The Daily Eastern News

Analysis: Despite tournament exit, Panthers played well

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 8, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team played the exact same way in their two OVC Tournament games. Despite the Panthers going 1-1 in their games and being knocked out in the semifinals, the Panthers found ways to be successful in their help defense and the ability of having multiple players making big pla...

Women’s basketball team defeats Gamecocks 49-46, first tournament win since 2010

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Eastern's fan section at the OVC Tournament cheers on the women's basketball team as the Panthers leave the court. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46, its first tournament win since 2010.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- The Eastern women’s basketball team came out on top in a tug-of-war between two defensive heavyweights, beating Jacksonville State 49-46 in the first round of the OVC Tournament Thursday. Scoring was expected to be low in the game, which featured the OVC’s second-and-third-bes...

Panthers defeat Jacksonville State in 1st round of OVC Tournament.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern's men’s basketball team started slow offensively, but secured a lead late in the first half and finished strong in the second half to defeat Jacksonville State 67-61. The Panthers were led by their leading scorers, juniors Josiah Wallace and Mack Smith, who combined for...

Women’s basketball’s home games will test how good the Panthers are

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Karle Pace defends a ball handler on the wing of the three-point arc. Eastern defeated Omaha 65-52 Dec. 7 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

There is little question as to what the Eastern women’s basketball team’s upcoming games against Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech will be: A measuring stick to tell this program exactly who it is in the OVC. The Panthers, who have spent the last five seasons as a bottom-dweller in the OVC, are...

Men’s basketball hopes to bounce back Thursday after rough start to OVC play

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Mack Smith (right) shouts directions to teammate George Dixon (left). Eastern defeated Green Bay 93-80 Dec. 7 in Lantz Arena.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 15, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is on a five-game losing streak with an 0-4 conference record from a long road stretch. The timing of a home game against Jacksonville State is what the Panthers hope to capitalize on with their undefeated record at home this season. Eastern hosts Jacksonville State...

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

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Charlie Brooks chases down the opposing quarterback, as the quarterback tries to scramble to look for an open receiver. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

The mantra for the Eastern football team (0-6, 0-2 OVC) has been the same all season: Focus on themselves rather than the opponent, focus on the task in front of them and focus on having all 11 guys on the field be in the right place doing the right thing. This ideology has not changed based on how d...

Women’s soccer gets on track, goes 2-0 on the weekend

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Angela Corcoran jumps to block an opposing player’s deep pass down the side of the field. Corcoran scored Eastern’s first goal of the Panthers’ 3-0 win over Morehead State Sunday.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team created six goals in the first two matches of a five-game home stand en route to wins over Jacksonville State and Morehead State this weekend. Scoring has not come easily for the Panthers as of late; prior to the weekend, Eastern went four straight matches without a...

Men’s tennis team hosts Jacksonville State in OVC opener Friday

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Gage Kingsmith (left) and Jared Woodson celebrate a point they earned during Eastern’s 7-0 loss to Belmont in March 2018 at the Darling Courts.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

March 20, 2019

After earning win No. 10 last weekend, the Eastern men’s tennis team looks to build on that with its first home conference match. The Panthers start the conference slate against Jacksonville State at the Darling Courts Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern has tied the most wins the program has seen since...

Jacksonville State downs men’s basketball team 89-84 in double overtime

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Eastern Aboubacar Diallo and Rade Kukobat try and grab the rebound from Josiah Wallace’s missed potential game winning shot at the end of regulation Thursday night against Jacksonville State. Eastern ended up losing 89-84 in double overtime.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team looked to have command en route to a needed win over Jacksonville State Thursday, but lost in double overtime 89-84. Eastern (14-16, 7-10) only made three field goals in the rest of the game after Mack Smith, who led Eastern with his season-high 24 points, made a...

Women’s tennis ready for Jacksonville State

Sophomore Stella Cliffe returns the ball in her doubles match with partner Grace Summers against Belmont March 30 at the Darling Courts. The Panthers open the OVC Tournament this weekend.

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 19, 2018

The first time Eastern’s women’s tennis team faced Jacksonville State on March 16, freshman Claire Martin found herself as the last singles match to finish, with the score tied 3-3. After barely winning the first set 7-6, she was able to secure the win for Eastern with a 6-3 second-set win. Inte...

Panthers set for OVC Tournament

Freshman Kaisei Kuroki looks to hit a forehand over the net in his singles match March 30 at the Darling Courts against Belmont. Eastern starts the OVC Tournament Friday.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 19, 2018

The Eastern men’s tennis team is off to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Friday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The tournament goes until April 22 and the Panthers' first match is against Jacksonville State. Eastern finished with a record of 6-16 and 1-5 in the OVC in the regular season. For ...

Panthers softball team set for four games at home

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 19, 2018

For just the third time all season, the Eastern softball team has lost back-to-back games, which is the team's longest losing streak of the year. These two losses came in the same day, against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, and both ended on walk offs in the seventh inning. In the first game on Tu...

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