Team capsule at a glance: Eastern Illinois

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Eastern Illinois University

Location: Charleston

School founded: 1895

Nickname: Panthers

Mascot: Billy Panther

Colors: Blue, Gray, & White

Stadium: O’Brien Field

Conference: Ohio Valley

Head Coach: Chris Wilkerson (1st season)

2021 Record: 1-10 (1-5 in conference)

Record the last three seasons: 3-26

Record the last five seasons: 12-39

Last playoff appearance: 2015

Last conference title: 2013

Panthers in the pros: QB Jimmy Garoppolo & LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

Retired uniform numbers: Tony Romo (17), Sean Payton (18)

Fun fact: EIU students rent their textbooks. With textbook prices having risen 1041 percent since 1977, these rentals save the average student at EIU more than $900 a year.

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