their second straight victory...

Whitlow the king of Madden

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow was 10-19 in passing and ran for six yards during the Panthers' 41-0 defeat by Northwestern on Sept. 12 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2015

When Eastern senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow envisions his future visits to Eastern, he relates to a character from one of his favorite movies, “Paid in Full.” The character, Rico, is about to be incarcerated by tells everybody in an interview that when he comes back he’ll still be king. “That’s...

Devin Church impacts Eastern’s offense

Redshirt junior Devin Church had a total of 109 rushing yards and one touchdown during the Mid-American Classic against Illinois State Saturday.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2015

Last Saturday in the home opener for Eastern football, fans saw a different offense than those of the previous years. Returners such as Shepard Little and Jalen Whitlow can still be seen in the backfield, but a new face emerged in a big way against Illinois State. Redshirt junior Devin Church rushed...

Spoo headlines additions to Hall of Fame class

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Eastern will add five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame Class at halftime of the Panther football teams’ home-opener against Illinois State on Saturday. Headlining the 2015 class will be former Eastern football coach Bob Spoo, along with Jason Biaka, Lorri Sommer Brandy, Kandace Arno...

Jacksonville State falls short at Auburn

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2015

An upset in college football was not to be on Saturday, as the No. 6 ranked Auburn Tigers defeated in-state foe and Football Championship Subdivision member Jacksonville State 27-20 in overtime. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 5 in the FCS came in as five-touchdown underdogs, but took the lead twice on...

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