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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

Eastern softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

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...

The EIU womens basketball team members, from left, senior Abby Wahl and sophomore Parker Stafford sit on the bench in the last 30 seconds of the Panthers 72-61 loss to Tennessee State in the OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on Wednesday.

Panthers’ season comes to an end with 72-61 loss to Tennessee State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 2, 2022

EVANSVILLE- For the second-straight season, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s season has come to an end in the opening round of the OVC Tournament in Evansville. The fifth-seeded Panthers were...

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...

Paul Bizimana, a freshman forward, gets picked up by his teammates after making a late basket in the men’s basketball game on Saturday against Tennessee State Tigers at Lantz Arena. Bizimana had 20 points and 6 rebounds. The Panthers won 62-57 against the Tigers.

Panthers get 1st home win of conference season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 29, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team won their second straight game, beating Tennessee State 62-57 for their first OVC home win. The Panthers went into halftime up one but an 18-point second half by...

Junior guard Lariah Washington attempts a layup against Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington had 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Panthers won 78-70 against the Tigers.

Panthers beat Tigers in overtime for second-straight OVC win

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 29, 2022

It took an extra five minutes, but the Eastern women’s basketball team was able to pick up its second-straight win Saturday. The Panthers were able to survive a second-half comeback from Tennessee...

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes attempts a layup in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, which the Panthers lost 80-71.

Updating OVC women’s basketball standings early in conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

The start of conference play for the OVC women's basketball teams has been marred by COVID-19 postponements, but through the rash of rescheduled games, the standings are starting to take shape. Sitting...

Eastern guard CJ Lane looks to pass in Easterns game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 76-71.

Updating OVC men’s basketball results, standings

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is now 2-8 on the season and are currently sitting at ninth place in the OVC after coming off a 72-44 loss to Missouri. Let’s see how the rest of the conference compares....

Eastern guard Lariah Washington fights for position in the paint during the Panthers game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74.

OVC women’s basketball teams nearing conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 6, 2021

Conference season is drawing nearer for the women's basketball teams of the OVC.  All of the teams in the conference have played six or more games in nonconference play, with two teams having played...

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