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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

Luther Yoder

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor

Luther Yoder is a sophomore journalism major. This is his first year at The News.

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Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers tries to score a touchdown against Tennessee State Tigers during their game held at OBrien Field  saturday afternoon.

Why athletes play through injuries

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
March 15, 2024
Taris Thornton (25), a junior forward, scramble for a loose ball while being pressured by Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Thornton scored 10 points and had 2 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers face key test this week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
February 19, 2024
Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Monahan scored 6 points and had 7 assists. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers win puts them in second in the OVC

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
February 17, 2024
Redshirt junior Julian Patino kicking an extra point against Illinois State University. Patino joined the team after Easterns game against Indiana State two weeks earlier.

Student athlete & coach: Julian Patino

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
February 13, 2024
Ellie Buzzelle at the womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Buzzelle’s confidence rises since transferring

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
January 30, 2024
Senior infielder Andrew Schroeder throws a ball during baseball practice in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday evening. Schroeder appeared in three games during the 2023 season and finished with a .750 average.

Mundelein natives become teammates at Eastern

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
January 19, 2024
Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Eastern women go 1-1 in games this past week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
January 14, 2024
Sophomore wide receiver Justin Bowick Jr. attempts for a catch but is interrupted by Illinois State Universitys Paul Omodia, a freshman defensive back during the Mid-America Classic game against the Redbirds at OBrien Field Saturday. The Panthers won 14-13.

How much Eastern makes from guarantee games

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
January 9, 2024
Sophomore Forward Casey Welage tries to steal the soccerball from Lindenwood Lions defender at Lakeside Field Thursday afternoon.

EIU sees improvements in Oakley’s second year

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
November 13, 2023
Sam Eccles, a senior forward (9) attempts to steal the ball from senior Incarnate word midfielder Luis Zuniga (8) during their OVC semifinals tournament held at Ralph Korte Stadium wednesday evening.

Eastern ends season on a 1-0 loss to UIW

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
November 8, 2023
Forward Casey Welage (8) and midfielder Jake Pollock (25) chase after the ball at mens soccer practice at Lakeside Field on Thursday.

Eastern wins OVC tournament game

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
November 5, 2023
Justin Thomas, a graduate wide receiver, runs the ball pass UT Martin players during their homecoming game at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

How does eligibility work for college athletes?

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 17, 2023
Adrian Lechuga, a sophomore digital media technology major, watches as a player from Bellarmine gets substituted onto the field at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon

Eastern shutout in loss to Liberty

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 12, 2023
Freshman defender Lance Somerfield dribbles past senior midfielder Jesse da Costa.

Eastern hopes to bounce back against Liberty

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 11, 2023
Senior forward Sam Eccles looks to recieve ball on Tuesday night Oct. 4th, 2023, at OBrien Field on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston Ill.

Sam Eccles: From England to Hofstra to Eastern

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 8, 2023
Sophomore Forward Casey Welage tries to steal the soccerball from Lindenwood Lions defender at Lakeside Field Thursday afternoon.

Review of Eastern’s first 10 games

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 6, 2023
Kyle Kimberling, a freshman business marketing major, talks with head coach Josh Oakley before halftime at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon

Meet the Coaches: Josh Oakley

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 3, 2023
Jake McConnery, a freshman business major, dribbles the ball up field at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon.

Late goal costs EIU the game against SIUE

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
October 1, 2023
Goalkeeper Kyce Toutanji, kicks a long ball to start the game against the IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday evening. The Panthers and Jaguars tied 1-1 with Eastern scoring with 5 minutes left on the clock.

Eastern heads into conference play at 1-4-2

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
September 22, 2023
Forward Sam Eccles shoots towards the goal at Lakeside Field.

EIU hopes to continue success against Bradley

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
September 2, 2023
Lesego Maloma (17), a junior forward dribbles the ball away from defenders to try to get a shot during the game against Southern Indiana University Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 1 2022, at Lakeside Field.  The Panthers lost 3-2 against the Eagles.

EIU wins season opener against Governors State

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
August 28, 2023
Number 5, Delphy Sabu, a senior defender, keeps up with a Southern Indiana player during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Oakley hopeful for upcoming season

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor
August 23, 2023
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