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

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

The Daily Eastern News

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

January 11, 2022

There has been something happening throughout the past year, the effects of which will be felt for some years to come. It seemed as if it was dying down, but recently it has resurfaced and led...

Column: Messi announces intent to leave FC Barcelona

Nick Bays, Sports Reporter August 27, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, a day that will go down in infamy for the soccer juggernaut FC Barcelona. On this dreaded Tuesday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi announced that he wanted to leave the club and take...

Column: Bucks spark massive protest in sports

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2020

An unprecedented event took place in the sports world on Wednesday. It began with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA announcing in a statement that they would not play their scheduled game against the Orlando...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Letter to the editor: DEN’s communion wafers correction unsatisfactory

Ryan McDaniel March 2, 2020

This letter was sent by Ryan McDaniel, an instructor in the School of Communication & Journalism and a Catholic priest serving at the Newman Catholic Center. On Feb. 28, The DEN expressed regret...

Column: Sexism in collegiate sport starts at the top

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter August 26, 2019

Women in sports have always fought an uphill battle. Whether they are athletes or coaches, members of the media or even fans, they are often disrespected or excluded. It is bad enough when the disrespect...

Eastern quarterback Johnathan Brantley throws a pass in a practice last season at OBrien Field. Eastern was predicted to finish 8th in the 2019 media poll

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

JJ Bullock , Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2019

Eastern’s first year head coach Adam Cushing made bold predictions in his introductory press conference last winter, declaring that during his tenure at Eastern the Panthers would win both an Ohio Valley...

Murray State guard Ja Morant walks up the court in his team’s win over Eastern on Jan. 17. Morant and Murray State, along with Belmont from the OVC will compete in the NCAA tournament this week.

Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor March 18, 2019

All the bidders doing Belmont’s work on Twitter can cheerfully watch the Bruins play in the NCAA tournament Tuesday. After losing to Murray State in the OVC championship game, it was questionable whether...

Column: What happened at Bradley needs to be learned from

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor March 18, 2019

Bradley. Bradley, Bradley, Bradley... this is not a good look for you. What were you thinking? Last week Bradley University made the shocking and disappointing decision to pull credentials from Peoria...

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