Category: Sports

Tigers claw their way past Colonels

What started as a close game, blew wide open in the third inning. Memphis piled on six runs in the third to essentially put the game away for the Tigers, beating Eastern 11-2 in the Memphis Baseball Classic.The third inning offensive out pour was enough for the Tigers, who improved to 6-2 on the year.

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Baseball leads off 100th year

It’s been 100 years since Eastern baseball threw out its inaugural pitch.Since the first season in 1911, the Colonels have been making waves on the field. This year should be no different for Head Coach Jason Stein’s squad.The Colonels (28-17, 12-12 OVC in 2010) were picked in the preseason coaches’ poll to finish fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference, and look to build on the 2010 season, where they advanced to the OVC tournament for the first time since 2007.

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Fate caught the Colonels

Tyrone Goard got his 15 minutes of fame. Now if only the football team can hold onto it. It’s been the most talked about topic around campus, and probably one of the most talked about topics in the area. I’m talking about the catch of the year against Jacksonville State.

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Football looks to end road woes

Coming off one of their biggest wins in school history upsetting Jacksonville State, Coach Dean Hood and company are still soaring high. But the Colonels knowthat game is in the past. They have another Ohio Valley Conference game this weekend, on the road, where Eastern remains winless this season.

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Colonels proclaim ‘we’re still here’

Just minutes after they secured their Homecoming victory against Murray State University, the Eastern football team broke into song inside the locker room. The entire team belted the verses to “Cabin on the Hill,” participating in a team tradition decades of Colonel football players had done after every win before them.

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Panthers eliminate Colonels from postseason play

From day one of the season the Colonels had one goal in mind: to make a run in the NCAA Tournament. But to get there, the women’s soccer team would need to win the Ohio Valley Tournament. On Thursday, the Colonels fell to Eastern Illinois University 2-1 in the first round of the OVC Tournament at Morehead State University, ending any hopes of moving forward in postseason play.

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Soccer blanked in two road games

After winning five straight, the Colonels now find themselves on the losing end of things, dropping two straight, both 1-0 contests. The Colonels fell to Southeast Missouri State Friday, and then lost to Eastern Illinois Sunday.”I was extremely disappointed when we showed up to training on Saturday, the response they gave me,” Coach Lindsay Basalyga said.

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From young guns to giant killers

When I talked to the women’s soccer team at the beginning of the season one thing was clear: they wouldn’t be satisfied with less than an NCAA Tournament berth. To go even further than that, the Colonels want to make it to the second round of the tourney. It was a goal they set for themselves and seemed like a pretty lofty goal, but as we all know, goals drive us to achieve greatness.

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The Progress in print