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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

Sam Eccles, a senior forward (9), dribbles the ball pass defender during their game against University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles at Lakeside field thursday afternoon.

Eastern able to get last minute victory against Southern Indiana

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2023

The Panthers pulled off another last-minute win to beat the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 1-0. Eastern's goal came going into the 87th minute when senior forward Sam Eccles took the ball to...

Senior forward Julian Smith tries to get past freshman forward Jeffery Rinker II.

Eastern hopes to hold on to playoff spot going into final two games

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2023

The Panthers are in the middle of a close race to make the Ohio Valley Conference championship tournament. Eastern is sixth out of eight in the OVC with eight points but is tied with Chicago State....

Forward Casey Welage (8) and midfielder Jesse da Costa (35) battle for the ball at mens soccer practice Lakeside Field on Thursday.

The Panthers hope to turn things around against Southern Indiana

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Since the Panther’s last win on Sept. 28 against Lindenwood, they have allowed 13 goals and scored three in that five-game stretch. During this they have a record of 0-4-1. This has been their worst...

Eastern left-fielder, Aryn Henke (12), slides into home plate attempting to score, while Southern Indiana catcher, Sammie Kihega (16), tags her out at home during their game against Southern Indiana on Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Screaming Eagles.

Softball drops first OVC series of season to Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 9, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its second Ohio Valley Conference game this season after being shutout 2-0  by Southern Indiana at Williams Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers are now 20-15...

OVC adding Southern Indiana as member July 1

OVC adding Southern Indiana as member July 1

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 9, 2022

The OVC has made another move to counter the impending exits of three of its members, announcing the addition of the University of Southern Indiana as a member. Southern Indiana's addition will be effective...

Eastern runners Adam Swanson (left) and Dustin Hatfield compete in an event in the Lantz Fieldhouse during the 2020 indoor track season.

Track teams to open season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's track teams will open the 2021-22 indoor season Friday with the EIU Early Bird Meet held in the Lantz Fieldhouse.  The Panthers will be hosting Southern Indiana and Central...

Eastern eyeing tough November schedule

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 7, 2017

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour scheduled an exhibition game against Southern Indiana so the Panthers had a tough game before its non-conference schedule. A game against Division II Southern...

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