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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

Players from Southeast Missouri State University and Eastern scramble for a loose ball during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Eastern gets a dominant win over SEMO

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

The Panthers put up a dominant performance against Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball on Thursday night. The final score was 71-52, far from the quadruple overtime battle that took...

Outside hitter/opposite Lilli Amettis (14), and middle blocker Julia Stanev (17) attempt to block the ball. The Panthers won 3-1 against Western Illinois Leathernecks.

EIU clinches first seed in OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

Eastern volleyball has clinched the first seed in the Ohio Valley Conference playoffs after beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks 3-1. The last time the Panthers clinched the first seed was in 1998. “There's...

Outside hitter/opposite Natalie Mitchem (7) The Panthers won 3-0 against the Tigers Thursday night.

Eastern’s win over SEMO places them securely at the top of the OVC

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 28, 2023

“We don’t want to keep teams in our conference the hope they can hang with us, because they can’t,” senior libero Christina Martinez Mundo said after Eastern’s match against the Southeast...

Markenzy Pierre (1), a redshirt senior runningback, runs drills during football practice at OBrien Field Wednesday afternoon.

Football team prepared to take on ranked SEMO in last home game

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2022

The Eastern football team (2-7) is prepared to take on the #20 ranked Southeast Missouri football team (7-2) Saturday afternoon at O’Brien for the last home game of the season.  Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Freshman outside and opposite hitter, Lilli Amettis (left), and junior libero and defensive Specialist Christina Martinez Mundo (right) celebrate with their team after scoring a point in the third set against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena Friday evening. The Panthers won 3-1 against the Cougars.

Volleyball team now tied for first place after sweep of SEMO

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 10, 2022

It was quite the weekend for the Eastern Volleyball team as it swept Southeast Missouri in back-to-back matches for the first time in 12 years.  The Panthers are now 12-8 overall and 6-1 in conference,...

The Panthers will play their first home game of the season against the University of Illinois Chicago on Wed. 22, 2023 at Williams Field at 1 p.m.

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 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 pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Eastern softball team in 3rd place in OVC with 4-2 record

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

The Eastern softball team dropped a series for the first time in conference play, losing two of three games to Tennessee State after opening conference play with a sweep of Morehead State.  The Panthers...

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...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton attempts to place a tag on a Morehead State baserunner in first game of a doubleheader on Sunday at Williams Field. Eastern won the game 4-0.

Sweeps galore as softball teams begin OVC play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 22, 2022

Every OVC softball team is either winless or undefeated in conference play, as the first weekend of conference play wrapped up with sweeps up and down the standings. Murray State, Tennessee-Martin, Belmont,...

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

OVC baseball teams finding mixed success in nonconference play

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2022

OVC baseball has entered Week 4 of Play with some of the top three teams in the conference already living up to their preseason picks.   Tennessee Tech was picked to finish eighth out of the nine...

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...

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