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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

Photo from the 1941 Warbler. Coach Lantz controls his emotions.

The history of Lantz Arena

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 3, 2021

2021 is the 54th year in the Lantz Arena Complex’s history, and will begin its winter sports season with a women’s basketball exhibition Wednesday evening. The arena holds the basketball and volleyball...

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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,...

Sara Thomas ready to lead as Eastern volleyball’s new head coach

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter January 15, 2020

The Eastern volleyball program has had its fair share of coaches recently. Sara Thomas will be the next to take the reins. Her hiring was announced last month, making her the 13th head coach in the...

EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday, goes 24 hours

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Tuesday will mark the third annual day of donations for Eastern athletic programs, as the EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday. The event is a 24-hour online campaign to raise funds for the betterment of...

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Junior Laurel Bailey attempts a bump pass in Eastern’s 3-0 loss against Southern Illinois on Nov. 6 at Lantz Arena.

Column: Coaching carousel keeps turning for Eastern volleyball

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter November 20, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team begins its 2020 season next August, the sidelines will be patrolled by the program’s fourth head coach in the last seven seasons. It was announced on Nov. 17 that Julie...

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Eastern freshmen Kristen Jankowski (left) and Mackenzie Duvall keep stats from the sideline during the Panthers’ five-set win against Chicago State Nov. 11 in Lantz Arena.

Panther freshmen reflect on 1st season, look ahead

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter November 18, 2019

They may not have played this season, but Mackenzie Duvall and Kristen Jankowski’s first season as members of the Eastern volleyball team was far from uneventful. When the season ended on Nov. 16,...

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Sarah Paluch dives to save a ball during Eastern’s 3-2 victory over Chicago State Nov. 11 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost its final match of the season 3-0 to Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Nov. 16.

Volleyball team loses on senior night, Allen out as head coach

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter November 17, 2019

Senior members of the Eastern volleyball team hugged and took pictures with their teammates, families and friends on the court after falling in straight sets to Southeast Missouri Nov. 16 in Lantz Arena. It...

Panthers go 0-2 on final road trip

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter November 3, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team faced a pair of familiar foes on its final road trip of the season, playing rematches against Austin Peay and Murray State. The Panthers hosted these two teams on Sept....

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter October 30, 2019

A pair of familiar foes await the Eastern volleyball team on its final road trip of the season. The Panthers will travel to play Austin Peay on Friday and Murray State on Saturday. Both teams visited...

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Laurel Bailey tries to nail a spike between two opposing attackers. Eastern won its first conference match 3-2 Oct. 18 against Tennessee Tech in Lantz Arena.

Notebook: Top volleyball teams struggling to separate themselves in OVC standings

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter October 23, 2019

It is now the halfway point in the conference season, and the OVC standings remain top-heavy. With eight matches remaining, four OVC teams are tied with a conference record of 6-2 and three are tied...

Volleyball picks up first OVC win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter October 20, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team entered play this past weekend on a six-match losing streak to begin conference play, but moved up a spot in the OVC standings after splitting a pair of matches at home. The...

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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.

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter October 13, 2019

For the third straight week to begin conference play, the Eastern volleyball team lost a pair of OVC matches in straight sets. The Panthers (1-17, 0-6) have lost all 18 sets against OVC teams this season...

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