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MARCH MADNESS BEGINS IN NASHVILLE The Eastern men’s and women’s basketball teams head to Nashville, Tenn., for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, trying to punch their tickets to the big dance. The men take on Southeast Missouri, while the women face off against Eastern Kentucky.


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in the future. There would be more certified training. He said there were also grants to be utilized, even though they are few and far between, “they are out there.” Voudre wanted to focus on having officers in the sheriff ’s department go for professional training. Voudre added many other progressive departments send their staff to these programs, but Coles County has never sent one. Voudre as well as Ervin have been enrolled in the one of these programs and Voudre said more officers enrolled in these programs would be beneficial to Coles County.

During the Council on University Planning and Budget subcommittee for student affairs meeting, it was suggested that athletics and much of student life do not relate to the university mission statement. This would warrant significant cuts to these departments. Grant Sterling, a philosophy professor, said athletics were not as crucial to the mission statement as academics. President Bill Perry said the council should be looking for programs and things that do not fit in with the mission statement. “We have to make $8 million worth of cuts,” Sterling said. “If academics is more central to the university then athletics, then athletics has to be cut before academics.” Dan Nadler, the vice president for Student Affairs, said it was not as easy as cutting much of the athletics department. The school actually receives funding from the NCAA for being a Division I school, and if they drop down they lose significant funding, Nadler said. He added this would also severely affect much of the student body and not just the 450 students involved in the department. The subcommittee decided they will offer the council two options related to athletics. Those options include cutting all ledger one funding or cutting 10 to 20 percent of the appropriated funding. The appropriated funding is all funding the university receives through state funding and tuition costs. After determining a ten percent cut to athletics would equal approximately $190,000, the subcommittee moved on to discuss student life. The subcommittee brought up cutting some funding for programs within student life around campus, such as the University Board. Nadler said the majority of the appropriated funding for student life is for salaries. He then said he sees those programs as having “lean” budgets already, and he said it would be very difficult to cut them without compromising the integrity of the programs “Some of the things, it is either you do it or you don’t, there really nothing in between,” Nadler said.

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Lauren Hayes, a senior art major, plays on the Library Quad Tuesday with her dog, Charlie, a mixed breed. Hayes said Charlie had been cooped up for too long because of the weather and decided to brave the snow and play outside.

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Experience and financial budgeting abilities were key themes throughout the Coles County Sheriff debate Tuesday. Other than James Rankin, a republican candidate who was recovering from surgery, George Voudre, a democratic candidate, John Clough and Randy Ervin, both Republican candidates, were present in the Grand Ballroom touting what they have done in their past to prove their worth for the sheriff seat. Ervin said he plans to strengthen the communication with community leaders, having weekly meetings allowing for face-to-face with much of the constitu-

ents. While the communication has not been terrible by any means, it could be improved Ervin said. “People are less reluctant to pick up the phone and call and talk to you about a problem, ask a question, express a concern if they don’t know you personally,” Ervin said. “I am a big believer in getting out of the office, getting out and talking to people, meeting with people.” He said he has adopted these principles through working the Lakeland College Police Department. With the lack of state appropriations plaguing not only the sheriff ’s department but also other departments in the state, Ervin said he would start off looking at a comprehensive budget and then

go and prioritize finding what needs to be cut. He said he would talk to the lowest ranking deputy to the higher-ranking officers to see what the priorities are. He added it is not what people want to do, but it is what people can afford to do. Ervin has worked for two years on the Mattoon City Council, working with the council on the city budget. Clough and Voudre both focused on enhancing the amount of time and effort put into training. Clough planned for overall training enhancements. He said this would be possible by using the various revenue streams for training. With that training, it would be possible for those trained to in turn teach those


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The Charleston Alley Theatre hosted auditions Monday and Tuesday evening to start its 24th season for the upcoming production titled “Other Worlds.” Tony Cox, the director of the production, said the entire work is a collection of pieces which center on science fiction and fantasy. “Too often we perform dramas or comedies in the theater,” Cox said. “I have always had a passion for science fiction. I wanted to do something different.” Continuing the underground theme, the writers of the productions were selected locally. A contest was previously created for writers to submit their pieces, with the hope of their work being performed. Cox said the possible pieces encompassing “Other Worlds” are, “very much still in the formative stages.” Both Cox and the assistant director, Diana Allen, said they have to narrow down the submissions. The winning authors will not be announced until their first production on March 28. Writers have the option to not only write, but perform their pieces as well. “We wanted to give actors the potential to perform their piece,” Allen said. “However, most authors opted not to perform.” Leah Piescinski, an actor and potential playwright, is an exception.

