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

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

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Freshman guard Lalani Ellis and redshirt freshman forward Sydney-James Desroches.

Q&A with Lalani Ellis and Sydney-James Desroches

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 11, 2024

Freshman guard Lalani Ellis and redshirt-freshman Sydney-James Desroches answered some questions ranging from any superstitions before the game to which teammate they would let get the aux.   Q:...

Junior guard Kyndall Davis makes the first dunk of the night against Morehead State Thursday in Groniger Arena

Panthers of the Week: Kyndall Davis, Lalani Ellis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 14, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Kyndall Davis from the men’s basketball team. The junior guard/forward from Chicago recorded two double digit games this week against the Morehead State Eagles...

Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Eastern women go 1-1 in games this past week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2024

The Eastern women’s basketball team started their week of games with a close loss to the Morehead State University Eagles in the final seconds but were able to end it with a win against the Western...

Lalani Ellis, a freshman guard, dribbles the ball toward the hoop during the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Ellis scored 17 points leading the Panthers, had two steals and went 6-6 on field goals.

Eastern overcomes deficit to beat Western Illinois

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 13, 2024

Eastern women’s basketball beat the Western Illinois University Leathernecks 72-63 after the Panthers came back from being down 11 points at the start of the third quarter.   Both teams started...

Junior pitcher Olivia Price (6), starts her pitch to St. Louis University junior infielder Jocelyn Abbott (20) on Wednesday evening.

Athletes to watch in the winter

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 10, 2024

Men’s Basketball: Jordan “Tiger” Booker The senior guard from Chicago transferred to Eastern after playing one year at Tarleton State. Booker currently averages 13.4 points per game, 3.1 assists...

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...

Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to make a shot against Little Rock forward, Nikki Metcalfe (32) in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 44-33 against the Trojans Saturday evening.

Eastern able to overcome slow start to beat Valparaiso

Cameron Thomas, Sports Reporter November 12, 2023

The Panthers women’s basketball team overcame a rough first half to beat the Valparaiso Beacons 75-62. Eastern ended the first quarter shooting 33% from the field and from the three-point line...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) scores a touchdown vs. the Tennessee State Tigers Saturday afternoon. The Panthers won 30-17.

Panthers of the Week: MJ Flowers, Lalani Ellis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 12, 2023

The male Panther of the Week is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati racked up four rushing touchdowns in the Panthers’ 30-17 win over the Tennessee...

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