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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 softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Eastern softball team in 3rd place in OVC with 4-2 record

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The Eastern softball team dropped a series for the first time in conference play, losing two of three games to Tennessee State after opening conference play with a sweep of Morehead State.  The Panthers...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton attempts to place a tag on a Morehead State baserunner in first game of a doubleheader on Sunday at Williams Field. Eastern won the game 4-0.

Sweeps galore as softball teams begin OVC play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 22, 2022

Every OVC softball team is either winless or undefeated in conference play, as the first weekend of conference play wrapped up with sweeps up and down the standings. Murray State, Tennessee-Martin, Belmont,...

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2022

OVC baseball has entered Week 4 of Play with some of the top three teams in the conference already living up to their preseason picks.   Tennessee Tech was picked to finish eighth out of the nine...

Austin Peay guard Karle Pace waits to check in to the womens basketball game between Austin Peay and Eastern at Lantz Arena Saturday. Pace returned to Lantz Arena for the first time since last year when she was a senior for the Panthers. She ranks 11th in Eastern history with 1,387 points.

Former Panther Pace returns to Lantz Arena with Governors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 27, 2022

Saturday was the regular season finale for the Eastern women's basketball team. It was also a homecoming for former Eastern star Karle Pace, who came back to Lantz Arena as a member of Austin Peay's...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl waves to her family in the crowd after the womens basketball teams 68-56 win over Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Wahl scored a season-high 20 points in the game. It was also Senior Day for the Panthers, as Wahl and her teammates Jordyn Hughes and Kira Arthofer were honored before the game.

Panthers beat Austin Peay 68-56 on Senior Day

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 26, 2022

Evansville and the OVC Tournament looming for the Eastern women’s basketball, which closed out the regular season at home Saturday afternoon with a 68-56 win over Austin Peay. The Panthers clinched...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles (left) and forward Sammy Friday IV (second from right) pose with head coach Marty Simmons (right) and Fridays parents prior to the mens basketball game on Feb. 26 in Lantz Arena. It was Senior Day for the Panthers, and Charles and Friday were honored with a ceremony on the court. Friday scored 13 points and Charles scored eigth points in the game, which the Panthers lost 64-52.

Charles, Friday honored at Senior Day for men’s basketball team

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team said goodbye to two seniors Saturday evening during the team’s annual Senior Day at Lantz Arena.   Kashawn Charles and Sammy Friday IV played their last game...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV drives toward the basket in the mens basketball game against Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Friday led the team with 13 points in the game, which Eastern lost 64-52.

Panthers close out regular season with 64-52 loss to Austin Peay

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter February 26, 2022

The first season of the Marty Simmons era of Eastern men’s basketball is in the books. It ended without a bang as the Panthers fell 64-52 to the Austin Peay Governors, finishing the season with a...

Sophomore guard Dan Luers drives towards the rim at the men’s basketball game against Tennessee Martin on Saturday at Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Skyhawks 82-70.

Panthers’ second-half comeback falls short against Austin Peay

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter February 14, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team continued their up-and-down season with a 62-54 loss to Austin Peay in the two teams’ first matchup of the season. Similar to their Thursday loss to Tennessee Tech,...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements gets trapped by Belmonts defense in the Panthers game against the Bruins on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Clements had a total of 5 assists. The Panthers lost 90-56 to the Bruins.

Three teams remain in race for top of OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 28, 2022

The fight for the top of the standings in the OVC remains a three-team battle amongst Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. Murray State and Morehead State are both undefeated in conference play,...

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