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Charleston Alley Theatre Director Tony Cox and Assistant Director Diana Allen, discuss possible character selections during the Charleston Alley Theatre's auditions for "Other Worlds" Tuesday.

She wrote a submission and hopes to perform it if her piece is selected. “I love acting and the whole idea of having people from the community write something and making it into a great show,” Piescinski said. Piescinski auditioned Monday. For the audition, actors read a script with little preparation and without any previous knowledge of the subject. The actors performed a monologue in which the character discovered a money tree in their backyard.

Piecinski said she was not intimidated by the on-spot audition. “I quickly looked over the story a few times to feel like I was the character and how I would feel if that happened to me,” Piecinski said. “I also was excited about the audition itself.” After the readings, the actors were put on the spot again with a collaborative improvisation scene. Allen said despite the extemporaneous nature of the audition, most of the actors were already familiar with one

another because of their experience working together on previous shows. “They are a pretty close-knit group,” Allen said. Cox said after Tuesday’s audition, rehearsals will begin as soon as possible. “Other Worlds” will be performed March 28-30 at The Charleston Alley Theatre, located at 718 Monroe St. Megan Ivey can be reached at 581-2812 or

Student government to improve city relationship By Michael Spencer City Editor | @tmskeeper The student government is aiming to step up its efforts to improve the relationship between Eastern and the city, starting with attending city council meetings more diligently. A seat at the meetings is normally reserved for a representative from the student government, though it has been empty since last semester. Marissa Bouma-Sweeney, a junior pre-business accounting major and student senate member, will act as the liaison between the council and the student government by filling the open place at meetings. “We really just want to get a better relationship with the city of Charleston because we feel that our relationship isn’t very strong,” Bouma-Swee-

ney said. “We feel like Charleston doesn’t embrace Eastern and Eastern doesn’t necessarily embrace Charleston as much as they should.” Bouma-Sweeney, a member of the student government’s external relations committee, addressed the council and those in attendance at the end of the meeting to stress the importance of the city to the student body. “Charleston is not the reason we come to Eastern, but it is the reason we stay,” Bouma-Sweeney said. Additionally, the city will begin cracking down on patrons of a park at the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe Ave., where there has been a recent uptick in abandoned dog feces. “We have had trouble with people who felt it was OK to walk their dogs and not clean up after their dogs,” said Mayor Larry Rennels.

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He called for the community’s help police the area and contact authorities if anyone is seen violating the littering laws forbidding the abandonment of dog feces. Rennels said the situation came to a head this winter, when the issue finally forced its way to his attention. “We had a lot of snow and it didn’t all come at the same time,” Rennels said. “We had a layer of snow and a layer of what was left from the dogs. Then, another layer of snow and that went on for a few more layers.” Rennels added that the city would request a stiff fine for anyone caught leaving dog droppings at the park. An ordinance to alter the city’s liquor laws was unanimously passed by the city council Tuesday. Primarily, the measure amended the city’s regulations on special alco-

hol permits that allow groups to legally sell beer and wine at special events. Under the old form of the ordinance, special permit laws were only valid for one day. After the change, special permits will now be valid for two days. Mayor Larry Rennels said laws must be periodically amended to be aligned with state standards and the practical applications of the ordinance. “A lot of times we will accumulate several changes and then do it all at once,” Rennels said. The ordinance will be placed on file for public inspection before being finalized at the next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18 at City Hall. Michael Spencer can be reached at 581-2812 or

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By Lauren McQueen Staff Reporter | @DEN_News The Broadway mega-hit “The Fantasticks” is being performed at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, “The Fantasticks” tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. The two fathers construct a wall to keep their children apart from each other, knowing the pair would successfully defy their wishes and devise a plan to meet.

