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

Ramsey Hunt competes in the mens long jump category for the second day of EIU Big Blue Classic. Hunt finishes first in the finals with a mark of 7.35m at the O’Brien Field Saturday afternoon.

EIU track athlete to compete at Nationals

Aidan Cusack, Editor-In-Chief May 23, 2024

In the last decade, only three athletes from Eastern Illinois have graced Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.   Two of the three...

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi throwing a pitch on April Saturday 20, 2024 against Tennessee Tech University.

Panthers of the Week: McKenzie Oslanzi, Joe Stoddard

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to McKenzie Oslanzi from the softball team. The freshman pitcher from Marseilles picked up her 20th win of the season in the third and final game of the series...

Senior Addison Brown getting ready to serve in doubles against Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks the Atkins Tennis Center.

Panthers of the Week: Addison Brown, Adam Swanson

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 21, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Addison Brown from the tennis team. The senior from Evansville, Indiana, won both her doubles match and singles match against the University of Southern Indiana...

The indoor track in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

Panthers of the Week: Mackenzie Aldridge, Richie Jacobo

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Mackenzie Aldridge from the track team. The senior distance runner from Crystal Lake set the second-best time in program history for the women’s 5,000-meter...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

Panthers of the Week: Adam Swanson, McKenzie Oslanzi

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 25, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Adam Swanson from the track and field team. The fifth-year distance runner from Carpentersville won the Ohio Valley Conference male track athlete of the year...

Track and field senior thrower Taylor Iverson throws a shot put .

EIU thrower Iverson shares shot put technique in Q&A

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

Senior EIU track and field thrower Taylor Iverson answered some questions ranging from a track and field athlete she looks up to to if she likes pineapples on her pizza.     Q: How has the season...

(From Left to Right) Rachel Koon (12), Kylie Decker (11), Kathryn Cichon (3) and Brenda Torres (2) vie for positioning at the beginning of the mile run at track meet.

EIU track and field hope to win OVC Championship

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter February 21, 2024

Eastern’s track and field team has hit the road to head to the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship meet.   The OVC standings for the track meet consist of multiple Eastern...

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.

Panthers of the Weeks: Taylor Iverson, Kyndall Davis

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 18, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Taylor Iverson from the track and field team. The senior from Chicago Heights set personal records for herself in the weight throw category and the shot put...

Taris Thornton, a junior forward, attempts to rebound the ball during the during second quarter of the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Thornton scored 13 points, had two rebounds and shot 4-6 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Panthers of the Week: Joe Stoddard, Taris Thornton

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 4, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the track and field team. The freshman distance runner from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, finished in first place in his heat for the Meyo Mile in Notre...

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Panthers of the Week: Macy McGlone, Isai Morales

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 28, 2024

The female Panther of the Week is going to Macy McGlone from the women’s basketball team. The junior forward from Greenville, Wisconsin, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Panthers...

Cross Country Coach Erin Howarth accepts OVC Cross Country Coach of the year award after the Conference Championship Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2022, at Putnam County Sports Complex in Cookeville, Tenn.

Howarth named DEN 2023 Coach of the Year

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Winning coach of the year is nothing new for Erin Howarth. Howarth is the head coach of Eastern’s cross country team and the distance coach for the track and field team. Since being hired in 2010,...

Senior Brittany Steven plays against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars during the womens tennis Senior Day at the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 5-2 to the Cougars.

EIU spring sports update

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Spring sports here at Eastern have been well underway the last few months. Let’s take a look at the standings and records of EIU’s spring sports: Baseball The EIU baseball team has a current overall...

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