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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

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.

Carlesimo leads men’s basketball to first home win of the season

Nick Bays, Men's Basketball Reporter November 22, 2022

After a second half that saw the Eastern men's basketball team score 59 points alone, the Panthers beat Saint Mary of the Woods College 102-40 Monday afternoon at home at First Mid Court. Eastern had...

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.

Women’s basketball rallies in second half to beat Loyola Chicago

Nick Bays, Women's Basketball Reporter November 21, 2022

After trailing by 10 points at halftime, Eastern women’s basketball would go on to win at home at First Mid Court in Lantz Arena on Sunday against Loyola Chicago 83-73. The Panthers were led by...

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.

Eastern football set to face off against No. 25 UT Martin

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Eastern Illinois University (2-8, 1-3 OVC) at University of Tennessee – Martin (6-4, 4-0 OVC) Graham Stadium – Martin, Tenn., at 2 p.m. Series Record: EIU leads 15-12 Last Meeting: UT Martin beat...

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

Smith sisters “set” up for success

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

I-57 North is a highway that is anything but unfamiliar to Summerlyn Smith.  For two years, the senior setter for the Eastern volleyball team took the highway north to Champaign, Ill., to the birthplace...

Forward Sincere Malone (5), splits the double team by Illinois States defense on the right wing as Malone attempts to drive to the basket at Easterns first mens basketball home game of the season against Illinois State University. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 54-49 in Lantz Arena.

EIU athletics to hit the road for games over Thanksgiving break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 16, 2022

The football team and both basketball teams will be on the road as well as at home to play games in six of the nine days of Thanksgiving break. The Eastern football team (2-8) will kick off the break...

Quarterback Dom Shoffner (0), attempts to run the ball and is tackled by Southeast Missouris defensive lineman, Nasim Cairo (55) at their game Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Redhawks 31-7 on the OBrien Field.

Snowy Senior Day ends in a loss for the Panthers

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 14, 2022

It was a cold and snowy day at O’Brien Field for Senior Day, but No. 15 Southeast Missouri’s offense was red hot. The Redhawks finished the game with 460 yards of total offense compared to the Panthers’...

Markenzy Pierre (1), a redshirt senior runningback, runs drills during football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team prepared to take on ranked SEMO in last home game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2022

The Eastern football team (2-7) is prepared to take on the #20 ranked Southeast Missouri football team (7-2) Saturday afternoon at O’Brien for the last home game of the season.  Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Guard Yaakema Rose Jr. (4), yells in excitement after center player Nick Ellington (11), dunks the ball during their game vs. Illinois State University. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 54-49 in Lantz Arena.

Ellington provides electricity in second half of home opener loss

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 11, 2022

Junior center Nick Ellington was the spark off the bench that the Eastern men’s basketball team needed in the second half of its 54-49 home opener loss to Illinois State Thursday evening.  The Panthers...

Outside hitter, Giovana Larregui Lopez (15) jumps up to spike the ball against University of Southern Indiana at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 3-0.

Volleyball team now tied for third in OVC after defeating Southern Indiana 3-0

Autumn Schulz , Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Bittersweet was the feeling that came over Lantz Arena Wednesday night. The Eastern volleyball team completed the sweep of Southern Indiana in three sets but as some players stepped off the court, they...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Athletes and their sport should be categorized as art

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Athletes are artists. The Merriam Webster definition of art is a “skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.” Anyone who practices a skill overtime and performs, shows, or expresses...

Outside hitter, Kaitlyn Flynn (11), spikes the ball during the fourth and final set against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-1 on Nov. 4, 2022 on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Volleyball team looks to solidify OVC standings against Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will take the court for its final home game of the season against OVC newcomer Southern Indiana Wednesday at 6 p.m.  The Panthers are currently in fifth place in the OVC...

Lyric Johnson (4), a freshman guard brings the ball up the court during the womens basketball exhibition game against the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons at Lantz Arena Monday evening. Johnson had four rebounds, one steal and two assists. The Panthers won 65-54 against the Tritons.

Second half turnaround for Panthers leads to win in home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team struggled in the first half as they trailed University of Missouri Saint Louis going into halftime but came out in the second half a new team as they beat UMSL 65-54...

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