The young lovers become discouraged, but later discover a more meaningful love. The play is centered on the idea that children cannot fall in love unless their love is forbidden. “The Fantasticks” is being performed by a group of actors from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The Caravan has added a new twist to the original Broadway play, bringing in a steampunk addition. “Steampunk is a unique art form given to a wide array of artistic forms,” said Dan Crews, the director of patron services at Doudna. “For theater, it’s primarily done when the setting of the production

is in the past and it’s their perception of how they envision the world will be in the future.” Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that dates back to the 1990s, known for its incorporation of fantasy, horror and alternate history elements. Productions that incorporate steampunk often feature chronologically misplaced technology or futuristic innovations. In this version of “The Fantasticks,” changes were made to adapt costumes, set and props to fit the steampunk theme. Besides these changes, the show is entirely the same show that started on

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Broadway in 1960. During its original run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, which lasted 42 years until 2002, more than 17,000 performances occurred. In 2006, the play was revived at the Snapple Theater Center where it still continues, making record-breaking history with each performance. “The Fantasticks” is the world’s longest running production in the history of stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world. Crews said the event has been in the works for nearly a year. It will be the first

time “The Fantasticks” will be performed at Eastern. “We have dealt with their management company before and know they are highly respected for their productions,” Crews said. “It was a real coup for us to schedule the group here.” “The Fantasticks” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Doudna Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general audience members, $12 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Lauren McQueen can be reached at 581-2812 or

Author to give annual Library to host zine-making Bazargan lecture symposium, workshops By Sam Nusbaum Staff Reporter | @DEN_News

Kurt Spellmeyer, an author and Rutgers English professor, will be giving the annual Susan Bazargan Graduate Lecture on the importance of studying the humanities at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.. The English graduate student department is organizing Spellmeyer’s lecture. Ruth Hoberman, an English professor and head of the English graduate department, said that it is important for students to come to this lecture. She said it is important that universities teach fields like English and philosophy because they serve as a cure to the general obsession with economic gain. Hoberman said taking the humanities classes is important because they teach critical thinking skills, which help students question and think more carefully about ideas that may be taken for granted. She added that people have moved from being a society that thinks and works for each other, to becoming individualized and as she puts it, “worship-

ing money makers.” Spellmeyer said he came up with the title for his lecture, “English in the Market Society: Meaning is What Matters, Not Value,” by thinking about how the arts and sciences have lost its prestige. He argues that people are not willing to go into the humanities anymore because there is not a job waiting for a student when they graduate, unlike those who study technology. He also said that the problem is the problem is a declining of manufacturing, the growth of low wage jobs and outsourcing. Spellmeyer said that the worry about majors is a distraction from the plight of the middle class by the one percent. Spellmeyer said that the humanities are still important in the workplace. Sam Nusbaum can be reached at 581-2812 or For the in-depth version of this article go to:

By Megan Ivey Staff Reporter | @DEN_News Booth Library challenges participants to create their own media through an event titled “Cut and Paste - EIU Zine Symposium” from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Witters conference room 4440. The symposium, which is free to the public, is to inform about zine-making and the importance of self-publishing. Zines are handmade, self-publications that can comprise of any theme of the creator’s interest. David Gracon, a communication studies professor and organizer of the event, said there is no strict form when making a zine. “It gives the creator total freedom,” Gracon said. “Zines come in all shapes and sizes, and can range from writing about surviving sexual abuse to baseball.” The three sessions include a discussion panel from 1 to 2:15 p.m., a workshop from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and a documentary viewing from 4 to 5 p.m. Gracon said while all sessions are in-

formative, he hopes students will come during whichever time fits into their schedule. The discussion panel will be led inperson by Gracon, Robert Peterson, an art professor and Jason Pankoke, a writer and designer from Champaign. Two panelists, Liz Mason, a selfpublisher from Chicago, and Lainie Duro, who is opening a zine library in Austin, Texas, will be conferenced through Skype and telephone, respectfully. The panel will discuss its history with zines, and the significance of the subculture created by them. The second session will be a handson workshop, where participants are encouraged to create a collective zine through cut and pasting provided material, drawing and writing. “We’re hoping each person will create a page and later we will bind all the pages to form a collaboration,” Gracon said. Steve Brantley, a professor in library services, said the panelists will also be there to provide participants inspiration and loose instructions of constructing zines.

