The Daily Eastern News

Panthers’ comeback against IUPUI falls short

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 7, 2014

IUPUI saw its 2-0 lead quickly dissolve in the second half of Sunday’s match against Eastern at Lakeside Field, but was able to find the back of the net one more time late to pick up the 3-2 win. The Panthers were troubled with fouls for most of the match, but two fouls on IUPUI late in the second...

Eastern loses home opener 38-21

Senior running back Malcolm Agnew runs in untouched for Southern Illinois-Carbondale, giving the Salukis a 28-21 lead in the third quarter over Eastern at O'Brien Field Saturday night. Agnew rushed for three touchdowns, as the Panthers lost 38-21 in their home opener.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 6, 2014

The Eastern football team took a 21-14 lead into halftime, but Southern Illinois Carbondale rebounded in the last two quarters, outscoring the Panthers 24-0 to win 38-21 Saturday night at O'Brien Field. Senior running back Malcolm Agnew rushed for three touchdowns, and junior quarterback Mark...

Eastern leads 21-14 at halftime

Taylor Duncan runs in for a touchdown for Eastern Saturday against Southern Illinois-Carbondale. The Panthers lead 21-14 at halftime at O'Brien Field.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 6, 2014

Andrew Manley came in with less than two minutes left in the half and led Eastern to a go-ahead touchdown drive, running in for a seven-yard touchdown that gave the Panthers a 21-14 lead over Southern Illinois-Carbondale at halftime. The red-shirt senior quarterback was 4-of-8 in the last drive for...

Eastern ready to pressure Southern in home opener

Red-shirt junior running back Shepard LIttle avoids the Minnesota defense and runs the ball up the field in a game on Aug. 28 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.  The Panthers lost to the Minnesota Gophers 42-20.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 4, 2014

In 2000, Kim Dameron was the defensive coordinator for the Eastern football team under Bob Spoo, but Southern Illinois-Carbondale was not on the Panthers’ schedule that season. Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff against the Salukis at O’Brien Field will be Dameron’s first time coaching against Southern...

Eastern hosts Southern in home opener

Former Eastern defensive lineman Pat Wertz (left), red-shirt junior defensive tackle Dino Fanti (middle) and senior linebacker Robert Haynes sack former Southern Illinois-Carbondale quarterback Kory Faulkner in last year's 40-37 double overtime win at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale.  Eastern Michigan transfer Mark Iannotti is the Salukis' quarterback and is one of four  new offensive starters.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 2, 2014

The Eastern football team welcomes in-state rival Southern Illinois-Carbondale for the Panthers’ first home game of the season starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field. The series Last year, Eastern played in Carbondale and after getting out to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter the Pant...

OVC struggles against FBS, beats up on NAIA

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 2, 2014

The Ohio Valley Conference kicked off its football season Thursday, when three teams beat NAIA opponents while Eastern lost 42-20 at Minnesota. Overall, five OVC teams beat NAIA programs, while Jacksonville State, Austin Peay and Tennessee-Martin joined the Panthers in losing to FBS schools. Struggl...

Drake earns OVC weekly honor

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2014

Eastern wide receiver Adam Drake earned Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the week honors after his 109-yard receiving performance against Minnesota on Thursday. Drake finished the season opener in Minneapolis, Minn., with 11 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. The Panthers lost 42-...

Dameron finds positives following loss

Junior Anthony Goodman (left) and sophomore Seth McDonald (right) converge on Minnesota punt returner Marcus Jones Thursday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Panthers lost 42-20 and will host Southern Illinois-Carbondale starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 1, 2014

The Eastern football team began its season with a 42-20 loss at Minnesota, but head coach Kim Dameron had a couple of positives to point to following the defeat. Despite the Panthers’ defense allowing five touchdowns, Minnesota only scored two against Eastern’s defensive unit entering the fourth...

Golden Gophers ‘Kill’ Panthers in opener

Golden Gophers 'Kill' Panthers in opener

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 28, 2014

The Eastern football team botched a snap, fumbled once, was intercepted and had a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown, as Minnesota defeated the Panthers 42-20 Thursday night in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., to start the season. The three Eastern turnovers and blocked punt not only...

Eastern trails 14-0 at halftime

Eastern trails 14-0 at halftime

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 28, 2014

Minnesota red-shirt sophomore Mitch Leidner rushed for a two-yard touchdown and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass, leading the Golden Gophers to a 14-0 halftime lead over Eastern Thursday night. Minnesota took advantage of a mishandled snap by junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow, as he lost the ball inside...

Manley should be man against Minnesota in upcoming game

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

August 27, 2014

Andrew Manley has been there before. He has faced Minnesota in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., and he won. In 2011, the current Eastern quarterback was the starting quarterback for New Mexico State, where he led the Aggies to their first ever win over a Big Ten conference opponent with a 288-yard,...

Whitlow should start at quarterback position

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 27, 2014

As a sophomore Andrew Manley entered TCF Bank Stadium with only career five starts under his belt. The quarterback left his sixth start with a win over Minnesota of the Big Ten Conference, a big deal for Manley’s New Mexico State Aggies that reside in the WAC. Manley’s only mistakes on that...

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