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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

Justin Thomas, a senior wide receiver, leaps over Franky West, a sophomore defensive back, to avoid the tackle. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 7-35 Saturday night at Illinois State University.

Shoffner leads football team to victory

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 25, 2022

Dom Shoffner answered the call.  When the Eastern football team needed a change in its offense Saturday night against Murray State, senior UNC Charlotte transfer quarterback Dom Shoffner took over...

Freshman outside and opposite hitter, Lilli Amettis (left), and junior libero and defensive Specialist Christina Martinez Mundo (right) celebrate with their team after scoring a point in the third set against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena Friday evening. The Panthers won 3-1 against the Cougars.

Amettis, Flynn lead volleyball team to first OVC win

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team proved that their biggest weapon going into OVC play was being able to utilize players off its bench as freshman outside hitter Lilli Amettis led the team to a 3-1 win over...

Number 33, Nile Hill, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver catches the ball during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Football team to open OVC play on the road

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Eastern football head coach Chris Wilkerson said that the team will make every effort possible to take care of the football Saturday afternoon as it will take on Murray State to open OVC play.   The...

Kaitlyn Flynn (right), sophomore outside hitter, sets the ball during volleyball practice Thursday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The Panthers will start OVC play against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars.

Volleyball team to play SIUE at home in first OVC matches

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The use of bench players is the Eastern volleyball team’s biggest weapon going into conference play tomorrow evening against SIUE.  According to coach Sara Thomas, being able to utilize each player...

Number 15 Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, spikes the ball during the volleyball game against the Illinois State University Redbirds at Lantz Arena Wednesday evening. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Redbirds.

Multiple Panther volleyball players ranked in the OVC

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will enter OVC play this Friday against SIUE and there are many players that have stood out this season. Offensively, the Panthers have a variety of players that have stepped...

Sophomore Linebacker Elijawah Tolbert (left) and Sophomore Defensive Lineman Colby Smith (right) run out a drill during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Week 2 results for OVC football teams

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2022

 The teams of the Ohio Valley Conference shook up the conference this past weekend as they played in the second week of their seasons. There were a lot of close last second games in the action this weekend....

Number 7 Jenna Little, a junior midfielder, celebrates after the womens soccer teams first win of the season against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Women’s soccer team shows strong team chemistry and leadership as regular season begins

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2022

The EIU women’s soccer team will rely heavily on its team chemistry, its seniors, and the 5th year players’ leadership this season as it prepares for the start of Ohio Valley Conference play.   The...

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OVC places women’s soccer in seventh for pre-season polls

Kate Stevens , Assistant Sports Editor August 22, 2022

The Ohio Valley Conference added teams to the conference which take effect this season, replacing Belmont, Murray State, and Austin Peay with Arkansas-Little Rock, Lindenwood, and Southern Indiana. The...

Alexa Rehmeier, right handed pitcher, and a freshman finance major, winds up her pitch at the softball game against the Murray State Racers Sunday afternoon. The Panthers won two out of three games against the Racers for the series Saturday, April 2, through Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Panthers softball ousted in first OVC Tourney since ’18

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

The Eastern softball team saw their season come to an end Tuesday afternoon as they lost to Tennessee Tech 3-1 in the opening round of the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Panthers concluded...

Eastern softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

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...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

Panthers sweep Wednesday doubleheader against SIUE, including 11-inning thriller

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

It took 11 innings, but the Eastern softball team snapped a nine-game losing streak against SIUE at home Wednesday. The 6-5 extra-inning win snapped the streak in the first game of a doubleheader against...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton throws to first after fielding a ground ball in game two of a doubleheader against Austin Peay April 23 at Williams Field. Eastern lost the game 4-3 to the Governors.

Softball team swept in 3rd-consecutive weekend series

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

The losing streak has hit nine for the Eastern softball team, as the Panthers were swept at home by Austin Peay over the weekend. Luckily for the Panthers, two of the three teams below them in the standings...

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