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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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Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

EIU ends doubleheader with walk-off home run

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

Eastern’s softball team split their doubleheader header with Tennessee State University on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost their first game 5-1 and won their second game 9-7.  Freshman...

Junior forward Macy McGlone (33) shoots a floater during the game against Tennessee State at the OVC tournament.

EIU moves on in the OVC tournament despite early shooting woes

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The Panthers overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee State University 60-48 in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.  The Panthers came in as the fourth seed, while Tennessee State is the eighth...

Taris Thornton (25), a junior forward, scramble for a loose ball while being pressured by Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks during the womens basketball game Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Thornton scored 10 points and had 2 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

Panthers face key test this week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor February 19, 2024

With four games left in the season, Eastern women’s basketball sits alone in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with a record of 9-5 in conference play.  Eastern’s next two games are...

Zay Gentry, a defensive back, attempts to tackle a player from Tennessee State at their football game Saturday afternoon at the Nissan Stadium. The Panthers lost to the Tigers 37-17.

Football team falls to Tennessee State at Nissan Stadium

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2022

EIU’s rough start in the first half against Tennessee State led to their 37-17 loss Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. The Panthers began the game with the ball and quarterback...

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...

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...

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