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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

Linebacker Colin Bohanek (45), and defensive back Mark Aitken (2), tackles a Southeast Missouri player during their game Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Redhawks 31-7 on the OBrien Field.

Eastern football set to face off against No. 25 UT Martin

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Eastern Illinois University (2-8, 1-3 OVC) at University of Tennessee – Martin (6-4, 4-0 OVC) Graham Stadium – Martin, Tenn., at 2 p.m. Series Record: EIU leads 15-12 Last Meeting: UT Martin beat...

Quarterback Dom Shoffner (0), attempts to run the ball and is tackled by Southeast Missouris defensive lineman, Nasim Cairo (55) at their game Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Redhawks 31-7 on the OBrien Field.

Snowy Senior Day ends in a loss for the Panthers

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 14, 2022

It was a cold and snowy day at O’Brien Field for Senior Day, but No. 15 Southeast Missouri’s offense was red hot. The Redhawks finished the game with 460 yards of total offense compared to the Panthers’...

Markenzy Pierre (1), a redshirt senior runningback, runs drills during football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team prepared to take on ranked SEMO in last home game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2022

The Eastern football team (2-7) is prepared to take on the #20 ranked Southeast Missouri football team (7-2) Saturday afternoon at O’Brien for the last home game of the season.  Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Junior Kicker, Stone Galloway, kicks the ball during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Football team prepared for McNeese State despite injuries

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 4, 2022

The Eastern football team is heading down to Lake Charles, La., Saturday to take on the McNeese State Cowboys for the first time in nearly thirty years. After the loss to Tennessee Tech last weekend,...

Trejon Lewis (56), tackles ball carrier Quinton Cross (2), at their game vs. Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 20-17 on OBrien Field.

Football team could not hold on in Family Weekend loss

Troy Clark, Football Reporter October 31, 2022

The Eastern football team had to make a change at the quarterback position after Jonah O'Brien did not return in the second half due to an injury.  Zach Weir came in for O'Brien and had some successful...

Zay Gentry, a defensive back, attempts to tackle a player from Tennessee State at their football game Saturday afternoon at the Nissan Stadium. The Panthers lost to the Tigers 37-17.

Football team falls to Tennessee State at Nissan Stadium

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 24, 2022

EIU’s rough start in the first half against Tennessee State led to their 37-17 loss Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. The Panthers began the game with the ball and quarterback...

Heather Galloway, mother of Stone Galloway, a junior kicker, and fans shout after the Lindenwood Lions gained possession of the ball, then scoring a 9-yard touchdown pass thus ending the Panthers homecoming football game with a score of 37-34 Saturday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Panthers drop Homecoming Game to Lions in heartbreaking double overtime loss

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 15, 2022

It all came down to one play in double overtime.  The time on the clock in the fourth quarter was running out, but the fight left in the Eastern football team as a tied score of 24-24 shone on the...

Number 29, Kendi Young, a sophomore runningback, runs with the ball during drills at football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team to play Lindenwood for Homecoming Game

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 14, 2022

The Eastern football team will be taking on Lindenwood for the 104th Homecoming Game at O’Brien Field this Saturday.  The Panthers are coming off their second consecutive win of the season as they...

Number 0, Dom Shoffner, a senior quarterback, throws the ball during a drill at football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team in third place after Week 5 of Play

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

Week 5 of Play for football teams of the OVC was filled with mixed success as two nationally ranked teams continue to dominate the standings.   UT Martin was picked to finish first in the OVC and...

Number 0 Dom Shoffner, a senior quarterback, runs towards the Panthers end zone during the second quarter of the football game at OBrien Field against the Northwestern State Demons Saturday afternoon. Shoffner went 2-of-4 throwing for 20 yards, scoring 1 touchdown. The Panthers won 35-27 against the Demons.

Shoffner and O’Brien lead EIU to first fall home win since 2018

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 8, 2022

Quarterbacks Dom Shoffner and Jonah O’Brien took turns throughout the game to lead Eastern down the field to take the win over Northwestern State University 35-27 at home Saturday afternoon.  EIU...

Sophomore Linebacker Elijawah Tolbert (left) and Sophomore Defensive Lineman Colby Smith (right) run out a drill during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Eastern football team returns home to take on Northwestern State

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 7, 2022

The bye week has come to an end for the Eastern football team as it returns to O’Brien Field Saturday at 2 p.m. to take on Northwestern State for the first time since 1993.  The Panthers are coming...

Justin Thomas, a senior wide receiver, leaps over Franky West, a sophomore defensive back, to avoid the tackle. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 7-35 Saturday night at Illinois State University.

Shoffner leads football team to victory

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 25, 2022

Dom Shoffner answered the call.  When the Eastern football team needed a change in its offense Saturday night against Murray State, senior UNC Charlotte transfer quarterback Dom Shoffner took over...

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