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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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Pierce Holley, a junior quarterback, stiff arms a Bryant University Bulldogs defender at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon.

Holley, Panthers receive preseason recognition

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor July 18, 2024

Eastern’s graduate quarterback Pierce Holley was named the Big South-Ohio Valley Conference preseason offensive player of the year among poll of the two leagues’ coaches. In the 2023 season, Holley...

MJ Flowers, a red shirt freshman running back, practice catching footballs before team stretches at O‘Brien Field Wednesday Evening.

Panthers continue to step up in preparation for Cowboys

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter September 21, 2023

With a 14-13 win against Illinois State last Saturday, the Panthers look to seek back-to-back wins at home against the Cowboys. Panthers’ Head Coach Chris Wilkerson shared the teams' key strengths...

Eastern Football Head Coach Chris Wilkerson tells his players to give themselves three claps during practice Monday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Panthers struggle to convert points against Falcons

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 9, 2023

Eastern recorded their first loss of the season against Bowling Green 38-15 Saturday afternoon at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Redshirt junior quarterback Pierce Holley finished the afternoon with 21-of-32...

Wide receiver Justin Bowick Jr. (1) gets pushed by Indiana State players while attempting to score a touchdown. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores Thursday night.

Panthers hope to improve on little things against Falcons

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter September 6, 2023

Eastern will face Bowling Green State University on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. CST. With the 27-0 win against Indiana State last week, the Panthers are looking forward to getting another win under...

Go Panthers! Linebacker Elijawah Tolbert said as he finishes his interview with WEIU after their victory against Indiana State. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores Thursday night.

Panthers of the Week: Elijawah Tolbert, Giovana Larregui López

Zaria Flippin and Luther Yoder September 4, 2023

The male Panther of the Week is junior linebacker Elijawah Tolbert from the football team.  Tolbert tied his career high tackles of 11 against Indiana State University. He also had an interception...

EIUs football team celebrate their first win of the season with the EIU section at Indiana States memorial stadium. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores Thursday night.

Panthers start season opener with first shutout since 2016

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 1, 2023

Eastern beat Indiana State University 27-0 at Memorial Stadium on Thursday evening. Two interceptions from the Sycamores resulted in two of the four touchdowns for the Panthers. With 55 seconds...

Chad Strickland, a senior exercise science major, performs offensive line drills at OBrien Field on Eastern Illinois University Campus Monday Evening

Panthers to play Sycamores in football season opener Thursday

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter August 28, 2023

The Panther’s season opener is Thursday, and they will be traveling to Terre Haute, IN to face the Indiana State University Sycamores. After ending the last season with a 2-9 record, this season's...

Cam Korhorn (24), a senior midfielder, dribbles the ball in the womens soccer game against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars Sept. 26, 2022.

Athletes to watch this fall

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 24, 2023

Cross Country Adam Swanson, the fifth-year graduate from Carpentersville is coming back for another season with the Panthers. Swanson was named first-team for the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2022...

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