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Taris Thornton, a junior forward, attempts to rebound the ball during the during second quarter of the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Thornton scored 13 points, had two rebounds and shot 4-6 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Panthers of the Week: Joe Stoddard, Taris Thornton

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 4, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the track and field team. The freshman distance runner from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, finished in first place in his heat for the Meyo Mile in Notre...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Panthers...

COLUMN: Why you should watch running sports

COLUMN: Why you should watch running sports

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter December 6, 2023

About a month ago, Eastern’s men's cross-country team took five players to the NCAA Regionals meet in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The team had won the Ohio Valley Conference championship two weeks before...

Freshman Joe Stoddard (117) runs at the 2023 EIU Walt Crawford open.

Freshman standout Joe Stoddard

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

Freshman cross country runner Joe Stoddard has placed in the top five for Eastern at every meet this season, Including the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Veteran runner and OVC champion Adam...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

Men’s cross country looks to send someone to nationals

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 10, 2023

In all of Eastern's 128-year history, only 11 runners have made it to the NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The most recent nationals runner from Eastern was Dustin Hatfield in 2021 (Placed...

Easterns womens cross country team will open their season this Friday at the EIU Walt Crawford Open. The team said they feel ready for the season to start.

Women’s cross country hopes to add more success to their season

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 10, 2023

Eastern’s women’s cross country have proven throughout the year that they are a winning team. They won the EIU Walt Crawford Open, placed fourth out of 12 in the Redbird Open, and won the Ohio...

Easterns womens cross country team will open their season this Friday at the EIU Walt Crawford Open. The team said they feel ready for the season to start.

Men’s and women’s cross-country win conference championship

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 31, 2023

The Eastern cross-country teams swept the Ohio Valley Conference Cross-Country Championship last Saturday in Morehead, Kentucky. This was the second year in a row that both teams won the conference...

Panthers of the Week (10.15)
Autumn Grinter and Joe Stoddard

Panthers of the Week: Autumn Grinter, Joe Stoddard

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 15, 2023

The female Panther of the Week is going to Autumn Grinter from the swim team. The junior freestyle swimmer from Edwardsville won two events at the Davenport Invite on Friday and Saturday, and Grinter...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

COLUMN: Michael Atkins is the next Adam Swanson

Mackenzie Harrell, Sports Reporter October 9, 2023

If both Adam Swanson and Michael Atkins keep training together throughout the season, I think Michael will be the next Adam for next season. Fifth-year senior Adam Swanson is the best runner on the men’s...

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.

Panther athletes reflect on coaches for National Coaches Day

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 6, 2023

October 6 is National Coaches Day. The News asked some Panther student athletes how their coaching staffs made an impact on them throughout their time at Eastern. From the football team, redshirt junior...

Safety Blake Ruffin (4) tackles Sycamore quarterback Gavin Screws at their game vs. Indiana State Thursday night. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores.

Panthers of the Week: Blake Ruffin, Mackenzie Aldridge

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The male Panther of the Week is going to Blake Ruffin from the football team. The redshirt sophomore safety from Louisville, KY provided a game clinching interception to help the Panthers beat the Northwestern...

Sophomores Mason Stoeger (190) and Michael Atkins (181) run during the Walt Crawford Open meet at the Panther Trail during the 2022 season.

Panthers’ XC hope to improve as a team at Louisville Classic

Mackenzie Harrell, Sports Reporter September 28, 2023

With roughly 300 participants in the Louisville Classic, there is more competition and more conference teams the Panthers will compete against. With EIU coming from a unsatisfied overall sixth place at...

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