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

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14, 2021, in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Panthers lose to Billikens in 2nd game of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 12, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 after an 86-44 loss at Saint Louis University Friday evening. The Billikens had four players score double-digits, with the game high coming from Gibson...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles makes a pass to his right in a game against Chicago State in Lantz Arena on Dec. 3, 2020. The Panthers won the game by a score of 78-56.

Panthers to play St. Louis for 2nd game

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is coming off an 80-56 season opener loss to Northwestern and will be seeking redemption on Friday against Saint Louis University on the road.  The Billikens are...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14, 2021, in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Men’s basketball team opening season at Northwestern

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 8, 2021

For the second straight year, the Eastern men’s basketball team will begin its season against a Big Ten opponent, this time against the Northwestern Wildcats for a battle of the cats. Northwestern...

Eastern mens basketball Marty Simmons (center) poses with Eastern President David Glassman (left) and Athletic Director Tom Michael in his introductory press conference on April 1, 2021 in Lantz Arena.

Simmons discusses Panthers’ preparations

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 4, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is set to begin its season on Nov. 9 against Northwestern for the two schools’ third-ever matchup. The Panthers have lost both games. The game, and the 2021-22...

Kira Arthofer, a senior guard, pushes the ball towards the basket at the Wednesday night women’s basketball game against Illinois Wesleyan in Lantz Arena. Arthofer scored a total of 16 points. The Panthers won 83-54 against the Titans.

Panthers beat Titans 83-54 in exhibition

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

Next up for the Eastern women’s basketball team is the regular season. The Panthers played their lone exhibition of the season Wednesday night against Division III Illinois Wesleyan in Lantz Arena,...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16. Whal had 10 points and 9 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 73-68.

Panthers to play exhibition Wednesday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be back on the court Wednesday evening.  The Panthers will be at home for an exhibition against Illinois Wesleyan at 6 p.m. It will be the only exhibition...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington looks to pass the ball into the paint in a game against Belmont Feb. 4 in Lantz Arena. Washington led the team with 23 points in the game, which Eastern lost 77-75.

Preseason OVC basketball poll released Tuesday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

The OVC released the 2021-22 preseason poll Tuesday, announcing the predicted order of finish for the men’s and women’s teams and the preseason All-OVC selections.  The poll is constructed by the...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Congrats to Eastern basketball

Staff Editorial February 27, 2020

The editorial board of The Daily Eastern News would like to congratulate Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on both making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Eastern’s women’s...

Kobe Bryant will forever be my hero

Blake Faith January 30, 2020

I don’t think I could ever find the right words to say in this week's column. Sunday afternoon I was on my way back from my hometown to campus when I received the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I pulled...

How to: filling NCAA tournament brackets

Jackson Bayer, Columnist March 18, 2019

March is unquestionably, without a doubt, 100 percent the best month of the year. No, it isn’t because spring begins, or because of St. Patrick’s Day, or even because it’s Justin Bieber’s birth...

Lawson Hall residents strengthen friendship through intramurals

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer March 5, 2018

Through intramural sports, the residents of Lawson Hall’s seventh floor have been able to form a connection and become closer. After living on the same floor, the men got to know one another and became...

Teson, Blackmon, Muldoon decide to transfer

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 10, 2017

Sophomores Casey Teson, Marshawn Blackmon and Patrick Muldoon are transferring and will no longer play in the Eastern basketball program. As a freshman, Teson was relied on heavily but saw his minutes...

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