In the final session, a viewing of the documentary, “Zined! A Documentary,” will be shown. The documentary includes Gracon and his former zine, “Ape.” There will be a Q&A discussion following the documentary. Gracon said it will be interesting to revisit his 20-year-old self and a pivotal moment in his life. “It was empowering to make my own media,” Gracon said. “Making zines was life-changing for me, and I met a lot of the people I consider my friends today.” Gracon said the event was organized after he saw a positive reaction from his students when incorporating zines into his curriculum. “I saw how excited my students were when creating the zines, and I wanted to let more people know about this form of expression,” Gracon said. In addition to the event, Booth Library has zines from Gracon’s and Brantley’s collections on display. Megan Ivey can be reached at 581-2812 or

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BODYBUILDERS: Alex Wood, Gina Iaffaldano, and Brittany O’Dell are soon to be seen every day displayed at the rec center for winnng top accorlades on Saturday.

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WORLD: There was probably a lot of you that missed out on National Pancake day because you were unaware.

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Ford Hall going co-ed is good move Residence halls are changing and fast. In the past two years, two entire residence halls have gone co-ed and there is no indication of this changing at all. The co-ed lifestyle is a train that cannot be stopped and more importantly shouldn’t be stopped. Not only are halls going co-ed by hall, with there being a women’s floors and men’s floors, but there has been a new wave of interest for going co-ed by floor, having a suite-like style floor with private bathrooms for both men and women on the floor. McKinney Hall helmed this style two years with a great amount of success. Ford Hall, at the most recent Residence Hall Association meeting, had asked to have their hall to have the floors be co-ed with the new private bathroom renovations to be made in the summer.

RHA approved their proposal waiting for the final OK from Mark Hudson, the director of Housing and Dining. Ford Hall’s request should be fully approved for the Fall 2014 semester. Eastern, like many other campuses, is moving in the right direction and they should stay on that path. Having co-ed halls adds a different dynamic then those who are not, but there is an even better and larger dynamic for those who live on co-ed floors. The purpose for single-gendered halls and even floors is becoming a relic of a college society long gone from the scene. Single gendered on-campus living will soon be looked at as strange as we look at “I Love Lucy” for never admitting to a pregnancy. Most students are apathetic now to whether or not there is a person of the op-

posite sex on there floor on not. Life on campus and in the world is already co-ed and the halls should reflect that. It is less natural to separate ourselves. We act differently around the opposite sex and it is not necessarily a bad thing. We should be taught through living with those of the opposite sex. The times, they are a’changin,’ and the residence halls are following suite, one by one, dropping like flies. Soon, campus living will be fully co-ed. The student’s interests have reflected that. The only hall to avoid this hurricane of the co-ed residence hall will be Pemberton Hall only because of its historic value. The daily editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of The Daily Eastern News.

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Presenter explores career-making options By DJ Bland Staff Reporter | @DEN_News Barbara Baurer of Country Financial and Ashley Bigard, a graduate assistant, spoke to students in Tuesday Lumpkin Hall about ways to create career success, avoid mistakes in the workplace and how to manage money for the future. T h re e p r o g r a m s o n c a m p u s sponsored the event: the business solutions center, LIFE center and women exploring business and technology. It was presented to give students an insight and career advice from a leader in the insurance and financial services. Baurer is the executive vice president-chief operating officer of Country Financial and an alumna of Eastern. She is the youngest and the first woman to become a vice

president for Country Financial. In the beginning of the presentation, Baurer talked about how to gain career success and hit four points that she lived by and learned. First was career choice. “I choose the company that values matched my abilities,” she said “I choose the industry that I believe in.” She said to use that as a guide because most people do not know what they want to do with their lives when they get college. Second was development. Baurer listed three points: continuous self-development, continually ask for more and take every opportunity. “When I was done with work, I always asked for more,” Baurer said. Third was her approach to the job. She said the keys to how she

