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

The baseball team celebrates with Hunter Beetley (7) after his walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning during the Panthers first game of a three-game series against Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers won the first game 13-11.

EIU Baseball reminisce win against Morehead to prepare for NCAA Tournament

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2023

On Saturday, Eastern Illinois baseball claimed the title of the Ohio Valley Conference Champions after defeating the No. 1 seed Morehead State with the final score being 6-5.  The Panthers, while overjoyed...

EIU Panthers preparing to hit softball against the RedHawks at NCAA Tournament

EIU Softball season ends at NCAA Tournament

May 25, 2023

Eastern Illinois softball loses to Miami Ohio in the elimination round in the NCAA Softball Regional game 4-0, putting a close to the 2022-23 season.  The Panthers finished their overall season with...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball loses first-ever NCAA Regional game

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter May 19, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first game of its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament 2-0 to #15 Northwestern Friday afternoon. The tournament is double-elimination, therefore,...

Eastern’s softball team holds up the championship bracket in celebration after winning the OVC Softball championship against SIUE 2-0 Saturday in Oxford, Ala.

Eastern to play Northwestern in regional NCAA tournament

Han Byer, Sports Photographer/Writer May 14, 2023

“Bring us our rings!”  That is what the Eastern Illinois softball team was screaming post-win after it clutched the program’s first ever OVC Softball Championship title win Saturday in Oxford,...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship title Saturday afternoon against the SIUE cougars 2-0.

Eastern softball captures first OVC Championship title

Han Byer, Sports Photographer May 13, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team won its first ever Ohio Valley Conference softball championship Saturday afternoon at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. The Panthers defeated the SIUE Cougars in a...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or

COLUMN: I am proud to lead the sports section

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

When I took the sports editor position for the The News, I never imagined how big of an impact it would have on my life. I previously served as assistant sports editor under Adam Tumino and I am forever...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or

COLUMN: Thank you for the best senior year

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2023

Working with The News was one of the greatest honors of my life thus far and I will never forget all of the people I got to meet, interview, and cover in just one year. Though I wish I could have worked...

Junior Addison Brown plays doubles vs Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. Brown loses in her doubles match against the Cougars 6-1.

Golf, tennis finish 2023 seasons

Kate Stevens , Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2023

Eastern’s men’s and women’s golf and women’s tennis teams all represented EIU at their respective Ohio Valley Conference Championships over the last week and a half. Take a look at how the teams...

Christina Martinez Mundo dives for the ball during a match against Missouri Baptist University. The Panthers lost to the Spartans 3-2 Monday afternoon in Sister City Park.

Mundo named 2023 DEN Athlete of the Year

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Christina Martinez Mundo traveled over 1,900 miles from her hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico to play volleyball here at Eastern Illinois University.  The libero is entering her senior year with the...

Jaylen Prichard runs to first base and drops her bat during the midday game with IUPUI Tuesday afternoon.

Prichard leads EIU softball to its 10th straight win

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Sophomore outfielder Jaylen Prichard led the Eastern softball team to its 10th straight win Tuesday afternoon in a midweek non-conference game with IUPUI at Williams Field. The Panthers won 4-3 after...

Cross Country Coach Erin Howarth accepts OVC Cross Country Coach of the year award after the Conference Championship Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2022, at Putnam County Sports Complex in Cookeville, Tenn.

Howarth named DEN 2023 Coach of the Year

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Winning coach of the year is nothing new for Erin Howarth. Howarth is the head coach of Eastern’s cross country team and the distance coach for the track and field team. Since being hired in 2010,...

Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to keep possession of the ball after a pass from a teammate, while two Tennessee Tech players attempt to double-team her and steal the ball at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

McGlone named 2023 DEN Newcomer Athlete

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Sophomore Eastern women’s basketball forward Macy McGlone has only been a Panther for one season but has already proved her presence on the court.   Before McGlone became an EIU Panther, she played...

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