The Daily Eastern News

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees reaffirmed their interest in remaining a division one athletic university. To continue being a d...

Involvement stressed by new athletic director, Tom Michael

Involvement stressed by new athletic director, Tom Michael

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

August 25, 2014

Eastern's new athletic director Tom Michael is fresh on the job after being hired on July 22, replacing Barbara Burke, and beginning his duties officially on Aug. 11. Michael, who was the Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Illinois, wants to improve the student-athlete experience...

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2014

Emotion swelled up inside Tom Michael, forcing him to stop for a moment during his introductory speech Tuesday, as he formally accepted the position of Eastern's athletic director. Commenting on how he is honored to be Eastern's 10th athletic director – the position placement was announced a little...

Michael selected as new athletic director

Michael selected as new athletic director

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2014

Tom Michael will be taking over as the athletic director for Eastern, after a search that began in April. Michael, who is currently the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, will take over the position on Aug. 11. A press conference to introduce the new athletic di...

Michael wants to build on athletic program base

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2014

With roots firmly planted in central Illinois, Thomas Michael, the second of three candidates for athletic director, hopes to continue the legacy already started at Eastern. Michael, who is the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, pointed out Tuesday that Eastern’s program...

Hartzell believes basketball success vital to raise athletic program

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2014

Rick Hartzell, one of three candidates for athletic director, came to Eastern's campus Monday with ideas on how to improve on the program, citing men's basketball as a point for success. Drawing on his experience as athletic director at Northern Iowa, Hartzell said it was a marked improvement on the...

3 finalists selected for athletic director

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

July 1, 2014

Eastern announced three finalists for its vacant athletic director position Monday morning, as the selected applicants will have an on-campus interview July 7 through 9. Following Barbara Burke’s departure in April, Eastern is one step closer to naming its next athletic director, which is now between...

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