The Daily Eastern News

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for kids to play on such as bouncy houses and obstacle courses Cost for booking a single tailgating g...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Editorials, Opinions, Special Sections

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

Eastern men’s basketball team takes big win over Illinois

Eastern men’s basketball team takes big win over Illinois

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In just ten days, the Eastern men’s basketball team set up a game with the University of Illinois, sold out Lantz Arena and ended with the Panthers beating Big Ten Illinois 80-67. All of this contributed to raising $35,000-$40,000 for a hurricane relief fund. “The game doesn’t happen unless...

Football team pulls out wild win in overtime

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Eastern's offense had trouble getting anything going all day, but in the final seconds redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. found Alexander Hollins on a Hail Mary pass to the end zone for a touchdown. Eastern beat Eastern Kentucky in overtime 23-20. The Panthers were able to send out their...

Eastern football team falls to Jacksonville State for 1st OVC loss

Eastern football team falls to Jacksonville State for 1st OVC loss

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Following a downfall of a second half, the Eastern football team lost its first OVC game to Jacksonville State 30-14  Saturday at O’Brien Field. It was simple. Eastern played well in the first half and Jacksonville State played well enough to hang around at half time and push ahead throughout...

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

Girls’ track and field brings in new recruits

Girls’ track and field brings in new recruits

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Eastern’s cross country and track and field coaches got a preview of their incoming runners at the girls’ state final this past weekend. Seniors Chelsea Paulek, Kate Bushue, Shelby Siltman and Margaret McPherson all committed to running for Eastern before qualifying for the state competition. Whil...

Men’s soccer team wraps up road trip at Oral Roberts

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  The men’s soccer team will officially begin conference play on Saturday when they travel to Tulsa, Okla., to play Oral Roberts. Eastern is in the midst of a three-game road stand and has dropped the first two against Western Michigan and Wright State. Oral Roberts, Eastern’s first Summit...

Volleyball team to begin OVC play at Edwardsville

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

  It is not how you start; it is how you finish. That is what the Eastern volleyball will hope to follow as it closes the book on the non-conference slate of its schedule. The Panthers knew there would be growing pains as they came into the season with no seniors, and that has been t...

Men’s soccer team traveling to Wright State

Men’s soccer team traveling to Wright State

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

  The men’s soccer team continues its three-game road trip still in search of its first win away from Lakeside Field this season. The Panthers will head to Wright State, a member of the Horizon League, who is 4-3 on the season including a 2-0 record at home. Eastern is coming off of a...

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Panthers beat Illinois State in Mid-America Classic

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Normal — Kim Dameron had won 13 games as the coach of the Eastern football team, but his 14th win against Illinois State Saturday was his biggest win yet. In the 105th Mid-America Classic, Dameron and the Panthers went into Hancock Stadium and took back the trophy Illinois State left O’Br...

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