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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 softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Austin Peay guard Karle Pace waits to check in to the womens basketball game between Austin Peay and Eastern at Lantz Arena Saturday. Pace returned to Lantz Arena for the first time since last year when she was a senior for the Panthers. She ranks 11th in Eastern history with 1,387 points.

Former Panther Pace returns to Lantz Arena with Governors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 27, 2022

Saturday was the regular season finale for the Eastern women's basketball team. It was also a homecoming for former Eastern star Karle Pace, who came back to Lantz Arena as a member of Austin Peay's...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl waves to her family in the crowd after the womens basketball teams 68-56 win over Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Wahl scored a season-high 20 points in the game. It was also Senior Day for the Panthers, as Wahl and her teammates Jordyn Hughes and Kira Arthofer were honored before the game.

Panthers beat Austin Peay 68-56 on Senior Day

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 26, 2022

Evansville and the OVC Tournament looming for the Eastern women’s basketball, which closed out the regular season at home Saturday afternoon with a 68-56 win over Austin Peay. The Panthers clinched...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles (left) and forward Sammy Friday IV (second from right) pose with head coach Marty Simmons (right) and Fridays parents prior to the mens basketball game on Feb. 26 in Lantz Arena. It was Senior Day for the Panthers, and Charles and Friday were honored with a ceremony on the court. Friday scored 13 points and Charles scored eigth points in the game, which the Panthers lost 64-52.

Charles, Friday honored at Senior Day for men’s basketball team

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team said goodbye to two seniors Saturday evening during the team’s annual Senior Day at Lantz Arena.   Kashawn Charles and Sammy Friday IV played their last game...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV drives toward the basket in the mens basketball game against Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Friday led the team with 13 points in the game, which Eastern lost 64-52.

Panthers close out regular season with 64-52 loss to Austin Peay

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter February 26, 2022

The first season of the Marty Simmons era of Eastern men’s basketball is in the books. It ended without a bang as the Panthers fell 64-52 to the Austin Peay Governors, finishing the season with a...

Sophomore guard Dan Luers drives towards the rim at the men’s basketball game against Tennessee Martin on Saturday at Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Skyhawks 82-70.

Panthers’ second-half comeback falls short against Austin Peay

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter February 14, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team continued their up-and-down season with a 62-54 loss to Austin Peay in the two teams’ first matchup of the season. Similar to their Thursday loss to Tennessee Tech,...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Redshirt senior outside hitter Kylie Michael and her family celebrate the volleyball team’s senior night at Saturday afternoon’s game at Lantz Arena. Michael had 13 kills during the match. The Panthers lost 3-1 against Austin Peay.

Panthers honor seniors, clinch OVC Tourney spot over weekend

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team honored its seniors over the weekend in more ways than one. On Saturday, the four seniors were acknowledged in a pregame ceremony with their families. Outside hitters...

Eastern running back Jaelin Benefield avoids a Tennessee State player while running the ball at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 23 at OBrien Field. Benefield ran for 56 yards in the game, which the Panthers lost to the Tigers by a score of 28-0.

Turnovers lead to Eastern loss Saturday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 7, 2021

Numerous turnovers in the first half ultimately decided the fate of the Eastern football team Saturday afternoon at Fortera Stadium as Austin Peay beat the Panthers 46-26.  The six turnovers in the...

Dameron scouts Governors’ defense, offense

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 18, 2014

Eastern running back Shepard Little missed the Panthers’ Tuesday practice and head coach Kim Dameron said the red-shirt junior’s status for Saturday’s game is still unknown. “He’s getting...

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