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MJ Flowers, a redshirt freshman running back (20), catches the ball during practice at O‘Brien Field wednesday evening.

Flowers, DiSanto named All-Americans

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor December 16, 2023

Two Panthers from the football team have been named as All-Americans for the Football Subdivision Championship division. Redshirt freshman MJ Flowers and freshman Nic DiSanto have been selected as FCS...

Senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui Lopez hits the ball over the net for the Panthers against their game vs. Valparaiso. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

Panthers of the Semester: MJ Flowers, Giovana Larregui López, Sara Thomas

Zaria Flippin and Luther Yoder December 4, 2023

The male Panther of the semester is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati, OH rushed for 854 yards and had 1,046 all-purpose yards. Both...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) walks off the field at the end of the game after scoring four touchdowns which helped the panthers win over Tennessee State Tigers saturday afternoon.

Flowers named Freshman All-American

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers was named a Football Championship Subdivision Freshman All-American at the end of November. Along with the award of Offensive Freshman of the Year for the Big...

Eastern Football Team runs out of their tunnel against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

COLUMN: The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2023 football season

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

Lets face it: Eastern surprised a lot of people with one of the best turnarounds of the season in the Football Subdivision Championship. With an 8-3 overall record, this has been the best record since...

Eastern football team celebrates after getting a interception against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

EIU Football ends regular season with best record since 2013

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

It has been six years since the Panthers had a winning season, and it has been an additional four years since the team won at least eight games in the regular season. Eastern won their last game of the...

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...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates a touchdown with redshirt junior offensive lineman Elkhanan Tanelus (72). Eastern beat Tennessee State 30-17 Saturday afternoon at O’ Brien Field.

Flowers scores more points than Tennessee State offense in Panther win

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 11, 2023

With four rushing touchdowns, a blocked punt, and a new pass breakup record, Eastern has aspects to be proud of after their 30-17 win against Tennessee State. In the first quarter, redshirt junior quarterback...

Eastern Football Team runs out of their tunnel against Bryant University Bulldogs at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon.

Eastern prepares for last home game of season against TSU Tigers

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter November 9, 2023

With a 16-10 win over the Lindenwood Lions, Eastern looks to keep that momentum going when they face off against Tennessee State University at O’Brien Stadium Saturday with a 12 p.m. kickoff. Panthers’...

Eastern football team celebrates after getting a interception against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

Six Panthers that helped secure sixth win of first winning season in 2017

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 4, 2023

Eastern has obtained their first winning season in six years after they defeated the Lindenwood Lions 16-10 Saturday afternoon. After three straight games that went down to the crucial plays in the fourth...

Senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys with 20 seconds left at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

The Panthers’ secret weapon

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 24, 2023

The definition of a secret weapon, according to the Cambridge Dictionary is “something or someone that no one knows about and that will give you an advantage over your competitors or enemies.” When...

Eastern football players and coaches celebrate after quarterback Pierce Holley scores in overtime to win the game against Bryant University Bulldogs at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon. The panthers defeated the bulldogs 25-24 in overtime.

Holley’s successful 2-point conversion gives Panthers the win

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 21, 2023

The Panthers added another thrilling overtime game to the season; this time ending in a win. Likewise to the University of Tennessee-Martin overtime loss two weeks ago, Panthers’ Head Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Mj Flowers, a freshman running back runs with teammates towards the end zone during their homecoming game against UT Martin O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

Flowers named to Freshman of the Year watch list

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers has been named to the Watch List for the Jerry Rice Football Championship Subdivison Freshman of the Year Award presented by FedEx Ground. Flowers has been names...

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