The Daily Eastern News

Eastern eyeing tough November schedule

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 7, 2017

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour scheduled an exhibition game against Southern Indiana so the Panthers had a tough game before its non-conference schedule. A game against Division II Southern Indiana, to anyone not around the game, is a cakewalk. Eastern just knocked off Big Ten Illinoi...

Panthers look for consistency at Indiana State

Sophomore guard Cornell Johnston is currently shooting 25 percent from the arch and has scored 25 points so far this season with the Panthers.

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2015

Its record might be 0-4 but coach Jay Spoonhour said that he is not worried about the way the Eastern men’s basketball team has played recently. The Panthers host Indiana State in the third of a four game home stand, a stretch in which Spoonhour said that they showed improvement in each game. But...

Ball State drops Panthers to 0-2 start

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team ended a two-game road trip in Indiana with a 73-56 loss to Ball State. The Panthers went into halftime trailing 36-32, and began to lose control in the second half when the Cardinals grabbed a 43-33 lead. Ball State extended that lead to 12 later on, following a ...

Panther basketball returns Tuesday night

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team will begin its 2015-16 campaign Tuesday night, in an exhibition matchup with St. Francis of Illinois. Eastern defeated St. Francis 85-54 in its only exhibition game last year, and will face the Saints for its only exhibition game of the season. Eastern has climbed...

Like father, like son: Spoonhour follows in father’s footsteps

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour is the son of Charlie Spoonhour, who coached at Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis and UNLV. Eastern will open its regular season at Missouri State, where Charlie will be honored.

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

November 13, 2014

A 15-year-old Jay Spoonhour was anxiously huddled next to a phone mounted on the wall of his Iowa home in 1986. “It was an awful, yellow-colored phone,” Spoonhour said. He gazed out of the living room window where flood lights shined over the back of a farm blanketed in snow, where Spoonhour...

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