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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 redshirt senior Dustin Hatfield (24) competes in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 1 and O’Brien Field. Hatfield did not finish the event, but set a school record in the 5,000 meters the previous week at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 13:53.21.

Naming DEN’s 2021-22 Athletes of the Year

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

1. Dustin Hatfield The name Dustin Hatfield can be found all over the Eastern track and field and cross country record books.  Hatfield had several school records in his crosshairs during the 2021 cross...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington attempts a shot in the Panthers game against Tennessee Tech on Feb. 10 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 14 points in the game, which Eastern lost 65-56.

Washington given 1st team All-OVC honors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 1, 2022

The OVC announced its postseason men's and women's basketball awards Tuesday on the eve of the OVC Tournament. Eastern junior guard Lariah Washington was the only Panther honored by the conference,...

Junior guard Lariah Washington drives toward the basket while Jazmyn Gaines-Burns, a freshman guard for the Morehead State Eagles, tries to guard Washington. The Panthers won 68-56 against the Eagles Thursday night at Lantz Arena. Washington scored 22 points in the game.

Women’s basketball team pulls away late to beat Eagles 68-56

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 24, 2022

A strong start and strong finish helped the Eastern women's basketball team secure a 68-56 home win against Morehead State on Thursday. The Panthers went up 16-4 to start the game and outscored the...

Miah Monahan, a freshman guard, drives the ball towards the basket in the women’s basketball game Monday against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena. Monahan led the team with 15 points and had 3 rebounds. The Panthers won 89-65.

Panthers beat Cougars 89-65 for 5th win in last 6 games

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

It took just two quarters for the Eastern women's basketball team to take control of its game against SIUE on Monday. Eastern outscored the Cougars 32-14 in the second quarter and led by 26 at half...

Eastern guards Lariah Washington (left) and Miah Monahan celebrate the Panthers overtime win over Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington scored a team-high 20 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Washington surpasses 1,000-point milestone in Saturday’s win

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 29, 2022

A major milestone was reached in the first half of the Eastern women’s basketball team’s overtime win over Tennessee State on Saturday in Lantz Arena. In the second quarter, junior guard Lariah...

Junior guard Lariah Washington attempts a layup against Tennessee State Saturday in Lantz Arena. Washington had 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Panthers won 78-70 against the Tigers.

Panthers beat Tigers in overtime for second-straight OVC win

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 29, 2022

It took an extra five minutes, but the Eastern women’s basketball team was able to pick up its second-straight win Saturday. The Panthers were able to survive a second-half comeback from Tennessee...

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 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...

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