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Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to jump up and shoot a layup while a Tennessee Tech player attempts to block her shot at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

Q&A with Macy McGlone

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Junior forward Macy McGlone answered some questions ranging from how she handles being a student athlete to why the chicken crossed the road.    Q: How's the season going so far team wise?  A:...

Freshman guard Lalani Ellis and redshirt freshman forward Sydney-James Desroches.

Q&A with Lalani Ellis and Sydney-James Desroches

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 11, 2024

Freshman guard Lalani Ellis and redshirt-freshman Sydney-James Desroches answered some questions ranging from any superstitions before the game to which teammate they would let get the aux.   Q:...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone and Kyndall Davis

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Kyndall Davis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 11, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin recorded her 21st double-double of the season against the Morehead...

Junior forward Macy McGlone dribbs and defends against Morehead Thursday 11/2024, In Groniger Arena. The pathers lost 67-69

Panthers wins in 4 OT thriller against Eagles

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 10, 2024

Eastern’s women’s basketball team beat Morehead State 105-103 in a four-overtime thriller in Morehead, Kentucky. The Panthers were able to get the win after four overtime periods as the game lasted...

Women’s head coach Matt Bollant instructs the Eastern women’s basketball team against University of Tennessee at Martin Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Meet the Coaches: Matt Bollant

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 6, 2024

Matt Bollant is the current head coach of the EIU women's basketball team.  Bollant is originally from Winona, Minnesota, and he dreamed of being in the NBA. But those dreams changed once he realized...

Taris Thornton, a junior forward, attempts to rebound the ball during the during second quarter of the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Thornton scored 13 points, had two rebounds and shot 4-6 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Panthers of the Week: Joe Stoddard, Taris Thornton

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 4, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the track and field team. The freshman distance runner from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, finished in first place in his heat for the Meyo Mile in Notre...

The Panthers lost their second straight game to the Little Rock Trojans 55-48 Saturday afternoon in Groniger Arena.

Panthers lose conference game to Little Rock

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

Eastern lost their second straight game 55-48 to Little Rock. Eastern was able to start the game aggressively and jumped to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Panthers...

Junior forward Macy McGlone dribbs and defends against Morehead Thursday 11/2024, In Groniger Arena. The pathers lost 67-69

McGlone scores 30 in OT win

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

Eastern won an overtime thriller against Tennessee State University 71-67.  With a career-high 19 rebounds and 30 points from junior forward Macy McGlone, the Panthers were able to come back from...

The mens basketball team won their home opener 91-45 against the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Wednesday evening Nov. 8, 2023 at Lantz Arena.

Panthers of the Week: Nakyel Shelton, Macy McGlone

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 21, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Nakyel Shelton from the basketball team. The junior guard from Chicago was one of three Panthers to score 16 points against the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday afternoon. Shelton...

Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

EIU women’s basketball looks for fourth conference win

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

The upcoming women’s basketball game between Eastern and Lindenwood looks to be an offensive shootout. Lindenwood has the fourth highest average points per game (APG) in the Ohio Valley Conference with...

Womens basketball coach Matt Bollant, second from right, Athletic Director Tom Michael and Bollants wife Kari and daughter Regan pose for a photo after Mondays introduction of the new coach.

Father-daughter coaches for EIU women’s basketball

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter January 19, 2024

Eastern’s women’s head basketball coach Matt Bollant is in his seventh season with the Panthers. This season, his daughter Regan Bollant joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach. “It’s...

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