EASTERN ILLINOIS RUMORS

Josh Norman is a top-tier NFL cornerback

I’m not like any other cornerback—they all have their things they do, and that’s cool. I respect that. But I’m in another group right now; I’m in another class.-Josh Norman (J_No24)   Josh Norman was asked by Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated what it feels like to be the next great player at the cornerback position, Norman was quoted as saying "I am unique in my own...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Transfer F Chris Olivier Headed to Oklahoma State

Former Eastern Illinois forward Chris Olivier will graduate and transfer to Oklahoma State. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports’ reported Olivier’s decision. Eastern Illinois transfer Chris Olivier has committed to Oklahoma State, source told @CBSSports. Immediately eligible. 13.0 PPG and 5.3 RPG. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 29, 2015 A native of Chicago, the 6’8″, 245...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma State Lands Eastern Illinois Star Transfer F Chris Olivier

Chris Olivier, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward transferring from Eastern Illinois, has committed to Oklahoma State, according to a report by CBS Sports.  Olivier, a Chicago native, averaged 13 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season.  He has one year of eligibility remaining and can play right away.  Eastern Illinois transfer Chris Olivier has committed to Oklahoma State, source...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati TV Station Gets Their Panthers Mixed Up

Cincinnati's NBC affiliate, WLWT, must have someone in the graphics department that doesn't know their football.  The Bengals, who lost badly to the Patriots last night, will face the NFL's Carolina Panthers next Sunday.The graphic says that the Bengals will instead play the Eastern Illinois Panthers.  Who?  Yeah, wrong Panthers.Eastern Illinois plays in the NCAA Division I FCS...
Via Sportz Assassin
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: E. Illinois LB ejected for nut shot on Gophers lineman

Eastern Illinois linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill brought us the first ejection of the 2014 college football season on Thursday night at the expense of an opponent’s man region. Grugier-Hill decided it would be a good idea to give Minnesota offensive lineman Zac Epping a closed-fist shot to the nuts. Grugier-Hill wasn’t exactly subtle with the cheap […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IPFW cruises past Eastern Illinois 86-65

Steve Forbes scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as IPFW cruised to an 86-65 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Forbes was 6 of 8 from the field and nailed 8 of 8 free throws. Luis Jacobo came off the bench to post 18 points and six rebounds for the Mastodons (9-4). Isaiah McCray had 15 points with four assists and a steal. IPFW sank 54.7 percent from the field, 62...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

West romps to record, lifts Towson

After he walked off the snow-covered field at Eastern Illinois Friday night, Towson running back Terrance West said he was pretty sure he'd never played a game quite like this one. Snow, sleet, rain and 30-degree temperatures. And he had no idea just how well he'd handled it. West ran for 356 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries, leading the Tigers (12-2) to a 49-39 win over...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

West romps to record, leads Towson past EIU, 49-39

After he walked off the snow-covered field at Eastern Illinois Friday night, Towson running back Terrance West said he was pretty sure he'd never played a game quite like this one. Snow, sleet, rain and 30-degree temperatures. And he had no idea just how well he'd handled it. West ran for 356 yards and five touchdowns on 39n carries, leading the Tigers (12-2) to a 49-39 win over...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Illinois crushes Tennessee St 51-10

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State 51-10 in the second round of the FBC playoffs Saturday. Eastern Illinois (12-1) will face Towson next week, which beat Fordham 48-28 earlier in the day. The Panthers built a 16-0 first quarter lead on a Taylor Duncan 3-yard TD run, a Cameron Berra 25-yard field goal and Garoppolo...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

IPFW beats Eastern Illinois 71-65

Steve Forbes scored a game-high 19 points with eight rebounds as IPFW posted a 71-65 victory over Eastern Illinois Wednesday night. Forbes went 8 of 11 from the field and hit 3 of 4 from the line. He was joined by Michael Kibiloski who scored 12 points and Joe Edwards with 11 points, two rebounds and three assists. The lead changed hands six times before the end of the first period...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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