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

Matt Bollant yelling at the referee during the women basketball game against UT Martin thursday night in Groniger Arena

Bollant leaves EIU basketball program

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 20, 2024

Matt Bollant, the head coach of the women’s basketball team since 2017, is leaving the program to become the new head coach at Bryan College. According to Bryan College, Bollant “will be starting...

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) celebrates a touchdown with redshirt junior offensive lineman Elkhanan Tanelus (72). Eastern beat Tennessee State 30-17 Saturday afternoon at O’ Brien Field.

Panthers of the Year: MJ Flowers, Macy McGlone, Sara Thomas

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 24, 2024

The male Panther of the Year is going to MJ Flowers from the football team. The redshirt freshman running back from Cincinnati, Ohio, rushed for 854 yards and had 1,046 all-purpose yards. Both...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

Panthers of the Semester: Tiger Booker, Macy McGlone, Tara Archibald

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

The male Panther of the Semester is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago helped lead the Panthers to a 14-18 overall record, an 8-10 conference record and...

Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbling before losing the ball during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC tournament.

Monahan, Bengtson, Thornton enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 10, 2024

The transfer portal for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball opened on March 18.  Since then, three Panthers from the women’s team have put their names in the transfer portal:    ...

Eastern womens basketball head coach Matt Bollant directs players during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC Tournament.

Panthers’ run in OVC Tournament examined

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

Eastern’s women’s team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the fifth year in a row. Eastern came into the tournament as the fourth seed, so the Panthers did not have to play...

Junior guard Miah Monahan looks to pass during Easterns game against Southern Indiana, at the OVC tournament.

EIU season ends with a loss to USI

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

Eastern fell short behind two fourth-quarter runs by the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 69-54.   USI was able to capitalize on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and a 7-0 run...

The EIU Womens basketball bench gets excited as the team scores and advances to the next game Thursday.

EIU looks to make OVC championship for first time since 2010

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

The games are all finished for round two of the women’s basketball Ohio Valley Conference tournament, and the games are now set for the semifinals.  The No. 4 Panthers are set to face the No. 1 seed...

Senior forward Emily Meidel ready to shoot the ball during the game against Tennessee State at the OVC tournament..

EIU senior Emily Meidel played a critical role in win against TSU

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

A sense of joy took hold of the players on the Eastern women's basketball team after their 60-48 win over Tennessee State University. The win meant the Panthers are advancing in the Ohio Valley Conference...

Junior forward Macy McGlone (33) shoots a floater during the game against Tennessee State at the OVC tournament.

EIU moves on in the OVC tournament despite early shooting woes

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The Panthers overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee State University 60-48 in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.  The Panthers came in as the fourth seed, while Tennessee State is the eighth...

Patrick Schmitz

COLUMN: Court storming should be a thing of the past

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

Court storming in college basketball has been a tradition for years. However, people are starting to realize that it is not a great idea.  After Duke University basketball star Kyle Filipowski was...

Aidan Cusack

COLUMN: Court storming needs to stay

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 6, 2024

There are 1.8 seconds left on the clock, and the score is 98-96. A trip to the conference tournament is in the balance.  The chances of your team winning this game have dropped from slim to near none....

Eastern guard, Miah Monahan (3), dribbles up the paint towards the basket at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

McGlone, Booker, Monahan named All-OVC players

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 5, 2024

Junior forward Macy McGlone, junior guard Miah Monahan and senior guard Tiger Booker were named as All-Ohio Valley Conference players from their performances in the regular season. McGlone...

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