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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...

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...

Eastern pitcher Kyle Lang winds up for a pitch against Bellarmine on March 9, 2021, at Coaches Field. Lang pitched a season-high 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 run in an 8-1 Eastern win.

Panthers sweep Grambling State over weekend

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 8, 2022

The brooms were out in Louisiana over the weekend as the Eastern baseball team picked up a three-game sweep over Grambling State.  The Panthers have won five of their last six games and are now 6-3 on...

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 head coach Marty Simmons addresses his team during a timeout in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 76-71.

Panthers lose to Missouri 72-44 on road

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team picked up their eighth loss of the season on the road Tuesday night as Missouri beat the Panthers 72-44 at Norm Stewart Court.   The Panthers are now 2-8 on the...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements reaches to contest a shot in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers set for tough test against Tigers

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will be on the road this Tuesday at 7 p.m. to take on SEC opponent Missouri for the fifth time in school history.   The Tigers hold a 3-1 all-time series lead, but...

Members of the Eastern volleyball team celebrate a point from the bench during Easterns match against Tennessee State Saturday at Lantz Arena. Eastern won the match 3-1.

Volleyball team extends win streak to 3 matches

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 31, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team was able to snap a 13-match losing streak last Tuesday, and after this weekend have now flipped that losing streak into a three-match winning streak.  The Panthers won a...

Members of the Eastern volleyball team celebrate a point in a match against Morehead State on Oct. 22 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost the match 3-0 to the Eagles.

Panthers back home for weekend matches

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

For the first time this conference season, the Eastern volleyball team will be playing after coming off a win.  After picking up a road win on Tuesday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the Panthers...

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