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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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Kinyon Hodges, a junior guard, scrambles after a loose ball during the mens basketball game against the University of Southern Indiana Eagles on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31,  2022, at Lantz Arena. Hodges scored 10 points and had three assists. The Panthers won 91-80 against the Eagles.

4 EIU men’s basketball players enter the transfer portal

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 24, 2023

Four Eastern Illinois men’s basketball players have entered the transfer portal this week, bringing the total number of transfers to nine within the last two seasons. Last season, guards Henry Abraham,...

Macy McGlone (33), Lariah Washington (22), and their head coach Matt Bollant, answer questions for a post-game interview after their loss against Tennessee Tech at the Ohio Valley Conference championships Friday afternoon.

4th quarter struggle leads to OVC semifinal loss for EIU

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2023

EVANSVILLE, IND. – After a back-and-forth game with Tennessee Tech, EIU lost 66-61 in the semifinal game at the OVC Tournament in Evansville, Ind. The game started out with a 11-2 run by Tennessee...

Senior guard Lariah Washington (22), protects the ball from a Tennessee Tech defender while making a one handed pass to a teammate at the Ohio Valley Conference Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 61-66.

Washington, Litwiller play last basketball game as Panthers

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

EVANSVILLE, IND. -- Eastern women’s basketball seniors Lariah Washington and Morgan Litwillers’ fourth straight OVC Tournament appearance ended in a 66-61 loss, sealing the end to their careers as...

During a timeout, the EIU womens basketball team go over plays with Matt Bollant, the head coach and Marcus McGlothan, the assistant coach at the Ohio Valley Conference Friday afternoon.

EIU women’s basketball falls to Golden Eagles in OVC Tournament semifinal game

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

First Quarter EVANSVILLE, IND. -- The Eastern women's basketball team is down 20-14 at the end of the first quarter of the OVC Tournament semifinal game against Tennessee Tech. There was an 11-2...

Eastern Illinois University womens basketball Coach Matt Bollant instructs players during a timeout in the in Saturday afternoon game against Southeast Missouri State University at Lantz Arena.

Women’s basketball is ‘fresh and rested’ for OVC Tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2023

With almost a week of preparation and rest, the women’s basketball team will hit the court at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., and face the winner of the Thursday quarterfinal between SIUE and Tennessee...

Seniors, Lariah Washington and Morgan Litwiller pose for a picture with their family before the womens Senior Day basketball game against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon.

Litwiller, Washington celebrated during Senior Day

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2023

115 games. 4,600 minutes. 67 wins. Four OVC Tournament appearances. Countless amounts of blood, sweat, and tears. That is what seniors Morgan Litwiller and Lariah Washington have helped bring to the EIU...

Members of the Eastern Illinois University womens basketball team help Taris Thornton (25), a sophomore forward, up after a play in the Saturday afternoon game against Southeast Missouri State University in Lantz Arena.

EIU women’s basketball loses 3 road games in a row

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2023

After starting the conference season with a 13-0 record, the EIU women’s basketball team has lost its last three games. EIU remains in second place in the OVC with a 13-3 conference record.  The...

Eastern guard, Cameron Haffner (3), dribbles towards the basket, avoiding Tennesse State guard, Jr. Clay (4), before attempting to shoot the ball in Lantz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

EIU men’s basketball falls short to lose its sixth game in a row

Zaria Flippin, Men's Basketball Reporter February 6, 2023

Eastern's men's basketball team fell short in a nail-biter to the Tennessee State Tigers 65-61 in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening. Junior guard Caleb Donaldson led the Panthers with 17 points and five...

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 womens basketball assistant coach, Mariah King, instructs the team in the locker room at halftime during their game against Little Rock on Saturday.

King returns home to inspire next generation of players

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant’s newest addition to his staff has quite the resume and brings her successes and experiences back to Eastern. Mariah King is a former EIU women’s...

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,...

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