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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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The Panthers will play their first home game of the season against the University of Illinois Chicago on Wed. 22, 2023 at Williams Field at 1 p.m.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers swept by Racers in homer-heavy series

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was swept in a three-game weekend series by Murray State dropping them to 7-5 in conference play and third place in the OVC.   It was a perfect weekend for some homeruns for...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Eastern second baseman Hannah Cravens (10) celebrates with shortstop Megan Burton (2) after hitting a home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Murray State Sunday afternoon at Williams Field. Cravens has a total of 12 home runs on the season. The Panthers won 5-0 against the Racers.

Panthers win weekend series against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 3, 2022

After a pair of midweek road losses, the Eastern softball team bounced back at home, taking two games of a three game series against Murray State. The Racers were 8-0 in conference play coming in, but...

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Eastern softball team in 3rd place in OVC with 4-2 record

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The Eastern softball team dropped a series for the first time in conference play, losing two of three games to Tennessee State after opening conference play with a sweep of Morehead State.  The Panthers...

2022 Eastern football schedule released

2022 Eastern football schedule released

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The Eastern football team's 2022 schedule was released Thursday, and the slate of opponents for the first season of the Chris Wilkerson era is now set. The Panthers will open the season on the road...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton attempts to place a tag on a Morehead State baserunner in first game of a doubleheader on Sunday at Williams Field. Eastern won the game 4-0.

Sweeps galore as softball teams begin OVC play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 22, 2022

Every OVC softball team is either winless or undefeated in conference play, as the first weekend of conference play wrapped up with sweeps up and down the standings. Murray State, Tennessee-Martin, Belmont,...

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2022

OVC baseball has entered Week 4 of Play with some of the top three teams in the conference already living up to their preseason picks.   Tennessee Tech was picked to finish eighth out of the nine...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements gets trapped by Belmonts defense in the Panthers game against the Bruins on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Clements had a total of 5 assists. The Panthers lost 90-56 to the Bruins.

Three teams remain in race for top of OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 28, 2022

The fight for the top of the standings in the OVC remains a three-team battle amongst Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. Murray State and Morehead State are both undefeated in conference play,...

Eastern head coach Marty Simmons talks to freshman forward Paul Bizimana during a timeout in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Panthers to welcome Redhawks Saturday following road loss to Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday evening as they dropped to 2-15 overall after losing to Murray State 91-51.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols have...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.

Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road to snap a three-game conference losing streak with a 71-64 overtime...

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