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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

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 to return to action Thursday with home game against Cougars

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team will return to action Thursday evening for the first time in two weeks due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols to take on the 6-8 SIUE Cougars. The Cougars have...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers to stay busy over winter break

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will play a total of seven games over Winter Break and will begin conference play starting December 29 in Morehead Kentucky to take on Morehead State.  The Panthers...

Eastern runners Adam Swanson (left) and Dustin Hatfield compete in an event in the Lantz Fieldhouse during the 2020 indoor track season.

Track teams to open season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's track teams will open the 2021-22 indoor season Friday with the EIU Early Bird Meet held in the Lantz Fieldhouse.  The Panthers will be hosting Southern Indiana and Central...

OVC adds Little Rock as conference member

OVC adds Little Rock as conference member

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The OVC officially announced the addition of Little Rock to the conference Thursday, a move which will take place on July 1, 2022.  That is the same date that Austin Peay and Belmont will be leaving...

Eastern guard CJ Lane looks to pass in Easterns game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 76-71.

Updating OVC men’s basketball results, standings

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 8, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team is now 2-8 on the season and are currently sitting at ninth place in the OVC after coming off a 72-44 loss to Missouri. Let’s see how the rest of the conference compares....

Eastern guard Jordyn Hughes handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Hughes scored 10 points and had seven rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Panther offense struggles in loss to Loyola

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 8, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team lost on the road to Loyola-Chicago Wednesday night, falling to the Ramblers 58-48.  With the loss, the Panthers fell to 5-5 on the season with two more games before...

Eastern head coach Marty Simmons addresses his team during a timeout in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 76-71.

Panthers lose to Missouri 72-44 on road

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team picked up their eighth loss of the season on the road Tuesday night as Missouri beat the Panthers 72-44 at Norm Stewart Court.   The Panthers are now 2-8 on the...

Eastern players (from left) Julia Bengston, Parker Stafford and Miah Monahan celebrate from the bench during the Panthers 85-74 win against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena.

Women’s basketball team travels to play Loyola

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 7, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team will be on the road for the sixth-straight game Wednesday when they travel to play Loyola-Chicago.  The Panthers are 5-4 on the season and are coming off an 87-81...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements reaches to contest a shot in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers set for tough test against Tigers

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will be on the road this Tuesday at 7 p.m. to take on SEC opponent Missouri for the fifth time in school history.   The Tigers hold a 3-1 all-time series lead, but...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington fights for position in the paint during the Panthers game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Washington had 25 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74.

OVC women’s basketball teams nearing conference play

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 6, 2021

Conference season is drawing nearer for the women's basketball teams of the OVC.  All of the teams in the conference have played six or more games in nonconference play, with two teams having played...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements takes the ball up in Easterns game against North Park on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers narrowly avoid upset Saturday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Eastern Illinois men’s basketball team held on to secure their second win of the season at home Saturday afternoon with a 76-71 victory over North Park, improving their record to 2-7.  Junior...

Eastern sophomore Abbie Wydra competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Wydra finished with a time of 1:05.03. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

Swimming teams drop weekend meets at Indiana State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in their last meets of the calendar year Saturday, with the men losing to Bellarmine and the women losing to Bellarmine and Indiana State.  The...

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