The Daily Eastern News

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 for misidentifying what it called “crackers” being distributed at a Catholic Mass for Ash Wednesday. ...

Analysis: There are good matchups in the women’s OVC Tournament

Abby Wahl looks for a pass with a couple defenders around her. Eastern defeated Austin Peay 73-72 Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2020

The Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament picture is finally set. Beginning Thursday, the top eight women’s teams from the OVC will battle for the conference championship title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.  The seeds are set, the matchups are scheduled, and it all looks exactly how ...

Panthers win one against Northwestern State, lose series finale Sunday

Will Klein completes his follow through and lets his pitch fly toward the batter. Eastern lost 6-3 to Northwestern State on the road Sunday.

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

March 2, 2020

While this weekend may not show for it in terms of wins, the Eastern baseball team still finds itself in good standing. The Panthers played Northwestern State on the road for a three-game series, dropping two of three games. Eastern did secure a 5-1 win Feb. 29, in large part of junior Blake Malatestinic’s e...

Softball team wins 2 of 5 games over the weekend

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Jade Montgomery completes her follow through and rifles her pitch toward the batter, who tries to hit the pitch. Eastern’s softball team lost 9-0 to Boston College Sunday on the road.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The Eastern softball team swept Western Carolina but was blanked by Georgia and Boston College to finish 2-3 at the 11th Annual Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Georgia over the weekend to move to 9-8 on the season. The Panthers opened the weekend with two matchups Feb. 28, and game one against Weste...

Women’s tennis team loses 2 matches over weekend, loses sixth-straight

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Claire Perez-Korinko serves the ball over the net to her opponent. Eastern’s women’s tennis team lost two matches over the weekend.

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

March 2, 2020

The Eastern women’s tennis team suffered two losses over the weekend, and the Panthers are in a six-match losing streak, causing them to have a 5-8 overall record. On Feb. 29, the team fell to 5-7 on the season with a 4-3 loss to Green Bay. The team had a 1-0 lead in the match with after taking...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Today is March 2, 2020. Here are five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Sanford crowned Miss Black EIU Junior biology major Mikayla Sanford was crowned Miss Black EIU Saturday night. The pageant was hosted for the 49th year in a row on Eastern's campus. Full story: 2. $21,000 raised for Special Olympics EIU's Glow Plunge raised $21,000 for the Special Olympics of Illi...

Men’s tennis team faced hard times in February

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

March 1, 2020

The month of February was not all too kind for the Eastern men’s tennis team and for the start of March, it has not started out promising either. The Panthers have two matches this weekend, facing Green Bay and Chicago State, both resulting in losses, 7-0 to the Phoenix and 4-2 to the Cougars. ...

Panthers finish regular season strong

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

Timing and momentum can change any season in sports, and the Eastern men’s basketball team is evidence of that. In the span of two weeks Eastern finished the season on a four-game winning streak after getting two come-from-behind wins against Murray State and Austin Peay. The Panthers then funne...

Panthers close resurgent season with win

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

It turns out a win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Saturday was not needed for the Eastern women’s basketball team to clinch the four seed in the upcoming OVC tournament, but the Panthers got the win anyway. They beat the Cougars 65-62, giving them a 12-6 conference record just two years after p...

Men’s track wins OVC Championship, women take 5th

Eastern junior Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and sophomore Nick Oakley (right) compete in the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

The Eastern men’s track team took first place in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship Thursday, the team’s first conference championship win since 2017, while the women’s team placed fifth. The men’s team trailed by 9.5 points heading into day two of the event, but four f...

Panthers secure tournament spot with win

Eastern guard Josiah Wallace defends an Austin Peay defender on Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 83-80 in overtime and Wallace scored 23 points.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Southeast Missouri gave Eastern a scare, but it did not matter as the Eastern men’s basketball team defeated the Redhawks 72-70 on the road and secured an OVC Tournament spot. In fact, Belmont defeated Tennessee Tech with about 10 minutes left in Eastern’s game, so win or lose, Eastern had a tourn...

Panthers lose by 16 on road to Redhawks

Eastern guard Taylor Steele drives around a defender in the Panthers' 73-72 win against Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Steele had five points, six rebounds and four assists in the game.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 28, 2020

An explosive first quarter from Southeast Missouri set the tone against the Eastern women’s basketball team for the second time this season as the Panthers lost to the Redhawks 72-56 Thursday. Eastern led 9-7 in the first quarter before Southeast Missouri closed out the quarter on a 17-2 run. The Pant...

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