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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Freshman redshirt cather Luke Melton,

EIU baseball wins two against SIUE in doubleheader

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Eastern won both games of a doubleheader against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday at Coaches Stadium.   Game one came down to the wire. SIUE had the tying run...

Mens basketball senior guard Tiger Booker, tears up during the press conference after the Panthers lost 68-57 against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night,

EIU basketball season ends with a first-round exit

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2024

Eastern was not able to overcome a 39-22 deficit at the end of the first half against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). They would end up losing 57-68. This was their first OVC tournament...

Womens basketball guard sophomore Ellie Buzzelle holds the ball before getting bumped out of bounds, against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, at Groniger Arena

EIU women’s basketball get dominant win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

The Panthers returned to their home court after a crushing, two-point defeat to Tennessee Tech University three days prior. The loss gave Tennessee Tech a spot in the three-way tie for second place, a...

Senior Christina Martinez Mundo (4) attempts to defend the ball at EIUs volleyball game against Valparaiso. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

Volleyball checkup before series against SIUE

Cameron Thomas, Sports Reporter November 9, 2023

With a pair of 3-0 sweeps against Little Rock last weekend the Panthers improved their overall record to 22-3 and have a 12-2 record in the Ohio Valley Conference play. They are currently tied with...

Jake McConnery, a freshman business major, dribbles the ball up field at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon.

Late goal costs EIU the game against SIUE

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The Panthers were not able to hold out against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Cougars, losing 0-1. The loss moves Eastern to 2-5-2 and SIUE to 7-0-2. The Cougars scored their...

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...

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