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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 Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers lose weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 15, 2022

The Eastern baseball team could not avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon against Belmont as they dropped the third game 5-3.   The Panthers are fourth in the OVC with a record of 10-11 and an overall...

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Kyle Lang, a senior right-handed pitcher, warms up during the Saturday, May 7 Morehead State Series at Coaches Stadium.(Sandy King | Eastern Athletics)

Panthers fall close in second series game against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 14, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon during their second game of a three-game series against Belmont.  The Panthers are now 30-17 overall and 10-10 in conference play. The game went...

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 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 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 senior midfielder Alejandro Lurbe (center)  redirects the ball off a corner kick in the match against Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 2-0 to the Bruins.

Men’s soccer team drops nonconference match to Belmont

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

Tuesday saw the Eastern men's soccer team play its final nonconference match of the season, a 2-0 loss to Belmont.  It was the Panthers' second-straight nonconference match as they now have two conference...

Eastern midfielder Jonas Castelhano dribbles away from a pair of opponents in a match against Omaha on Oct. 9 at Lakeside Field. Castelhano had an assist in the match, a 2-1 loss for Eastern.

Men’s soccer team to host Belmont in nonconference match

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

The Eastern men's soccer team has one more nonconference match on the schedule before the final two conference matches of the season.  The Panthers will host Belmont at Lakeside Field on Tuesday afternoon,...

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