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

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT to vote on FY23 budget Friday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will be voting on approving the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 at their June meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the MLK Union. The FY23...

The EIU womens basketball teams, from left, guard Kira Arthofer, head coach Matt Bollant, guard Jordyn Hughes and Abby Wahl, answer questions at the press conference after the Panthers 72-61 loss to Tennessee State in OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on Wednesday. It was the last game for the three players, who are all seniors.

Panther seniors reflect on time at Eastern following season-ending loss

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2022

EVANSVILLE, IND. -- The Eastern women’s basketball team’s 72-61 loss in the first round of the OVC Tournament to Tennessee State was the last time that its three seniors stepped on the court sporting...

The EIU womens basketball team members, from left, senior Abby Wahl and sophomore Parker Stafford sit on the bench in the last 30 seconds of the Panthers 72-61 loss to Tennessee State in the OVC Tournament in Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on Wednesday.

Panthers’ season comes to an end with 72-61 loss to Tennessee State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 2, 2022

EVANSVILLE- For the second-straight season, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s season has come to an end in the opening round of the OVC Tournament in Evansville. The fifth-seeded Panthers were...

Austin Peay guard Karle Pace waits to check in to the womens basketball game between Austin Peay and Eastern at Lantz Arena Saturday. Pace returned to Lantz Arena for the first time since last year when she was a senior for the Panthers. She ranks 11th in Eastern history with 1,387 points.

Former Panther Pace returns to Lantz Arena with Governors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 27, 2022

Saturday was the regular season finale for the Eastern women's basketball team. It was also a homecoming for former Eastern star Karle Pace, who came back to Lantz Arena as a member of Austin Peay's...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl waves to her family in the crowd after the womens basketball teams 68-56 win over Austin Peay on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Wahl scored a season-high 20 points in the game. It was also Senior Day for the Panthers, as Wahl and her teammates Jordyn Hughes and Kira Arthofer were honored before the game.

Panthers beat Austin Peay 68-56 on Senior Day

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 26, 2022

Evansville and the OVC Tournament looming for the Eastern women’s basketball, which closed out the regular season at home Saturday afternoon with a 68-56 win over Austin Peay. The Panthers clinched...

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...

Eastern head coach Matt Bollant addresses the team during a timeout in the Saturday game against Tennessee-Martin at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 58-45 to the Skyhawks.

Women’s basketball team falls flat offensively in loss to Skyhawks

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 12, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team dropped its second-straight game at home Saturday, losing to Tennessee-Martin 58-45. It was the also the second-straight game in which the Panthers set a new conference...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl attempts a shot in the paint in Easterns game against Tennessee Tech on Thursday in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 17 points in the game, which Eastern lost 65-56.

Women’s basketball team has win streak snapped against Tennessee Tech

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor February 10, 2022

The Eastern women's basketball team lost Thursday for the first time since Jan. 24, falling to Tennessee Tech 65-56. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for the Panthers, whose last loss was also against...

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 forward Taris Thornton fights for position under the basket in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday in Lantz Arena. Thornton finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71

Panthers’ 2nd-half comeback falls short against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

A fervent fourth-quarter surge from the Eastern women's basketball team put them in position to beat Murray State at home Monday. The Panthers climbed back from a 12-point deficit early in the quarter,...

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