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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

Eastern eyeing tough November schedule

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 7, 2017

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour scheduled an exhibition game against Southern Indiana so the Panthers had a tough game before its non-conference schedule. A game against Division II Southern...

Sophomore guard Cornell Johnston is currently shooting 25 percent from the arch and has scored 25 points so far this season with the Panthers.

Panthers look for consistency at Indiana State

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2015

Its record might be 0-4 but coach Jay Spoonhour said that he is not worried about the way the Eastern men’s basketball team has played recently. The Panthers host Indiana State in the third of a four...

Ball State drops Panthers to 0-2 start

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor November 16, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team ended a two-game road trip in Indiana with a 73-56 loss to Ball State. The Panthers went into halftime trailing 36-32, and began to lose control in the second half when...

Panther basketball returns Tuesday night

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter November 2, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team will begin its 2015-16 campaign Tuesday night, in an exhibition matchup with St. Francis of Illinois. Eastern defeated St. Francis 85-54 in its only exhibition game...

Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour is the son of Charlie Spoonhour, who coached at Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis and UNLV. Eastern will open its regular season at Missouri State, where Charlie will be honored.

Like father, like son: Spoonhour follows in father’s footsteps

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor November 13, 2014

A 15-year-old Jay Spoonhour was anxiously huddled next to a phone mounted on the wall of his Iowa home in 1986. “It was an awful, yellow-colored phone,” Spoonhour said. He gazed out of the living...

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