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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

EIU-UPI had their third day of picketing for a fair contract Monday morning at Old Main.

EIU athletics reacts to EIU-UPI strike

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

The Eastern Illinois athletics department has continued to function normally during Eastern’s chapter of University of Professionals, EIU-UPI, strike.  The strike is entering its third day and has...

From left, Chris Wilkerson, Easterns newest head football coach, receives a jersey from EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael for becoming the football team’s new head coach at WIlkerson’s press conference on Friday in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.

Michael says EIU athletics is excited to work with Gatrell

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter February 8, 2023

After what will be eight years of cooperation with university president David Glassman, athletic director Tom Michael is preparing to work with a new president. On Saturday, Eastern’s Board of Trustees...

12-14 athletic scholarships to be eliminated for the fall semester

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2018

About 12-14 athletic scholarships will be cut in the fall semester in an effort to lessen the department’s deficit, officials said at a meeting for the Council on University Planning and Budgeting on...

Athletic director updates Faculty Senate on budget

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter October 31, 2017

  Athletic director Tom Michael updated the Faculty Senate on the athletic department’s struggle with the budget impasse, including a lack of funding in facilities and a potential need to cut...

Eastern President David Glassman speaks on budget successes, challenges

Samuel Nusbaum, Staff Reporter September 14, 2017

An update on athletics, including a timeframe for when a decision will be made on deciding how many sports team Eastern should support, and an update on the budget were provided at Eastern President David...

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...

Athletics workgroup works on preliminary recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 31, 2016

  Workgroup No. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, talked about prioritizing parts of their preliminary reports and looked at data at their meeting Monday. This preliminary report is...

Workgroup No. 4 discusses upcoming recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 27, 2016

  Workgroup No.4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, talked about the upcoming recommendations that need to be submitted and resource concerns they heard at their meeting Thursday. The deadline...

Athletic Workgroup discusses data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 25, 2016

Workgroup no. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, spoke with Jim Davis, the faculty athletics representative for Eastern, about data they could use when researching athletics for the vitalization...

Athletics Workgroup looks at information

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 20, 2016

Workgroup No. 4, charged with looking at Intercollegiate Athletics, looked at data from other schools and talked about topics that have come up when talking to different athletic areas during a meeting...

Intercollegiate athletics workgroup review data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 16, 2016

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, came to explain data to Workgroup no. 4, which focuses on intercollegiate athletics. Every year, the NCAA requires the university to do...

Freshmen guard Grace Lennox and forward Jalisha Smith attempt to regain possession of the ball during the Panthers 78-66 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 14 at Lantz Arena.  The Panthers fell to Lehigh 72-69 in Tempe, Ariz. on Sunday.

Panthers fall short against Lehigh

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor December 21, 2014

The Eastern women’s basketball team lost its fifth-straight game on Sunday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz., against Lehigh 72-69. With the Panthers down one with eight seconds left in the game, Shakita...

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