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

Easterns mens basketball Head Coach Marty Simmons, talks to players during a timeout in a game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses during the game in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

2023 EIU men’s basketball season preview

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 5, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is looking to improve to a better record than they finished with last season. The Panthers finished with a 9-22 overall record last season, and they finished with a...

Goalkeeper Ella Kratochvil performs a goal kick to restart the game. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the ISU Redbirds Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field.

Women’s soccer earns sixth seeded spot in OVC Tournament

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter October 26, 2023

Eastern’s women's soccer team is headed to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) tournament. With a 4-8-4 overall record and a conference record of 3-4-2, the Panthers secured the sixth seed after winning...

Cam Korhorn (24), a senior midfielder, dribbles the ball in the womens soccer game against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars Sept. 26, 2022.

Athletes to watch this fall

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 24, 2023

Cross Country Adam Swanson, the fifth-year graduate from Carpentersville is coming back for another season with the Panthers. Swanson was named first-team for the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2022...

Number 5, Delphy Sabu, a senior defender, keeps up with a Southern Indiana player during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Oakley hopeful for upcoming season

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor August 23, 2023

Head Coach Joshua Oakley is excited about the depth that Eastern men’s soccer team has this year and hopes that it will be able to help them win games this season. “We’re not the type of group...

Head football coach Wilkerson hugs defensive back Mark Aitken for being selected as one of the football captains by his teammates on Saturday afternoon on the OBrien Field.

‘I’m really excited,’ Wilkerson says entering new conference

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 22, 2023

Eastern football has new opponents this season, and this is just the beginning of the combination between the Big South Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference. In February 2022, the Big South...

Number 20, Casey Welage (right), a freshman forward slide kicks the ball away from Western Illinois University players Xavier Brown (19), graduate midfielder and forward, and Oscar Olingdahl (15), a freshman midfielder, during the mens soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday morning. Wellage had 1 assist. The Panthers tied 1-1 against the Leathernecks.

2023 men’s, women’s soccer season previews

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 21, 2023

Men's Soccer The Eastern men’s soccer team will play 12 matches at home throughout the 2023 season. This will be the Panthers’ first season playing in the Ohio Valley Conference conference, with...

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

SPORTS COLUMN: Exploring the effects of continuing conference realignment

January 11, 2022

There has been something happening throughout the past year, the effects of which will be felt for some years to come. It seemed as if it was dying down, but recently it has resurfaced and led...

COLUMN: Questions surrounding OVC departures

COLUMN: Questions surrounding OVC departures

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 28, 2021

An announcement was made Tuesday that will shake the already shaken OVC. Belmont announced that it will be leaving the conference effective July 1, 2022, joining Austin Peay which announced its departure...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT approves AFSCME contracts

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Eastern's Board of Trustees approved two contracts for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents Eastern's building service workers, cooks,...

Easterns Josiah Wallace plays defense on Tennessee-Martins Kevin Little in the first half of Easterns 78-71 loss to the Skyhawks Wednesday night in Evansville. Wallace was named first-team all-conference and is making his first appearance in the conference tournament.

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this...

Freshman Kaisei Kuroki looks to hit a forehand over the net in his singles match March 30 at the Darling Courts against Belmont. Eastern starts the OVC Tournament Friday.

Panthers set for OVC Tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter April 19, 2018

The Eastern men’s tennis team is off to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Friday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The tournament goes until April 22 and the Panthers' first match is against...

Track and Field coach Akers to retire after outdoor season

Kaitlin Cordes, Staff Reporter March 7, 2018

Track and field director and coach Tom Akers announced his retirement following the 2018 outdoor season. Akers has coached men’s and women’s track and field for 23 years, and he is leaving behind...

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