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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 head coach Adam Cushing (right) expresses displeasures with a call on the field in Eastern’s Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23, 2021, at O’Brien Field. Eastern lost to the Tigers 28-0.

Cushing steps down as football coach

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 11, 2022

It was announced Tuesday that Eastern football coach Adam Cushing is stepping down to take the offensive line coach position as Duke. "It was a very challenging decision because I love the young men...

Eastern Running back Harrison Bey-Buie is handed the ball by quarterback Otto Kuhns at Saturday in Easterns Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23 at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost 28-0.

Football team dismisses 5 offensive coaches

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 1, 2021

The Eastern football team let go of five members of its offensive coaching staff following the conclusion of the 2021 season.   Those who are no longer on staff include offensive coordinator and super...

Eastern running back Harrison Bey-Buie attempts to run the ball past the Tennessee State defensive line in the Panthers Homecoming Game on Oct. 19 at OBrien Field. Bey-Buie was named to the OVC All-Newcomer after the season.

Several Panthers given All-OVC honors

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2021

The Eastern football team had several players receive recognition for their 2021 season performance as the OVC announced the All-OVC teams and award winners last Tuesday. Let’s take a look at who took...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 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 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 running back Jaelin Benefield avoids a Tennessee State player while running the ball at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 23 at OBrien Field. Benefield ran for 56 yards in the game, which the Panthers lost to the Tigers by a score of 28-0.

Turnovers lead to Eastern loss Saturday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 7, 2021

Numerous turnovers in the first half ultimately decided the fate of the Eastern football team Saturday afternoon at Fortera Stadium as Austin Peay beat the Panthers 46-26.  The six turnovers in the...

Eastern quarterback Otto Kuhns prepares to release the ball in Easterns Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23 at OBrien Field. Eastern lost the game 28-0 to the Tigers.

Panthers preparing for final road game

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 4, 2021

The Eastern football team will be heading to Fortera Stadium this weekend to take on Austin Peay for their final road game of the season.   The Panthers are coming off a 38-15 loss to Southeast Missouri...

Easterns Daniel Luoma kicks off in Easterns Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23. The Panthers lost the game 28-0.

OVC football teams now through 9 weeks of season

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2021

Homecoming Game victories, a game winning touchdown, and setting new offensive career highs are just a few things that describe Week 9 of Play for the OVC.  The weekend started with Eastern taking...

Eastern head coach Adam Cushing (center) expresses displeasures with a call on the field in Easterns Homecoming Game against Tennessee State on Oct. 23 at OBrien Field. Eastern lost to the Tigers 28-0.

Panthers lose after struggles in 2nd half

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 31, 2021

The Eastern football team had a 9-7 lead at halftime on Saturday afternoon against Southeast Missouri but could not hold on for the win as they fell 38-15. Head coach Adam Cushing credits the loss to getting...

Eastern running back Harrison Bey-Buie (center) runs the ball past the Tennessee State defensive line. Bey-Buie ran a total of 33 yards in Saturday afternoon’s game at O’Brien Field. Eastern lost the game 28-0 to Tennessee State.

Panthers seek redemption on the road

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 28, 2021

The Eastern football team will be on the road this weekend in search of redemption against Southeast Missouri after coming off a tough Homecoming Game loss to Tennessee State.   Head coach Adam Cushing...

Eastern Running back Harrison Bey-Buie is handed the ball by quarterback Otto Kuhns at Saturday afternoon’s football game. Eastern lost 28-0 to Tennessee State at OBrien Field.

Week 8 results for OVC football teams

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 27, 2021

Week 8 of Play for the OVC was nothing short of exciting as one team completed a shutout while others made program history with their offensive game as they try to move up in the rankings before time runs...

Eastern running back Jaelin Benefield avoids a Tennessee State player while running the ball in the Homecoming Game against the Tigers. Eastern lost 28-0 to Tennessee State at O’Brien Field.

Turnovers hurt Panthers in Hoco loss

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Turnovers continued to haunt the Eastern football team throughout the 2021 Homecoming Game Saturday afternoon, resulting in a 28-0 loss to Tennessee State. Head coach Adam Cushing said that they ultimately...

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