Eastern alum to delve into Wall Street Journal Staff Report Tim Martin, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Eastern alumnus, will be presenting “Inside the Wall Street Journal” Wednesday. The presentation will be at 4 p.m. in the Lumpkin Hall auditorium. Martin, a 2006 graduate, is visiting Eastern as part of the spring 2014 Fox-Thornburgh Visiting Professional program until Thursday. Martin has worked for The Wall Street Journal since 2008. He worked in the Chicago branch until 2010



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approached her job were focused on getting results, broke large problems into smaller ones, dealt with facts instead of emotions and take care of mini crises before it becomes a bigger one. “I wanted to be the go-to person in the work area,” she said. Fourth was building working relationships in the work place. The keys that helped her gain success were valuing teammates, constant praise and recognition to teammates, and understand communication matters – written and oral. “If a résumé comes in wrong, it goes into the ‘no pile,’” she said. Baurer added people need to learn to think like others, develop trusted relationships and build a personal brand, because it is all about how people are presented to others.

Baurer also explored ways she avoided career mistakes. She listed seven things that she did not do, such as making it about yourself, hiding bad things, telling the story your way, forgetting perception can become reality, not listening, stepping over the edge and hurting your brand and reputation. She also delved into how she operated as a leader. In her time working with people, she found things that people wanted and that was that people wanted vision and direction, not orders all the time. She added its impossible to over-communicate. “As you have more and more success, it is important to give back.” Baurer said. When Baurer finished, she handed the stage to Bigord, a graduate assistant form the school of

family and consumer sciences. Bigord spoke about a new program that helps students understand the literacy in financial education, called “LIFE.” “The LIFE center helps students reach their goals either if its budgeting or getting out of college debt free,” Bigord said. After the event, Barbara mentioned the turnout of the event. “I was surprised about the balance between women and men. I was thinking I going to talk to a whole group of females, but I was great to see the interest of the males as well,” Baurer said.


to the students. The candidates all agreed students need to be paying attention to these types of elections. The students could swing an entire election in Coles County. Clough said these students do not realize the power the have. Voudre agreed and said he hopes students exercise their right and prove other community members wrong. “You need to be a part of this process,” Voudre said. “The attendance here is lacking. (Students) can make a difference. If you want your voice to be heard, you have the power.”

The subcommittees for Academic Affairs and Business Affairs and the President’s Area will convene Friday to look over ideas in which to cut $8 million, one of which will be appropriated.

when he went to the Atlanta, Ga., branch. He has written features and spot news about U.S. supermarkets and drugstores, as well as covering the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. During his time at Eastern, Martin worked for The Daily Eastern News for two years before going to Champaign to work for The News-Gazette. Martin said he took two years off after graduation to go to Korea to teach English as a language before going to work for The Wall Street Journal.

Voudre added it would be cost effective other than the time spent away from the department. The federal government covers the cost. Voudre also made a point to take interest in the budget. He said his current training at Northwestern University will have prepared him for the role. Despite not being in these types of programs, Clough said he believed being in these programs and having a graduate’s degree does not make a good leader. “Just because a person doesn’t

have a Master’s degree does not mean they can’t manage something,” Clough said. Despite the hour-long discussion on what exactly these candidates had to offer, roughly only 10 people attended the debate. Hannah Edwards, the external affairs committee chairwoman, said the committee was unable to market the debate enough especially with the rushed time period. Scheduling conflicts from the candidates made it difficult to arrange before Spring Break, she said. Student Senate members took notes through the debate and will present what each candidate focused on. Edwards said their job now is to get this information gained from the debate to then give

with the information of how Eastern has cut many of the positions that exist at other universities still, such as the dean of students and other similar positions with associate and ‘assistant’ in the title. “I am just suggesting that there has been a lot of shrinking going on for many, many years, so take it for what

it is worth. I take great pride in the fact that we are very frugal and we get a lot for our dollars,” Nadler said. “Sometimes, we kill people along the way, but (the numbers) are fairly indicative.” Nadler continued that the entirety of student affairs includes roughly 4 percent of the overall budget at Eastern. “For many years, we have bragged

that we try not to invest in staffing,” Nadler said. “We try to invest our money in equipment and the things our students would have the most direct enjoyment and satisfaction from. Similarly, if you look at the other areas, you would probably that we have half of the staffing as other similar institutions.”



