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Eastern faces tough SEMO team Thursday on road

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Jordyn Hughes (middle) tries to get around a defender to lead a fast break during Eastern’s 73-72 win over Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Southeast Missouri on the road Thursday.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2020

The ticket to the OVC tournament has been punched for the Eastern women’s basketball team. The question remaining now for the team, however, is where will they be sitting, or seeded rather, when the tournament rolls around.  The Panthers (11-5 OVC) are in control of their own seeding destiny with two...

Men’s basketball team can clinch tournament spot with win Thursday, travel to face SEMO

George Dixon (left), Logan Koch (middle) and Shareef Smith (right) surround an Austin Peay ball handler and reach in for a steal during Eastern’s 83-80 victory over Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Eastern can secure an OVC tournament spot with a win Thursday against Southeast Missouri.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Eastern’s men’s basketball team’s journey to the OVC tournament has completely flipped from a week ago. After two underdog wins, the Panthers can clinch an OVC tournament spot as early as Thursday night if they defeat the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. Eastern is in sixth place in the OVC ...

Women’s soccer ties, loses in conference openers

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 22, 2019

Removed from the diversions of exhibition matches and non-conference opponents, the Panthers have not always been particularly equipped at handling Tennessee-Martin, Southeast Missouri or any other Ohio Valley Conference team on the opening weekend of conference play. Each year Eastern plays its f...

Eastern loses third game in a row

Eastern guard Grace Lennox drives the basket in a 70-63 loss to Austin Peay on Jan. 19. Lennox and the Panthers lost to Southeast Missouri 72-57 on Saturday.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team shot just 39 percent from the field in a 72-57 loss to Southeast Missouri where the team’s leading scorer Karle Pace just could not get baskets to fall. In what was a battle between two of the better scoring sophomore guards in the Ohio Valley Conference in ...

Men’s basketball team falls to Redhawks on road

JaQualis Matlock puts up a shot as a Murray State defender tries to block it during Eastern’s 83-61 loss in Lantz Arena Jan. 17.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2019

After the men’s basketball team’s 66-64 victory over Tennessee-Martin Thursday, head coach Jay Spoonhour told Mike Bradd and Jack Ashmore, Eastern’s sports commentators, that he did not think Eastern was much better than the OVC’s bottom teams. Spoonhour said that even though Eastern was among the top fiv...

Softball set for SEMO Invite

Sean Hastings, Spots Editor

March 9, 2017

Five out of the 10 wins the Eastern softball team has picked up this season have been by 10 runs or more. Despite two shutout losses to Lipscomb last weekend, Eastern has had little problems at the plate this season. Eastern has three of its starters hitting over .400 and one hitting .393. Freshman...

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