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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

Panthers of the Week: Adam Swanson, McKenzie Oslanzi

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 25, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Adam Swanson from the track and field team. The fifth-year distance runner from Carpentersville won the Ohio Valley Conference male track athlete of the year...

Eastern pitcher, Olivia Price (6), pitches to batters from Morehead on Williams Field on Saturday April 22, 2023.

Q&A with Olivia Price

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter January 28, 2024

Eastern’s senior pitcher Olivia Price is coming off a year where she won the Ohio Valley Conference female player of the year award and the OVC pitcher of the year award. Price also notched a selection...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball prepares for 2024 season

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

Eastern’s softball team is preparing to defend its title as Ohio Valley Conference champions. Last season, the Panthers went 34-21 overall and 16-6 in conference play. This record led them to the regionals...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball loses first-ever NCAA Regional game

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter May 19, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first game of its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament 2-0 to #15 Northwestern Friday afternoon. The tournament is double-elimination, therefore,...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship title Saturday afternoon against the SIUE cougars 2-0.

Eastern softball captures first OVC Championship title

Han Byer, Sports Photographer May 13, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team won its first ever Ohio Valley Conference softball championship Saturday afternoon at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. The Panthers defeated the SIUE Cougars in a...

Jaylen Prichard runs to first base and drops her bat during the midday game with IUPUI Tuesday afternoon.

Prichard leads EIU softball to its 10th straight win

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Sophomore outfielder Jaylen Prichard led the Eastern softball team to its 10th straight win Tuesday afternoon in a midweek non-conference game with IUPUI at Williams Field. The Panthers won 4-3 after...

Eastern pitcher, Olivia Price (6), pitches to batters from Morehead on Williams Field on Saturday April 22, 2023.

EIU softball extends win streak to nine games

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 23, 2023

The Eastern softball team has a 15-2 conference record and a nine-game win streak after they swept Morehead State in the three-game series on Friday and Saturday. They beat Morehead 8-0 in the first...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder, Aniya Holt (9), smiles during a team gathering between innnings while head coach Tara Archibald speaks to the team on Wednesday evening.

EIU softball in second in OVC standings

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team is about halfway through its OVC schedule as they have three more OVC series to play before the season is over. The team has had success throughout the season as they...

Senior Brittany Steven plays against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars during the womens tennis Senior Day at the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 5-2 to the Cougars.

EIU spring sports update

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Spring sports here at Eastern have been well underway the last few months. Let’s take a look at the standings and records of EIU’s spring sports: Baseball The EIU baseball team has a current overall...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder Aniya Holt (9), swings at a pitch from a St. Louis University pitcher, during their game Wednesday evening. The Panthers won 4-3.

‘I knew we were gonna find a way,’ Holt said after walk-off win against SLU

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

Redshirt sophomore infielder Aniya Holt was the catapult that the Eastern softball teams’ offense needed to clinch its 4-3 win over Saint Louis University Wednesday evening at Williams Field. Head...

Eastern players Maddie Swart (11) and Lindy Milkowski (14) bump chests as part of their starting ritual before their game against Southern Indiana on Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Screaming Eagles.

Baseball, softball to have midweek nonconference home games

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 11, 2023

The Eastern Illinois baseball and softball teams will be at home on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium and Williams Field, respectively, for some midweek matchups with baseball starting at 3 p.m. and softball...

Eastern left-fielder, Aryn Henke (12), slides into home plate attempting to score, while Southern Indiana catcher, Sammie Kihega (16), tags her out at home during their game against Southern Indiana on Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Screaming Eagles.

Softball drops first OVC series of season to Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 9, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its second Ohio Valley Conference game this season after being shutout 2-0  by Southern Indiana at Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers are now 20-15...

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