The Daily Eastern News

Eastern football has hot start

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 2, 2015

The Eastern football team has had many players contribute to the team’s 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference play start making them one of two undefeated teams in the OVC. Eastern will look to continue their win streak when they host the other undefeated team in the OVC, Jacksonville State on Saturday. The...

Big plays lead to big football team win

Big plays lead to big football team win

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2015

There’s no question that every sporting event is defined by a critical moment in the game. But there are certain games where more than one play can decide the outcome. The Eastern football team’s 33-28 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday, was one of those games. Red-shirt sophomore tight...

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...

Offense erupts during home opener

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw one touchdown and was 16-28 and 165 yards during Eastern's 34-31 home opening loss against Illinois State Friday at O'Brien Field.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2015

After losing the first two games of the season, the Eastern football team realized that improvement needed to be made, particularly on offense. The Panthers had been kept out of the end zone by Western Illinois and Northwestern for the first time in six years. All that changed during Saturday’s...

Panthers blanked by Wildcats

The Panther defense fails to prevent a touchdown by Northwestern's Justin Jackson during the 41-0 loss on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2015

EVANSTON, Ill ­— The Eastern football team was shut out 41-0 by Northwestern Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston. The shut out was the first time Eastern was held scoreless in a game since Oct. 11, 2003, when the Panthers lost 41-0 to Eastern Kentucky. Eastern coach Kim Dameron was looking for ...

Panthers exploit defenses looking to slow down Whitlow

Red-shirt senior running back Taylor Duncan runs the ball during the Panthers' 48-26 win over Murray State on Saturday at O'Brien Field. Duncan scored two touchdowns and ran for 171 yards during the game.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow has a season-low 20 rushing yards in the Panthers win over Murray State Saturday, but the junior extended his streak of throwing a touchdown and rushing for a touchdown to six games in Ohio Valley Conference play. Improving to 5-1 in the OVC, the Panthers’ offense...

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...

Whitlow wins weekly award, Drake leads WRs in OVC

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow throws the ball down the field in the Eastern football team's home opener on Sept. 7 at O'Brien Field.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 13, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season. Despite the Panthers’ loss against No. 16 Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Whitlow threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another. He rushed for 88 yards on 14 carries, while passing...

Whitlow wins 2nd weekly award

Redshirt junior Devin Bass defends against Jalen Whitlow of Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw a career-high 289 yards against Ohio and for the second straight game passed for at least one touchdown and ran for at least one touchdown. The junior added to his team-high rushing total, gaining 112 yards on 15 carries, while scoring his fourth rushing touchd...

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,...

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