The Daily Eastern News

Eastern’s traits can combine well

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

The best player in men’s college basketball will not be selected in the NBA Draft this year. That’s because I just created him. As the sports realm remains barren and the world continues to shelter and fight against COVID-19, I have taken it upon myself to create the ultimate college basketball...

Column: Reflecting on my year covering Eastern sports

Adam Tumino, Sports Desk

March 25, 2020

The 2019-2020 academic year may have ended abruptly, before many spring sports even got off the ground, but in the first seven months of that time I had some of the best experiences of my time in student media.  Covering sports for The Daily Eastern News provides me with one of the best seats in t...

We will continue to bring you sports stories, here is how

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

If you were wondering, yes The Daily Eastern News sports section is going to continue bringing you all sports stories while everything is going online at Eastern. We will continue bringing you all daily content, whether it be through feature stories, columns or sports news stories, if anything should pop up. ...

Life without sports is weird, we will get through it

Blake Faith, Sports Desk

March 23, 2020

The world of sports has changed since the suspension of the NBA season.  A lot of professional, and college and Illinois high school sporting events have been canceled or suspended in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  The coronavirus might have caused these cancellations, but there is still news and ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today: COVID-19 edition

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today: COVID-19 edition

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Today is a special edition of DEN Quick News containing all the information you need to know about COVID-19 at Eastern. 1. Classes expected to stay online all semester Eastern extended its spring break until March 29 and classes will be online-only when the semester resumes. The university will reo...

Eastern athletic community reacts to OVC suspension

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Shortly after the OVC announced Thursday that it would be suspending all athletic-related activities, including competitions and formal practices, Eastern athletes voiced their opinions about the decision. Senior Maggie Runge, who played for Eastern’s volleyball team all four years at Eastern, sa...

OVC suspends spring athletics

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

In a move that resembles what many conferences and leagues have done, the Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents announced Thursday all athletic-related activities for OVC member institutions are suspended until further notice. These activities include competitions, as well as formal practices. On top of ...

Shandall Thomas: More than meters

Nick Bays, Contributing Reporter

March 12, 2020

As Shandall Thomas crossed the finish line for the 60-meter dash at the Iowa Black and Gold Premier, he proved to everyone, including himself, that he could still run with the best. After running an impressive 60-meter dash time that awarded him Ohio Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week F...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Today is March 12, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Eastern responds to Coronavirus, potential for online-only classes grows Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell sent a message to campus Wednesday urging students to bring all of their course materials home with the...

Eastern golf team finishes in 4th place

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Senior Romeo Perez placed second overall as the Eastern men’s golf team finished fourth, its best finish since 2016, at the Butler Don Benbow Spring Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday for the team’s first spring season tournament. Only three golfers played a round of even-par or better at th...

Eastern sweeps Golden Lions

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Eastern baseball team is 14 games into the season and after its latest win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Wednesday, the team is 8-6. A six run fourth inning sparked the Panthers to a 9-2 victory. Gunner Smith put on a show with a five RBI performance and Ben Stephens commanded the mound, tossing six...

Column: No fans at tournament is good step, but not enough

Adam Tumino, Reporter

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads more and more across the country and the nation, it is beginning to affect nearly every aspect of life. The world of sports has had to make adjustments as a result of the virus, mostly in other countries. But now American sports are having to deal with it as well. The NCAA announ...

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