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

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Photo from the 1941 Warbler. Coach Lantz controls his emotions.

The history of Lantz Arena

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 3, 2021

2021 is the 54th year in the Lantz Arena Complex’s history, and will begin its winter sports season with a women’s basketball exhibition Wednesday evening. The arena holds the basketball and volleyball...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

Jason Buckhold October 25, 2021

On Saturday night, my old college roommates and I met with a group of older alumni while attending some after homecoming activities in Charleston. What stood out to us was that several of these older...

Eastern safety Jordan Vincent (1) prepares to make attempt a tackle on a Dayton ball carrier in a game on Sept. 11. Vincent had 12 total tackles in the game, which Eastern lost 17-10.

Updating OVC’s non-conference performance

Autumn Schultz, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Only one OVC team recorded a win last week while four of the conference’s seven teams are still searching for their first win of the season as they enter Week 3 of play.  Tennessee-Martin, 3rd in the...

Eastern head coach Adam Cushing addresses the team after practice Aug. 20. The Panthers are preparing for the season opener on the road against Indiana State Aug. 28.

Season opener approaching for football team

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 23, 2021

The Eastern football team is now in its first game week of the season. The regular season opener against Indiana State is set for Aug. 28 in Terre Haute As offseason preparations switch to regular season...

Omar Solomon, Eastern admissions counselor and hype man talks to the crowd during First 
Night on Aug. 22.

First Night kicks off Fall 2021 semester

Luke Taylor, News Editor August 23, 2021

Students danced, cheered, and competed for prizes during Eastern’s “First Night” pep rally events on Sunday, the evening before classes start. The event was held outside at O’Brien Stadium,...

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Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing talks about an incoming class of players at national signing day in February 2019. Eastern announced all of its signees Wednesday for this year’s class, a total of 38 players.

Football unveils all 38 incoming players to program Wednesday

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor February 5, 2020

The quarterback and offensive/defensive line drew comments from Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing Wednesday as Cushing explained those were positions Eastern wanted to hit in recruiting. But out...

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Jaelin Benefield starts to make a cut in the backfield to avoid defensive pressure. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 26-12 Nov. 16 at O’Brien Field.

Column: Dytarious Johnson should have been named to first-team

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference released its all-conference teams for the 2019 football season last week, and five Eastern players were named to conference teams. Senior defensive tackle Terrell Greer and...

Hollins expected to be called up for Vikings’ game Monday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Alexander Hollins, Eastern’s leading wide receiver last season, may see playing time Monday night as the Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks. Hollins is expected to be promoted from the Vikings’...

Top-5 memorable moments of 2019 football season

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief December 1, 2019

The Eastern football team’s 2019 season certainly did not go as planned. A 1-11 overall record, a last-place OVC finish and the last ranked offense in the OVC were definitely not things this team...

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Dylan Hughes returns a kickoff for 20 yards in Eastern’s 26-12 loss against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 16th at O’Brien Field.

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief November 20, 2019

The final week of the Ohio Valley Conference football season has arrived and all Austin Peay (8-3, 6-1 OVC) has to do to win the conference is beat last place Eastern (1-10, 1-6 OVC). Yes, the cards are...

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