The Daily Eastern News

Dameron pursues a balanced offense heading into ISU

Dameron pursues a balanced offense heading into ISU

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 11, 2014

Heading into Eastern’s second game of the season against Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Panthers’ coach Kim Dameron made it a point to give the ball to the Panthers’ running backs. Now, entering the 103rd Mid-America Classic against Illinois State at noon Saturday in Normal, Dameron still wants...

Coordinator brings defensive roots

Coordinator brings defensive roots

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 10, 2014

Kane Wommack and his wife Melissa were driving their recently born baby boy home from the hospital when Kim Dameron called to give the Ole Miss graduate assistant a job offer. Unfortunately the call went to voicemail, but after bringing his son home, Wommack headed back to work and noticed a missed...

Eastern falls in FCS polls

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014

The Eastern football team dropped in both major FCS polls, following its 38-21 loss Saturday at O’Brien Field. Entering its home opener ranked No. 14 and 16 in the Coaches Poll and Sports Network Poll, respectively, the Panthers tumbled to No. 24 and 25, respectively. Southern Illinois-Carbondale...

Eastern places 14th at invite

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

The Eastern men’s golf team teed off its fall season at the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Invitational and placed 14th out of 15 teams with a team total of 912. The Panthers’ best round came in the first when they shot a team-total of 301 and were tied for seventh place after the ...

Dameron seeks consistency

Dameron seeks consistency

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014

Eastern football coach Kim Dameron has seen a lack of consistency through the Panthers’ first two games. The Panthers’ offense and defense have displayed some positive glimpses against Minnesota and Southern Illinois-Carbondale, but both facets of the team have not come together. “There’s...

Panthers’ comeback against IUPUI falls short

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 7, 2014

IUPUI saw its 2-0 lead quickly dissolve in the second half of Sunday’s match against Eastern at Lakeside Field, but was able to find the back of the net one more time late to pick up the 3-2 win. The Panthers were troubled with fouls for most of the match, but two fouls on IUPUI late in the second...

Eastern leads 21-14 at halftime

Eastern leads 21-14 at halftime

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 6, 2014

Andrew Manley came in with less than two minutes left in the half and led Eastern to a go-ahead touchdown drive, running in for a seven-yard touchdown that gave the Panthers a 21-14 lead over Southern Illinois-Carbondale at halftime. The red-shirt senior quarterback was 4-of-8 in the last drive for...

Panthers host pair of non-conference opponents

Panthers host pair of non-conference opponents

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2014

Eastern women’s soccer head coach Jason Cherry is not sure just yet who will be in goal this weekend, when the Panthers take on Missouri-Kansas City at 3 p.m. Friday and IUPUI at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside Field. Junior Emily Hinton got the nod in the Panthers’ first four non-conference matches...

Eastern prepares Central Arkansas

Eastern prepares Central Arkansas

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2014

After winning and losing a game at home during the Labor Day weekend, the Eastern men’s soccer team goes on the road for the first time under head coach Mark Hansen. The Panthers will be welcomed by Central Arkansas, which despite going 4-11-2 last year had a winning record at home. Central Arkansas...

Panthers set for rematch against Leathernecks

Panthers set for rematch against Leathernecks

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2014

The Eastern volleyball team will play in its second tournament of the year, as the Panthers head to Western Illinois this on Friday. Eastern shutout the Lethernecks on Saturday at Ball State, winning the match in three sets – 25-18, 25-18, and 25-20. The Panthers come in with a 2-1 record with...

Eastern ready to pressure Southern in home opener

Eastern ready to pressure Southern in home opener

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 4, 2014

In 2000, Kim Dameron was the defensive coordinator for the Eastern football team under Bob Spoo, but Southern Illinois-Carbondale was not on the Panthers’ schedule that season. Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff against the Salukis at O’Brien Field will be Dameron’s first time coaching against Southern...

Rugby recruiting brings challenges

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2014

From Jan. 15 to May 15, Eastern women’s rugby head coach Frank Graziano made 65 recruiting trips to find new players for his team. The longest distance Graziano ventured in his trek to field more than half of the 2014 roster was a four-hour drive to the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he saw...

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