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Women’s basketball team hosts Murray State Thursday in revenge game

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Lariah Washington charges toward the basket during a fast break in Eastern’s 67-62 victory over Morehead State Feb. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Murray State Thursday in Lantz Arena at 5:15 p.m.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

One win for the Eastern women’s basketball team (9-5 OVC) this week and the Panthers will guarantee themselves a conference tournament bid for the first time since the 2014-2014 season. Two wins for the Panthers this week and Eastern will secure its first 10-plus OVC win season since 2012-2013. ...

Men’s basketball team hosts Murray State, Austin Peay in crucial games

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Mack Smith rises for a three-point shot attempt during Eastern’s 76-74 loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville Feb. 13 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Murray State Thursday after the women’s game.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 19, 2020

If there was any time for the Eastern Illinois men’s basketball team to pick up some wins, it is right now. But it will not be easy as the Panthers welcome the two top teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, with Murray State greeting the Panthers first Thursday and then Austin Peay Saturday. Eastern is i...

Column: Eastern still has a chance

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

The only way for the Eastern men’s basketball team to go from here is up. Right? To go up will be an arduous journey, but it is one the Panthers can do. Eastern is still tied with Jacksonville State for seventh in the conference, which means they fill the last two spots that can get in the ...

Panthers go on the road to face top OVC teams

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Shareef Smith looks around his defender to try and get a pass attempt off. Eastern defeated Southeast Missouri 61-59 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 29, 2020

The Eastern men’s basketball team’s game Thursday will be a matchup of contrasting records. Murray State has yet to lose a game at home and the Panthers have yet to win a conference game on the road. Murray State is currently 15-5 overall, 8-0 in conference play, and 10-0 at home. The Racers come in to...

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Grace McRae tries to get a layup attempt off as two defenders sandwich her in the post. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 77-65 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On paper the Eastern women’s basketball team (5-3 OVC) looks like it should be headed into a weekend where it can pick up wins against two opponents in Murray State and Austin Peay, who both have 2-6 conference records. That’s on paper at least. The reality behind the paper tells a different stor...

Panthers go 0-2 on final road trip

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 3, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team faced a pair of familiar foes on its final road trip of the season, playing rematches against Austin Peay and Murray State. The Panthers hosted these two teams on Sept. 27 and 28 during the first weekend of the conference season. Eastern is 0-4 against the Governors...

Papavasilopoulos earns win at ITA Midwest Regional

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Elizaveta Bukraba-Ulanova slices a return hit to her opponent. Bukraba-Ulanova competed at the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite, which lasted Sept. 20 to Sept. 21 at the Darling Courts.

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 21, 2019

Rachel Papavasilopoulos won her opening round match against Akron’s Anna Ulanov 6-0, 6-2 as the women’s tennis team competed in the 2019 ITA Midwest Regional. The regional played out from Oct. 17 to Sunday, and the Eastern women’s tennis team sent four players to compete: Papavasilopoulos, Karla...

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

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Sara Teteak rises up and punches a cross away among a sea of players. Eastern tied 0-0 with Southern Illinois Oct. 10 at Lakeside Field.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

As it stands after a weekend overtime loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern women’s soccer sits in a tie for seventh in the OVC standings, currently slotting them as a low seed in the conference tournament at the beginning of November. The Panthers’ (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) three remaining matches in...

Football still looking for 1st win, face Murray State on road Saturday

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Isaiah Hill tries to avoid being brought down by three defenders. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

The Eastern football team is still without a win in 2019.  A 40-29 home loss to Tennessee Tech; the team picked to finish last in the OVC, Sept. 28 dropped the Panthers to 0-5 and leaves the team still searching for its first win under head coach Adam Cushing.  Eastern finally had a breakthrough...

Eastern volleyball team loses conference opener to reigning OVC champions Murray State

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 27, 2019

  Slowing down Rachel Giustino has, more often than not, been the key to defeating the Murray State volleyball team this season. The senior outside hitter came into the game against Eastern Friday night averaging 22.25 points per game. The Racers were below .500 (3-4) when she finished below tha...

Eastern softball begins conference schedule with two home doubleheaders

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Eastern’s Kayla Bear attempts to steal a base in a game at Williams Field last season. Eastern begins conference play this weekend against Murray State and Austin Peay at Williams Field.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

The Eastern softball team’s 9-19 non-conference was not all the Panthers hoped it would be, but their non-conference schedule and the struggles that came with it are in their rearview mirror now as Eastern will begin conference play this weekend at home. Eastern hosts a double-header Saturday again...

Panthers split weekend, Schuette wins 400th

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 29, 2018

Eastern’s weekend-opening win against Murray State not only snapped its four-game losing streak but also gave coach Kim Schuette her 400th career win. “I feel blessed to have coached so many good players and been around many great people,” Schuette said. But after sweeping Murray State Saturda...

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