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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Sophomore forward Sincere Malone (5) attempts a contested layup by freshman guard Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season. The Panthers lost 52-80 to the Fighting Illini Monday night.

Malone, Gibson enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

The transfer portal for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball opened on March 18. Since then, two Panthers from the men’s team have put their names in the transfer portal. 1.       ...

Freshman libero/defensive specialist Masyn Navarro imitates riding a bike during a challenge call during the volleyball game against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena.

Communication makes the difference, student athletes said

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter April 11, 2024

A student athlete is an individual who adventures into finding the perfect balance of what many say feels like two full-time jobs: school and their sport.  For some student athletes, the “student”...

Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbling before losing the ball during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC tournament.

Monahan, Bengtson, Thornton enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 10, 2024

The transfer portal for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball opened on March 18.  Since then, three Panthers from the women’s team have put their names in the transfer portal:    ...

Patrick Schmitz

COLUMN: March Madness should not be changed

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 27, 2024

With March Madness underway for the men's college basketball tournament, there have been talks about changing the tournament. However, the tournament is perfect as it is, and there should not be any...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers tries to score a touchdown against Tennessee State Tigers during their game held at OBrien Field  saturday afternoon.

Why athletes play through injuries

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor March 15, 2024

Injuries are a part of the game for college athletes. Whether they play through them is something else. Redshirt sophomore running back MJ Flowers knew all about that when he had a low ankle sprain...

Eastern womens basketball head coach Matt Bollant directs players during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC Tournament.

Panthers’ run in OVC Tournament examined

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

Eastern’s women’s team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the fifth year in a row. Eastern came into the tournament as the fourth seed, so the Panthers did not have to play...

Mens basketball players are distressed over the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night, March 8, 2024 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. The Panthers lost 68-57 against the SIUE Cougars.

Panthers’ exit in OVC Tournament explained

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

For the first time since the 2019-2020 season, Eastern men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Evansville, Indiana. Eastern came into the tournament as the...

Junior guard Miah Monahan looks to pass during Easterns game against Southern Indiana, at the OVC tournament.

EIU season ends with a loss to USI

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

Eastern fell short behind two fourth-quarter runs by the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 69-54.   USI was able to capitalize on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and a 7-0 run...

The EIU Womens basketball bench gets excited as the team scores and advances to the next game Thursday.

EIU looks to make OVC championship for first time since 2010

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

The games are all finished for round two of the women’s basketball Ohio Valley Conference tournament, and the games are now set for the semifinals.  The No. 4 Panthers are set to face the No. 1 seed...

Senior forward Emily Meidel ready to shoot the ball during the game against Tennessee State at the OVC tournament..

EIU senior Emily Meidel played a critical role in win against TSU

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

A sense of joy took hold of the players on the Eastern women's basketball team after their 60-48 win over Tennessee State University. The win meant the Panthers are advancing in the Ohio Valley Conference...

Junior forward Macy McGlone (33) shoots a floater during the game against Tennessee State at the OVC tournament.

EIU moves on in the OVC tournament despite early shooting woes

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The Panthers overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee State University 60-48 in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.  The Panthers came in as the fourth seed, while Tennessee State is the eighth...

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Buzzelle scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

EIU to face Tennessee State in the OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The final whistle has been blown on the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship in Evansville, Indiana. The first round was played on Wednesday, March 6, and...

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