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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Zaria Flippin, a sophomore sports media relations major, records her podcast called Sportz Shortz in the Booth Library study room. Flippins podcast is centered around news occuring in sports and gives her opinions and previews on the topic on Friday afternoon.

Flippin says her grandfather sparked her love for sports

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 1, 2023

Zaria Flippin is a sophomore journalism student concentrating on sports media relations. She has quite a bit on her plate as she is the Editor-in-Chief for the Warbler student publication at Eastern,...

Assistant coach Mariah King and the rest of the team come together during a timeout at their basketball game vs. Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon.

Eastern gives Black athletes positive experiences

Han Byer, Kate Stevens, Autumn Schulz, Photographer, Assistant Sports Editor, Sports Editor February 1, 2023

In May of 2022, the NCAA released statistics breaking down NCAA athletes by ethnicity from 2021, finding that 8.8 percent were Black women athletes and 16.5 percent were Black male athletes. Five current...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), breaks a double team against Southeast Missouri Redhawks guard, Jaliyah Green (24), and another Redhawks player. The Panthers won 63-57 against the Redhawks in Lantz Arena on Saturday.

Washington’s leadership in fourth quarter helps EIU remain undefeated

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2023

Senior guard Lariah Washington has exhibited true leadership skills on the court for the Eastern women's basketball team. Her 6-0 run and 25 total points against SEMO late in the fourth quarter led...

The womens basketball team cheers for fellow players after scoring during the womens basketball game against the Rowdy Raiders at Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 96-67 against the Rowdy Raiders. The Panthers have won seven games in row.

Panthers 8-0 in OVC play for the first time since 2013

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Eastern’s women’s basketball team is on a roll this season. The Panthers have begun their season 8-0 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season when they began the OVC season 11-0. As they...

After number 20 Emily Wilcox, a junior middle blocker, reconvenes with her team after successfully blocking a spike from UT Martin Skyhawk players during the volleyball game at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Wilcox had 6 blocks and scored 7.5 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Women athletes on campus talk being STEM majors

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 25, 2023

There are 10 women’s sports teams here at Eastern and quite a few of the women student athletes find empowerment outside of their sport through their STEM degrees. According to NCAA data that...

BY HAN BYER | THE DAILY EASTERN NEWS
Sports Nutrition Coordinator and graduate student, Camille Klopfleisch, speaks to Eastern football player, Cody Green, about his nutrition journey in her office Monday afternoon. Klopfleisch and Green are going over photos of Green’s meals, and what to work on going forward using nutrition charts on Jan. 23, 2023, on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Klopfleisch says passion, drive is needed for STEM majors

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 25, 2023

 Science is an important topic when it comes to sports. More specifically, athletes have become more dependent on the science of nutrition to help them become the healthiest and the best athlete they...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The victory bells lie dormant in Dallas

Nick Bays, Sports Columnist January 24, 2023

And just like that, another season of Dallas Cowboys football comes to what ultimately feels like a disappointing and heart-breaking end. On Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys...

The women’s basketball team celebrates a win over the Tennessee States Tigers on Saturday at Lantz Arena. The game went into overtime with the score 68-68, with the final score being 78-70.

Women’s basketball looks to go 7-0 in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Eastern Illinois University (14-3, 6-0 OVC) at Tennessee State (7-10, 2-4 OVC) Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn. at 5:30 p.m. Series Record: EIU leads 33-17 Last Meeting: EIU fell to TSU 72-61 in the...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: To the EIU crowd at home basketball games: let’s do better

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

 Let me get straight to it.  There is no reason to shout unnecessary things from the crowd at the players, referees, or opposing team’s bench during basketball games. As a sports fan I am all...

The womens basketball assistant coach, Mariah King, instructs the team in the locker room at halftime during their game against Little Rock on Saturday.

King returns home to inspire next generation of players

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant’s newest addition to his staff has quite the resume and brings her successes and experiences back to Eastern. Mariah King is a former EIU women’s...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), attempts a jump shot against Little Rock guard, Tia Harvey (12) in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening. The Panthers won 44-33 against the Trojans.

Panthers’ fourth quarter rally leads to taking first place in OVC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The Eastern women’s basketball team is now the front runner of the Ohio Valley Conference as they beat Little Rock 44-33 in a defensive matchup Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena. As they took the...

Eastern guard, Kinyon Hodges (10), attempts a jump shot while Little Rock guard, Myron Gardner (15) attempts to block his shot in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 10-63 against the Trojans on Saturday evening.

Hodges, Ellington help men’s basketball to third OVC win

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 15, 2023

The spark that the men’s basketball team needed came late in the second half.   The Panthers had a 34-25 lead at halftime during Saturday’s OVC matchup against Little Rock but slowly but surely,...

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