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 Center Kevin Duckworth muscles inside for two of his 12 points from Dec. 10, 1984.

STAFF EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 22, 2021

As we at The Daily Eastern News continue to recommend new names for Douglas Hall, where many athletes live, we thought it was appropriate to suggest a name that relates to Eastern athletics. Kevin Duckworth...

NBA playoffs bring surprises

Blake Faith February 20, 2020

The NBA All-Star weekend marks the halfway point of the season. The halfway mark has shown plenty of surprises in the playoff seeding and here are three of them that really surprised me.  3. Oklahoma...

The media should have more respect

Katelyn Eddington January 30, 2020

This week the world stood still as NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven of their friends died in a helicopter crash.  Bryant wore the numbers 8 and 24 during his 20-season...

Kobe Bryant will forever be my hero

Blake Faith January 30, 2020

I don’t think I could ever find the right words to say in this week's column. Sunday afternoon I was on my way back from my hometown to campus when I received the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I pulled...

Howard story highlights homophobia, transphobia

Adam Tumino, Columnist November 28, 2018

For years it has seemed like the NBA and its surrounding community was the most inclusive and accepting in sports. It is a time where NFL players like Colin Kaepernick get blacklisted for speaking out...

Love letter to the NBA: Welcome back

Jackson Bayer, Columnist October 22, 2018

Dear National Basketball Association, Thank you for coming back—you always do—even in 2011, when the lockout kept you away from all of us until Christmas and threatened to cancel the season altogether....

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