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

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Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Panthers win season opener against UIS Prairie Stars

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 20, 2023

After a hard-fought game, the Panthers beat the UIS Prairie Stars 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. Here are some important numbers to remember from the intense game. 3: Three freshmen scored...

The baseball team celebrates with Hunter Beetley (7) after his walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning during the Panthers first game of a three-game series against Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers won the first game 13-11.

EIU Baseball reminisce win against Morehead to prepare for NCAA Tournament

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2023

On Saturday, Eastern Illinois baseball claimed the title of the Ohio Valley Conference Champions after defeating the No. 1 seed Morehead State with the final score being 6-5.  The Panthers, while overjoyed...

Eastern utility player Ryan Ignoffo (7) high fives his teammates after the Panthers’ 3-2 win over McNeese State on March 18. The Panthers won the series to improve to 13-4 on the season.

EIU baseball picked to finish 3rd in OVC preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

The Eastern baseball team was selected to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll as it will begin its regular season on Friday in Tallahassee, Fl at 3 p.m.  The Panthers will...

Cameron Haffner, a freshman guard, dribbles the ball while being pressured by University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks players  during the mens basketball game against the Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Thursday night. Haffner scored 12 points and had three rebounds. The Panthers won 77-75.

EIU men’s basketball in 8th place in OVC standings after successful weekend

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 13, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is on a two OVC game winning streak after defeating UT-Martin at home 77-75 last Thursday evening and SIUE 84-73 on the road Saturday evening.  The Panthers are...

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...

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