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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

Eastern defensive end Jordan Miles tackles Illinois State quarterback Bryce Jefferson in a game against the Redbirds on Sept. 18 at OBrien Field. Miles had 5 total tackles in the game, an 31-24 loss for the Panthers.

OVC football teams ready for conference

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 21, 2021

With Week 3 of nonconference play coming to an end for the OVC, the first conference games of the season will be played this week as the teams prepare for Week 4.   Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State,...

The Eastern mens soccer team huddles before taking the field for the second half against Green Bay Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Phoenix played to a 1-1 tie.

Men’s soccer team plays Green Bay to 1-1 tie

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 21, 2021

The Eastern men's soccer team played Green Bay on a rainy Lakeside Field Tuesday afternoon.  The match ended in a 1-1 tie, giving the Panthers a record of 0-5-1 heading into conference play this weekend.  Green...

Eastern libero Lorraine Perez drops to a knee to receive a serve in a match against Indiana State on Sunday in Lantz Arena. Perez had 19 digs and 2 service aces in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Conference play nearing for OVC volleyball

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

Conference season for the OVC volleyball teams in on the horizon.  The first conference match will take place Tuesday night between Tennessee State and Belmont, two teams with very different levels...

Eastern forward Shady Omar dribbles the ball up the sideline in a match against Milwaukee on Aug. 30 at Lakeside Field. The match was canceled at halftime due to severe weather.

Men’s soccer team to play home match against Green Bay

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

The Eastern men's soccer team will host Green Bay Tuesday afternoon in the Panthers' final match before conference play begins.  The match will start at 2 p.m. from Lakeside Field. The start time was...

Eastern quarterback Otto Kuhns runs between a pair of defenders and gets a block from Ivan Gleyzer in a game against Illinois State on Sept. 18 at OBrien Field. Kuhns threw for 204 yards and ran for 43 in the game, which Eastern lost 31-24.

Panthers drop thriller to Redbirds 31-24

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 19, 2021

The Eastern football team may have come up short Saturday night against Illinois State in the 109th Mid-America Classic, but head coach Adam Cushing said he felt that the team showed what they are capable...

Eastern middle blocker Emily Wilcox jumps to attempt a kill in a match against Indiana State on Sept. 19 in Lantz Arena. Wilcox had 10 kills in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Panthers end nonconference play with 3-1 loss

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team lost its second-straight match against Indiana State Sunday afternoon, closing nonconference play for the Panthers.  Eastern will be entering conference competition next...

The Eastern mens cross country team races from the starting line to begin the EIU Walt Crawford Open at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail on Sept. 3. Both the mens and womens team placed first in the open.

Cross country teams finish 2nd, 4th at Indiana State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

The Eastern cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season Saturday in Terre Haute.  The men's and women's teams participated in the John McNichols Invitational hosted by Indiana State....

Panthers fall 31-24 to Redbirds in Mid-America Classic

Panthers fall 31-24 to Redbirds in Mid-America Classic

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 18, 2021

The Eastern football team came up short Saturday night against Illinois State in the 109th Mid-America Classic at O'Brien Field. The Redbirds took a lead with 1:54 remaining in the game and held on...

Eastern setter Summer Smith (8) sets the ball up for middle blocker Emily WIlcox in a match against Northern Illinois Sept. 2 in Lantz Arena. Smith had 30 assists and Wilcox had 8 kills in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

Panthers to play series against Sycamores

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team will be playing its final two nonconference matches this weekend.  The Panthers will be on the road to play Indiana State Friday before turning around and hosting the Sycamores...

Eastern defender Morgan Rinker positions herself in front of a Chicago State player in a 1-0 Eastern win on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field.

OVC women’s soccer teams near end of nonconference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

There is a little over a week until conference play begins for the women's soccer teams of the OVC. Only two of the conference's nine teams, Tennessee-Martin and Murray State, are over .500 in nonconference...

Eastern quarterback Chris Katrenick releases a pass while the Dayton pass rush bears down on him in a game Sept. 11. Katrenick was 12-for-27 passing for 111 yards in the game, which Eastern lost 17-10.

Panthers to renew rivalry with Redbirds

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2021

Rivalry will be the name of the game for the Eastern football team as Illinois State comes to O’Brien Field for the 109th Mid-America Classic on Saturday.   The rivalry between the Panthers and the...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16.

Some top returners for Eastern’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have had their 2021-22 schedules revealed, with both teams set to begin in less than two months. As the teams continue preparations for the upcoming season,...

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