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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 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 catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Forward Sammy Friday IV goes for a shot in the paint at the Thursday game against the Morehead State Eagles at Lantz Arena. Friday IV scored four points and had four rebounds. The Panthers lost 82-46 to the Eagles.

Panthers eliminated from OVC Tournament with loss to Morehead State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team have been mathematically eliminated from postseason play after losing to Morehead State 82-46 Thursday evening in Lantz Arena.  The Panthers competed with the Eagles...

Junior guard Lariah Washington drives toward the basket while Jazmyn Gaines-Burns, a freshman guard for the Morehead State Eagles, tries to guard Washington. The Panthers won 68-56 against the Eagles Thursday night at Lantz Arena. Washington scored 22 points in the game.

Women’s basketball team pulls away late to beat Eagles 68-56

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 25, 2022

A strong start and strong finish helped the Eastern women's basketball team secure a 68-56 home win against Morehead State on Thursday. The Panthers went up 16-4 to start the game and outscored the...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington passes the ball into the paint in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Top women’s basketball performances for OVC so far

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 1, 2021

Through the first three weeks of the season, there have been some strong individual performances from players on the women's basketball teams in the OVC.  Some players appear more frequently than others...

Eastern freshman outside hitter TaKenya Stafford (left) receives a serve in a match against Morehead State on Oct. 22 in Lantz Arena. Stafford had 6 kills in the match, a 3-0 loss for Eastern.

Volleyball team goes 0-2 against Eagles over weekend

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 24, 2021

The Eastern volleyball hosted Morehead State for a pair of matches over Homecoming Weekend.  The Panthers dropped both matches to the Eagles, falling to 0-11 in conference play.  Morehead State...

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