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

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Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Kooper Jacobi speaks on religion in Q&A

Zaria Flippin and Payton Liggins February 21, 2024

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi answered some questions ranging from his favorite bible scripture to if he thinks the Earth is round or flat.      Q: When did you start playing basketball?  A:...

Eastern’s junior guard Corey Sawyer Jr. shoots a contested layup over University of Tennessee-Martin’s junior forward David Kamwanga. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

EIU loses third straight conference game

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 3, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball continues to struggle with rebounding as the Panthers lost to the Little Rock Trojans 71-47 Saturday evening in Groniger Arena. The Panthers got out-rebounded by the Trojans...

Sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi scores a point against Morehead State Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Men’s basketball loses two straight conference games

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 14, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball lost two straight games this week. On Thursday evening in Groniger Arena, the Panthers lost to the Morehead State Eagles 78-52. Three Panthers scored double figures against...

Senior Guard Jordan Booker jumpshot against Morehead State Thursday 11, 2024 evening in Groniger Arena

Men’s basketball loses thriller OVC game

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 13, 2024

With a little under three minutes left in the game, junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis grabbed a defensive rebound and went down the court for the dunk, putting the Panthers only four points behind the...

The Panthers mens basketball team huddle together before the start of the mens game vs. the Fighting Illini Monday evening.

EIU falls short to Central Arkansas in close game

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter December 10, 2023

Eastern’s men's basketball team lost a close game to the Central Arkansas Bears 73-70 Sunday afternoon in Groniger Arena. The Panthers had multiple chances to either win the game or send it to overtime. Eventually,...

Guard Jaylin Gibson (24) warms up before their IUPUI game Thursday night. The Panthers won 75-58 against the Jaguars.

Jacobi records double double in Panther win

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter December 7, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball improved their record to 5-5 on the season and remain undefeated on their home court in a 75-58 victory against the IUPUI Jaguars on Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The...

Kooper Jacobi (40) led the Panthers with 14 points and went 6-9 in field goals helping to secure the Panthers triple-digit win over University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Saturday afternoon at Groniger Arena.

EIU scores triple digits in win

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter December 2, 2023

The Panthers scored 112 points, the most in a game since 2019, in a 112-50 win against the UHSP Eutectics. Fifth-year senior forward Jermaine Hamlin would score the opening bucket for the Panthers,...

Sophomore forward Macy Mcglone (33), avoids the defender and attempts to score under the basket at the EIU womens basketball game vs. Tenneesee Tech Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 61-66.

Eastern basketball during the break

Luther Yoder and Cameron Thomas November 28, 2023

Eastern men’s basketball went 2-1 during Thanksgiving break with wins against the Coppin State Eagles, and the Eureka College Red Devils and a loss to the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. Its record for the...

The mens basketball team won their home opener 91-45 against the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Wednesday evening Nov. 8, 2023 at Lantz Arena.

EIU looks to end road stretch on a high note

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

The Eastern men’s basketball team takes a trip to Oxford, Ohio this weekend where they will face Coppin State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday at noon. Miami (Ohio) will cap...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker pushes the defense during Easterns home opener on Wednesday evening at Lantz Arena . Brooker scored 10 points and went 2-2 on free throws as well as 4-7 on field goals.

EIU blows out Monmouth in home opener

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 8, 2023

Eastern held the Monmouth Fighting Scots to just 9-25 (36%) from the floor in the first half, while the Panthers converted half of their 36 shot attempts Wednesday evening. The Panthers started off their...

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Jacobi records double-double in loss against Fighting Illini

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

Although the Panthers lost to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Monday evening, Eastern fans got to see how the newest Panthers can be significant contributors for the team this season. Redshirt...

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