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DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

Today is February 24 2020. Here are the five things happening on Eastern's campus you need to know today. 1. Final VPBA candidate visits campus Ed Ashley, the final candidate for Eastern's open vice president of business affairs position, visited campus Thursday. Ashley is currently the associate v...

Analysis: Eastern made important plays in win

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

It looked like a heavyweight boxing match between top contenders, with one team landing a blow as the other returned the favor just seconds after. Eastern head coach Matt Bollant certainly thought so, likening the women’s basketball team’s 73-72 victory over Austin Peay Feb. 22 to a bout in...

Panthers show OVC tournament potential

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The Eastern men’s basketball team squared off with Austin Peay on Saturday at Lantz Arena, and the Governors came with two of the top scorers in the conference, junior Terry Taylor and freshman Jordyn Adams. The duo brought a combined eight OVC Player of the Week and eight OVC Freshman of the...

Litwiller makes free throws late to give women’s basketball team win over Austin Peay

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

With 1.6 seconds left on the clock, freshman Morgan Litwiller hit two free throws after being fouled on a second-chance opportunity to put Eastern (17-10, 11-5 OVC) ahead by one and collect a 73-72 win over Austin Peay (16-11, 7-9 OVC) at Lantz Arena Saturday on senior day. Litwiller went to the l...

Men’s basketball team completes sweep of top OVC teams, defeats Austin Peay 83-80

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 22, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team flipped the script on the momentum of their OVC tournament chances for the second straight game.  Eastern defeated first-place Austin Peay in an 83-80 overtime win Saturday, which was also senior day. “Murray and Austin Peay are like hometown games to me,” se...

Eastern beats Murray State by 20

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer dribbles around a Murray State defender in the Panthers' 66-46 win Feb. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had a season-high eight assists in the game.Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Eastern guard Kira Arthofer dribbles around a Murray State defender in the Panthers' 66-46 win Feb. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had a season-high eight assists in the game.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team wanted redemption, but more specifically, the team wanted to not give up 92 points again to Murray State. Eastern accomplished both of these things, beating Murray State 66-46 in Lantz Arena Thursday night. Eastern (10-5 OVC) got not just the redemption it was seeking...

Steele returning to full strength for Panthers

Eastern guard Taylor Steele advances the ball in transition against Murray State Feb. 20 in Lantz Arena. Steele had a season-high 17 points in the game, a 66-46 win for the Panthers.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 21, 2020

In just her third game back after a 10-game absence, junior guard Taylor Steele led the Eastern women’s basketball team in scoring in a 66-46 win over Murray State, guaranteeing the Panthers a spot in the OVC tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Steele scored 17 points, shot 5-of-8 from th...

Eastern stuns Murray State 63-60

Eastern guard Josiah Wallace drives the basket in Eastern's 63-60 comeback win over Murray State Thursday night. Wallace made a game-winning three-pointer with .4 seconds to play.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

The play was executed exactly as it was called “late game.” The purpose of the play was to get ball into Eastern guard Josiah Wallace’s hands and win the game; which is exactly what it did Thursday night in Eastern’s stunning 63-60 comeback win over Murray State in Lantz Arena.   Easte...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

Today is February 20, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. White power propaganda left around campus  Plastic bags were found around campus Wednesday that contained a poster with a swastika and the words "White Power, Get some!" written on it. Many bags...

Women’s basketball team hosts Murray State Thursday in revenge game

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Lariah Washington charges toward the basket during a fast break in Eastern’s 67-62 victory over Morehead State Feb. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Murray State Thursday in Lantz Arena at 5:15 p.m.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

One win for the Eastern women’s basketball team (9-5 OVC) this week and the Panthers will guarantee themselves a conference tournament bid for the first time since the 2014-2014 season. Two wins for the Panthers this week and Eastern will secure its first 10-plus OVC win season since 2012-2013. ...

EIU track, field teams to host EIU Friday Night Special

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Marcus Skinner (left) and Dustin Hatfield (right) lead a pack of runners together during a distance event at the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House. Eastern’s track and field program competes at the Grand Valley State Big Meet Friday.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Dustin Hatfield headlines Eastern’s track and field team as the Panthers get ready to compete Friday. Eastern will host the EIU Friday Night Special Friday in the Lantz Field House, and Hatfield comes into the competition as the last Eastern athlete to win an OVC Athlete of the Week award: The Oh...

Men’s basketball team hosts Murray State, Austin Peay in crucial games

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Mack Smith rises for a three-point shot attempt during Eastern’s 76-74 loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville Feb. 13 in Lantz Arena. Eastern faces Murray State Thursday after the women’s game.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 19, 2020

If there was any time for the Eastern Illinois men’s basketball team to pick up some wins, it is right now. But it will not be easy as the Panthers welcome the two top teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, with Murray State greeting the Panthers first Thursday and then Austin Peay Saturday. Eastern is i...

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