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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

Eastern softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers swept by Racers in homer-heavy series

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was swept in a three-game weekend series by Murray State dropping them to 7-5 in conference play and third place in the OVC.   It was a perfect weekend for some homeruns for...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Eastern second baseman Hannah Cravens (10) celebrates with shortstop Megan Burton (2) after hitting a home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Murray State Sunday afternoon at Williams Field. Cravens has a total of 12 home runs on the season. The Panthers won 5-0 against the Racers.

Panthers win weekend series against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 3, 2022

After a pair of midweek road losses, the Eastern softball team bounced back at home, taking two games of a three game series against Murray State. The Racers were 8-0 in conference play coming in, but...

2022 Eastern football schedule released

2022 Eastern football schedule released

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The Eastern football team's 2022 schedule was released Thursday, and the slate of opponents for the first season of the Chris Wilkerson era is now set. The Panthers will open the season on the road...

Members of the Eastern womens basketball team celebrate their win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers beat the Cougars 89-65.

Big games upcoming for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Nearly every women’s basketball team in the OVC has surpassed the halfway point of the conference season. The top seven teams seemed more or less poised to head to Evansville next month for the OVC...

Eastern head coach Marty Simmons talks to freshman forward Paul Bizimana during a timeout in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Panthers to welcome Redhawks Saturday following road loss to Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday evening as they dropped to 2-15 overall after losing to Murray State 91-51.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols have...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.

Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road to snap a three-game conference losing streak with a 71-64 overtime...

Eastern forward Rodolfo Bolis looks to pass the ball in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday at Lantz Arena. Bolis had nine points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 72-46.

Panthers suffer home loss to OVC-leading Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 17, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 in OVC play Monday night at Lantz Arena after losing to Murray State 72-46.  The Panthers relied on their younger players Monday night as they were...

Eastern forward Taris Thornton fights for position under the basket in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday in Lantz Arena. Thornton finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71

Panthers’ 2nd-half comeback falls short against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

A fervent fourth-quarter surge from the Eastern women's basketball team put them in position to beat Murray State at home Monday. The Panthers climbed back from a 12-point deficit early in the quarter,...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington passes the ball into the paint in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Top women’s basketball performances for OVC so far

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 1, 2021

Through the first three weeks of the season, there have been some strong individual performances from players on the women's basketball teams in the OVC.  Some players appear more frequently than others...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Panthers lose 20-13 in season finale against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 20, 2021

The 2021 season is in the books for the Eastern football team after a 20-13 loss to Murray State at O'Brien Field. The Panthers end the season with an overall record of 1-10 and a conference record...

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