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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

The mens basketball team won their home opener 91-45 against the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Wednesday evening at Lantz Arena.

EIU looks to end road stretch on a high note

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

The Eastern men’s basketball team takes a trip to Oxford, Ohio this weekend where they will face Coppin State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday at noon. Miami (Ohio) will cap...

Kyle Thomas (24), a freshman center, puts the ball up into the basket with a layup, scoring a total of 8 points during the Eastern game vs. Northern Illinois University. The Panthers lost to the Huskies 90-70 in Lantz Arena Wednesday night.

THROUGH THE LENS: Panthers vs. Huskies

Ashanti Thomas, Photo Editor November 30, 2022

Eastern forward Abby Wahl pushes through a defender in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16.

Some top returners for Eastern’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have had their 2021-22 schedules revealed, with both teams set to begin in less than two months. As the teams continue preparations for the upcoming season,...

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Mack Smith attempts a layup during Easterns 76-74 loss to SIUE Thursday in Lantz Arena.

Eastern suffers tough loss to SIUE Thursday

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter February 15, 2020

Junior Mack Smith came out firing, knocking down a three-pointer in the opening minutes to secure second-place in NCAA Division I history with 74 consecutive games with a three-pointer made.  Southern...

Easterns Josiah Wallace plays defense on Tennessee-Martins Kevin Little in the first half of Easterns 78-71 loss to the Skyhawks Wednesday night in Evansville. Wallace was named first-team all-conference and is making his first appearance in the conference tournament.

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor March 6, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this...

Coach Jay Spoonhour adresses the team during a timeout against Belmont Jan. 13 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers’ season was an up-and-down ride, but they found a way to make the OVC Tournament.

Men’s basketball: A season in review

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor March 6, 2018

The 2017-2018 season was supposed to be “the year” for the Eastern men’s basketball team. Its core seniors were coming back and led by Terrell Lewis, Montell Goodwin, Muusa Dama and Ray Crossland,...

Student Senator Antonio Valdez gives his committee’s report Wednesday night during the Student Senate meeting. Valdez is the chair for the alumni relations committee and told senators several ideas regarding reaching out to the owner’s of Mother’s Bar, which was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 16.

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor February 21, 2018

Student Senators received information regarding the Senate’s spring elections and were asked to discuss the potential plan to take students to watch the Eastern men’s basketball team play in the OVC...

Eastern senior Muusa Dama drives the lane in a game against Jacksonville State on Feb.1. Eastern lost the game 75-56, Dama scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

OVC standings shaping up for playoff time

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter February 20, 2018

The Eastern men’s basketball team secured its trip to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday, but there is still plenty of action left ahead of the postseason. The...

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 Jajuan Starks handles the ball at the top of the arc in the Panthers’ 76-69 loss to Austin Peay Saturday in Lantz Arena. Starks scored six points in the game.

Eastern’s comeback falls short, lose to Austin Peay

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor February 11, 2018

With just four games left in the season, the Eastern men’s basketball team is in a three-way battle for the final two spots to get into the OVC Tournament. Saturday’s 76-69 loss to Austin Peay did...

Junior Jajuan Starks jumps into the lane before going up for a layup in Eastern’s 75-56 loss to Jacksonville State in Lantz Arena. Eastern won 78-74 over Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday on the road.

Panthers escape with big road win

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter February 8, 2018

The Eastern men’s basketball team is starting to adjust its play to overcome difficult obstacles, and that was enough for a 78-74 road win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday night. The...

Panthers planning guard-less life after losing 3 players

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor January 30, 2018

The Panthers have lost three players in the same position this season leaving coach Jay Spoonhour at a loss for words on how to describe what has happened to the Eastern men’s basketball team. Sophomore...

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