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

Dr. Tonya Sawyer, Easterns Assistant Athletic Director and Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator, speaks to Eastern volleyball player, Kate Dean, in her office.

Sawyer says ‘it’s never too late to get involved’

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2023

 Over the last few years, more women have gained roles in the sports industry. While there is still progress to make, women have been more accepted in the industry. Assistant athletic director of compliance...

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...

Eastern redshirt senior Dustin Hatfield (24) competes in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 1 and O’Brien Field. Hatfield did not finish the event, but set a school record in the 5,000 meters the previous week at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 13:53.21.

Naming DEN’s 2021-22 Athletes of the Year

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

1. Dustin Hatfield The name Dustin Hatfield can be found all over the Eastern track and field and cross country record books.  Hatfield had several school records in his crosshairs during the 2021 cross...

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael offers Jason Aguilar’s father a framed track uniform in honor of his son. The memorial service for Aguilar took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom on Nov. 18, 2021.

How Eastern supports athletes’ mental health

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

In a year where Eastern athletes have gone through the effects of a pandemic, the loss of a member of the athletic community and all of the regular stressors of college, Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael...

Column: Reflecting on my year covering Eastern sports

Adam Tumino, Sports Desk March 25, 2020

The 2019-2020 academic year may have ended abruptly, before many spring sports even got off the ground, but in the first seven months of that time I had some of the best experiences of my time in student...

We will continue to bring you sports stories, here is how

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor March 24, 2020

If you were wondering, yes The Daily Eastern News sports section is going to continue bringing you all sports stories while everything is going online at Eastern. We will continue bringing you all daily...

Life without sports is weird, we will get through it

Blake Faith, Sports Desk March 23, 2020

The world of sports has changed since the suspension of the NBA season.  A lot of professional, and college and Illinois high school sporting events have been canceled or suspended in the midst of...

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