The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: Avoid confrontations with two-minute drill

Junior running back Isaiah Johnson recieves the handoff from quarterback Mitch Kimble Thursday at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind. Johnson rushed for 66 yards on 15 attempts and a touchdown in the Panthers’ 22-20 season-opening victory.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 5, 2017

Every team practices it, every team dreams of executing a game winning drive, and yet not all come through. Whether it is exciting to watch, or just adding fuel to an already high stress level, the two-minute drill game-winning drive cannot be a go-to.  We have all seen it. The quarterback of a te...

Panthers win in final seconds

Senior Dennis Turner celebrates after catching a touchdown pass to put Eastern ahead late in the fourth quarter Thursday at Indiana State. The touchdown pass was the third of the game for Turner.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 31, 2017

It took 59 minutes and 57 seconds, but the Eastern offense finally started clicking and stole a win from Indiana State in the season opener 22-20. The offense could not get anything rolling throughout the game, but senior quarterback Mitch Kimble and the rest of the offense buckled down in the final two m...

Homecoming loss drops Panthers to No. 22 in FCS Poll

Redshirt senior running back Devin Church waits on a block from sophomore offensive lineman Grant Branch Saturday at O'Brien Field.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

After a loss to 1-5 Murray State, the once No. 15-ranked Panthers have almost slipped all the way out of the top 25 in the FCS. The start Eastern had Saturday was arguably the best it has had all season, but that went down the drain fairly quickly as the 21 points Eastern scored in the first quarter...

Panthers lose Kimble, game against Murray State

Redshirt senior Shawn Mitchell Jr. scores the games first touchdown Saturday on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Mitch Kimble. Mitchell had two receptions for 49 yards in the 40-38 loss to Murray State.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 23, 2016

Saturday’s game was a game Eastern needed to win and should have won, but from losing its starting quarterback in the first half and turning the ball over six times, a win was almost impossible. Somehow Eastern was able to stay in the game despite turning the ball over to Murray State six times,...

Panthers hosting Murray State Saturday

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble fires a pass during the Panthers' 24-21 win Saturday, Sept. 17, at Hancock Stadium.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

It may be Homecoming weekend at Eastern, and while the Panthers will enjoy the added excitement around the game, for redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble and the rest of the Panthers, it needs to be business as usual. Eastern is riding a two-game win streak in Ohio Valley Conference play following...

OVC teams still in tight battle to be crowned champion

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

Another week is in the books for the Ohio Valley Conference, but not much has changed. The teams that were winning before Saturday, continued to win, and the teams that were losing, continued to lose. Eastern was able to slip by Tennessee Tech to keep its hopes of the OVC Championship much alive....

Panthers taking on much improved Tennessee Tech team

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble carries a Tennessee State defender with him into the endzone Saturday at O'Brien Field. The touchdown put the Panthers up 6-0 early in the first quarter.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

The Panthers game last week against Tennessee State was a must win, and nothing has changed for this week’s matchup with Tennessee Tech. Eastern’s defense and offense stepped up when it needed to just sneak by the Tigers with a 35-34 win at home Saturday night. The Panthers were lucky to get...

Panthers back in hunt with win; a look around OVC

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble prepares for a snap Saturday agaisnt Tennessee State at O'Brien Field. Kimble completed 19-of-31 attempts for 180-yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The Panthers needed a win Saturday to keep a realistic hope of winning the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The one loss to Southeast Missouri may hurt them in the end, but every team in the OVC has at least one loss besides Jacksonville State. Gamecocks won their first OVC game of the season...

Depth-filled Panthers head to SEMO

Redshirt senior Shawn Mitchell Jr. breaks away from ISU defenders Saturday, Sept. 17 at Hancock Stadium. The Panthers held on to defeat the Redbirds 24-21 to move to No. 16 in the FCS standings.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

Through the first four games of the season, the Panthers have proven no matter who is in at any given position; they will get the job done. Coach Kim Dameron has two quarterbacks ready to go at all times and ready to start if the need arises. That was the case last week as redshirt quarterback Austin...

Column: Panthers find small improvements in first win

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2016

After rushing for 102 yards and allowing 38 points to Western Illinois, the Eastern football team answered back in a special way defeating Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Saturday. Not only did the Panthers knock off a FBS opponent for the sixth time in program history, but the team also saw both sides of...

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