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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 forward Sammy Friday IV makes a move in the paint during Thursday nights game against Rockford in Lantz Arena. Friday IV set a new career high with 21 points in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers beat Rockford 96-64 for 1st win of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 18, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team secured their first win of the season at home Thursday against Rockford University 96-64, improving their record to 1-3.  Sammy Friday IV had a good Thursday,...

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...

Eastern mens basketball Marty Simmons (center) poses with Eastern President David Glassman (left) and Athletic Director Tom Michael in his introductory press conference on April 1, 2021 in Lantz Arena.

Simmons discusses Panthers’ preparations

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 4, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is set to begin its season on Nov. 9 against Northwestern for the two schools’ third-ever matchup. The Panthers have lost both games. The game, and the 2021-22...

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