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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

Sophomore infielder, Kendall Grover swings and misses the ball during the Eastern Illinois University softball game against Tennessee State.

Grover, Oslanzi, Archibald win OVC Awards

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Eastern’s softball team was recognized for three out of four awards by the Ohio Valley Conference Tuesday night. Sophomore Kendall Grover was recognized as the OVC Co-Player of the Year. The...

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi throwing a pitch on April Saturday 20, 2024 against Tennessee Tech University.

Panthers of the Week: McKenzie Oslanzi, Joe Stoddard

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to McKenzie Oslanzi from the softball team. The freshman pitcher from Marseilles picked up her 20th win of the season in the third and final game of the series...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

Panthers of the Semester: Tiger Booker, Macy McGlone, Tara Archibald

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

The male Panther of the Semester is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago helped lead the Panthers to a 14-18 overall record, an 8-10 conference record and...

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman catching a pitch on Saturday April 20 2024 against Tennessee Tech.

Catcher talks about being a black belt in Q&A

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman discussed how she is a second-degree black belt and why she ended up choosing Eastern.    Q: When did you start playing softball?  A: “I started playing softball...

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EIU softball loses nine-game winning streak to Tennessee Tech

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 21, 2024

Eastern softball lost their nine-game winning streak after losing to Tennessee Tech University 7-1 on Sunday.  The Panthers started slow while Tech was able to open the scoring right away by hitting...

Sophomore infielder, Kendall Grover swings and misses the ball during the Eastern Illinois University softball game against Tennessee State.

EIU sweeps Tennessee Tech in double header

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

Eastern’s softball team extended their win streak to nine games after winning both games against Tennessee Tech University in their doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Williams Field. Eastern secured...

Senior Aryn Henke, up for batting as she swings and misses, during the double header against Tennessee State  University Tigers.

Secret weapon on EIU softball team shows against TSU

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

There is a player on Eastern’s softball team responsible for a piece of the team’s recent success in the 2024 season.  You will not find her lighting up this stat sheet, nor will you see her making...

Senior pitcher Olivia Price, throws during the doubleheader home game Saturday against the Tennessee State University Tigers. The Panthers lost 5-1 against the Tigers.

EIU capitalizes off late score to win series against TSU

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

Eastern softball won the series against Tennessee State University with a 4-3 win on Sunday afternoon.   Eastern took the second and the third game due to late game scores. Senior outfielder Aryn...

Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

EIU ends doubleheader with walk-off home run

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

Eastern’s softball team split their doubleheader header with Tennessee State University on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost their first game 5-1 and won their second game 9-7.  Freshman...

Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

Panthers of the Week: Dylan Drumke, McKenzie Oslanzi

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 17, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Dylan Drumke from the baseball team. The redshirt junior outfielder from Libertyville recorded a grand slam home run against the University of Dayton on Saturday...

Bats from softball practice in Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

Panthers of the Week: McKenzie Oslanzi, Cole Gober

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to McKenzie Oslanzi from the softball team. The freshman pitcher from Marseilles went 2-0 against the Southeast Missouri State University. Oslanzi pitched 12 innings...

Mens basketball senior guard, Tiger Booker, attempts to shoot a basket over two defenders during the basketball game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tuesday evening, Feb 27, 2024, at Groniger Arena. The Panthers won 84-79.
Panthers won 84-79 against the SIUE Cougars

Panthers of the Week: Tiger Booker, Olivia Price

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 3, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago set a career high 33 points against Southern Illinois University Evansville. Along with...

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