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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

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COLUMN: Coaches should not be allowed to stand on the court

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 12, 2024

Over the holiday break, I watched a lot of college basketball, and I feel like the act of coaches physically being on the basketball court is something that is never talked about. This isn’t the first...

The Eastern men’s basketball head coach Marty Simmons (seated left) instructs players on what to do during a timeout during the Panthers’ game against Murray State on Jan. 17 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 72-46 to the Racers.

How life, basketball brought Simmons to EIU

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter April 20, 2022

Marty Simmons has had an illustrious basketball career, from his days as Mr. Basketball in Lawrenceville, Ill. to an overall record of 287-272 as a college head coach. About a year ago, he was named the...

March Madness players are like US presidents

Jackson Bayer, Columnist March 25, 2019

March Madness is in full swing, and college basketball’s biggest stars are all making names for themselves on the sport’s biggest stage. While none of the players in the tournament are professionals...

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