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

Ramsey Hunt competes in the mens long jump category for the second day of EIU Big Blue Classic. Hunt finishes first in the finals with a mark of 7.35m at the O’Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

EIU track athlete to compete at Nationals

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief May 23, 2024

In the last decade, only three athletes from Eastern Illinois have graced Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA D1 Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.   Two of the three athletes...

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox (32) pitches at Coaches Stadium on Sunday for the EIU baseball game.

EIU Baseball’s path through OVC Tournament

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 21, 2024

It’s been almost a year since, then senior closing pitcher, Zane Robbins, earned his seventh save of the season, closing out the Ohio Valley Conference Championship game against Morehead State University...

Matt Bollant yelling at the referee during the women basketball game against UT Martin thursday night in Groniger Arena

Bollant leaves EIU basketball program

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 20, 2024

Matt Bollant, the head coach of the women’s basketball team since 2017, is leaving the program to become the new head coach at Bryan College. According to Bryan College, Bollant “will be starting...

Mens Baseball team players stand in the dugout at home against Bellarmine at Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024. Eastern beat Bellarmine 9-4 Tuesday afternoon.

EIU Baseball honors seniors, win over MSU

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 12, 2024

Eastern salvaged the series against Morehead State University on Sunday afternoon at Coaches Stadium, winning the series finale 5-1. The Panthers seemed more amped up than usual because it was senior...

Junior Outfield (1) Quade Peters join the team in excitedment after sliding into home base  at the game against Bradley

EIU Baseball drops second game against MSU

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 11, 2024

Eastern lost their sixth consecutive game against Morehead State University 18-10 on Saturday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. The Eagles scored nine runs early into the game (four runs in the first...

The baseball team game get suspended due to the weather, the team walked back to the locker room at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

EIU Baseball loses fifth straight game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 10, 2024

Eastern lost a back-and-forth game against Morehead State University 7-6 on Friday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. Morehead State led 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, when Eastern’s...

Sophomore infielder, Kendall Grover swings and misses the ball during the Eastern Illinois University softball game against Tennessee State.

Grover, Oslanzi, Archibald win OVC Awards

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Eastern’s softball team was recognized for three out of four awards by the Ohio Valley Conference Tuesday night. Sophomore Kendall Grover was recognized as the OVC Co-Player of the Year. The...

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis hangs onto the rim in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 72-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Davis, Luers enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 5, 2024

Two more Panthers entered the transfer portal from the men’s basketball team. 1.        Kyndall Davis The junior guard/forward from Chicago told League Ready “that he plans to enter...

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi throwing a pitch on April Saturday 20, 2024 against Tennessee Tech University.

Panthers of the Week: McKenzie Oslanzi, Joe Stoddard

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to McKenzie Oslanzi from the softball team. The freshman pitcher from Marseilles picked up her 20th win of the season in the third and final game of the series...

Daily Eastern News “Staff Picks”

Staff Picks: Favorite EIU sports moment

Sports Staff April 27, 2024

The Sports Staff share their favorite memories in Eastern athletics in the 2023-2024 academic school year.   Zaria Flippin (Head Sports Editor): Football shutting down Indiana State to start...

Alli Hausman

COLUMN: Lance Stroll should take a walk

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief April 26, 2024

The year is 2016, Italy.  Thousands filled the crowd, packed together to see one of the final races of the Formula 3 season.  Engines roared in the distance, approaching at an ever-increasing speed.  There...

Redshirt junior infielder Dylan Drumke prepares to bat at the EIU baseball game in Coaches Stadium on Sunday.

EIU splits doubleheader with USI

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 25, 2024

Eastern split a doubleheader against the University of Southern Indiana on Thursday at Coaches Stadium, winning game one 4-2 and losing game two 8-1.   Junior right-hander Casey Perrenoud went...

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