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Kristen Torre: SIUE’s First-Ever Professional Volleyball Player

As one reflects on Kristen Torre’s life up to this point, a recurring pattern can be noticed: Everything surrounding her turns to gold. Whether it be her recent participation in Croatia’s Golden Challenge as a member of the USA professional development team, Bring It Promotions, or her daily display of a golden … [Read More...]

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College players organize flag football game with police to try to build bridges

Tremane McCullough will forever remember his mother’s screams of anguish, the ones that startled him out of his sleep. McCullough was 14 years old, sharing a hotel room with his mom while they attended a church conference in Orlando, Florida, in 2007. It was around 4 a.m., and his mother had just learned that McCullough’s [Read More…]

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From the OVC to the Dominican Republic

Tennessee State softball sophomores Emma Colegrove and Maddi Clark traveled to the Dominican Republic (D.R.) to help teach underprivileged youth English and softball. The two Tigers spent a week in the D.R. as a part of Outreach360. The duo began the journey looking to make a difference in the lives of the young children in [Read More…]

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Austin Peay Says Goodbye to Brad Kirtley

After 32 years of service to Austin Peay State University, Brad Kirtley called it a career at the end of June when he retired as the school’s sports information director. In 1984, Brad gave up a job in the newspaper business to move from Missouri to Clarksville to help promote APSU athletics. During his three-decade-plus [Read More…]

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EIU Alumni Spotlight – Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson has been going to the ballpark and playing the game he loved since he was 7 years old. As the reality of that daily routine began to set in, he found a similar passion to fill that void as his career as a student-athlete at Eastern Illinois came to a close in 2004. As [Read More…]

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a school nickname, and where does it originate? Eastern Illinois University researched the high schools that their student-athletes hailed from, and they found some pretty entertaining nicknames: (Note: Information on origins of school nicknames was collected from various websites and references. Also please note this piece is meant to show unique high school nicknames, not [Read More…]

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Best Dressed: OVC Football Media Day 2016

This year’s OVC Football Media Day taught us a lot. We learned what to expect from teams on and off the field. We learned what the OVC has in store for the upcoming season. And, as a plus, we learned the OVC coaches and players really know how to clean up. Media Day participants were [Read More…]

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Inside OVC Football Media Day 2016

The Ohio Valley Conference hosted its annual Football Media Day on Monday in Nashville, Tenn. Student-athletes and coaches talked with media about the upcoming season and previewed team expectations for this year. OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche addressed the crowd, firing everyone up for the 2016 season. While you wait for your favorite team to take [Read More…]

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Former Tech pitcher sets Dodger’s record

The list of names synonymous with the Los Angeles Dodgers is historically impressive in both length and stature among the all-time greats in major league baseball history. When you trim that list down to include just those who have taken to the mound at Dodger Stadium, you come up with a short list of some [Read More…]

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Former MSU Eagle Almesha Jones Going Pro

Former Morehead State women’s basketball standout Almesha Jones has signed a contract to play for the Peli-Karhut professional club, which competes at the highest level in the Finnish Championship circuit in Kotka, Finland. Ironically for Jones, Kotka, which is located in the southeast corner of the country on the Gulf of Finland, is translated as [Read More…]

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EIU’s Top 20 Panthers

Eastern Illinois Athletics wrapped up its 20th year as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. As a way to celebrate the many accomplishments in both team and individual sports during that time period, EIU conducted an online poll during the month of May for fans to help select the Top 20 athletes of the [Read More…]