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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

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements attempts a layup in Easterns game against Southeast Missouri on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Clements scored 14 points in the game, which Eastern lost 87-58.

Panthers lose 9th-straight game, fall to 0-5 in conference play

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 22, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team lost by 25 or more points for the third straight game on Saturday, falling to Southeast Missouri 87-58. The Panthers’ record dropped to 2-16 overall and 0-5 in...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington fights through contact to make a layup in the Panthers game against Southeast Missouri Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington scored 21 points in the game, which Eastern won 68-44.

Panthers beat Redhawks by 24 points to win 2nd-straight game

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 22, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team won its second-straight conference game Saturday, beating Southeast Missouri 68-44 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers got back to .500 in OVC play with the win and are...

Eastern head coach Marty Simmons talks to freshman forward Paul Bizimana during a timeout in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Panthers to welcome Redhawks Saturday following road loss to Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday evening as they dropped to 2-15 overall after losing to Murray State 91-51.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols have...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.

Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road to snap a three-game conference losing streak with a 71-64 overtime...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles surveys the court in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.

Trio of teams fighting for top spot in OVC men’s basketball standings

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 20, 2022

Three OVC men’s basketball teams are in close contention for the top spot in the conference early in the season; Murray State, Morehead State and Belmont. After those three powerhouses, though, there...

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes attempts a layup in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, which the Panthers lost 80-71.

Updating OVC women’s basketball standings early in conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

The start of conference play for the OVC women's basketball teams has been marred by COVID-19 postponements, but through the rash of rescheduled games, the standings are starting to take shape. Sitting...

Eastern forward Rodolfo Bolis looks to pass the ball in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday at Lantz Arena. Bolis had nine points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 72-46.

Panthers suffer home loss to OVC-leading Murray State

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 17, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 in OVC play Monday night at Lantz Arena after losing to Murray State 72-46.  The Panthers relied on their younger players Monday night as they were...

Eastern forward Taris Thornton fights for position under the basket in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday in Lantz Arena. Thornton finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71

Panthers’ 2nd-half comeback falls short against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

A fervent fourth-quarter surge from the Eastern women's basketball team put them in position to beat Murray State at home Monday. The Panthers climbed back from a 12-point deficit early in the quarter,...

Announcers Bryce Weiler (right) and Mike Bradd call the Eastern mens basketball teams game against SIUE Thursday night on Hit-Mix 88.9. Weiler, who is blind, had been friends with Eastern head coach Marty Simmons since Simmons coached at Evansville when Weiler was a student there.

Announcer Bryce Weiler calls Eastern men’s game Thursday, reunites with Simmons

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2022

Thursday night’s matchup between the Panthers and the SIUE Cougars was seemingly just like any other game to those who filled the stands in Lantz Arena. Little did they know that some of the most important...

Eastern guard Henry Abraham drives along the baseline in Easterns game against Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena. Abraham had 15 points and five assists in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers to return to action Thursday with home game against Cougars

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team will return to action Thursday evening for the first time in two weeks due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols to take on the 6-8 SIUE Cougars. The Cougars have...

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Tom Roberts, the press supervisor, checks over the final version of the newspaper.

The News says ‘bye’ to longtime press supervisor

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

  The Daily Eastern News has printed a daily publication with its own press since 1976 with three men leading a majority of the press runs: Mark Turk, Johnny Bough and Tom Roberts. Turk ran...

COLUMN: Looking forward to reading the next century of The News

COLUMN: Looking forward to reading the next century of The News

Cassie Buchman, Former Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

There are days when I look back at my time working for the Daily Eastern News, from 2014-2018, and I don’t know how we pulled it off. A bunch of broke college students, all from different backgrounds...

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