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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

Eastern safety Jordan Vincent (1) prepares to make attempt a tackle on a Dayton ball carrier in a game on Sept. 11. Vincent had 12 total tackles in the game, which Eastern lost 17-10.

Updating OVC’s non-conference performance

Autumn Schultz, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Only one OVC team recorded a win last week while four of the conference’s seven teams are still searching for their first win of the season as they enter Week 3 of play.  Tennessee-Martin, 3rd in the...

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...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Jimmy G represents all Panthers

Staff Editorial January 31, 2020

Former Eastern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  As if you already did not know that.  Jimmy G, as we all so affectionately...

Let the trash talking fly

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor July 16, 2019

Trash talking is and always has been a big part of my life, as bad or as silly that makes me seem. Considering video games have been a big part of my life for over a decade, I tend to trash talk people...

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football back after dropping it into the water.

FEATURE PHOTO: Football at the Campus Pond

Raine Zhu, Photographer June 11, 2019

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football...

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter September 20, 2018

The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for...

Football team pulls out wild win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 4, 2017

Eastern's offense had trouble getting anything going all day, but in the final seconds redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. found Alexander Hollins on a Hail Mary pass to the end zone for a touchdown. Eastern...

Football team talks dangers of the sport

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Writer October 23, 2017

Isaiah Johnson and Nick Horne, both players on Eastern’s football team, worry about the chance of getting Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, but both also said they do not play scared because of it. Horne,...

Football team still in good spot after Saturday’s loss

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter October 23, 2017

There are not many times where someone can say a team is exactly where it wants to be following not only a loss, but a 16-point loss. There are also not many times a team has to face an opponent that...

Sophomore Darshon McCullough runs the ball for Eastern during the Homecoming game against Jacksonville State. He had 13 yards rushing on five attempts in the Panther’s 30-14 loss.

Panthers lose Homecoming game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 22, 2017

Eastern being up 14-9 at halftime against Jacksonville State, the No. 3 team in the FCS and the best team in the OVC year after year was not a fluke. The Panthers were 4-0 in OVC games, undefeated just...

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Eastern football team falls to Jacksonville State for 1st OVC loss

Sean Hastings , Sports Editor October 21, 2017

Following a downfall of a second half, the Eastern football team lost its first OVC game to Jacksonville State 30-14  Saturday at O’Brien Field. It was simple. Eastern played well in the first half...

Redshirt freshman quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. gets the offense set before sneaking in his first career touchdown. Gilkey Jr.s dad played at Eastern in 2000-2001.

Like Father, Like Son: Eastern Football in Gilkey’s Blood

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 15, 2017

  There is one thing that Scotty Gilkey Jr. knows better than anything. Growing up, everything he knew was Eastern. To be more specific: Eastern football. Quarterback Gilkey Jr. may have...

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