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

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

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Senior libero/defensive specialist Christina Martinez Mundo smiles while Head Coach Sara Thomas speaks on each of the seniors skills and impact on the team during the press conference.

Panthers of the Week: Jordan Booker, Christina Martinez Mundo

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor December 3, 2023

The male Panther of the Week is going to Jordan “Tiger” Booker from the men’s basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago scored 20 points against the number one ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday...

Sophomore forward Macy Mcglone (33), avoids the defender and attempts to score under the basket at the EIU womens basketball game vs. Tenneesee Tech Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 61-66.

Eastern basketball during the break

Luther Yoder and Cameron Thomas November 28, 2023

Eastern men’s basketball went 2-1 during Thanksgiving break with wins against the Coppin State Eagles, and the Eureka College Red Devils and a loss to the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. Its record for the...

Panthers of the Week: Ella Collins and Corey Sawyer Jr.

Panthers of the Week: Ella Collins, Corey Sawyer Jr.

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 19, 2023

The female Panther of the Week is going to Ella Collins from the volleyball team. The senior outside hitter from Lake Mills, WI recorded a career-high 28 kills against the Western Illinois Leathernecks...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker pushes the defense during Easterns home opener on Wednesday evening at Lantz Arena . Brooker scored 10 points and went 2-2 on free throws as well as 4-7 on field goals.

EIU blows out Monmouth in home opener

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 8, 2023

Eastern held the Monmouth Fighting Scots to just 9-25 (36%) from the floor in the first half, while the Panthers converted half of their 36 shot attempts Wednesday evening. The Panthers started off their...

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Jacobi records double-double in loss against Fighting Illini

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

Although the Panthers lost to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Monday evening, Eastern fans got to see how the newest Panthers can be significant contributors for the team this season. Redshirt...

Easterns mens basketball Head Coach Marty Simmons, talks to players during a timeout in a game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses during the game in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

2023 EIU men’s basketball season preview

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 5, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is looking to improve to a better record than they finished with last season. The Panthers finished with a 9-22 overall record last season, and they finished with a...

The Eastern men’s basketball head coach Marty Simmons (seated left) instructs players on what to do during a timeout during the Panthers’ game against Murray State on Jan. 17 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 72-46 to the Racers.

Eastern men’s basketball continues to prepare for tip-off in less than one month

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 12, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team have 25 days until their 2023-2024 season starts. Panthers’ Head Coach Marty Simmons will enter his third year as the head coach for Eastern men’s basketball. “I...

4 Panthers take home basketball OVC awards

4 Panthers take home basketball OVC awards

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

Earlier today, the Ohio Valley Conference announced the members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams that won OVC awards for their performances this season.  OVC Tournament play kicks off...

Cameron Haffner, a freshman guard, dribbles the ball while being pressured by University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks players  during the mens basketball game against the Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Thursday night. Haffner scored 12 points and had three rebounds. The Panthers won 77-75.

EIU men’s basketball in 8th place in OVC standings after successful weekend

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 13, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is on a two OVC game winning streak after defeating UT-Martin at home 77-75 last Thursday evening and SIUE 84-73 on the road Saturday evening.  The Panthers are...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers go 0-4 over break, have 3 games canceled

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 11, 2022

The most recent victory for the 2-12 Eastern men’s basketball team was Dec. 4, 2021, a close win over Division III North Park University. Since then, they have gone 0-5 with each game ending...

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...

Diarra adds size, future prospect to Eastern’s roster

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Reporter May 14, 2020

Jay Spoonhour wanted to add size to his roster, and after the addition of Sammy Friday to the roster, the Eastern head basketball coach added transfer Madani Diarra to his team. Diarra is now the tallest...

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