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

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COLUMN: The hip-drop tackle ban is bad for the NFL

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 1, 2024

Defenses in football have had to adapt to changes in tackling for years. Older players have had to adjust how to tackle people, since they cannot lead with their heads anymore. Now, defenders cannot wrap...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Thought Bubble- The match, the match-up, and the future

Nick Bays, Columnist July 17, 2023

Oh boy, who let me back in the kitchen? Because I’m cooking once again (yes, mom, I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with “because” but you’re not my editor so boom, get roasted). On June...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Hamlin’s collapse shows that athletes are people too

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 Love for Damar.  Those three words have been shared on social media numerous times over the last week. Even if one does not follow sports, it is hard to escape the amount of love and support that...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

The Chicago Bears need to make a change soon

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2022

I love my Chicago Bears, but they took an unforgivable loss in the garbage fest with the Giants.   The team that played the 49ers and the team that played the Giants simply cannot be the same.  First...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Ranking the foods in NFL stadiums I want to try someday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 21, 2022

Food and football are two of the biggest things that bring people in America together. Sports stadiums in general are known for their crazy food products that they sell at games, but I want to focus on...

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

Put your opinions on NFL players away

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter September 5, 2019

The NFL has been full of news lately. Whether that is Antonio Brown being fined $54,000, Jared Goff singling a $134 million four year contract extension or Ezekiel Elliot’s $90 million 6 year contract,...

Panthers prepare to fight against TSU

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter October 14, 2015

The last time that Eastern coach Kim Dameron found himself on NFL turf was during the 2011 Cotton Bowl. Dameron was the safeties coach for Ole Miss, which defeated Oklahoma State 21-7 at AT&T Stadium...

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow was 10-19 in passing and ran for six yards during the Panthers 41-0 defeat by Northwestern on Sept. 12 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Whitlow the king of Madden

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter October 7, 2015

When Eastern senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow envisions his future visits to Eastern, he relates to a character from one of his favorite movies, “Paid in Full.” The character, Rico, is about to be...

Spoo headlines additions to Hall of Fame class

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor September 16, 2015

Eastern will add five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame Class at halftime of the Panther football teams’ home-opener against Illinois State on Saturday. Headlining the 2015 class will be...

Column: Everyone is guilty in the Ray Rice scandal

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor September 9, 2014

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is the leading criminal in his recent disgrace.  Obviously. Rice punched his then-fiancée, now-wife, Janay Palmer, not once — but twice — in an Atlantic...

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