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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 pitcher Kyle Lang winds up for a pitch against Bellarmine on March 9, 2021, at Coaches Field. Lang pitched a season-high 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 run in an 8-1 Eastern win.

Panthers baseball lose game one of weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 13, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 9-5 against Belmont Friday evening to open up a three-game weekend series in Nashville, Tennessee. The Panthers are now 10-9 in conference play and 30-16 overall. Looking...

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...

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...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles tries to dribble around a defender in the Panthers game against Tennessee-Martin on Feb. 12 in Lantz Arena. Charles had a career-high 27 points in the game, which Eastern won 82-70.

Panthers lose to Belmont as Bruins pull away late

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team dropped their second road game in a row Thursday night against second place Belmont.   On Monday night against Austin Peay, the Panthers shot 37 percent from the...

Freshman forward Taris Thornton drives towards the basket at the women’s basketball game against Tennessee-Martin on Feb. 12 at Lantz Arena. Thornton had four points. The Panthers lost 58-45 to the Skyhawks.

Panthers fall to 1st-place Belmont for 3rd-straight loss

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team's offense struggled once again in a road loss to first-place Belmont Thursday. The Panthers shot just 28 percent from the field and turned the ball over 21 times...

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,...

Eastern forward Paul Bizimana puts up a shot in the Panthers’ game against Belmont on Monday in Lantz Arena. Bizimana scored 20 points in the game, which Eastern lost 90-56.

Panthers drop home game against Belmont 90-56

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 24, 2022

Eastern’s injury-plagued men’s basketball team suffered their tenth-straight loss Monday night, falling to Belmont 90-56 despite another standout performance by Paul Bizimana. Only seven Panthers...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles surveys the court in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Trio of teams fighting for top spot in OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 20, 2022

Three OVC men’s basketball teams are in close contention for the top spot in the conference early in the season; Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. After those three powerhouses, though, there...

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes attempts a layup in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, which the Panthers lost 80-71.

Updating OVC women’s basketball standings early in conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

The start of conference play for the OVC women's basketball teams has been marred by COVID-19 postponements, but through the rash of rescheduled games, the standings are starting to take shape. Sitting...

Eastern guard CJ Lane looks to pass in Easterns game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 76-71.

Updating OVC men’s basketball results, standings

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is now 2-8 on the season and are currently sitting at ninth place in the OVC after coming off a 72-44 loss to Missouri. Let’s see how the rest of the conference compares....

Eastern guard Lariah Washington fights for position in the paint during the Panthers game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74.

OVC women’s basketball teams nearing conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 6, 2021

Conference season is drawing nearer for the women's basketball teams of the OVC.  All of the teams in the conference have played six or more games in nonconference play, with two teams having played...

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