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

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Womens basketball guard sophomore Ellie Buzzelle holds the ball before getting bumped out of bounds, against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, at Groniger Arena

EIU women’s basketball get dominant win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

The Panthers returned to their home court after a crushing, two-point defeat to Tennessee Tech University three days prior. The loss gave Tennessee Tech a spot in the three-way tie for second place, a...

Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to jump up and shoot a layup while a Tennessee Tech player attempts to block her shot at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

Q&A with Macy McGlone

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Junior forward Macy McGlone answered some questions ranging from how she handles being a student athlete to why the chicken crossed the road.    Q: How's the season going so far team wise?  A:...

Taris Thornton (25), a junior forward, scramble for a loose ball while being pressured by Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Thornton scored 10 points and had 2 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers face key test this week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor February 19, 2024

With four games left in the season, Eastern women’s basketball sits alone in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with a record of 9-5 in conference play.  Eastern’s next two games are...

Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Monahan scored 6 points and had 7 assists. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers win puts them in second in the OVC

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2024

The Panthers were able to pull out a 68-62 win against the Lindenwood University Lions and put themselves in sole possession of second place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern had a slow start...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone and Kyndall Davis

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Kyndall Davis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 11, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin recorded her 21st double-double of the season against the Morehead...

Junior forward Macy McGlone dribbs and defends against Morehead Thursday 11/2024, In Groniger Arena. The pathers lost 67-69

Panthers wins in 4 OT thriller against Eagles

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 10, 2024

Eastern’s women’s basketball team beat Morehead State 105-103 in a four-overtime thriller in Morehead, Kentucky. The Panthers were able to get the win after four overtime periods as the game lasted...

The Panthers lost their second straight game to the Little Rock Trojans 55-48 Saturday afternoon in Groniger Arena.

Panthers lose conference game to Little Rock

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

Eastern lost their second straight game 55-48 to Little Rock. Eastern was able to start the game aggressively and jumped to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was...

Eastern’s redshirt freshman forward Sydney-James Desroches shoots over University of Tennessee-Martin’s freshman forward Tori Rubel. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 80-65 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

EIU not able to overcome first quarter deficit

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 1, 2024

Eastern women’s basketball loses 65-80 to UT Martin, which snaps its four-game win streak. 80 points is the most points that Eastern has allowed to any Ohio Valley Conference team this season.  “Yeah,...

Ellie Buzzelle at the womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Buzzelle’s confidence rises since transferring

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2024

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle began her college career at Grand Canyon University before transferring to Eastern after one year. Now at Eastern, she leads the team in three-pointers made and three-point...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Panthers...

Junior forward Macy McGlone dribbs and defends against Morehead Thursday 11/2024, In Groniger Arena. The pathers lost 67-69

McGlone scores 30 in OT win

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

Eastern won an overtime thriller against Tennessee State University 71-67.  With a career-high 19 rebounds and 30 points from junior forward Macy McGlone, the Panthers were able to come back from...

Womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Eastern beats Tennesse Tech at the buzzer

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

Groniger Arena was unusually loud for the women's basketball game on Thursday. The reason? It was Greek Night.  Junior Grace Bonds of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta said, “I got the email about it,...

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