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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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Panthers’ football lists superstitions before game day

Zaria Flippin and Mackenzie Harrell September 29, 2023

We asked some of the Panthers about their superstitions before game days. Redshirt junior safety Brandon Guido said listening to music is one of his superstitions. Redshirt freshman running back...

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.

Galloway secures win for Panthers in first game back from injury

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter September 23, 2023

20 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter and a 56-yard field goal attempt is what stood between the Eastern Illinois football team and its third win of the 2023 season. But the adversity was...

MJ Flowers, a red shirt freshman running back, practice catching footballs before team stretches at O‘Brien Field Wednesday Evening.

Panthers continue to step up in preparation for Cowboys

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter September 21, 2023

With a 14-13 win against Illinois State last Saturday, the Panthers look to seek back-to-back wins at home against the Cowboys. Panthers’ Head Coach Chris Wilkerson shared the teams' key strengths...

Members of the football team hoist the Mid-America Classic trophy to the student section after defeating the Illinois State University Redbirds 14-13 at OBrien Field Saturday.

Panthers win Mid-American Classic at home opener

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 16, 2023

Eastern Illinois won the 111th Mid-American Classic at O’Brien Field on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers won the game against the 25th-ranked Illinois State Redbirds 14-13. In addition to gaining...

Quarterback Pierce Holley looks for an open player to throw the ball to during football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Panthers prepare for home opener against Redbirds

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter September 13, 2023

Eastern will face Illinois State University at O’Brien Field on Saturday at 2 p.m. This game will be the Panthers’ home opener. With a 38-15 loss against Bowling Green, the Panthers are looking...

Eastern Football Head Coach Chris Wilkerson tells his players to give themselves three claps during practice Monday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Panthers struggle to convert points against Falcons

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 9, 2023

Eastern recorded their first loss of the season against Bowling Green 38-15 Saturday afternoon at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Redshirt junior quarterback Pierce Holley finished the afternoon with 21-of-32...

Wide receiver Justin Bowick Jr. (1) gets pushed by Indiana State players while attempting to score a touchdown. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores Thursday night.

Panthers hope to improve on little things against Falcons

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter September 6, 2023

Eastern will face Bowling Green State University on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. CST. With the 27-0 win against Indiana State last week, the Panthers are looking forward to getting another win under...

EIUs football team celebrate their first win of the season with the EIU section at Indiana States memorial stadium. The Panthers won 27-0 against the Sycamores Thursday night.

Panthers start season opener with first shutout since 2016

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 1, 2023

Eastern beat Indiana State University 27-0 at Memorial Stadium on Thursday evening. Two interceptions from the Sycamores resulted in two of the four touchdowns for the Panthers. With 55 seconds...

Quarterback James Cooper Jr. gets tackled by defensive lineman Nicholas Oliveira-Chace on a rush attempt Saturday afternoon on the OBrien Field.

‘It’s just the start,’ Wilkerson says after 2023 Spring Game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 22, 2023

The defensive side of the ball took charge in the Eastern football team’s annual spring game Saturday afternoon at O'Brien Field. EIU’s defense won in the annual scrimmage as they were able to make...

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