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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern football has hot start

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 2, 2015

The Eastern football team has had many players contribute to the team’s 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference play start making them one of two undefeated teams in the OVC. Eastern will look to continue their...

Big plays lead to big football team win

Big plays lead to big football team win

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter October 11, 2015

There’s no question that every sporting event is defined by a critical moment in the game. But there are certain games where more than one play can decide the outcome. The Eastern football team’s 33-28...

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow was 10-19 in passing and ran for six yards during the Panthers 41-0 defeat by Northwestern on Sept. 12 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Whitlow the king of Madden

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter October 7, 2015

When Eastern senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow envisions his future visits to Eastern, he relates to a character from one of his favorite movies, “Paid in Full.” The character, Rico, is about to be...

Redshirt junior Devin Church had a total of 109 rushing yards and one touchdown during the Mid-American Classic against Illinois State Saturday.

Devin Church impacts Eastern’s offense

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter September 23, 2015

Last Saturday in the home opener for Eastern football, fans saw a different offense than those of the previous years. Returners such as Shepard Little and Jalen Whitlow can still be seen in the backfield,...

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw one touchdown and was 16-28 and 165 yards during Easterns 34-31 home opening loss against Illinois State Friday at OBrien Field.

Offense erupts during home opener

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter September 21, 2015

After losing the first two games of the season, the Eastern football team realized that improvement needed to be made, particularly on offense. The Panthers had been kept out of the end zone by Western...

The Panther defense fails to prevent a touchdown by Northwesterns Justin Jackson during the 41-0 loss on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Panthers blanked by Wildcats

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2015

EVANSTON, Ill ­— The Eastern football team was shut out 41-0 by Northwestern Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston. The shut out was the first time Eastern was held scoreless in a game since Oct. 11,...

Red-shirt senior running back Taylor Duncan runs the ball during the Panthers 48-26 win over Murray State on Saturday at OBrien Field. Duncan scored two touchdowns and ran for 171 yards during the game.

Panthers exploit defenses looking to slow down Whitlow

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor November 10, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow has a season-low 20 rushing yards in the Panthers win over Murray State Saturday, but the junior extended his streak of throwing a touchdown and rushing for a touchdown...

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor October 30, 2014

For Eastern coach Kim Dameron, the Panthers’ matchup against Tennessee Tech gives his team the chance to once again become more balanced offensively. For the first time since being named the outright...

Junior quarterback Jalen Whitlow throws the ball down the field in the Eastern football teams home opener on Sept. 7 at OBrien Field.

Whitlow wins weekly award, Drake leads WRs in OVC

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor October 13, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season. Despite the Panthers’ loss against No. 16 Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Whitlow...

Redshirt junior Devin Bass defends against Jalen Whitlow of Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Whitlow wins 2nd weekly award

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor September 30, 2014

Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw a career-high 289 yards against Ohio and for the second straight game passed for at least one touchdown and ran for at least one touchdown. The junior added to...

Eastern trails 14-0 at halftime

Eastern trails 14-0 at halftime

Aldo Soto , Sports Editor August 28, 2014

Minnesota red-shirt sophomore Mitch Leidner rushed for a two-yard touchdown and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass, leading the Golden Gophers to a 14-0 halftime lead over Eastern Thursday night. Minnesota...

Manley should be man against Minnesota in upcoming game

Anthony Catezone , Managing Editor August 27, 2014

Andrew Manley has been there before. He has faced Minnesota in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., and he won. In 2011, the current Eastern quarterback was the starting quarterback for New Mexico...

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