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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 to Right) Kylie Decker and Rylea Borgic in the mile run at track meet.

Eastern satisfied with first big meet of the season

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 14, 2024

First-year Director of Track and Field James Gildon oversaw the 10th annual John Craft Invitational in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Saturday.  This was coach Gildon's second-ever meet while director...

Freshman Joe Stoddard (117) runs at the 2023 EIU Walt Crawford open.

Freshman standout Joe Stoddard

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

Freshman cross country runner Joe Stoddard has placed in the top five for Eastern at every meet this season, Including the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Veteran runner and OVC champion Adam...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson (front), runs out with players Jay Vallie (80), a graduate tight end, and Jordan Vincent (1), a sophomore safety, before the start of the Panthers first home game of the 2022 season Saturday evening at OBrien Field. The Panthers lost against the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga Mocs 38-20.

Panther athletes reflect on coaches for National Coaches Day

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 6, 2023

October 6 is National Coaches Day. The News asked some Panther student athletes how their coaching staffs made an impact on them throughout their time at Eastern. From the football team, redshirt junior...

Easterns womens cross country team will open their season this Friday at the EIU Walt Crawford Open. The team said they feel ready for the season to start.

Panthers hope to bounce back at Louisville meet

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter September 27, 2023

The women’s cross country team will be racing in the Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday, at 10:15 AM.  Eastern can only bring ten women with them to this historically competitive meet. Freshman...

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.

Meet the Coaches: Erin Howarth

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter September 26, 2023

Erin Howarth is the head coach of both the men's and women's cross-country teams at Eastern as well the distance coach for our track team. Raised in New Lenox, Howarth was brought up a mere two and...

Easterns womens cross country team will open their season this Friday at the EIU Walt Crawford Open. The team said they feel ready for the season to start.

Women’s XC has ‘best week of training’ before Redbird Invite

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter September 14, 2023

The women’s cross-country team for Eastern is looking to continue their winning streak at the Illinois State Redbird Invitational on Friday. The Panthers won the Walt Crawford open last...

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

‘Swanson Season’ continues for cross country

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 11, 2023

Starting the 2023 cross country season, fifth-year senior Adam Swanson finished first overall at the Walt Crawford Open on Friday, Sept. 1 at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Swanson finished with a 25:01.8...

Fifth year runner Adam Swanson, runs to the finish line on Friday afternoon at the EIU Walt Crawford Open.

Aldridge and Swanson finish race first at EIU Walt Crawford Open

Aidan Cusack, Cross Country Reporter September 1, 2023

The Panthers' cross-country teams ran at the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Friday afternoon. Eastern’s women’s team finished with a score of 27, beating Indiana State, Vincennes, and Kaskaskia...

The News Editorial Board selected 11 recipients of an honorary title as one of the DEN 2023 People of the Year.

The News announces 2023 DEN People of the Year

News Staff April 26, 2023

For 2023, The News’ Editorial Board selected 11 recipients of an honorary title as one of the DEN 2023 People of the Year. Similar to the TIME People of the Year, The News selects various people on...

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,...

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Marcus Skinner (left) and Dustin Hatfield (right) lead a pack of runners together during a distance event at the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House. Eastern’s track and field program competes at the Grand Valley State Big Meet Friday.

Hatfield’s success ‘runs’ through Eastern

Sofia Turek, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

On a cold November morning, where the sun was shining bright, Dustin Hatfield was one of the last cross-country players to finish his warmup running on the jagged grey gravel by the Campus Pond.   He...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

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