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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.

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Pierce Holley, a junior quarterback, stiff arms a Bryant University Bulldogs defender at O‘Brien Field saturday afternoon.

Holley, Panthers receive preseason recognition

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor July 18, 2024

Eastern’s graduate quarterback Pierce Holley was named the Big South-Ohio Valley Conference preseason offensive player of the year among poll of the two leagues’ coaches. In the 2023 season, Holley...

Defender Kya Trejo attempts a long pass on Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the ISU Redbirds Thursday afternoon.

How does women’s soccer train for the fall?

Chloe Proffitt, Reporter July 3, 2024

Summer training is diverse and looks different depending on the player. From playing on a team, training alone or coming back from an injury, women's soccer is putting in the work over summer. Kylie...

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.

Archibald leaves EIU softball program to coach with father

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief June 28, 2024

Eastern’s softball head coach of five years, Tara Archibald, is leaving the program for Texas Tech, where her father Gerry Glasco was named head coach on June 20.  Archibald is expected to coach...

The NCAAs $2.75 billion settlement will affect Easterns athletic department. Just how much is not yet known. Scroll down for more.

OVC concerned with the NCAA’s handling of a $2.75 billion settlement

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief June 27, 2024

  On July 17, the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) sent a letter of concern to the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors. In this letter, they expressed their disappointment with the handling of a $2.75...

Forward Casey Welage (8) and midfielder Jake Pollock (25) chase after the ball at mens soccer practice at Lakeside Field on Thursday.

How does men’s soccer train for the fall?

Chloe Proffitt, Reporter June 25, 2024

For most, summers are about relaxation, vacation, and spending time with friends. For athletes this isn’t always the case. Summer is a foundation for the fall. It holds a lot of importance for building...

Football season starts in the spring are the Panthers ready?

Football defensive captains speak on offseason

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor June 21, 2024

After the 2024 Spring Game on April 28, along with graduate quarterback Pierce Holley, redshirt seniors Tre’Jon Lewis and Anthony Shockey were named captains for the 2024 season. Lewis, a defensive...

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 ten years, only three athletes from Eastern Illinois have made it to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship, held in Eugene Oregon. 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...

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