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

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

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Easterns mens baseball team practices in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday evening. The teams first game will be against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Feb. 16 in Tallahassee at Bragg Memorial Stadium at Florida A&Ms campus.

EIU baseball’s Infante shares advice in Q&A

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter February 23, 2024

Junior infielder Danny Infante answered a bunch of questions ranging from his favorite sunflower seed flavor to what he would tell his younger self.     Q: How long have you been playing baseball?  A:...

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Graduate pole vaulter Joseph Fisher practices in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday afternoon

EIU Men’s track and field finish second in OVC Tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

The Eastern men's track and field team placed second at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Tournament. First year Director of Track and Field James Gildon mentioned how he wasn’t disappointed...

Track and field senior thrower Taylor Iverson throws a shot put .

EIU thrower Iverson shares shot put technique in Q&A

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

Senior EIU track and field thrower Taylor Iverson answered some questions ranging from a track and field athlete she looks up to to if she likes pineapples on her pizza.     Q: How has the season...

Basketball going through a hoop

STAFF PICKS: Who’s the GOAT of basketball?

Sports Staff February 22, 2024

The Sports Staff shared who they think the greatest basketball player of all time is.     Zaria Flippin (Sports Editor): Michael Jordan  The greatest of all time in the sport of basketball...

Head Coach Robin Cambier (mens and womens tennis) during pratice on wed Feb 14, 2024, helping players improve skills Macfee on Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Ill ©

EIU tennis coach with varied past: Robin Cambier

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

Spring had given way to summertime in the Belgian town of Dilbeek.   It was the late 1990s, and a 6-year-old boy by the name of Robin Cambier had just finished preschool and joined a tennis camp...

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Kooper Jacobi speaks on religion in Q&A

Zaria Flippin and Payton Liggins February 21, 2024

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi answered some questions ranging from his favorite bible scripture to if he thinks the Earth is round or flat.      Q: When did you start playing basketball?  A:...

Panther Profiles: Ep. 16: Drew Jacobs

Panther Profiles: Ep. 16: Drew Jacobs

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz February 21, 2024

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2MUhIS3DeYGLoLZYvtRWP4?si=d00swXeWRq6u2VD52nhTaw Patrick and Aidan sit down with videographer Drew Jacobs. Jacobs talks about his career as a hockey player and what...

(From Left to Right) Rachel Koon (12), Kylie Decker (11), Kathryn Cichon (3) and Brenda Torres (2) vie for positioning at the beginning of the mile run at track meet.

EIU track and field hope to win OVC Championship

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 21, 2024

Eastern’s track and field team has hit the road to head to the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship meet.   The OVC standings for the track meet consist of multiple Eastern...

Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to jump up and shoot a layup while a Tennessee Tech player attempts to block her shot at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

Q&A with Macy McGlone

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Junior forward Macy McGlone answered some questions ranging from how she handles being a student athlete to why the chicken crossed the road.    Q: How's the season going so far team wise?  A:...

Taris Thornton (25), a junior forward, scramble for a loose ball while being pressured by Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Thornton scored 10 points and had 2 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers face key test this week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor February 19, 2024

With four games left in the season, Eastern women’s basketball sits alone in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with a record of 9-5 in conference play.  Eastern’s next two games are...

Fifth year forward Jermaine Hamlin, slam dunks second half of the basketball game. Southeast Missouri State University RedHawks in grongier arena Thu Feb 15, 2024 Panthers won 72-57 on Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill

Road trip to Tennessee crucial for EIU basketball standings

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 19, 2024

EIU basketball is looking at a four-day road trip that brings the potential to rise in conference standings, coming off a 72-57 win over the Lindenwood University Lions last Saturday.   Eastern...

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis hangs onto the rim in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 72-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Panthers of the Weeks: Taylor Iverson, Kyndall Davis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 18, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Taylor Iverson from the track and field team. The senior from Chicago Heights set personal records for herself in the weight throw category and the shot put...

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