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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

Football team pulls out wild win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 4, 2017

Eastern's offense had trouble getting anything going all day, but in the final seconds redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. found Alexander Hollins on a Hail Mary pass to the end zone for a touchdown. Eastern...

Eastern players celebrate with the Mid-America Classic trophy after defeating ISU 24-21 on Saturday at Hancock Stadium.

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 18, 2016

Normal — Kim Dameron had won 13 games as the coach of the Eastern football team, but his 14th win against Illinois State Saturday was his biggest win yet. In the 105th Mid-America Classic, Dameron...

Colonels remain unbeaten heading into Panthers’ game

Aldo Soto , Sports Reporter October 6, 2014

The Eastern Kentucky football team snapped a two-game losing streak against Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn., beating the Governors 31-0 on Saturday. The Colonels improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the...

Easterns focus set on OVC

Eastern’s focus set on OVC

Aldo Soto , Sports Editor October 1, 2014

The Eastern football team is 1-4 and in the midst of its bye week, but for head coach Kim Dameron the Panthers’ season begins on Oct. 11. Following Saturday’s loss at Ohio, the Panthers dropped their...

Dameron names Whitlow outright starter

Aldo Soto , Sports Editor September 24, 2014

Jalen Whitlow was ready to transfer the same day he was told he would no longer be a quarterback for Kentucky. “They wanted to change my position into wide receiver and I wanted to stay as a quarterback,”...

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow runs with the ball down  field against Austin Peay Saturday at OBrien Field. Whitlow set an Eastern record, with 137 rushing yards by a quarterback, as the Panthers won 63-7.

Whitlow, Johnson receive weekly awards

Aldo Soto, Assistant Sports Editor September 22, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow was named co-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, following the Panthers’ win Saturday over Austin Peay. Whitlow, who transferred from Kentucky, set a new Eastern...

Dameron scouts Governors’ defense, offense

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 18, 2014

Eastern running back Shepard Little missed the Panthers’ Tuesday practice and head coach Kim Dameron said the red-shirt junior’s status for Saturday’s game is still unknown. “He’s getting...

Red-shirt junior running back Shepard Little is forced out of bounce by two Southern Illinois-Carbondale players during the Panthers home opener on Saturday at OBrien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Dameron seeks consistency

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 9, 2014

Eastern football coach Kim Dameron has seen a lack of consistency through the Panthers’ first two games. The Panthers’ offense and defense have displayed some positive glimpses against Minnesota...

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Red-shirt senior wide receiver Adam Drake finds an open route during the Panthers home opener against Southern Illinois-Carbondale on Saturday at OBrien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Dameron searching for more playmakers this season

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 8, 2014

Red-shirt senior Adam Drake leads the Eastern football team in receptions with 20 through the first two games of the season, but head coach Kim Dameron is looking for more receivers to step up. After...

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Senior runningback Malcolm Agnew avoids the tackle by Easterns defense in Eastern footballs home opener on Saturday at OBrien Field.  The Panthers lost to the Salukis 38-21.

Dameron underwhelmed by tackling performance

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 7, 2014

Saturday’s 38-21 loss for the Eastern football team had two different stories. In the first half, Southern Illinois-Carbondale got out to a 14-7 lead, but the Panthers’ offense drove down the field...

Kim Dameron gives a speech to his players at the end of practice on Thursday near OBrien Field. Dameron enters Thursdays game against Minnesota as a first-time head coach after being the defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech last year.

Dameron leads with experiences

Katie Smith, Online Editor August 26, 2014

When Kim Dameron, Eastern’s head football coach, sets foot on O’Brien Field he is taken back in time. He is a fourth-grader at an Arkansas YMCA playing little league football in pads bigger than...

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Red-shirt junior saftey Jourdan Wickliffe covers red-shirt freshman wide receiver Jack Kwiatkowski during the football teams Monday night practice at OBrien Field.  Wickliffe was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team last year and was named to the All-OVC team this preseason.

Dameron confident in defense

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor August 25, 2014

The Eastern defense lost starters both in its secondary and defensive line after last year’s 12-2 season. With a new head coach in Kim Dameron came a new defensive philosophy and the need to replace...

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