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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

Eastern head coach Marty Simmons talks to freshman forward Paul Bizimana during a timeout in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Panthers to welcome Redhawks Saturday following road loss to Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday evening as they dropped to 2-15 overall after losing to Murray State 91-51.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols have...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.

Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road to snap a three-game conference losing streak with a 71-64 overtime...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles surveys the court in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Trio of teams fighting for top spot in OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 20, 2022

Three OVC men’s basketball teams are in close contention for the top spot in the conference early in the season; Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. After those three powerhouses, though, there...

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes attempts a layup in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, which the Panthers lost 80-71.

Updating OVC women’s basketball standings early in conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

The start of conference play for the OVC women's basketball teams has been marred by COVID-19 postponements, but through the rash of rescheduled games, the standings are starting to take shape. Sitting...

Eastern forward Rodolfo Bolis looks to pass the ball in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday at Lantz Arena. Bolis had nine points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 72-46.

Panthers suffer home loss to OVC-leading Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 17, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 in OVC play Monday night at Lantz Arena after losing to Murray State 72-46.  The Panthers relied on their younger players Monday night as they were...

Eastern forward Taris Thornton fights for position under the basket in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday in Lantz Arena. Thornton finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71

Panthers’ 2nd-half comeback falls short against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

A fervent fourth-quarter surge from the Eastern women's basketball team put them in position to beat Murray State at home Monday. The Panthers climbed back from a 12-point deficit early in the quarter,...

Announcers Bryce Weiler (right) and Mike Bradd call the Eastern mens basketball teams game against SIUE Thursday night on Hit-Mix 88.9. Weiler, who is blind, had been friends with Eastern head coach Marty Simmons since Simmons coached at Evansville when Weiler was a student there.

Announcer Bryce Weiler calls Eastern men’s game Thursday, reunites with Simmons

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2022

Thursday night’s matchup between the Panthers and the SIUE Cougars was seemingly just like any other game to those who filled the stands in Lantz Arena. Little did they know that some of the most important...

Eastern forward Paul Bizimana looks to pass the ball in the Panthers game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Jan. 13 in Lantz Arena. Bizimana tied for the team high with nine points in the game, which Eastern lost 66-53.

Panthers return to action with 13-point loss to Cougars

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 13, 2022

Eastern’s men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 in OVC play on Thursday night, losing 66-53 to SIUE at home in their first game in over two weeks due to multiple players entering COVID protocols. The...

Eastern guard Henry Abraham drives along the baseline in Easterns game against Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena. Abraham had 15 points and five assists in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers to return to action Thursday with home game against Cougars

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team will return to action Thursday evening for the first time in two weeks due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols to take on the 6-8 SIUE Cougars. The Cougars have...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers go 0-4 over break, have 3 games canceled

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 11, 2022

The most recent victory for the 2-12 Eastern men’s basketball team was Dec. 4, 2021, a close win over Division III North Park University. Since then, they have gone 0-5 with each game ending...

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

January 11, 2022

There has been something happening throughout the past year, the effects of which will be felt for some years to come. It seemed as if it was dying down, but recently it has resurfaced and led...

Freshman forward Taris Thornton prepares to throw the ball in bounds at the Nov. 19, 2021 women’s basketball game at Lantz Arena against Lindenwood University. Thorton played 15:12 and scored 10 points. The Panthers won 86-30.

Women’s basketball team starts OVC play 1-1

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 11, 2022

The Eastern women’s basketball team started conference play over Winter Break, starting off with an OVC record of 1-1. The Panthers would have had two more conference games under their belt...

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