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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

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 6, 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...

Eastern football team searches for complete game Saturday

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter October 26, 2017

The Eastern football team controls its own destiny in its hunt for a playoff berth, but its path to a 4-1 record in the Ohio Valley Conference has not come easy. As the Panthers gear up for a road affair...

Eastern’s Abby Knight and Laurel Bailey jump up over the net to block a shot by an opponent from Alabama A&M on September 8th at Lantz Arena. Eastern won the match three sets to 0.

Volleyball to host Edwardsville

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter September 26, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will get a taste of home Ohio Valley Conference action Wednesday when it hosts Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Panthers got off to a rocky start in conference play, as...

Alexander Hollins, 15, jumps up for the football for a touchdown against Southeast Missouri. The Panthers won their OVC opener 19-16 Saturday night at O’Brien Field.

Eastern wins OVC opener over SEMO

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor September 24, 2017

The Eastern football team’s offense had been absent the past two games, but got back on the right track and opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 19-16 win over Southeast Missouri. It was a close...

Freshman Laurel Bailey kills the ball in the Panthers 3-0 win over Alabama A&M Sept. 8 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost both of its OVC matches this weekend on the road.

Volleyball drops first OVC matches

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter September 24, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team opened Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend but dropped both matches against returning conference champions Murray State and Austin Peay. Each of the road matches was played...

Freshman Mady Poulter attempts to tag an Eastern Kentucky runner out at first base during the Panthers game on Saturday at Williams Field. The Panthers won the game, 1-0.

Panthers wrap up home stand with Austin Peay

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 14, 2016

After coming off its biggest pair of wins of the season, the Eastern softball team will return home to take on the struggling Austin Peay Governors. Eastern defeated Eastern Kentucky in both games last...

Women’s tennis splits road matches

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor March 27, 2016

The Eastern women’s tennis team split its weekend road matches with a loss to Murray State Friday and a win against Austin Peay Saturday. Eastern pushed its Ohio Valley Conference record to 3-1.The...

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