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

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

International student athletes find fellowship at EIU

Han Byer, Sports Reporter March 29, 2023

 International student athletes from all around the world attend Eastern Illinois University to play sports in the United States. Many of them are excelling in their respective sports, as well as their...

Various athletes from football and mens swimming play Rock, Paper, Scissors, while Stone Galloway (middle), a junior sports management major, reacts during Jock n Roll, Wednesday at the Grand Ballroom in the Union.

SAAC’s Jock ‘n Roll to send Jerry Groniger to OVC Tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 9, 2023

Eastern’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual Jock ‘n Roll talent show Wednesday evening to raise funds for its Hoops for Heroes Project to send a local veteran to the Ohio Valley...

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...

Brittany Steven, a senior exercise science, snacks on string cheese while studying in Booth Library Monday afternoon. Stevens said string cheese is her favorite healthy snack.

Nutrition plays major part in athletes’ lives

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 21, 2022

Nutrition and exercise are key factors in the everyday lives of student-athletes here at Eastern during the season and out of season.   Brittany Steven, a senior tennis player, has an everyday routine...

Eastern Cheerleader Katie Frankovich, a sophomore communications disorders holds her hands in her face symbolizing being overwhelmed at OBrien Field Monday afternoon.

‘How many does it take for something to change?’

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

Collegiate student athletes often use their respective sport to cope with the pressures of balancing academics and their athletic performance.  However, student athletes here at Eastern said that when...

Eastern to award scholarships to eSports athletes

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter January 13, 2020

Eastern is offering a series of scholarships to students who show leadership and dedication to the eSports community. The scholarships are called “Level Up Scholarships” and are available to current...

Services offer academic support for student athletes

Cody Powers, Contributing Writer February 27, 2018

Though student athletes find themselves juggling two roles at Eastern, they can get help from a support system called Panther Athletic Support Services. These services are led by Cindy Almon, the director...

Not all athletes are mindless jocks

Dillian Schorfheide, Sports Reporter September 18, 2017

Say what you want about people who play sports, we are not just sweaty people who think about tackling a running back or shooting a three-pointer. Some may say those who play sports are just jocks and...

Special Olympics Family to memorialize director

Chrissy Miller, Contributing Writer September 12, 2016

  Special Olympians will be rewarded for their work at Area 9’s Special Olympics Family Festival. The festival is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Lake Land College. Special...

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