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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

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), breaks a double team against Southeast Missouri Redhawks guard, Jaliyah Green (24), and another Redhawks player. The Panthers won 63-57 against the Redhawks in Lantz Arena on Saturday.

Washington’s leadership in fourth quarter helps EIU remain undefeated

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2023

Senior guard Lariah Washington has exhibited true leadership skills on the court for the Eastern women's basketball team. Her 6-0 run and 25 total points against SEMO late in the fourth quarter led...

The womens basketball team cheers for fellow players after scoring during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

Panthers 8-0 in OVC play for the first time since 2013

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Eastern’s women’s basketball team is on a roll this season. The Panthers have begun their season 8-0 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season when they began the OVC season 11-0. As they...

The women’s basketball team celebrates a win over the Tennessee States Tigers on Saturday at Lantz Arena. The game went into overtime with the score 68-68, with the final score being 78-70.

Women’s basketball looks to go 7-0 in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Eastern Illinois University (14-3, 6-0 OVC) at Tennessee State (7-10, 2-4 OVC) Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn. at 5:30 p.m. Series Record: EIU leads 33-17 Last Meeting: EIU fell to TSU 72-61 in the...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), attempts a jump shot against Little Rock guard, Tia Harvey (12) in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening. The Panthers won 44-33 against the Trojans.

Panthers’ fourth quarter rally leads to taking first place in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The Eastern women’s basketball team is now the front runner of the Ohio Valley Conference as they beat Little Rock 44-33 in a defensive matchup Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena. As they took the...

Eastern guard, Kinyon Hodges (10), attempts a jump shot while Little Rock guard, Myron Gardner (15) attempts to block his shot in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 10-63 against the Trojans on Saturday evening.

Hodges, Ellington help men’s basketball to third OVC win

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The spark that the men’s basketball team needed came late in the second half.   The Panthers had a 34-25 lead at halftime during Saturday’s OVC matchup against Little Rock but slowly but surely,...

Guard, Kinyon Hodges (10), gets in the defensive position in attempts to guard Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Guard, Damarco Minor (0). The Panthers lost 80-62 Thursday night.

Men’s basketball loses to first place SIUE

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 13, 2023

The Eastern men’s basketball team lost its third OVC game in a row to the SIUE Cougars Thursday evening in Lantz Arena 80-62. The Panthers are now 2-3 in the OVC and 6-12 overall. Junior guard Kinyon...

Lariah Washington pushes toward the basket for a layup during the womens basketball game against the University of Southern Indiana Eagles on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31,  2022, at Lantz Arena. Washington scored 23 points and had two steals. The Panthers won 91-80 against the Eagles.

Women’s basketball goes 4-0 in OVC play over break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 The Eastern women’s basketball team won five of the six games they played over winter break. The one game they lost was in a close one as they lost by 11 points to Big 10 team Minnesota.  The Panthers...

Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, jumps to spike the ball during the volleyball of the second set of the first game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Lopez had 24 kills, 5 kills, and scored 27 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team wins ‘big’ at OVC awards

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor December 1, 2022

Two weeks ago, the Eastern volleyball team saw its historic 2022 season come to an end after being knocked out of the OVC Tournament by Southeast Missouri in a five-set thriller. The Panthers had previously...

Adam Swanson, a senior criminology major, holds up an OVC championship plaque after the Conference Championship Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2022, at Putnam County Sports Complex in Cookeville, Tenn.

Cross country teams sweep OVC Championships

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

The Eastern men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the OVC Cross Country Championships in Cookeville, Tennessee last Saturday for the first time since 2001.  Saturday’s championship wins...

Eastern guards Lariah Washington (left) and Miah Monahan celebrate the Panthers overtime win over Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington scored a team-high 20 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Washington picked to win OVC Player of the Year in preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 18, 2022

The 2022-23 preseason poll for OVC women's basketball was released on Tuesday, announcing the predicted order of finish and preseason and All-OVC candidates. The poll is selected by OVC head...

After number 20 Emily Wilcox, a junior middle blocker, reconvenes with her team after successfully blocking a spike from UT Martin Skyhawk players during the volleyball game at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Wilcox had 6 blocks and scored 7.5 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team second in OVC after battle with Skyhawks

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2022

On Friday, top Ohio Valley Conference team UT Martin made the trip north to Charleston for a double header with Eastern. As both matches were exciting and went to five sets each, the Panthers took the...

Number 0, Dom Shoffner, a senior quarterback, throws the ball during a drill at football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team in third place after Week 5 of Play

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

Week 5 of Play for football teams of the OVC was filled with mixed success as two nationally ranked teams continue to dominate the standings.   UT Martin was picked to finish first in the OVC and...

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