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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

January 11, 2022

There has been something happening throughout the past year, the effects of which will be felt for some years to come. It seemed as if it was dying down, but recently it has resurfaced and led...

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Kashawn Charles maintains his dribble as he is guarded on the wing during Eastern’s 95-83 victory over Tennessee-Martin Jan. 23 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers host third-place Eastern Kentucky Thursday in Lantz Arena.

Men’s basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky in important game Thursday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter February 5, 2020

It’s perfect timing for the Eastern men’s basketball team to be back at Lantz Arena Thursday, hosting Eastern Kentucky, for a multitude of reasons. Being on the road has not been fun for the Panthers....

Column: Eastern can finish the year strong

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor February 4, 2020

A pair of gut-wrenching losses and nearly a week later, some may think the Eastern men’s basketball team might have lost some confidence. Nearly knocking off the two best teams in the OVC back-to-back,...

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Eastern head coach Adam Cushing looks out on the field after a play during Eastern’s 40-29 loss to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28. Cushing said his team’s performance starts with him as a coach after Eastern’s 33-6 loss to Eastern kentucky Saturday at O’Brien Field.

Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2019

The Eastern football team put up just 89 yards of offense, the second lowest number in program history, and fell to 0-9 this season losing to Eastern Kentucky 33-6 Oct. 26 at O’Brien Field. Eastern...

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Sara Teteak rises up in front of the goal to bat away a crossed ball. Eastern lost 1-0 to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27 at Lakeide Field.

Women’s soccer loses two OVC matches over the weekend

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter September 29, 2019

It took four minutes. Eastern Kentucky junior Sarah Owusu pounded a low shot into the back of the net just four minutes after the match had begun, converting her first point this season for the Colonels. Sunday,...

Eastern wants to keep momentum going

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor October 25, 2018

The Eastern football team and its Saturday opponent Eastern Kentucky are trending in very different directions this season. Where Eastern is a pass-first team that has struggled to run the ball this...

Eastern hopes to carry momentum against EKU

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter April 19, 2018

Coming off a 17-13 win against Illinois State, the Eastern baseball team looks to move up the OVC rankings in a weekend conference series against Eastern Kentucky. The Panthers have been improving as...

Eastern freshman Grace McRae tries for a layup underneath the basket at Lantz Arena against Bradley on Dec. 5. She had five points and five rebounds in the loss for the Panthers.

Slow start sinks Panthers against Eastern Kentucky

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor January 7, 2018

A meager four-point first quarter was too much for the Eastern women’s basketball to overcome as the Panthers were handed their 12th straight loss Saturday against Eastern Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky...

Football team with senior day Saturday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 2, 2017

The Eastern football team will honor its 21 seniors Saturday for senior day prior to the Panthers’ game with Eastern Kentucky. This season has not gone in the direction the Panthers could have hoped...

Volleyball wins one, loses one OVC match

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter October 15, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team defeated No. 1 Eastern Kentucky over the weekend after losing to Morehead State last Friday. The Panthers wrapped up their weekend play on a high note with a four-set victory...

Women’s soccer team set for two at home

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter September 28, 2017

The Panthers were 5-2-1 two weeks ago, before losing the four matches, three of which were on the road, a place where Eastern has struggled this season, resulting in a 1-4-1 away record. The Panthers...

Cross Country prepares for OVC Championship

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter October 29, 2015

Eastern Illinois’ cross-country team is preparing for one of its biggest events of the season as they will take on the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Saturday in Murray, Ky. This will...

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