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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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Number 0, Dom Shoffner, a senior quarterback, throws the ball during a drill at football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team in third place after Week 5 of Play

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

Week 5 of Play for football teams of the OVC was filled with mixed success as two nationally ranked teams continue to dominate the standings.   UT Martin was picked to finish first in the OVC and...

Sophomore Linebacker Elijawah Tolbert (left) and Sophomore Defensive Lineman Colby Smith (right) run out a drill during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Eastern football team returns home to take on Northwestern State

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 7, 2022

The bye week has come to an end for the Eastern football team as it returns to O’Brien Field Saturday at 2 p.m. to take on Northwestern State for the first time since 1993.  The Panthers are coming...

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...

Jonah OBrien, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, runs through hole found in the University of Tennesee- Chattanooga Mocs defensive line during the Panthers first home game of the 2022 season on Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost 38-20 to the Mocs. OBrien completed 18-of-28 pass attempts, passing for a total of 183 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Football team loses home opener to Mocs

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

The Eastern football team lost its home opener 38-20 to No. 10 UT-Chattanooga Saturday evening as it could not recover from missed opportunities throughout the game. The first quarter started out ideally...

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...

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...

Eastern head coach Adam Cushing addresses the team after practice Aug. 20. The Panthers are preparing for the season opener on the road against Indiana State Aug. 28.

Season opener approaching for football team

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 23, 2021

The Eastern football team is now in its first game week of the season. The regular season opener against Indiana State is set for Aug. 28 in Terre Haute As offseason preparations switch to regular season...

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Former SEC player finds home in OVC

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor September 25, 2014

Name a wide receiver from the Southeastern Conference last season. Chances are Eastern defensive back Anthony Standifer has lined up across from him. “(The Ohio Valley Conference) is slowed down a lot...

Its not too late to do your shopping online

It’s not too late to do your shopping online

Samantha Wilmes December 10, 2010

Photo illustration by Danny Damiani

Local stores get boost from holiday sales

Sara Hall Verge Reporter December 10, 2010

Although many people headed off to big-box retailers on Black Friday for their holiday shopping, others still chose to shop locally.

The Best Entertainment of 2010

December 10, 2010

Editor's Note -

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ radio show

Nick Draper Verge Reporter December 10, 2010

Eastern will be hosting a unique stage version of "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the Doudna Theatre.

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