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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

2022 Eastern football schedule released

2022 Eastern football schedule released

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The Eastern football team's 2022 schedule was released Thursday, and the slate of opponents for the first season of the Chris Wilkerson era is now set. The Panthers will open the season on the road...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer dribbles through traffic in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Panthers place 3rd at Compass Tournament

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team competed in the Compass Tournament over the weekend, losing to Southern Illinois Friday and then beating Northern Illinois Saturday to finish third.  The Panthers...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer attempts to drive by a defender with help from a screen by forward Abby Wahl in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points and 4 steals in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Panthers hit road for Compass Tournament

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be playing in a tournament for the second-straight weekend as they travel to play in the Compass Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is hosted...

Eastern forward Jermaine Hamlin dunks the ball in Easterns win over Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena.

Panthers have shooting struggles in loss to Huskies

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 1, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball was on the road for the third time in four games Wednesday as they lost 55-45 to Northern Illinois.  The Panther offense struggled throughout the game, shooting 15-of-50...

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 set to visit Huskies Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will be on the road this Wednesday at 7 p.m. to face off against Northern Illinois for what will be the home opener for the Huskies.   The Huskies are currently...

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Jonathan Burke punches a crossed ball away as an attacker misses his header attempt. Eastern defeated IUPUI 1-0 Oct. 1 at Lakeside Field.

Panthers ready for interstate rival

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter October 7, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team wants to put its loss against Oral Roberts aside and look toward its next game against inter-state rival Northern Illinois. Against Oral Roberts, the Panthers gave up...

Grace Lennox drives toward the hoop against a Northern Illinois defender. The Panthers lost 93-64 Friday night at Lantz Arena.

Women’s basketball team loses 93-64

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor November 12, 2017

There were no surprises from Northern Illinois Friday night at Lantz Arena. The Huskies, who ranked fifth in the country in points per game last season, had four players score in double figures and shot...

Loss does not set tone for Eastern’s season

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter November 12, 2017

The Eastern women’s basketball team suffered a loss to Northern Illinois Friday in its season opener, but that loss should not set the tone for the rest of the season. Eastern had less turnovers than...

Senior guard Grace Lennox cuts through the lane before dishing off a pass to sophomore Jennifer Nehls, who laid it in Nov. 3 against Indiana State in Lantz Arena. Eastern has it regular season opener Friday against Northern Illinois in Lantz Arena.

Eastern to host NIU in season opener

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2017

A goal the Eastern women’s basketball team and head coach Matt Bollant set for themselves at the onset of the season was to be a better defensive team than they were last season. The team will have...

Eastern, which has the lowest student enrollment in the state, declined nearly 400 students this year. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University have also declined.

University enrollment fluctuates statewide

Roberto Hodge, News Editor September 14, 2015

Some four-year public universities have steadily declined statewide in student enrollment. Enrollment for Eastern, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois...

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