Category: Eastern Illinois
Moving the Chains with . . . Eastern Illinois versatile lineman Jack Valente
A second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference long snapper, the Batavia High School graduate enters his junior season next fall.
Signing day ’23: Thirteen mid-year transfers, new defensive line coach joining Eastern Illinois program
Eastern Illinois has set its spring football scrimmage for Saturday, April 22.
Could Chicago State become the state’s fifth FCS program?
The Cougars’ athletic department is convening an exploratory committee to explore the addition of what would be Chicago’s first Division I football program on the city’s South Side.
Illinois FCS fun-size facts: Hall of famers, big play gamers & national media framers
Since August, this website has published 193 stories (and a total of 139,000 words) about the four Illinois FCS programs.
Early signing day ’22: Eastern Illinois ‘thrilled’ about adding state champion QB
The Panthers are also excited about versatile athletic added players.
Early signing day ’22: EIU emphasizes size & athleticism; welcomes back key receiver
Eastern alum Chris Wilkerson enters his second year at the Panther helm.
Early signing day ’22: Key returnee, WR class provide more weapons for SIU offense
The return of standout wide receiver D’Ante Cox and seven new wideouts in the early signing class provide more weapons for SIU’s offense.
With early signing period approaching, Illinois FCS focused on building rosters
This year’s early signing date provides programs opportunities to add both transfers and prep players.
Six-game OVC/Big South schedule kicks off in October 2023 for Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois will kick off its six-game conference schedule Oct. 7, 2023 as part of the Ohio Valley Conference/Big South scheduling alliance.
Transfer portal continues to keep Illinois FCS programs in flux
Like nearly anything, player “free agency” has both positive and negative aspects.