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

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

International student athletes find fellowship at EIU

Han Byer, Sports Reporter March 29, 2023

 International student athletes from all around the world attend Eastern Illinois University to play sports in the United States. Many of them are excelling in their respective sports, as well as their...

The Eastern softball team sings the EIU Fight Song to the crowd after sweeping SIUE in their home-opener double-header against SIUE on Sunday afternoon on Williams Field.

Softball sweeps SIUE in OVC home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2023

The Eastern softball team will stay atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings after sweeping SIUE 1-0 and 5-2 in a doubleheader at its home opener Sunday afternoon at Williams Field.  The team moved...

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens March 23, 2023

Kate and Autumn are back from break! This week, they discuss all of the many sports events happening soon, as well as an upcoming visit from Eastern Illinois University alum Jimmy Garoppolo.

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Athletics department announces schedule changes

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 23, 2023

The Eastern Illinois athletics department announced Thursday morning that it changed several home sporting events due to inclement weather in the area this weekend. Baseball The Eastern Illinois...

Jaylen Prichard (3), a sophomore outfielder and infielder, slides into home base during the softball game against the Jackson State University Tigers at the Jackson State softball field.

EIU softball at top of OVC after sweeping UT Martin

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

The Eastern softball team has been playing for a little over a month and Ohio Valley Conference games will kick off at Williams Field this weekend starting on Saturday at 1 p.m. against SIUE   Softball...

The Panthers will play their first home game of the season against the University of Illinois Chicago on Wed. 22, 2023 at Williams Field at 1 p.m.

EIU softball team to take on 0-22 University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 20, 2023

The 14-12 Eastern softball team will be taking on the 0-22 University of Illinois Chicago Flames Wednesday evening at 4 p.m. at Williams Field to kick off its four-game home stand after traveling on the...

The baseball, softball, and women’s and men’s tennis teams will play games over spring break.

Eastern sports to be on the lookout for over Spring Break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2023

When Spring Break rolls around, it means all spring sports are in the swing of things. Here are some of Eastern’s athletics to watch and keep track of over the break:   Baseball EIU’s...

Outfielder, Morgan Lewis, attempts to bunt the ball at an exhibition game against Olney Community College at Williams Field.

EIU softball’s Morgan Lewis named player to watch by OVC

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team was selected to finish in fourth place in the 2023 Softball OVC Preseason Poll.   Last season, the Panthers tied with UT Martin to finish in fourth place in the OVC....

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

What to expect from Eastern’s spring 2023 sports

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 The spring 2023 semester brings new sports to look forward to on campus as the winter sports are wrapping up their seasons.  Softball  The Eastern softball team will kick off the 2023 spring...

Easterns softball team poses with the womens soccer player Morgan Goodman with their maroon ribbons to support Ethan Derzays fight with cancer on Sept. 22, 2022, at Williams Field.

Eastern athletics supports those diagnosed with cancer

Han Byer, Staff Reporter December 8, 2022

Eastern athletics has long since been showing support for those who have been diagnosed with various cancers, but this time it has hit home.  One of Eastern’s women’s soccer players, Morgan Goodman,...

Alexa Rehmeier, right handed pitcher, and a freshman finance major, winds up her pitch at the softball game against the Murray State Racers Sunday afternoon. The Panthers won two out of three games against the Racers for the series Saturday, April 2, through Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Panthers softball ousted in first OVC Tourney since ’18

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

The Eastern softball team saw their season come to an end Tuesday afternoon as they lost to Tennessee Tech 3-1 in the opening round of the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Panthers concluded...

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