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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

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis hangs onto the rim in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 72-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Davis, Luers enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 5, 2024

Two more Panthers entered the transfer portal from the men’s basketball team. 1.        Kyndall Davis The junior guard/forward from Chicago told League Ready “that he plans to enter...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

Panthers of the Semester: Tiger Booker, Macy McGlone, Tara Archibald

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

The male Panther of the Semester is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago helped lead the Panthers to a 14-18 overall record, an 8-10 conference record and...

Sophomore forward Sincere Malone (5) attempts a contested layup by freshman guard Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season. The Panthers lost 52-80 to the Fighting Illini Monday night.

Malone, Gibson enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

The transfer portal for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball opened on March 18. Since then, two Panthers from the men’s team have put their names in the transfer portal. 1.       ...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers tries to score a touchdown against Tennessee State Tigers during their game held at OBrien Field  saturday afternoon.

Why athletes play through injuries

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor March 15, 2024

Injuries are a part of the game for college athletes. Whether they play through them is something else. Redshirt sophomore running back MJ Flowers knew all about that when he had a low ankle sprain...

Mens basketball players are distressed over the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night, March 8, 2024 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. The Panthers lost 68-57 against the SIUE Cougars.

Panthers’ exit in OVC Tournament explained

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

For the first time since the 2019-2020 season, Eastern men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Evansville, Indiana. Eastern came into the tournament as the...

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Buzzelle scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

EIU to face Tennessee State in the OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The final whistle has been blown on the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship in Evansville, Indiana. The first round was played on Wednesday, March 6, and...

Mens basketball senior guard Tiger Booker, tears up during the press conference after the Panthers lost 68-57 against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night,

EIU basketball season ends with a first-round exit

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2024

Eastern was not able to overcome a 39-22 deficit at the end of the first half against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). They would end up losing 57-68. This was their first OVC tournament...

Patrick Schmitz

COLUMN: Court storming should be a thing of the past

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

Court storming in college basketball has been a tradition for years. However, people are starting to realize that it is not a great idea.  After Duke University basketball star Kyle Filipowski was...

Aidan Cusack

COLUMN: Court storming needs to stay

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

There are 1.8 seconds left on the clock, and the score is 98-96. A trip to the conference tournament is in the balance.  The chances of your team winning this game have dropped from slim to near none....

Eastern guard, Miah Monahan (3), dribbles up the paint towards the basket at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

McGlone, Booker, Monahan named All-OVC players

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 5, 2024

Junior forward Macy McGlone, junior guard Miah Monahan and senior guard Tiger Booker were named as All-Ohio Valley Conference players from their performances in the regular season. McGlone...

The Panthers mens basketball team huddle together before the start of the mens game vs. the Fighting Illini Monday evening.

EIU men’s path to March Madness

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 4, 2024

EIU’s men’s basketball team is officially the number seven seed in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with an 8-10 conference record.  This is the first time the men’s team has earned...

Mens basketball senior guard, Tiger Booker, attempts to shoot a basket over two defenders during the basketball game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tuesday evening, Feb 27, 2024, at Groniger Arena. The Panthers won 84-79.
Panthers won 84-79 against the SIUE Cougars

Panthers of the Week: Tiger Booker, Olivia Price

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 3, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago set a career high 33 points against Southern Illinois University Evansville. Along with...

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