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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

Junior guard Lariah Washington put up a shot at the women’s basketball game Saturday at Lantz Areana. Washinton led the team with 25 points. The Panthers won 85-74 to the Purple Aces in a double overtime.

Panthers win double-overtime thriller against Evansville

Will Simmons, Women's Basketball Reporter November 20, 2021

An 85-74 win in double overtime Saturday night, extends the Eastern women’s basketball team’s streak to 3-0. The Panthers finished strong in the second overtime outscoring Evansville 15-4 to win by...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at Saturday’s football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Panthers lose 20-13 in season finale against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 20, 2021

The 2021 season is in the books for the Eastern football team after a 20-13 loss to Murray State at O'Brien Field. The Panthers end the season with an overall record of 1-10 and a conference record...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV makes a move in the paint during Thursday nights game against Rockford in Lantz Arena. Friday IV set a new career high with 21 points in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers beat Rockford 96-64 for 1st win of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 18, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team secured their first win of the season at home Thursday against Rockford University 96-64, improving their record to 1-3.  Sammy Friday IV had a good Thursday,...

Eastern outside hitter Danielle Allen swings on a kill attempt in a match against Austin Peay on Nov. 13 in Lantz Arena. Allen had a team-high 22 kills in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Allen given 1st team All-OVC honors for Panthers

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 17, 2021

The OVC announced its postseason volleyball awards Wednesday, on the eve of the OVC Tournament. Eastern, which will play Southeast Missouri Wednesday in what it the Panthers’ first OVC Tournament...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl defends an opponent at the top of the key in a game against Lindenwood on Nov. 9 in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 6 points and 3 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 86-30.

Panthers win 1st road game of season

Jonas Engelhart, Women's Basketball Reporter November 17, 2021

The Eastern’s women’s basketball team collected another win in their second game of the season as they won 64-55 against Indiana State in Terre Haut on Wednesday night. It was a close game throughout...

Eastern running back Kendi Young runs the ball past a defender in the Panthers Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23. Eastern lost 28-0 to the Tigers at OBrien Field.

Football team to honor seniors Saturday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 17, 2021

The Eastern football will be honoring its 14 seniors this Saturday at O’Brien field prior to their final game of the season against Murray State.  Saturday’s game will mark the second time this...

Eastern forward Jermaine Hamlin (34) jumps to deflect an inbounds pass in the final seconds of Easterns loss to Central Michigan Monday. The pass was gathered by Central Michigan guard Jermaine Jackson Jr. (10) who scored on a layup as time expired, giving the Panthers a 62-61 loss.

Panthers lose at buzzer in home opener

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 15, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team lost 62-61 in a thriller Monday night against the Central Michigan Chippewas in their home opener. The Panthers were down 60-58 with 27 seconds left when forward...

Redshirt senior outside hitter Kylie Michael and her family celebrate the volleyball team’s senior night at Saturday afternoon’s game at Lantz Arena. Michael had 13 kills during the match. The Panthers lost 3-1 against Austin Peay.

Panthers honor seniors, clinch OVC Tourney spot over weekend

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team honored its seniors over the weekend in more ways than one. On Saturday, the four seniors were acknowledged in a pregame ceremony with their families. Outside hitters...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV battles with two Chicago State defenders in the paint in a game last December, which Eastern won 78-56.

Men’s basketball team to play home opener Monday

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 14, 2021

Lantz Arena will hold it’s first men’s basketball game of the season Monday night at 7 p.m. as the Panthers host the 0-2 Central Michigan Chippewas. Both teams are winless entering their 51st ever...

Hatfield headed to Nationals for cross country

Hatfield headed to Nationals for cross country

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

Dustin Hatfield's record-setting season for the men's cross country team is not over just yet.  It was announced Saturday that Hatfield was selected for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships...

Eastern freshman Emma Ballantyne competes in the 1000 yard freestyle in a meet against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. The women’s swimming team lost the meet 174-84.

Panthers compete in A3 Performance Invite

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in the A3 Performance Invite Thursday through Saturday, with the women placing fourth and men placing fifth.  The event, held in Carbondale, featured...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14, 2021, in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Panthers lose to Billikens in 2nd game of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 12, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 after an 86-44 loss at Saint Louis University Friday evening. The Billikens had four players score double-digits, with the game high coming from Gibson...

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