The Daily Eastern News

Graziano sees bright future after loss

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2014

The Eastern rugby team had nine of its 15 players debut in the sport, as they played their first game on Saturday against the Wisconsin All-Stars in Madison, Wis., losing 64-5. Newcomers Jessica Maricich and Breanna Young led the Panthers in tackles with 11 and eight, respectively. Eastern head coach...

OVC struggles against FBS, beats up on NAIA

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 2, 2014

The Ohio Valley Conference kicked off its football season Thursday, when three teams beat NAIA opponents while Eastern lost 42-20 at Minnesota. Overall, five OVC teams beat NAIA programs, while Jacksonville State, Austin Peay and Tennessee-Martin joined the Panthers in losing to FBS schools. Struggl...

Drake earns OVC weekly honor

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2014

Eastern wide receiver Adam Drake earned Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the week honors after his 109-yard receiving performance against Minnesota on Thursday. Drake finished the season opener in Minneapolis, Minn., with 11 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. The Panthers lost 42-...

Eastern’s Lee, Wallace shine at Ball State

Eastern’s Lee, Wallace shine at Ball State

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2014

It was a tale of two days for the Eastern volleyball team at Ball State during the weekend, as it played in the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge in Muncie, Ind. After losing its opening match to Northern Colorado, Eastern bounced back to finish second in the tournament. On Friday the Panthers...

Panthers fall short against Lipscomb

Panthers fall short against Lipscomb

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2014

The Eastern men’s soccer team (1-1) went down two goals in the first half and was denied multiple chances in the closing minutes to drop its Monday afternoon game 2-1 against Lipscomb (2-0) at Lakeside Field. Lipscomb’s first goal game in the 13th minute, when the initial shot was saved by Eastern’s...

Dameron finds positives following loss

Dameron finds positives following loss

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 1, 2014

The Eastern football team began its season with a 42-20 loss at Minnesota, but head coach Kim Dameron had a couple of positives to point to following the defeat. Despite the Panthers’ defense allowing five touchdowns, Minnesota only scored two against Eastern’s defensive unit entering the fourth...

Women’s soccer team drops match to Marshall

Women’s soccer team drops match to Marshall

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2014

Jason Howell | The Daily Eastern News Two goals from junior Kelly Culicerto and a third from sophomore Sydney Arnold were enough for the Marshall Thundering Herd to secure a 3-0 win on Sunday over Eastern at Lakeside Field. Culicerto, who had three shots on goal in Sunday’s match, found the ba...

Golden Gophers ‘Kill’ Panthers in opener

Golden Gophers ‘Kill’ Panthers in opener

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 28, 2014

The Eastern football team botched a snap, fumbled once, was intercepted and had a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown, as Minnesota defeated the Panthers 42-20 Thursday night in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., to start the season. The three Eastern turnovers and blocked punt not only...

Eastern begins season with new head coach

Eastern begins season with new head coach

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

First-year head coach Mark Hansen looks to turn around the Eastern men’s soccer team this year after finishing 1-14-2 last season. He is replacing longtime head coach Adam Howarth, who Hansen once played for. Hansen worked with the team last season as the goalkeeper’s coach and was in char...

Cadets make a splash at training

Cadets make a splash at training

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

August 28, 2014

Doing summersaults, backflips and intentionally falling into the pool blindfolded were all parts of a normal combat water survival test Thursday afternoon. Eastern’s ROTC students practice this survival test yearly as a way for them to build confidence dealing with aquatic situations. Gr...

Panthers welcome big challenge from Conference-USA opponents

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2014

The Eastern women’s soccer team, currently sitting at 0-2 after the first weekend of non-conference play, has two big challenges coming to Charleston this weekend in Marshall and Louisiana Tech. Marshall and Louisiana Tech, both of Conference-USA, will each be facing Eastern for the first time,...

Dameron leads with experiences

Dameron leads with experiences

Katie Smith, Online Editor

August 26, 2014

When Kim Dameron, Eastern’s head football coach, sets foot on O’Brien Field he is taken back in time. He is a fourth-grader at an Arkansas YMCA playing little league football in pads bigger than his body, his father coaching on the sideline influencing him in a way that would define Dameron’s c...

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