The Daily Eastern News

From Eastern to Rio: Doyle represents USA in Olympics

EIU alumna Lauren Doyle was recognized by the University during a special ceremony between the first and second quarters of the football game agaisnt Western on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 7, 2016

Lauren Doyle has been in the residency program for USA Rugby since Jan. 1, 2013 and finally reached her end goal: to play in the Olympics in Rio. Although she was in the residency program for the U. S. Women’s Eagle Sevens for the last three years, she was not officially named to the Olympic team...

The season that was never played

Junior wing Jasmine Gardner dives for the ball at Rugby practice September 3, 2014.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

December 7, 2015

All of the fall sports teams have wrapped up their respective seasons but the women’s rugby team did not even have a chance to start their season. The status of the program is currently “suspended” by Eastern with the chance of being reinstated next year according to athletic director Tom Michael. “We...

Rugby progresses from last year

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014

The tentative game between the Eastern rugby team and Northern Illinois will not be played on Saturday Panthers’ coach Frank Graziano said. Graziano added three possible games marked as “tentative” on the schedule last weekend. The Panthers will head the South Bend, Ind., next weekend to...

Panthers face off against familiar face

Panthers face off against familiar face

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014

Eastern rugby coach Frank Graziano will be seeing a familiar face on the opponent’s sideline on Saturday, when the Panthers go up against Quinnipiac University. Becky Carlson has been coaching the Quinnipiac rugby program since 2010, and it so happens to be that she played rugby under Graziano fro...

Rugby game postponed to later date

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

The scheduled Eastern rugby game versus Life University at Lakeside Field on Saturday has been postponed to a later date, because neither team is at full strength. Coach Frank Graziano, during the week, was trying to find another team to play on Saturday, but ultimately could not find one. Graziano...

Panthers put on life support, lose 61-0

Senior lock Ellen Wilson is grabbed from behind during a game on Sept. 27 against Tennessee at Lakeside Field.  The Panthers beat the Volunteers 31-17.  After losing 61-0 to Life on Saturday, the Panthers are now 1-3 overall.

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2014

Dating back to 2007, the Eastern rugby team has never been shutout in a game. Then its road game against Life University arrived Saturday and the seven-year steak was broken. Life University defeated the Panthers 61-0 in Marietta, Ga. Early in the first half, Life got out to a 12-0 lead on a big run by...

Rugby team prepares for unfamiliar opponent

Rugby team prepares for unfamiliar opponent

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2014

The Eastern rugby team takes on Life University at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Marietta, Ga. Last time out, the Panthers picked up their first win of the season over the Tennessee Volunteers 31-17. The Panthers had five different players pick up trys in that game, including three in the first half all...

Rugby wins first game of season

Rugby wins first game of season

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2014

The Eastern rugby team opened its home schedule with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday at Lakeside Field. Eastern started off with the foot on the gas pedal, scoring twice early in the first half. Newcomer Katlyn Gibson took advantage of a Tennessee turnover and scored. Hannah Vieth added...

Rugby team readies for home opener

Rugby players wrestle one another to the ground to gain possession of the ball during a game against the Wisconsin All-Stars on Sept. 9 , 2013 at Lakeside Field.

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

The Eastern rugby team takes on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday at Lakeside Field for what will be its first home game of the season. Last time out, the Panthers had a tale of two halves against Lindenwood on Sept. 16. At the half, the Panthers were leading 8-7, but Eastern coach Frank Graziano...

Rugby game rescheduled

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2014

The Eastern rugby team had its game against Southern Illinois-Carbondale canceled Saturday because the Salukis did not have enough players to fill out their roster because of injuries. Eastern coach Frank Graziano said the Panthers plan to reschedule this game on Nov. 2, as a home game at Lakeside F...

Rugby falls at Lindenwood

Rugby falls at Lindenwood

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

The Eastern rugby team dropped its second-straight game on Tuesday losing 24-13 to Lindenwood University in Springfield, Mo. Eastern coach Frank Graziano said he wanted to keep Lindenwood scoreless for the first 15 minutes in order to give themselves to chance to win the game. After emphasizing...

Panthers confident heading to Lindenwood

Bob Reynolds, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2014

Confidence is riding high with the Eastern rugby team as it heads to St. Charles, Mo., on Tuesday to face off against Lindenwood. The Panthers have not played in 17 days, since their 64-5 loss to the Wisconsin All-Stars back on August 30. Eastern coach Frank Graziano said he expects his team to...

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