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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.

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Redshirt senior Devin Church breaks away 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday against UT-Martin. Church carried the ball 13 times for 101 yards in the 17-33 OVC loss.

Panthers preparing for proper sendoff

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 7, 2016

There will be two things on the Eastern football team’s mind in two weeks when the Panthers take on Eastern Kentucky to wrap up the season: What kind of team do they want to be? A team with a winning...

Redshirt senior running back Devin Church waits on a block from sophomore offensive lineman Grant Branch Saturday at OBrien Field.

Homecoming loss drops Panthers to No. 22 in FCS Poll

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 24, 2016

After a loss to 1-5 Murray State, the once No. 15-ranked Panthers have almost slipped all the way out of the top 25 in the FCS. The start Eastern had Saturday was arguably the best it has had all season,...

Redshirt senior Shawn Mitchell Jr. scores the games first touchdown Saturday on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Mitch Kimble. Mitchell had two receptions for 49 yards in the 40-38 loss to Murray State.

Panthers lose Kimble, game against Murray State

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 23, 2016

Saturday’s game was a game Eastern needed to win and should have won, but from losing its starting quarterback in the first half and turning the ball over six times, a win was almost impossible. Somehow...

OVC teams still in tight battle to be crowned champion

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 17, 2016

Another week is in the books for the Ohio Valley Conference, but not much has changed. The teams that were winning before Saturday, continued to win, and the teams that were losing, continued to lose. Eastern...

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble carries a Tennessee State defender with him into the endzone Saturday at OBrien Field. The touchdown put the Panthers up 6-0 early in the first quarter.

Panthers taking on much improved Tennessee Tech team

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 12, 2016

The Panthers game last week against Tennessee State was a must win, and nothing has changed for this week’s matchup with Tennessee Tech. Eastern’s defense and offense stepped up when it needed to...

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Kimble prepares for a snap Saturday agaisnt Tennessee State at OBrien Field. Kimble completed 19-of-31 attempts for 180-yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Panthers back in hunt with win; a look around OVC

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 10, 2016

The Panthers needed a win Saturday to keep a realistic hope of winning the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The one loss to Southeast Missouri may hurt them in the end, but every team in the OVC...

Redshirt senior Devin Church avoids Western tackles Thursday, Sept. 1 at O’Brien Field. Church rushed for 42 yards on 12 attempts in the 38-21 loss.

Panthers and Redbirds square off in Mid-America Classic

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 15, 2016

One year ago Illinois State came into O’Brien Field, with a few things going their way late were able to steal a win from the Panthers on their own field. Now, for redshirt senior running back Devin...

Column: Panthers find small improvements in first win

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter September 12, 2016

After rushing for 102 yards and allowing 38 points to Western Illinois, the Eastern football team answered back in a special way defeating Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Saturday. Not only did the Panthers...

Jacksonville State the team to beat in 2016

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor August 21, 2016

When it came to scoring in 2015, Jacksonville State had no problem putting up points and shutting down other teams’ offenses. The Gamecocks were the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Champs and are picked...

Eastern football has hot start

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 2, 2015

The Eastern football team has had many players contribute to the team’s 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference play start making them one of two undefeated teams in the OVC. Eastern will look to continue their...

Church brought into football by father

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter October 22, 2015

Eastern red-shirt junior running back Devin Church had an early start to the game of football thanks to a special role model in his life. “My father got me started playing football. He played...

Red-shirt junior running back Devin Church makes his way into the endzone during the Panthers 33-28 Family Weekend win on Oct. 10 at OBrien Field. Church ran for 75 yards completing one touchdown during the game.

Devin Church given blessing for weekly honor

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter October 19, 2015

Devin Church just keeps adding one good performance after the other this season. The red-shirt junior running back caught the Ohio Valley Conference’s attention on Saturday, rushing for 125 yards and...

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