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Men’s OVC schedule WIN

70-69 LOSS

100-81 LOSS

85-77 LOSS

81-69 WIN

56-48 LOSS

70-66 WIN

67-64 LOSS

84-77 WIN

77-74 WIN

76-70 WIN

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“They’re out rebounding opponents by five rebounds a game,” Spoonhour said. “Numerous guys, even at the guard position, can get four-to-five offensive rebounds.” Southeast Missouri’s guards make up 47.5 percent of their 36.7 rebounds per game in OVC play, second best in the conference. But one player the Redhawks did have return is foward Tyler Stone, who was a First Team All-OVC selection. Stone, also the Preseason Player of the Year, is third in the OVC this season with 19.1 points per game. “He is capable of stepping out onto the floor, where he can shoot it from — not very many big men can do that,” Spoonhour said. “If that’s not there, he can drive to the basket and shoot it or he can shoot it inside with either hand.” His 11-of-12 shooting performance for 24 points is what ultimately became the Panthers’ demise in their season-ending game against the Redhawks at least year’s tournament. “There is a short list of guys who are 6-foot-9, 230 pounds with quick feet — he’s on that list,” Spoonhour said. Stone is also the top rebounder on the OVC’s second best rebounding team. His 9.5 rebounds per game are third in the conference. “Or he can just get rebound after rebound,” Spoonhour said. Stone, the reigning OVC Player of the Week, and the Redhawks are coming off an upset double-overtime win 118-115 against Murray State, the OVC’s No. 2 seed, handing the Racers just their third conference


loss of the season. “They played much faster than what we can afford to be playing at,” Spoonhour said. “Playing fast doesn’t bother them; it bothers us. We have guys that are normal and get tired.” The Redhawks’ quickness has paved the way for their offense this season, scoring 83 points per game as a team while maintaining a

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shooting of 50 percent from the field. In their 30 games this season, the Redhawks have scored less than 74 points just five times. Spoonhour said the Panthers could not let the Redhawks and their quickness run past them, staying away from help-side defense (when a player adjusts his defense to help another teammate defend the ball handler). “We have to stay in front of them and not put ourselves in a position where we have to help all the time,” he said. However, in their last meeting, the Panthers were able to keep the Redhawks at a slower pace despite a 74-68 loss on Feb. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern held Southeast Missouri to just two fast break points, but, meanwhile, allowed 35 rebounds by the Redhawks, nearly five more than Eastern’s OVC average on defense. Spoonhour said even though Eastern slowed Southeast Missouri down, the Redhawks were able win the game with their play at the boards. “These guys are capable of exploiting a different weakness every time,” Spoonhour said. Southeast Missouri won in the tournament matchup last year. Southeast Missouri won the final matchup of the regular season this year. And though Eastern won the meeting sandwiched in between those two, a 7774 win on Jan. 25 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., none of the previous meeting affects the game that tips off at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., at the Municipal Auditorium. “It’s tournament time,” Spoonhour said. “It comes down to big shots and little plays.” Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or



“The EKU game was early in the season, so I’m sure both of the teams improved in something,” she said. “The last game that we played against them was a really good game for us. We were aggressive. We played together as a team and we fought for all 40 minutes. That’s what we need to do again and build on it.” Eastern Kentucky comes into the game with a 15-12 record overall and 9-7 record in the OVC, but come enter the tourney on a three-game losing streak. The Colonels average 69 points per game and have two players that average double figures. Marie Carpenter is among the OVC leaders in scoring with 21.5 points per game, shooting shoots 40.8 from 3-point range. Freshman guard Georgia Danos said she expects the Colonels to revenge the loss the Panthers handed them. “Who wouldn’t want revenge,” she said. “That’s our job to make known that we are there to win and advance in the tournament. If we play how we’re coached, we’ll be just fine.” The Panthers feature newcomers in this tournament, such as head coach Debbie Black, who is in her first sea-

