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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Eastern sophomore Abbie Wydra competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Wydra finished with a time of 1:05.03. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

Swimming teams drop weekend meets at Indiana State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in their last meets of the calendar year Saturday, with the men losing to Bellarmine and the women losing to Bellarmine and Indiana State.  The...

Eastern sophomore Pheobe Croston competes in the 500 yard freestyle against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Croston finished with a time of 5:37.74. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

Swim teams to compete in last meet of semester

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams will be competing in their last meet of the semester Saturday.  They will be traveling to Indiana State where the men's team will swim against Bellarmine...

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 sophomore Jackson Penny competes in the 400 yard medley relay against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Penny’s relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:46.81. The men’s swim team lost 161-95

Swim teams in tough stretch of training

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 1, 2021

With three meets in the books for Eastern swim teams, head coach Tyler Donges said that the teams are in one of the toughest stretches of the season.  Donges, who was hired as head coach in September,...

Eastern sophomore Jackson Penny competes in the backstroke segment of the 200 yard individual medley in a meet against Evansville on Oct. 9 at Padovan Pool. The mens swimming team lost the meet 125-76.

Swimming teams pick up weekend wins

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 24, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams were on the road over Homecoming Weekend, each picking up a win in a meet against Valparaiso.  It was the first win of the season for the Panthers, as well...

Eastern head swimming coach Tyler Donges (left) watches and event with swimmer Emma Keith during Easterns meet against Evansville on Oct. 9 in Padovan Pool.

Eastern swimming teams head to Valparaiso Saturday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams will be back in action Saturday for the second time this season.  Although it is Homecoming Weekend for many at Eastern, the swimming teams will be...

Members of the Eastern swim team cheer on one of the mens 200-yard freestyle relay teams as they head down the final stretch in a meet against Evansville Oct. 9 in Padovan Pool. The team of Forrest Baumgartner, Jarod Farrow, Dismas Dillion and Jacob Nichols won the relay, although both the mens and womens teams lost the meet.

Swim teams open season against Evansville

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 10, 2021

Although the meet ended with losses for both teams, the Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams could not contain their excitement Saturday afternoon as the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay team took...

Billy the Panther dances during “First Night” in OBrien Field Sunday Aug. 21. SOMETHING ABOUT TRY OUTS MAYYYYBE

Settlement reached in Butler wrongful detention, force lawsuit

Adam Tumino, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by Eastern swimmer Jaylan Butler against law enforcement officers from multiple departments who he claimed used excessive force and detention during in incident in February 2019.

Conference Swimmer of the Week honor given to House

Staff Report March 10, 2021

Eastern senior swimmer Scott House was named Summit League Swimmer of the Week Tuesday after his performance in the Panthers' home meet against DePauw on March 6. It is the fifth time that House has...

Swim teams open spring seasons

Staff Report February 1, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams opened their Spring 2021 seasons Friday in a dual meet at Lewis University. The men's team lost 186-75 while the women's team lost 148-114. The women's...

Men place 4th, women 5th at swimming championships

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor February 24, 2020

The Eastern men’s swimming team took home fourth in the Summit League Championships over the weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota while the women finished in fifth place. On the men’s side, five swimmers...

Men’s, women’s swimming win big at final home meet

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor February 2, 2020

The men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Western Illinois and Butler in a tri-meet at Padovan Pool on Saturday for senior night and the final home meet for the Panthers. The men’s team defeated...

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