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

Easterns mens basketball Head Coach Marty Simmons, talks to players during a timeout in a game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses during the game in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

Lantz Arena ‘up to code’ but not accessible

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Lantz Arena is the home of Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and its volleyball team, but it is also home to inaccessibility for those who are disabled but want to attend a game.   Someone...

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...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV battles with two Chicago State defenders in the paint in a game last December, which Eastern won 78-56.

Men’s basketball team to play home opener Monday

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 14, 2021

Lantz Arena will hold it’s first men’s basketball game of the season Monday night at 7 p.m. as the Panthers host the 0-2 Central Michigan Chippewas. Both teams are winless entering their 51st ever...

Photo from the 1941 Warbler. Coach Lantz controls his emotions.

The history of Lantz Arena

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 3, 2021

2021 is the 54th year in the Lantz Arena Complex’s history, and will begin its winter sports season with a women’s basketball exhibition Wednesday evening. The arena holds the basketball and volleyball...

Eastern outside hitter Kaitlyn Flynn follows through on a kill attempt in a match against Indiana State on Sept. 19 in Lantz Arena. Flynn had 10 kills and 10 digs in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Panthers home for matches with Skyhawks

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The football team is not the only Eastern team playing at home this weekend.  The Eastern volleyball team will be hosting Tennessee-Martin for a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday. The...

Spring concert performer to be revealed Thursday

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2017

The performer for the annual Spring Concert will be revealed at the men’s basketball game against Tennessee-Martin during halftime 7 p.m. Thursday night. Students will see the unveiling of the artist’s...

Smith brings one year of experience to help Panthers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor August 30, 2016

There is not one senior on the Eastern volleyball team, which means players are looking for guidance from younger teammates, including sophomore Taylor Smith and junior Maria Brown. Red-shirt junior...

Lindsey Powers returns a serve while teammate Josie Winner backs her up in a 3-2 loss to Butler on Tuesday at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball team finds growth in loss

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter August 30, 2016

On a team with no seniors out of six newcomers, growth and improvement are focal points in any sport and especially volleyball. That was the case for the Eastern volleyball team Tuesday night as it fell...

Volleyball team set for new campaign

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter August 21, 2016

The Eastern volleyball team wrapped up its preseason action with the annual blue and gray inter-squad scrimmage Sunday afternoon, and the gray team swept the two set match. Although the scrimmage...

Talia Persico from Alpha Phi and Daniel Guerrero from Sigma Phi Epsilon were crowned King and Queen of the 2016 Greek Week Saturday during Airband in Lantz Arena.

Airband amazes crowd, Greek Week royalty announced

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor April 3, 2016

The Lantz Arena shook with cheers and roars Saturday night as the 2016 Airband Competition kicked off for this year’s “Endless Summer” Greek Week. 19 fraternities and sororities piled into Lantz...

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