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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

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens March 23, 2023

Kate and Autumn are back from break! This week, they discuss all of the many sports events happening soon, as well as an upcoming visit from Eastern Illinois University alum Jimmy Garoppolo.

Former Eastern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates after receiving pass for a touchdown during the Panthers 52-14 over Jacksonville State on Sept. 16, 2013 at OBrien Field.  The Panthers became the OVC champions for the second straight year.

Garoppolo set to return to Eastern for ‘An Evening with Jimmy G’ Athletics Fundraiser

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2023

The Eastern athletics department announced on Friday afternoon that former EIU football star Jimmy Garoppolo will be returning for a fundraiser for the athletics department on Sat., April 22 at 6 p.m....

From left, Chris Wilkerson, Easterns newest head football coach, receives a jersey from EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael for becoming the football team’s new head coach at WIlkerson’s press conference on Friday in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.

Wilkerson introduced as head football coach Friday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 28, 2022

The Eastern Athletics formally introduced Chris Wilkerson as the 26th head coach of the football program Friday morning in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.   Wilkerson is no stranger to O’Brien...

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

Students react to Super Bowl LIV, 49ers’ loss

Kate Figlewski, Staff Reporter February 4, 2020

Students at Eastern watched the Super Bowl LIV to support alum Jimmy Garoppolo while he played for the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mark Williams, a senior business management...

Jimmy G is not solely to blame

Dillan Schorfheide February 3, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo does not deserve as much blame as he is getting for the San Francisco 49ers’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Garoppolo is being called out all over social media and in sports media...

Eastern students talk Super Bowl, Jimmy G

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter January 31, 2020

The stage is set for the best teams in the National Football League to face off against each other on Sunday in Miami for Super Bowl 54. Playing in the game will be Eastern alumni Jimmy Garoppolo. The...

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...

Column: Garoppolo versus Brady: First career starts

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 12, 2016

Jimmy Garoppolo is better than Tom Brady. No, not really, but Garoppolo did do better in his first career NFL start than the best quarterback to play the game. Yes, the eras were completely different,...

Addison Bounds bulks up for position change

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter November 4, 2015

If a former high school teammate were to look at red-shirt sophomore Addison Bounds, he would notice that former 196 pounder has put on some weight and bulked up. But if he saw Bounds playing tight...

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