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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 forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16.

Some top returners for Eastern’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have had their 2021-22 schedules revealed, with both teams set to begin in less than two months. As the teams continue preparations for the upcoming season,...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Men’s basketball team releases 2021-22 schedule

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 13, 2021

The Eastern men's basketball team announced its 2021-22 schedule Monday afternoon, joining the women's team which released its schedule late last week.  The Panthers have a slate of 12 nonconference...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington drives toward the basket in a game against Southeast Missouri on Feb. 25, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Washington scored 24 points in the game, which Eastern won 65-57.

Women’s basketball team releases schedule

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

The 2021-22 schedule for the Eastern women's basketball team was announced Thursday. The Panthers will be attempting to make the OVC Tournament for the third-straight season. There is one exhibition...

Eastern President David Glassman (left) and Athletic Director Tom Michael (right) pose with new men's basketball head coach Marty Simmons after his introductory press conference in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

Simmons introduced as coach Thursday

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2021

Marty Simmons, the new head coach of the Eastern men’s basketball team, is not from Charleston, but he said during his introductory press conference Thursday that it felt like he was coming home. The...

Simmons hired as next men’s basketball coach

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael announced the hiring of Marty Simmons Wednesday as the next head coach of the Eastern men's basketball program. Simmons will be the 15th head coach in program history...

Spoonhour out as head coach after 9 seasons with Panthers

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2021

Jay Spoonhour is no longer the head coach of the Eastern men's basketball team after his contract was not renewed by the athletic department Thursday. Spoonhour spent the last nine seasons with the program,...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl battles with two opponents in below the basket in a game against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 65-57.

Panthers’ season ends with tourney loss

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

For the second-straight season, the Eastern women’s basketball team was knocked out of the OVC tournament by Tennessee-Martin. Last season, the Panthers fell in the quarterfinals. This season, it was...

Wahl, Washington, Johnson named to All-OVC teams

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Three Eastern basketball players received individual honors from the OVC Tuesday. For the women’s team, junior forward Abby Wahl was named first team All-OVC and sophomore guard Lariah Washington was...

Basketball teams lose in regular season finales

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

The regular season is in the books for the Eastern men's and women's basketball teams as each team lost in their regular season finales Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. The women will continue their...

Eastern forward Jordan Skipper-Brown passes to forward Sammy Friday IV in the second half against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena. Skipper-Brown scored 20 points and Friday IV added 15.

Men’s basketball team loses 94-88, will miss tournament

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

The Eastern men's basketball team was in control of their own tournament destiny entering the game Thursday at home. With wins against Southeast Missouri Thursday and Tennessee-Martin Saturday, they would...

Eastern guard Karle Pace surveys the Panther offense against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena.  Pace scored 9 points and recorded 7 rebounds in the game, which the Panthers won 65-57 to clinch a spot in the OVC Tournament.

Panthers win 65-57, clinch tourney spot

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

With a home win against Southeast Missouri Thursday, the Eastern women’s basketball team clinched a spot in the OVC Tournament for the second-straight season. They will be the eighth seed this season...

Both basketball teams get wins Saturday

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021

Both the Eastern men's and women's basketball teams were in Clarksville, Tennessee, Saturday to take on Austin Peay. Each team picked up a win over the Governors with the women's team winning 62-59 and...

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