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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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Goalkeeper Ella Kratochvil performs a goal kick to restart the game. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the ISU Redbirds Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field.

Women’s soccer earns sixth seeded spot in OVC Tournament

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter October 26, 2023

Eastern’s women's soccer team is headed to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) tournament. With a 4-8-4 overall record and a conference record of 3-4-2, the Panthers secured the sixth seed after winning...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson (front), runs out with players Jay Vallie (80), a graduate tight end, and Jordan Vincent (1), a sophomore safety, before the start of the Panthers first home game of the 2022 season Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost against the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga Mocs 38-20.

Panther athletes reflect on coaches for National Coaches Day

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 6, 2023

October 6 is National Coaches Day. The News asked some Panther student athletes how their coaching staffs made an impact on them throughout their time at Eastern. From the football team, redshirt junior...

Freshman forward Alex Tetteh gave the Panthers an additional goal to help the team clinch a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. (File)

Panthers look to continue the momentum after Sunday

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter September 26, 2023

The Panthers look to continue their momentum from Sunday as they face Morehead State University eagles on Thursday. Eastern was able to win in their previous game against the Southeast Missouri...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Barnes scores for second straight game in loss against SIUE

Elijah Harden, Sports Reporter September 21, 2023

The EIU Panthers lost in their conference opener to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Cougars 2-1 at Lakeside Field on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers started off on top with a goal...

Cougar player challenges forward Serra Pizano for the ball at their game at Lakeside field against Chicago State. The Panthers lost 2-1 Sunday afternoon.

Panthers set to play SIUE Cougars after ‘best session all year’

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter September 20, 2023

The EIU Panthers look to get back on track in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) after the loss to Chicago State. The Panthers have not played a game since Sept. 10th but are feeling good after the long...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Barnes continues to improve after ACL injury

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter September 17, 2023

Injuries are an unfortunate reality in the world of sports. Not many people know that more than Zenaya Barnes, a forward for the Eastern Illinois women’s soccer team. Barnes tore her ACL in her left...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Cougars hold off Panthers on Senior Day

Kaitlyn Evans, Sports Reporter September 10, 2023

Eastern lost an aggressive game to Chicago State 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. EIU was off to an early lead with a goal in the fourth minute by fifth-year forward Zenaya Barnes. Chicago...

Defender Kya Trejo attempts a long pass on Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the ISU Redbirds Thursday afternoon.

Panthers struggle to gain momentum against Redbirds

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 7, 2023

Eastern lost to Illinois State 1-0 on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. “We didn’t have the greatest training session right before the game,” Head Coach Dirk Bennett said. “We transit that...

Wide receiver, DeAirious Smith (88), attempts to catch a pass from behind during their wide receiver drills during one of their spring football practices on OBrien Field Thursday evening.

Panthers plan to ‘re-energize’ for game against Redbirds

Aidan Cusack, Women’s Soccer Reporter September 4, 2023

The EIU women's soccer team is facing Illinois State on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Lakeside Field. This is the first time the two teams have faced each other since they played last September. On that...

Head Coach Dirk Bennett said he wants the team to maintain solid defense as the 2023 season continues. (File)

Panthers record first tie of the season against ISU Sycamores

Elijah Harden, Women’s Soccer Reporter August 27, 2023

The Panthers tied with the Indiana State University Sycamores 1-1 at Lakeside Field on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers came out of the gates hot, scoring near the 10-minute mark on the foot of senior...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Panthers win season opener against UIS Prairie Stars

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 20, 2023

After a hard-fought game, the Panthers beat the UIS Prairie Stars 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. Here are some important numbers to remember from the intense game. 3: Three freshmen scored...

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