son as a head coach coming over from Ohio State as an assistant coach. She led her Panthers to a 12-15 record overall and 7-9 record in conference. Black does have postseason experience as a coach when she was with the Buckeyes and also as a player. The Buckeyes went to the NCAA tournament seven times while she was there and also went to the Sweet 16 twice in that time span. Lack of postseason coaching experience will not be a factor heading into this tournament for the first year head coach. The players are a different story. The Panthers are sporting five new players on the roster that have never experienced the OVC tournament before. Senior guard Katlyn Payne said her and the fellow returning players have told the newcomers that are experiencing the tournament for the first time to be ready. “Well, we play mostly veterans, so that helps,” Payne said. “We have already told them, it is a different place to play.”

Women’s OVC schedule WIN

80-70 LOSS

75-64 WIN

75-71 LOSS

61-46 LOSS

64-54 LOSS

64-56 WIN

80-74 LOSS

66-49 LOSS

103-84 WIN

71-61 WIN

53-48 LOSS

83-74 WIN

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Odd, coincidental, unlucky, however it can be described, the Eastern men’s basketball team will once again play Southeast Missouri. “We’ve seen enough of them — six times — and it hasn’t been fun,” second-year Eastern coach Jay Spoonhour said. For the second straight year, the No.7 seeded Panthers will play the No. 6 seeded Redhawks in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., at the Municipal Auditorium. “This year it’s a coincidence,” Spoonhour said. “If it happens again next year, it will be just flat out odd.” Southeast Missouri ousted Eastern 78-68 in the first round of the 2013 OVC tournament, under the same exact seeding. “They still have the same size, athleticism and quickness as last season, it’s just different guys,” Spoonhour said. The Redhawks have added the likes of ju-

nior guard Jarekious Bradley, a transfer from Mississippi Community College. He was named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team and the Second Team All-OVC Tuesday, as well as earning Newcomer of the Week seven times this season. Bradley’s 19.6 points per game ranks third in OVC play and his 5.8 rebounds per game ranks 10th. Another stellar addition to the Redhwaks’ roster has been freshman guard Antonius Cleveland, whose nine points per game and 53 shooting percentage won him four Freshman of the Week awards. “They have big guards that if we have, a smaller guard, a guy like Reggie (Smith) in there, it can bring matchup problems,” Spoonhour said. Smith, Eastern’s starting point guard, stands 6-feet tall. Southeast Missouri has six guards (including Bradley and Cleveland) that are 6-foot-5 or taller. Eastern has none.


The Eastern women’s basketball team will kick off NCAA Division I postseason play as it faces Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament at noon Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. The Panthers will be playing as the No. 8 seed as they backed their way into the tournament by losing two games in a row, but got the help they needed from a TennesseeMartin win over Austin Peay on Saturday. This is the seventh straight season the Panthers have made it to the OVC tournament and they will be playing their first game in the first round since they changed the tournament to a new format three years ago. This is unfamiliar territory for the Panthers over the past two seasons, where they have been the top-seed in the tournament, but lost in the first round both times. With the Panthers being the No. 8 seed, junior forward Sabina Oroszova said this

year is just simply going to be different. “It may be beneficial for us not to have that pressure of being a leader,” she said. “I hope we will be the team upsetting other teams.” The Panthers will be getting their first chance of an upset as they face the No. 5 seed in Eastern Kentucky Colonels. The Panthers already have beaten the Colonels once this season 75-71 on Jan. 7. The Panthers were 31-of-37 from the line that day, with senior Jordyne Crunk setting a school record by making 16-of-17 free throws to finish with 18 points. The Panthers made 21-of-25 from the free throw line in the second half to propel them to the win in Lantz Arena in just the third game in OVC play. Junior guard Katlyn Payne led the Panthers with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. Oroszova, who averages 17 points per game, said she expects to see a different team in Eastern Kentucky in their second game. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, page 7

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