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

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...

Friday brings size to men’s basketball team

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor April 30, 2020

It did not take long for Eastern men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour to add the size he was looking for in Sammy Friday IV. Eastern announced Wednesday that Friday is joining the Panthers’...

Long-time connection brings Leonard to Eastern basketball

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor April 24, 2020

Jay Spoonhour and his staff did the majority of the work for the men’s basketball team’s recruiting, but it was somebody from Spoonhour’s father’s staff who helped with one of the recruits. Before...

Column: How men’s basketball won the offseason so far

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor April 24, 2020

The overall success of the offseason recruitment for Jay Spoonhour and the Eastern men’s basketball team cannot be completely graded until the team adds its final player(s), but so far, Eastern has won...

Meet the five incoming players for Eastern men’s basketball

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor April 24, 2020

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour has announced the signing of five players for next season, which includes two transfers coming in as juniors and three freshmen. The Daily Eastern News...

Spoonhour announces Ryan Leonard will join Panthers next season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour made his first official announcement regarding incoming players, with the first player announced being junior college transfer Ryan Leonard. Leonard is...

Analysis: Men’s basketball struggled against resurging Austin Peay

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter March 6, 2020

EVANSVILLE,IND- Easterns men’s basketball team dug themselves into a deep 19-2 hole to begin the first half against Austin Peay and failed to recover until late in the second half. That and the Governors...

Eastern loses 76-65 to Austin Peay in the quarterfinals, season ends

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor March 6, 2020

It seemed like, from the tip, that Austin Peay had a clear vendetta against the Eastern men’s basketball team. It seemed like the Governors took out all their anger of losing 83-80 to Eastern in Lantz...

Eastern, Austin Peay clash in quarterfinals Thursday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor March 5, 2020

If recent history is any indication, Eastern’s men’s basketball team and Austin Peay should put on a great show Thursday evening in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament. Eastern lost by four...

Column: Eastern should use its big men more in Thursday’s game

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- In somewhat surprising fashion, Eastern’s big men were almost a no-factor, offensively, in the first half, and even into the second half in Eastern’s 67-61 win Wednesday. Jacksonville...

Panthers defeat Jacksonville State in 1st round of OVC Tournament.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern's men’s basketball team started slow offensively, but secured a lead late in the first half and finished strong in the second half to defeat Jacksonville State 67-61. The...

Analysis: Panthers, Eagles should win Wednesday

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor March 3, 2020

Despite the trials and tribulations and problems the Eastern men’s basketball team encountered this season, the Panthers find themselves as the sixth seed of the OVC Tournament this week. It is the...

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