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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

Mens basketball players are distressed over the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night, March 8, 2024 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. The Panthers lost 68-57 against the SIUE Cougars.

Panthers’ exit in OVC Tournament explained

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

For the first time since the 2019-2020 season, Eastern men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Evansville, Indiana. Eastern came into the tournament as the...

Fifth year forward Jermaine Hamlin, slam dunks second half of the basketball game. Southeast Missouri State University RedHawks in grongier arena Thu Feb 15, 2024 Panthers won 72-57 on Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill

Road trip to Tennessee crucial for EIU basketball standings

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 19, 2024

EIU basketball is looking at a four-day road trip that brings the potential to rise in conference standings, coming off a 72-57 win over the Lindenwood University Lions last Saturday.   Eastern...

Senior guard Tiger Booker dribbles past defender on Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Lindenwood Lions 72-57 Saturday afternoon.

Panthers dominate Lions on senior night

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 18, 2024

Honoring their four seniors tonight, guards Dan Luers, Tiger Booker, and Caleb Donaldson and forward Jermaine Hamlin, the Panthers secured an exhilarating 72-57 win on senior night, against the Lindenwood...

Kooper Jacobi (40) led the Panthers with 14 points and went 6-9 in field goals helping to secure the Panthers triple-digit win over University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Saturday afternoon at Groniger Arena.

EIU scores triple digits in win

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter December 2, 2023

The Panthers scored 112 points, the most in a game since 2019, in a 112-50 win against the UHSP Eutectics. Fifth-year senior forward Jermaine Hamlin would score the opening bucket for the Panthers,...

Sophomore forward Macy Mcglone (33), avoids the defender and attempts to score under the basket at the EIU womens basketball game vs. Tenneesee Tech Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 61-66.

Eastern basketball during the break

Luther Yoder and Cameron Thomas November 28, 2023

Eastern men’s basketball went 2-1 during Thanksgiving break with wins against the Coppin State Eagles, and the Eureka College Red Devils and a loss to the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. Its record for the...

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Jacobi records double-double in loss against Fighting Illini

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

Although the Panthers lost to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Monday evening, Eastern fans got to see how the newest Panthers can be significant contributors for the team this season. Redshirt...

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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