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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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(93) Sophomore punter Jacob Horvath and (98) redshirt junior long snapper Brett Galletti, at football’s first spring practice.

THROUGH THE LENS: EIU football’s first spring practice

Sia DeyKoontz, Photo Editor March 26, 2024

Sia DeyKoontz can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].

Eastern football team celebrates after getting a interception against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

EIU football excited for 2024 season changes

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

There is still a whole semester before college football starts again. However, with the release of next season’s schedule, the players had some thoughts before the 2024 season starts. Next season, Eastern...

Eastern Football Team runs out of their tunnel against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

COLUMN: The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2023 football season

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

Lets face it: Eastern surprised a lot of people with one of the best turnarounds of the season in the Football Subdivision Championship. With an 8-3 overall record, this has been the best record since...

Eastern football team celebrates after getting a interception against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

EIU Football ends regular season with best record since 2013

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

It has been six years since the Panthers had a winning season, and it has been an additional four years since the team won at least eight games in the regular season. Eastern won their last game of the...

Easterns football team practice on the OBrien field, a few days away before their last game of the season.

EIU looks forward to possible playoff contention game

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter November 16, 2023

With a 30-17 win over the Tennessee State Tigers last Saturday, the Panthers look to end their season with a fourth straight win when they face Robert Morris University at Joe Walton Stadium on Saturday...

Panther Profiles Podcast: Ep. 2: Pierce Holley

Panther Profiles Podcast: Ep. 2: Pierce Holley

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz November 15, 2023

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ZDXOypi7aiSKplbgNDP3A?si=5R0AzVc9Q-SsBQ_gY6JQiQ Aidan and Patrick talk to QB1 of the Panthers, Pierce Holley. Holley talks about his upbringing and journey to becoming...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates a touchdown with redshirt junior offensive lineman Elkhanan Tanelus (72). Eastern beat Tennessee State 30-17 Saturday afternoon at O’ Brien Field.

Flowers scores more points than Tennessee State offense in Panther win

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 11, 2023

With four rushing touchdowns, a blocked punt, and a new pass breakup record, Eastern has aspects to be proud of after their 30-17 win against Tennessee State. In the first quarter, redshirt junior quarterback...

Eastern football team celebrates after getting a interception against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

Six Panthers that helped secure sixth win of first winning season in 2017

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 4, 2023

Eastern has obtained their first winning season in six years after they defeated the Lindenwood Lions 16-10 Saturday afternoon. After three straight games that went down to the crucial plays in the fourth...

Eastern Football team walks onto the field after timeout during their Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.

EIU Football’s national and conference rankings after eight games

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 28, 2023

Eastern’s football team has a current overall record of 5-3. Although the Panthers lost their first two conference games, the team went into their bye week with an overtime win over the Bryant Bulldogs. Eastern’s...

Senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys with 20 seconds left at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

The Panthers’ secret weapon

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 24, 2023

The definition of a secret weapon, according to the Cambridge Dictionary is “something or someone that no one knows about and that will give you an advantage over your competitors or enemies.” When...

Pierce Holley, a junior quarterback, attempts to throw the ball at a teammate during their game against Bryant University Bulldogs at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon.

Panthers of the Week: Pierce Holley, Alex Tetteh

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 22, 2023

The male Panther of the Week is going to Pierce Holley from the football team. The redshirt junior quarterback from Arvada, CO led the Panthers to secure their first conference win of the season...

Eastern football players and coaches celebrate after quarterback Pierce Holley scores in overtime to win the game against Bryant University Bulldogs at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon. The panthers defeated the bulldogs 25-24 in overtime.

Holley’s successful 2-point conversion gives Panthers the win

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 21, 2023

The Panthers added another thrilling overtime game to the season; this time ending in a win. Likewise to the University of Tennessee-Martin overtime loss two weeks ago, Panthers’ Head Coach Chris Wilkerson...

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