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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...

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...

Jonah OBrien, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, runs through hole found in the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga Mocs defensive line during the fourth quarterthe Panthers first home game of the 2022 season on Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost 38-20 to the Mocs. OBrien completed 18-of-28 pass attempts, passing for a total of 183 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Wilkerson, Spack to reunite at the 110th Mid-America Classic

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 16, 2022

The eighth longest rivalry between non-Ivy League FCS football teams is set for the 2022 season as the Eastern football team will travel to Normal, Illinois Saturday night to face off against Illinois...

Number 11 Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore 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.

Volleyball team loses 3-0 to No. 25 Fighting Illini

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team lost 3-0 to No. 25 Illinois Wednesday night in Lantz Arena, dropping the last two sets by two and three points, respectively. The Panthers are now 5-6 overall and in fourth...

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....

Members of the Eastern womens soccer team celebrate a penalty kick goal by senior forward Itxaso Aguero (7) that put Eastern up 1-0 against Jacksonville State on March 30 at Lakeside Field. Aguero would add another goal later on and the Panthers beat the Gamecocks 3-2.

Women’s soccer team ties for the second time this season against Indiana State

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The EIU women’s soccer team had a tough physical battle against Indiana State which led to a tie in Terre Haute Thursday evening.  Both teams had plenty of opportunities but could not capitalize...

Summerlyn Smith, a senior setter, regroups with her team after a play during their exhibition game against University of Missouri- St. Louis on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball team to open season at Butler Top Dawg Tournament

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 25, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will open its 2022 season on the road at the Butler Top Dawg Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. Friday morning.  The Panthers will play in the first match of the tournament...

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...

Number 18 TaKenya Stafford, a sophomore outside hitter dives to bump a ball during their exhibition game against University of Missouri- St. Louis on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball won 3-1 over Tritons in exhibition match

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 20, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team finds preseason success with a win over Missouri-St. Louis during an exhibition match Saturday evening in Lantz Arena. Head coach Sara Thomas said that the main focus of...

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