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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

Markenzy Pierre (1), a redshirt senior runningback, runs drills during football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team prepared to take on ranked SEMO in last home game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2022

The Eastern football team (2-7) is prepared to take on the #20 ranked Southeast Missouri football team (7-2) Saturday afternoon at O’Brien for the last home game of the season.  Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Zay Gentry, a defensive back, attempts to tackle a player from Tennessee State at their football game Saturday afternoon at the Nissan Stadium. The Panthers lost to the Tigers 37-17.

Football team falls to Tennessee State at Nissan Stadium

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 24, 2022

EIU’s rough start in the first half against Tennessee State led to their 37-17 loss Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. The Panthers began the game with the ball and quarterback...

Number 0 Dom Shoffner, a senior quarterback, runs towards the Panthers end zone during the second quarter of the football game at OBrien Field against the Northwestern State Demons Saturday afternoon. Shoffner went 2-of-4 throwing for 20 yards, scoring 1 touchdown. The Panthers won 35-27 against the Demons.

Shoffner and O’Brien lead EIU to first fall home win since 2018

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 8, 2022

Quarterbacks Dom Shoffner and Jonah O’Brien took turns throughout the game to lead Eastern down the field to take the win over Northwestern State University 35-27 at home Saturday afternoon.  EIU...

Jonah OBrien, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, runs through hole found in the University of Tennesee- Chattanooga Mocs defensive line during the Panthers first home game of the 2022 season on Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost 38-20 to the Mocs. OBrien completed 18-of-28 pass attempts, passing for a total of 183 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Football team loses home opener to Mocs

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 10, 2022

The Eastern football team lost its home opener 38-20 to No. 10 UT-Chattanooga Saturday evening as it could not recover from missed opportunities throughout the game. The first quarter started out ideally...

Eastern Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson encourages Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Jonah OBrien after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the season opener against Northern Illinois University at Huskies Stadium Thursday night. The Panthers lost 34-27 against the Huskies.

Football team to play No. 11 UT-Chattanooga in home opener

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

The Wilkerson era is coming to Charleston as the Eastern football team will have its home opener against No. 11 UT-Chattanooga on Saturday at 6 p.m.  The Panthers are coming off their season opener...

Number 6, Jonah OBrien a redshirt sophomore quarterback rushed during the Panthers season opener at Northern Illinois University against the Huskies at Huskie Stadium Thursday  night. The Panthers lost 34-27 against the Huskies.

Time works against Panthers in season opener

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 2, 2022

The season opener against Northern Illinois for the Eastern football team came down to the last 58 seconds of the game but time ran out at Huskie Stadium Thursday evening as the Panthers dropped the game...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jonah OBrien throws the ball during a practice drill Monday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Wilkerson era to begin Thursday against NIU

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 31, 2022

The Coach Wilkerson era for the Eastern football team will officially begin this Thursday as the Panthers will travel to DeKalb, Illinois to take on the defending Mid-American Conference Champions, Northern...

Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Adam Morris talks to players after a practice drill during football practice Tuesday afternoon at OBrien Field. Morris was hired in February 2021 and will start his second season this year in 2022.

Panthers’ defense is looking better after fall camp as they are ready to hit the field next week

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2022

The EIU football team's defense has had positive growth at fall camp as they prepare to open the season next Thursday at Northern Illinois. Head coach Chris Wilkerson said that the team always has room...

Jay Vallie (right), a graduate tight end, runs around Jordan Vincent (left), a sophomore safety, during football practice Tuesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Eastern football team talks offense adjustments ahead of season opener

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 23, 2022

The Eastern football team is coming off its fall camp where they utilized that time to focus on adjusting their offense ahead of the regular season opener against Northern Illinois on Sept. 1.   Last...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT to vote on FY23 budget Friday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will be voting on approving the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 at their June meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the MLK Union. The FY23...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

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