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

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

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Eastern Football Team runs out of their tunnel against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

COLUMN: The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2023 football season

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

Lets face it: Eastern surprised a lot of people with one of the best turnarounds of the season in the Football Subdivision Championship. With an 8-3 overall record, this has been the best record since...

Panther Profiles Podcast: Ep. 3: Stone Galloway

Panther Profiles Podcast: Ep. 3: Stone Galloway

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz November 22, 2023

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3DwgVh0q6rnr5KfscOcH9G?si=nT1X90ObQ3iLVfJDoi90Yw Aidan and Patrick talk to Eastern’s senior kicker Stone Galloway. Galloway talks about the position of kicking, the...

Eastern Football Team runs out of their tunnel against Bryant University Bulldogs at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon.

Eastern prepares for last home game of season against TSU Tigers

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter November 9, 2023

With a 16-10 win over the Lindenwood Lions, Eastern looks to keep that momentum going when they face off against Tennessee State University at O’Brien Stadium Saturday with a 12 p.m. kickoff. Panthers’...

Senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys with 20 seconds left at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

The Panthers’ secret weapon

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 24, 2023

The definition of a secret weapon, according to the Cambridge Dictionary is “something or someone that no one knows about and that will give you an advantage over your competitors or enemies.” When...

Justin Bowick Jr., a sophomore wide receiver, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during their homecoming game against UT Martin at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

Panthers continue to maintain focus for road game against SEMO

Zaria Flippin and Duane Carter October 12, 2023

With a 28-27 overtime lost against University of Tennessee-Martin, the Panthers look to bounce back with a win against Southeast Missouri State this Saturday at Houck Stadium. Redshirt junior...

Panthers’ football lists superstitions before game day

Zaria Flippin and Mackenzie Harrell September 29, 2023

We asked some of the Panthers about their superstitions before game days. Redshirt junior safety Brandon Guido said listening to music is one of his superstitions. Redshirt freshman running back...

Junior wide receiver Eli Mirza celebrates after he scores a touchdown against McNeese cowboys at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

‘We’re chasing after greatness’ Mirza says previewing game against Northwestern State

Mackenzie Harrell and Duane Carter September 28, 2023

With a 31-28 win over McNeese last Saturday, the Panthers look to seek a third win in a row against the Northwestern State Demons this Saturday in Natchitoches, LA. Panthers’ Head Coach Chris Wilkerson...

Freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates as after scoring a touchdown at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.
MJ Flowers rushed for 272 yards on 37 carries. The EIU panthers beat the Mcneese St cowboys 31-28.

Flowers rushed more than Cowboys’ offense to help Panthers secure second home win

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter September 25, 2023

Redshirt freshman MJ Flowers dominated for the Panthers last Saturday, rushing for 272 yards and scoring a touchdown in a comeback victory against the McNeese Cowboys Saturday afternoon at O’Brien Field. Flowers...

Freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates as after scoring a touchdown at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon.
MJ Flowers rushed for 272 yards on 37 carries. The EIU panthers beat the Mcneese St cowboys 31-28.

Panthers of the Week: MJ Flowers, Stone Galloway

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 24, 2023

The first Panther of the Week is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati, OH rushed for 272 yards and scored one rushing touchdown to help the Panthers...

Senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys with 20 seconds left at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

Galloway secures win for Panthers in first game back from injury

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter September 23, 2023

20 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter and a 56-yard field goal attempt is what stood between the Eastern Illinois football team and its third win of the 2023 season. But the adversity was...

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