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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

Justin Thomas, a senior wide receiver, leaps over Franky West, a sophomore defensive back, to avoid the tackle. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 7-35 Saturday night at Illinois State University.

Shoffner leads football team to victory

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 25, 2022

Dom Shoffner answered the call.  When the Eastern football team needed a change in its offense Saturday night against Murray State, senior UNC Charlotte transfer quarterback Dom Shoffner took over...

Number 33, Nile Hill, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver catches the ball during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Football team to open OVC play on the road

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Eastern football head coach Chris Wilkerson said that the team will make every effort possible to take care of the football Saturday afternoon as it will take on Murray State to open OVC play.   The...

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 O’Brien a redshirt sophomore quarterback runs the ball during the Panthers’ season opener against Northern Illinois University at Huskies Stadium Thursday night. The Panthers lost 34-27 against the Huskies. OBrien threw 25-of-34 passing for 276 yards with three touchdowns.

Football equipment manager talks equipment costs

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 7, 2022

The cost of equipment for a college football game day is undeniably costly and for the Eastern football team, it may be more than what some think. Coordinator of equipment and stadium facilities for...

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...

Huskies running back Harrison Waylee, number 30, shakes off two Eastern linebackers during the Panthers season opener against Northern Illinois Thursday night at Huskie Stadium. The Panthers lost 34-27.

Football team falls 34-27 in season opener

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

The Eastern football team fell short in its season opener Thursday evening against Northern Illinois 34-27 at Huskie Stadium. The Panthers found the end zone late in the second quarter after starting...

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...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Four athletes to watch this fall

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The beginning of fall sports on campus is a reminder that there are many things to look forward to in the next four months. Not only are there two new coaching eras, but there are four athletes whose talent...

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...

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