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McDonald answers the challenge at linebacker

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2015

During his freshman year, junior linebacker Seth McDonald was given the nickname “Ham” for gaining 20-25 pounds. He was also called “Ham Sandwich” because his hometown is Sandwich, Ill., which lies in northern Illinois. Between the summer of his freshman and sophomore years, he decided...

Panthers aim to control ball better at Northwestern

Red-shirt senior running back Shepard Little is forced out of bounce by two Southern Illinois-Carbondale players during the Panthers' home opener on Sept. 6, 2014 at O'Brien Field.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2015

The Eastern football team will face its only Football Bowl Subdivision opponent on Saturday, as the Panthers head north to battle Northwestern. Both teams are coming off different opening weeks, as the Panthers were defeated by Western Illinois, 33-5, while the Wildcats defeated No. 21 ranked Stanford,...

Panthers to face driven Northwestern team

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2015

The Eastern football team will travel north to face Northwestern in Evanston at 3 p.m on Saturday. The Panthers were defeated in their opener by Western Illinois 33-5, while the Wildcats upset the No. 21 ranked team in the country, Stanford, 16-6. Even with the big victory last week, the Wildcats...

Panthers renew football rivalry with Western Illinois

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2015

An in-state rivalry will be reborn on a football field in Macomb, Ill. on Thursday night. The Eastern football team will take on Western Illinois for the first game of the season. Both teams finished the 2014 season with identical 5-7 records, and the similarities between the two teams doesn’t end...

Balanced attack leads to 41-10 win

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Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs the ball down the field during the Panthers' homecoming game against Tennessee State on Oct. 25 at O'Brien Field.  The Panthers beat the Tigers 28-3.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 2, 2014

Eastern coach Kim Dameron wanted the Panthers to be more balanced offensively heading into their Saturday game at Tennessee Tech. The Panthers were as balanced as can be, rushing for 301 yards and throwing for 297 yards in their 41-10 win against the Golden Eagles at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, T...

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 30, 2014

For Eastern coach Kim Dameron, the Panthers’ matchup against Tennessee Tech gives his team the chance to once again become more balanced offensively. For the first time since being named the outright starting quarterback, Jalen Whitlow threw for less than 100 yards, as Eastern defeated Tennessee...

Eastern tries to keep title hopes alive at SEMO

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014

At 1-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Eastern football team knows that a loss at Southeast Missouri could very well cost the Panthers a chance for their third straight league title. Although Eastern is 1-5 overall, head coach Kim Dameron said his team is improving despite what the record portray...

Eastern’s focus set on OVC

Eastern's focus set on OVC

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 1, 2014

The Eastern football team is 1-4 and in the midst of its bye week, but for head coach Kim Dameron the Panthers’ season begins on Oct. 11. Following Saturday’s loss at Ohio, the Panthers dropped their fourth non-conference game of the year, but they are 1-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. With se...

Ohio sets new starting backfield against Eastern

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 24, 2014

Ohio head coach Frank Solich ruled out red-shirt quarterback Derrius Vick for Saturday’s game against Eastern. The Bobcats will also have a new starting running back in freshman A.J. Ouellette. Vick suffered an injury to his right knee in the Bobcats’ 36-24 win over Idaho in the second quarter...

Whitlow, Johnson receive weekly awards

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs with the ball down  field against Austin Peay Saturday at O'Brien Field. Whitlow set an Eastern record, with 137 rushing yards by a quarterback, as the Panthers won 63-7.

Aldo Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow was named co-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, following the Panthers’ win Saturday over Austin Peay. Whitlow, who transferred from Kentucky, set a new Eastern rushing record from a quarterback, carrying the ball 15 times for 137 yards, while scoring tw...

Whitlow sets record in Eastern’s 63-7 win

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs with the ball down  field against Austin Peay Saturday at O'Brien Field. Whitlow set an Eastern record, with 137 rushing yards by a quarterback, as the Panthers won 63-7.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 20, 2014

Jalen Whitlow set a new Eastern single-game rushing record by a quarterback, gaining 137 yards on the ground, scoring two rushing touchdowns, propelling the Panthers past Austin Peay 63-7 Saturday at O’Brien Field. Eastern improved to 1-3 on the season, starting Ohio Valley Conference play with...

Eastern leads 35-7 at halftime

Red-shirt senior Joe Powell runs with the ball in the first half against Austin Peay at O'Brien Field. The Panthers lead 35-7 at halftime behind 266 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 20, 2014

Jalen Whitlow rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading the Eastern football team to a 35-7 halftime lead over Austin Peay at O’Brien Field. The junior quarterback led the Panthers’ rushing attack with 117 yards on the ground on 13 carries. Even without starting running back...

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