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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

Panthers need more production on offense

Tom O'Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter February 13, 2018

   The market for field goals has been a bit hectic for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season.  The price for baskets has trended upward as, needless to say, the Panthers have struggled to...

Junior Ray Crossland drives in to the lane against Murray State’s Jonathan Stark Thursday, Jan. 12 at Lantz Arena. Crossland led all Panthers with 18 points in the 83-72 OVC loss.

Tennessee-Martin beats Eastern in double OT

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor January 19, 2017

Free throws. Free throws have been hard to come by for the Panthers as of late, something that coach Jay Spoonhour said the Panthers need more of. Well, that did not happen Thursday night, and the Panthers...

Column: 3-point shooting falters in OT loss to Bradley

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter November 30, 2016

In basketball there is a relatively known phrase that says a team can live by the three or die by the three, and for the Eastern men’s basketball team it was the ladder that led to an overtime downfall....

Junior Ray Crossland attempts to shield the passing lanes with his hand while defending a St. Francis (Ill) player Friday at Lantz Arena.

Panthers face Saint Louis for second straight road game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 16, 2016

Three games into the season, the Panthers (1-1) have had more ups than downs, and the fight the Panthers showed in the second half of Tuesday’s game proved that. After watching Eastern’s exhibition...

Junior Muusa Dama lays in a basket Sunday against Eureka College at Lantz Arena. Dama scored 14 points and recorded 3 blocks in the 94-58 exhibition game win.

Men’s basketball set for special season

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter November 7, 2016

While it is expected against a Division III opponent, a 36-point victory is always a nice way to kick off a season. The win over Eureka College was just an exhibition game, but it still showed plenty...

Panther basketball returns Tuesday night

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter November 2, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team will begin its 2015-16 campaign Tuesday night, in an exhibition matchup with St. Francis of Illinois. Eastern defeated St. Francis 85-54 in its only exhibition game...

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