The 2022 edition of the Battle for Old Railsplitter Axe goes down Saturday when the Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-8) host the Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-4) in their annual rivalry Men’s basketball game. A year ago WIU won by 17, but this year EIU is more evenly matched. The game’s start time is 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT.
This WIU and EIU basketball game cannot be viewed on a traditional TV channel or cable network. You will need to stream it online with an ESPN+ subscription.
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