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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

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The victory bells lie dormant in Dallas

Nick Bays, Sports Columnist January 24, 2023

And just like that, another season of Dallas Cowboys football comes to what ultimately feels like a disappointing and heart-breaking end. On Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: To the EIU crowd at home basketball games: let’s do better

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2023

 Let me get straight to it.  There is no reason to shout unnecessary things from the crowd at the players, referees, or opposing team’s bench during basketball games. As a sports fan I am all...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Hamlin’s collapse shows that athletes are people too

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 Love for Damar.  Those three words have been shared on social media numerous times over the last week. Even if one does not follow sports, it is hard to escape the amount of love and support that...

Caleb Jensen, a junior sports media relations major, can be reached at 581-2812.

COLUMN: The volleyball team’s future is bright

Caleb Jensen, Columnist December 9, 2022

Looking forward and not back. This is what the members of the Eastern Illinois University volleyball team should be doing after what looked like might be a promising run in the OVC tournament was cut short...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Local and international sports bring us together

Nick Bays, Sports Columnist December 7, 2022

 Two men walk into the Charleston Dunkin’ Donuts. One of them is a born-and-raised “towny” of Charleston while the other is a man from the Ivory Coast who works and lives here. The two do not meet...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Accessibility and sports should always coincide

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Accessibility in sports should not be up for compromise, ever.   There is no room for those with disabilities to be excluded from participating and attending sporting events, especially at the collegiate...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Athletes and their sport should be categorized as art

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Athletes are artists. The Merriam Webster definition of art is a “skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.” Anyone who practices a skill overtime and performs, shows, or expresses...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

I am excited to cover women’s basketball this season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor November 2, 2022

Basketball season is one of the best seasons when it comes to sports. As I am relatively new here at the Daily Eastern News, it is my first year covering women’s basketball.  I’m excited to...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

There are no good sports themed Halloween movies

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

When sports lovers, like myself, think about the sports movies that they like, they do not usually include holiday themed movies.   I think of the classics, of course, like “Field of Dreams,” “The...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

The NFL has been one of the spookiest things this October

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2022

Something has sure been spooky about this NFL season, but last week sure made it one of the spookiest I have seen. If you would have told me last year that the Giants, Commanders, and the Jets would...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

The 104th Homecoming was full of very memorable moments

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 19, 2022

My second and final homecoming at EIU is officially over. I really can't believe that I am at this point of my senior year already. Homecoming was a great time, and it brings out so much of my EIU...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to long term effects for athletes

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2022

While alcohol is not a banned substance (for those over 21), under the NCAA and Eastern drug testing rules, student-athletes need to be careful in the ways they choose to consume it.  Alcohol is a...

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