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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

Chloe Proffitt

COLUMN: Female athletes are just as capable as male

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter March 25, 2024

My whole life I have done sports.  Sports have the power to inspire and change, especially when it comes to women. There are so many women in sports, whether it’s in the media or on the field, court...

Patrick Schmitz

COLUMN: Court storming should be a thing of the past

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

Court storming in college basketball has been a tradition for years. However, people are starting to realize that it is not a great idea.  After Duke University basketball star Kyle Filipowski was...

Aidan Cusack

COLUMN: Court storming needs to stay

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

There are 1.8 seconds left on the clock, and the score is 98-96. A trip to the conference tournament is in the balance.  The chances of your team winning this game have dropped from slim to near none....

Following an investigation, the mens swim team is suspended for the fall semester.

COLUMN: EIU should move on from swim program

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter March 2, 2024

It’s time to move on from competitive swimming at Eastern.   At the recent Summit League Championships for Swimming and Diving, both the Panther men’s and women’s swim teams finished in eighth...

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

COLUMN: My journey from shot put to sports media

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter March 1, 2024

“Women’s sports are not as entertaining.” “Women’s sports are not aggressive.” “You throw like a girl.” “Women in sports don’t count.” Ever heard those before? I have and I’m...

Head Volleyball Coach Sara Thomas huddles with the team during the third and last set of the Panthers first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001. The Panthers season score ends at 28-5.

COLUMN: New volleyball rules improve play

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 29, 2024

On Tuesday Feb. 20, the National College Athletic Association released a set of rules regarding collegiate volleyball:  Referees are now allowed to issue red cards to the home team in cases where...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Football is for the girls too

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 25, 2024

On Feb. 14, 2024, the Illinois High School Association announced that girls flag football will be officially accounted for as a sport in the state of Illinois. Illinois is now the ninth state that is...

Chloe Proffitt

COLUMN: Body image within athletes

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

When it comes to athletics, how far would one go to achieve their goals? As an athlete, one will do the unthinkable to achieve their standards. For me and many other athletes, our mind creates a hypothesis...

Staff profile for Zaria.

COLUMN: Coaches should not be allowed to stand on the court

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 12, 2024

Over the holiday break, I watched a lot of college basketball, and I feel like the act of coaches physically being on the basketball court is something that is never talked about. This isn’t the first...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or acschulz@eiu.edu.

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 kestevens2@eiu.edu.

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...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kestevens2@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Sexual assault is a huge problem in college athletics

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2023

 Mental health awareness and sexual assault awareness are two of the biggest things that need to be talked about and seen when it comes to college athletics.  While these things have been talked about,...

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