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

From left, Chris Wilkerson, Easterns newest head football coach, receives a jersey from EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael for becoming the football team’s new head coach at WIlkerson’s press conference on Friday in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.

Michael says EIU athletics is excited to work with Gatrell

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter February 8, 2023

After what will be eight years of cooperation with university president David Glassman, athletic director Tom Michael is preparing to work with a new president. On Saturday, Eastern’s Board of Trustees...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

What to expect from Eastern’s spring 2023 sports

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 The spring 2023 semester brings new sports to look forward to on campus as the winter sports are wrapping up their seasons.  Softball  The Eastern softball team will kick off the 2023 spring...

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Beach volleyball added for Spring 2022

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 23, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team will start spending its spring semesters on the beach starting next semester. It was announced back on Aug. 6 that a beach volleyball program would be added to Eastern athletics,...

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Madison Cunningham yells commands at her teammate, Kylie Michael, while Michael attempts to make a bump pass. Eastern lost 3-0 to Murray State Sept. 27 at Lantz Arena.

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #4

October 14, 2019

(Originally recorded Oct. 8) The Eastern sports teams have not had great outings as of recently (including this weekend), so in this podcast, we take a look at some of the athletes on the fall teams...

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Harry Woodbery throws a screen pass to running back Jaelin Benefield. Eastern lost 40-29 to Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field in the Panthers’ OVC opener.

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #3

October 3, 2019

  Harry Woodbery is now the lone starting quarterback for Eastern, the Eastern volleyball team is struggling and the men's soccer team holds the best record in Eastern sports.  (Originally...

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Eastern freshman Ireland Hieb prepares to receive a serve in the Panthers match against Drake on Saturday evening. Heib had 20.5 points in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1 to the Bulldogs.

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #1

September 3, 2019

This is the first podcast of the year for the Daily Eastern News sports section. This week, we covered how the Eastern teams did in their season-opening games/matches. Join us every week for the podcast...

Senior infielder Bailey ODell throws the ball to first against Tennessee-Martin on April 12 at Williams Field.  ODell had two at bats and one pick off during the game. The Panthers won the weekend series against the Skyhawks.

Softball team ready for fall season

Sean Hastings, Staff Reporter September 19, 2014

The Eastern softball team begins its fall season this weekend at Williams Field, hosting Olney Central College and Parkland College in a pair of double-headers on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The...

Greg Stevens, offensive coordinator, watches practice Tuesday from a golf cart.

Stevens’, Dameron’s friendship leads them to Eastern

Anthony Catezone , Managing Editor September 3, 2014

Coming to Eastern was a no-brainer for offensive coordinator Greg Stevens. The moment Eastern's first-year head coach Kim Dameron reached out to Stevens, he immediately knew he would follow his long-time...

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