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 womens basketball head coach Matt Bollant directs players during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC Tournament.

Panthers’ run in OVC Tournament examined

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

Eastern’s women’s team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the fifth year in a row. Eastern came into the tournament as the fourth seed, so the Panthers did not have to play...

Mens basketball players are distressed over the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night, March 8, 2024 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. The Panthers lost 68-57 against the SIUE Cougars.

Panthers’ exit in OVC Tournament explained

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

For the first time since the 2019-2020 season, Eastern men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Evansville, Indiana. Eastern came into the tournament as the...

Fifth year forward Jermaine Hamlin, slam dunks second half of the basketball game. Southeast Missouri State University RedHawks in grongier arena Thu Feb 15, 2024 Panthers won 72-57 on Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill

Road trip to Tennessee crucial for EIU basketball standings

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 19, 2024

EIU basketball is looking at a four-day road trip that brings the potential to rise in conference standings, coming off a 72-57 win over the Lindenwood University Lions last Saturday.   Eastern...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or acschulz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: It should have been Eastern and Little Rock

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

It has been almost a week since the OVC Tournament semifinal game and I want to firstly offer my congratulations to the Tennessee Tech players and coaching staff on winning the 2023 OVC Tournament. I...

Macy McGlone (33), Lariah Washington (22), and their head coach Matt Bollant, answer questions for a post-game interview after their loss against Tennessee Tech at the Ohio Valley Conference championships Friday afternoon.

4th quarter struggle leads to OVC semifinal loss for EIU

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2023

EVANSVILLE, IND. – After a back-and-forth game with Tennessee Tech, EIU lost 66-61 in the semifinal game at the OVC Tournament in Evansville, Ind. The game started out with a 11-2 run by Tennessee...

Senior guard Lariah Washington (22), protects the ball from a Tennessee Tech defender while making a one handed pass to a teammate at the Ohio Valley Conference Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost to the Golden Eagles 61-66.

Washington, Litwiller play last basketball game as Panthers

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

EVANSVILLE, IND. -- Eastern women’s basketball seniors Lariah Washington and Morgan Litwillers’ fourth straight OVC Tournament appearance ended in a 66-61 loss, sealing the end to their careers as...

During a timeout, the EIU womens basketball team go over plays with Matt Bollant, the head coach and Marcus McGlothan, the assistant coach at the Ohio Valley Conference Friday afternoon.

EIU women’s basketball falls to Golden Eagles in OVC Tournament semifinal game

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

First Quarter EVANSVILLE, IND. -- The Eastern women's basketball team is down 20-14 at the end of the first quarter of the OVC Tournament semifinal game against Tennessee Tech. There was an 11-2...

Eastern Illinois University womens basketball Coach Matt Bollant instructs players during a timeout in the in Saturday afternoon game against Southeast Missouri State University at Lantz Arena.

Women’s basketball is ‘fresh and rested’ for OVC Tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2023

With almost a week of preparation and rest, the women’s basketball team will hit the court at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., and face the winner of the Thursday quarterfinal between SIUE and Tennessee...

Miah Monahan (3), a sophomoore guard drives toward the basket while being pressured by defenders during the womens basketball game against the Morehead State Eagles at Lantz Arena Wednesday afternoon. Monahan scored five points and had eight assists. The Panthers won 60-49.

Women’s basketball secures second seed in OVC tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2023

The EIU women’s basketball team hosted Morehead State Wednesday evening and they were able to break their three-game losing streak as they defeated Morehead 60-49. With this win, the Panthers moved...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their last conference game of the season on Friday. The Panthers won one game of the doubleheader, against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 7-5.

Panthers lock fourth seed in OVC, play Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

The Eastern baseball team concluded its regular season over the weekend after taking the series win over Southeast Missouri, setting the stage for the OVC Baseball Championship on Wednesday.  The Panthers...

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...

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