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

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates a touchdown with redshirt junior offensive lineman Elkhanan Tanelus (72). Eastern beat Tennessee State 30-17 Saturday afternoon at O’ Brien Field.

Panthers of the Year: MJ Flowers, Macy McGlone, Sara Thomas

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 24, 2024

The male Panther of the Year is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati, Ohio, rushed for 854 yards and had 1,046 all-purpose yards. Both...

Freshman libero/defensive specialist Masyn Navarro imitates riding a bike during a challenge call during the volleyball game against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena.

Communication makes the difference, student athletes said

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter April 11, 2024

A student athlete is an individual who adventures into finding the perfect balance of what many say feels like two full-time jobs: school and their sport.  For some student athletes, the “student”...

Christina Martinez Mundo attempts to spike the ball over the net at the beach volleyball match against Missouri Baptist University Monday afternoon in Sister City Park.

EIU beach volleyball unable to get win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

Eastern fell to Lindenwood University’s beach volleyball team in a 3-2 scrap Wednesday afternoon at Sister City Park. The town of Charleston showed out for Eastern’s lone home game, as Sister City...

Senior Christina Martinez Mundo (4) pets Bear the dog before starting their game vs. Valparaiso Friday night in Lantz Arena.

EIU libero reveals why she’s transferring in Q&A

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter March 20, 2024

Senior libero Christina Martínez Mundo answered some questions ranging from why she is transferring to her favorite weird smell.   Q: Do you prefer beach volleyball or indoor volleyball?  A:...

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...

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...

Panther Profiles: Ep. 12: Emily Wilcox

Panther Profiles: Ep. 12: Emily Wilcox

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz February 13, 2024

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qjEPWFaldUWrysU2fl9ct?si=ItpOyuSST_Ccvm8e4eclRw Aidan and Patrick talked to senior middle blocker Emily Wilcox. Wilcox talked about her start in volleyball, her...

Panther Profiles: Ep. 7: Kate Dean

Panther Profiles: Ep. 7: Kate Dean

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz December 20, 2023

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2f66Bz75WraIDZvS3lqzQ8?si=49zNKuz5QJOEIFlWV_Gylg Aidan and Patrick talk to sophomore middle blocker Kate Dean about her upbringing in sports, her path to Eastern, and...

Giovana Larregui López spikes the ball over the net barely avoiding the Marquette Golden Eagles defense. Larregui Lopez led the Panthers for 10 kills and points.

Larregui López named All-American Honorable Mention

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor December 16, 2023

Giovana Larregui López was named as an AVCA All-American Team Honorable Mention for the second year in a row. The senior outside hitter from Carolina, Puerto Rico led the Ohio Valley Conference with...

Senior libero/defensive specialist Christina Martinez Mundo smiles while Head Coach Sara Thomas speaks on each of the seniors skills and impact on the team during the press conference.

Martinez Mundo announces departure from EIU

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor December 8, 2023

Senior libero/defensive specialist Christina Martinez Mundo announced she will be transferring to the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana to play with the Fighting Illini volleyball team. Martinez...

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.

EIU Volleyball’s memorable 2023 season

Cameron Thomas, Sports Reporter December 5, 2023

Despite the loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament against the Marquette Golden Eagles, the Panthers had a historic 2023 season. Eastern won the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship...

Senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui Lopez hits the ball over the net for the Panthers against their game vs. Valparaiso. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

Panthers of the Semester: MJ Flowers, Giovana Larregui López, Sara Thomas

Zaria Flippin and Luther Yoder December 4, 2023

The male Panther of the semester is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati, OH rushed for 854 yards and had 1,046 all-purpose yards. Both...

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