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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

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

Pride and perseverance

Payton Liggins, Reporter June 18, 2024

Happy Pride Month! Sports have traditionally been regarded as venues for rivalry, athleticism, and friendship. However, there have frequently been obstacles, discrimination, and difficulties for LGBTQ+...

Pierce Holley, a junior quarter back practice throwing the ball at OBrien Field wednesday afternoon.

Holley speaks on summer training in Q&A

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor June 14, 2024

Graduate student Pierce Holley closed out the 2023 season with a Second Team Big South-Ohio Valley Conference mention. On April 28, right after Eastern’s spring scrimmage, Holley was named a team...

Football is back at OBrien Stadium

Three Eastern alumni on College Football HOF ballot

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2024

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame have announced the 2025 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The ballot consists of 178 players,...

Four of Easterns NFL alumni. From left to right: Jimmy Garoppolo, Tony Romo, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan.

Eastern’s NFL alums discuss the state of college football

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief June 2, 2024

Four Eastern alumni, brimming with National Football League accolades, materialized for a 40-minute press conference prior to Eastern athletics Evening with the Champions. Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo,...

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 Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.   Two of the three...

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...

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