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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 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 O'Brien 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...

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 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 safety Jordan Vincent (1) prepares to make attempt a tackle on a Dayton ball carrier in a game on Sept. 11. Vincent had 12 total tackles in the game, which Eastern lost 17-10.

Updating OVC’s non-conference performance

Autumn Schultz, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Only one OVC team recorded a win last week while four of the conference’s seven teams are still searching for their first win of the season as they enter Week 3 of play.  Tennessee-Martin, 3rd in the...

Eastern defensive lineman Tim Varga rushes Dayton quarterback Jack Cook in the Panthers' 17-10 loss to the Flyers on Sept. 11.

Football team suffers 17-10 road loss against Dayton

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 12, 2021

The Eastern football team had their first lead of the season going into halftime Saturday afternoon, but penalties and turnovers led to a 17-10 loss to the Dayton Flyers.   After not playing a single...

Panthers lose 17-10 against Dayton

Panthers lose 17-10 against Dayton

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 11, 2021

The Eastern football team fell to 0-3 on the season with a 17-10 road loss to Dayton. Eastern held its first lead of the season into halftime, leading the Flyers 3-0. Dayton scored 17 unanswered...

Wide receiver Kirk Pinkston Jr. (14) and defensive back Kobe Rodgers take the field before the Panthers' 26-21 loss to Indiana State Aug. 28.

Football team to face Dayton on road Saturday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 9, 2021

This will be the second time this year that the Eastern football team has competed against a team that has not played since the 2019 season as they head to Dayton, Ohio on Saturday.  Saturday will...

Eastern defensive coordinator addresses his defense during the Panthers' 26-21 loss to Indiana State on Aug. 28.

Early losses abound for OVC football teams this season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 8, 2021

Each OVC football team has played at least one game this season, and five of the conference’s seven teams have lost their opening game.  Eastern is the only OVC team to have played twice, with an...

Eastern defensive lineman Justin Growel drags down a South Carolina ball carrier in the Panthers game against the Gamecocks Sept. 4. Eastern lost the game 46-0.

Panthers beaten by Gamecocks 46-0

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 6, 2021

The SEC is known for football, and the South Carolina Gamecocks showed the Eastern football team Saturday night that the conference has certainly earned its considerable reputation.  The Gamecocks...

Eastern defensive lineman Justin Growel drags down a South Carolina ball carrier in the Panthers game against the Gamecocks Sept. 4. Eastern lost the game 46-0.

Panthers fall to Gamecocks 46-0

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 4, 2021

Columbia, S.C.- The Eastern football team played an SEC opponent for the second time in program history Saturday night, losing to South Carolina 46-0. The Panthers fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss. Eastern...

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Eastern wide receiver Matt Judd attempts to hurdle a tackler during a kick return against Indiana State on Aug. 28 in Terre Haute. Judd returned two kickoffs in the game for 33 yards and a long of 20 yards. Eastern lost the game 26-21.

Panthers set to face Gamecocks

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2021

Putting the loss of the season opener last Saturday behind them is exactly what the Eastern football team plans to do as they gear up for non-conference play this weekend against South Carolina. Saturday’s...

The Eastern football leaves the field following warmups for the season's opening game against Indiana State Aug. 28 in Terre Haute. The Panthers lost the game 26-21.

Previewing Thursday’s openers for OVC football teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 1, 2021

Eastern is the only OVC football team that has played a game so far this season. Most of the conference starts playing Thursday night.Let's take a look at the games scheduled for Thursday and what to...

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