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The Panthers celebrate after winning their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship title Saturday afternoon against the SIUE cougars 2-0.

Eastern softball captures first OVC Championship title

Han Byer, Sports Photographer May 13, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team won its first ever Ohio Valley Conference softball championship Saturday afternoon at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. The Panthers defeated the SIUE Cougars in a...

The Eastern softball team sings the EIU Fight Song to the crowd after sweeping SIUE in their home-opener double-header against SIUE on Sunday afternoon on Williams Field.

Softball sweeps SIUE in OVC home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2023

The Eastern softball team will stay atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings after sweeping SIUE 1-0 and 5-2 in a doubleheader at its home opener Sunday afternoon at Williams Field.  The team moved...

Lariah Washington (22), a senior guard gets rid of the ball after being pressured by half of the defense during the womens basketball game against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars Saturday afternoon. Washington scored 13 points and had three assists. The Panthers lost 82-77. The loss was the first conference loss of the season, which ended the 13-win streak.

EIU women’s basketball loses first conference game of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2023

Eastern’s women’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season as SIUE defeated the Panthers 82-77 in Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. The Panthers’ 17 turnovers were a major...

Kaitlyn Flynn (right), sophomore outside hitter, sets the ball during volleyball practice Thursday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The Panthers will start OVC play against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars.

Volleyball team to play SIUE at home in first OVC matches

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The use of bench players is the Eastern volleyball team’s biggest weapon going into conference play tomorrow evening against SIUE.  According to coach Sara Thomas, being able to utilize each player...

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...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

Panthers sweep Wednesday doubleheader against SIUE, including 11-inning thriller

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

It took 11 innings, but the Eastern softball team snapped a nine-game losing streak against SIUE at home Wednesday. The 6-5 extra-inning win snapped the streak in the first game of a doubleheader against...

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...

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...

Sophomore guard Dan Luers controls the ball while being guarded at the men’s basketball game against Tennessee Martin on Feb. 12 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 82-70 against the Skyhawks.

Panthers lose 66-52 in road game against Cougars

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter February 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team lost their fourth game in a row, falling to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 66-52 in a game in which the deficit grew to as much as 29. With the loss, the Panthers...

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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