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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Redbirds bulldoze Nixon-less team

Redbirds bulldoze Nixon-less team

Ta’Kenya Nixon, a sophomore guard, goes to defend Mizzou’s Bekah Mills Sunday evening at Lantz Arena. The Panthers travel to Illinois State to play the Redbirds Thursday evening. (Audrey Sawyer

Redbirds bulldoze Nixon-less team

Sophomore guard Ta’Kenya Nixon did not play in the game Thursday against Illinois State, and the rest of the team could not pick up the slack.

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  • Eastern Illinois Universitys Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson (front), runs out with players Jay Vallie (80), a graduate tight end, and Jordan Vincent (1), a sophomore safety, before the start of the Panthers first home game of the 2022 season Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost against the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga Mocs 38-20.

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  • Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, jumps to spike the ball during the volleyball of the second set of the first game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Lopez had 24 kills, 5 kills, and scored 27 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

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  • Easterns mens basketball Head Coach Marty Simmons, talks to players during a timeout in a game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses during the game in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

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  • Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

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  • After Makiya Miller (3), a freshman guard for the Wright State  Rowdy Raiders, stumbles over herself and loses the ball, Julia Bengtson (20), a sophomore guard, recovers the ball to push the offensive during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. Bengtson had four rebounds, two assists and scored nine points. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

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  • Maya Chandler (10), a junior guard, is defended by Miah Monohan (3), a sophomore guard as she approaches the Panthers hoop during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena Sunday afternoon. Monahan scored five points with six assists and four rebounds. The Panthers won 83-73 against the Ramblers.

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  • Kyle Carlesimo, a freshman guard, struggles to gain possession of a loose ball but a St. Mary of the Woods College player holds his firm grip on the ball during the mens basketball game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. Carlesimo led the Panthers with 19 points and seven rebounds. The team had an average of 4 rebounds per player, with a total of 50. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

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  • Maya Chandler (10), a junior guard, is defended by Miah Monohan (3), a sophomore guard as she approaches the Panthers hoop during the womens basketball game against the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in Lantz Arena Sunday afternoon. Monahan scored five points with six assists and four rebounds. The Panthers won 83-73 against the Ramblers.

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  • Linebacker Colin Bohanek (45), and defensive back Mark Aitken (2), tackles a Southeast Missouri player during their game Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Redhawks 31-7 on the OBrien Field.

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  • Summerlyn Smith (8), a senior setter, puts up the ball during volleyball practice in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

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