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Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

Eastern's Josiah Wallace plays defense on Tennessee-Martin's Kevin Little in the first half of Eastern's 78-71 loss to the Skyhawks Wednesday night in Evansville. Wallace was named first-team all-conference and is making his first appearance in the conference tournament.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season. While the honor was great, Wallace on Wednesday night stepped onto the court for Eastern...

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 ...

Track and Field coach Akers to retire after outdoor season

Kaitlin Cordes, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2018

Track and field director and coach Tom Akers announced his retirement following the 2018 outdoor season. Akers has coached men’s and women’s track and field for 23 years, and he is leaving behind a legacy of the most successful track and field programs in the school’s history. Since joining the Oh...

Eastern football team searches for complete game Saturday

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 26, 2017

The Eastern football team controls its own destiny in its hunt for a playoff berth, but its path to a 4-1 record in the Ohio Valley Conference has not come easy. As the Panthers gear up for a road affair against Tennessee-Martin, they search for a complete game against the Skyhawks. Eastern is fresh...

Volleyball to host Edwardsville

Eastern’s Abby Knight and Laurel Bailey jump up over the net to block a shot by an opponent from Alabama A&M on September 8th at Lantz Arena. Eastern won the match three sets to 0.

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

September 26, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will get a taste of home Ohio Valley Conference action Wednesday when it hosts Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Panthers got off to a rocky start in conference play, as they dropped matches against Murray State and Austin Peay last weekend. SIUE mirrored Eastern’s c...

Eastern wins OVC opener over SEMO

Alexander Hollins, 15, jumps up for the football for a touchdown against Southeast Missouri. The Panthers won their OVC opener 19-16 Saturday night at O’Brien Field.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 24, 2017

The Eastern football team’s offense had been absent the past two games, but got back on the right track and opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 19-16 win over Southeast Missouri. It was a close game all the way through that ended on senior safety intercepting Jesse Hosket’s pass in the en...

Volleyball drops first OVC matches

Freshman Laurel Bailey kills the ball in the Panthers 3-0 win over Alabama A&M Sept. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost both of its OVC matches this weekend on the road.

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

September 24, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team opened Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend but dropped both matches against returning conference champions Murray State and Austin Peay. Each of the road matches was played to four sets with Eastern taking just one set victory on both Friday and Saturday. All four sets i...

Panthers wrap up home stand with Austin Peay

Freshman Mady Poulter attempts to tag an Eastern Kentucky runner out at first base during the Panthers' game on Saturday at Williams Field. The Panthers won the game, 1-0.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016

After coming off its biggest pair of wins of the season, the Eastern softball team will return home to take on the struggling Austin Peay Governors. Eastern defeated Eastern Kentucky in both games last weekend at Williams Field and had both games against Morehead State canceled due to the rain. The...

Women’s tennis splits road matches

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

March 27, 2016

The Eastern women’s tennis team split its weekend road matches with a loss to Murray State Friday and a win against Austin Peay Saturday. Eastern pushed its Ohio Valley Conference record to 3-1.The Panthers lost a late lead in the match with Murray State, and the Racers went on to win the match...

Men’s basketball team up and down in OVC Play

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016

The Eastern men’s basketball team has had a rollercoaster start in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers have had two overtime victories, as well as a season high of 97 points scored against Eastern Kentucky. Eastern stands at 4-4 in OVC play so far, which is good for 2nd place in the OVC...

Eastern finding its way in stacked OVC

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2016

The Eastern men’s basketball team got off to a rough start in Ohio Valley Conference play this season, but have since rebounded to win two straight games. The Panthers began conference play with a 1-3 record with one win coming against Jacksonville State as well as three losses to Belmont, Tennessee...

Volleyball OVC tournament starts Thursday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2015

The regular season is over and now the top eight teams in the Ohio Valley Conference are headed to Murray, Ky for the conference tournament. Murray State won the conference with the best record and will be hosting the tournament for the second year in a row as the No. 1 seed. The Racers finished...

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