The Daily Eastern News

Eastern drops out of top-25

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014

For the first time since Nov. 12, 2012, the Eastern football team is not ranked in the top-25 in either of the major FCS polls after falling to 0-3 with its 34-15 loss to Illinois State Saturday. For the second straight week the Panthers’ opponent has jumped into the top-25 of at least one poll....

Austin Peay brings young team to O’Brien Field

Austin Peay brings young team to O’Brien Field

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014

Kirby Cannon is in his second year coaching the Austin Peay football team and after a 0-14 record to begin his tenure he is not sugar coating anything. “We’re going to suffer for a while, but I think what is positive about Austin Peay is that we’re going to get better,” Cannon said. The...

Cross country teams run at Bradley Intercollegiate

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2014

The Eastern men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Bradley Intercollegiate on Friday with Eastern recording finishes in the top-five for each race. Freshman Maria Baldwin was the top finisher for the Eastern women’s team, finishing third with a time of 17:13.1. Sophomore Paxon...

Golf team takes fifth at Western Illinois Invitational

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2014

The Eastern women’s golf team finished in last place at the five-team Western Illinois Invitational over the weekend. The two-day, 36-hole event was held at WIU’s home golf course, par-72, 6,208-yard Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill. The Panthers shot a team total of 670, finishing...

Tennis team begins fall season with success

Tennis team begins fall season with success

Sean Hastings, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2014

The Eastern women’s tennis team started its fall season winning the No. 1 doubles title at the SIU Edwardsville Invitational Sunday. The women went a combined 12-7 in singles and 9-3 in doubles action in Edwardsville. Senior Sephora Boulbahaiem and freshman Grace Summers paired up and hit past...

Panthers confident heading to Lindenwood

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2014

Confidence is riding high with the Eastern rugby team as it heads to St. Charles, Mo., on Tuesday to face off against Lindenwood. The Panthers have not played in 17 days, since their 64-5 loss to the Wisconsin All-Stars back on August 30. Eastern coach Frank Graziano said he expects his team to...

Eastern rushes for a season-high despite Little’s absence

Eastern rushes for a season-high despite Little’s absence

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 15, 2014

The Eastern football team rushed for a season-high 180 yards in its loss against Illinois State despite not having Shepard Little for most of the game. After a three-yard gain on the Panthers’ fifth offensive play of the game, Little came off the ground and headed toward the sideline limping. The...

Panthers snap 6-game losing streak with draw

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2014

Red-shirt sophomore goalie Kylie Morgan saved a season-high 10-of-11 shots in the Eastern women’s soccer team’s 1-1 draw against Wisconsin-Green Bay at Lakeside Field Sunday. Morgan, who only started two other matches this season for the Panthers, said her teammates deserved the credit for the...

Turnovers, penalties continue to hurt Eastern football

Turnovers, penalties continue to hurt Eastern football

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014

The Eastern football team played a different opponent in a different stadium, but the Panthers had to deal with the same problems — turnovers and penalties. For the third straight game the Panthers’ offense outgained their opponent, but with five turnovers and 11 penalties Eastern lost to Illinois...

Panthers release new schedule

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

September 11, 2014

The Eastern men’s basketball team released its 2014-15 schedule Thursday which is highlighted by 13 home games in Lantz Arena and participation in the Emerald Coast Classic. Eastern opens the season on the road at Missouri State on Nov. 14, as the game will be used to honor third-year Eastern coach Jay...

Panthers put in extra time to prepare for Green Bay

Panthers put in extra time to prepare for Green Bay

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

For the first time all season, the Eastern women’s soccer team plays just one match this weekend, taking on Wisconsin-Green Bay at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside Field. Without the usual Friday match, the Panthers have more time to focus and prepare for their one and only opponent of the week. “When...

Eastern travels to Western Michigan

Eastern travels to Western Michigan

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2014

Coming off a blowout victory against Culver-Stockton Monday, the Eastern men’s soccer team heads to Western Michigan for a 2:30 p.m. game Sunday in Kalamazoo, Mich. Western Michigan is currently 1-2-1 after beating DePaul 1-0 on the road Sunday. Second-year head coach Chad Wiseman, who took Western...

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