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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

Chloe Proffitt

COLUMN: Female athletes are just as capable as male

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter March 25, 2024

My whole life I have done sports.  Sports have the power to inspire and change, especially when it comes to women. There are so many women in sports, whether it’s in the media or on the field, court...

Following an investigation, the mens swim team is suspended for the fall semester.

COLUMN: EIU should move on from swim program

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter March 2, 2024

It’s time to move on from competitive swimming at Eastern.   At the recent Summit League Championships for Swimming and Diving, both the Panther men’s and women’s swim teams finished in eighth...

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

COLUMN: My journey from shot put to sports media

Payton Liggins, Sports Reporter March 1, 2024

“Women’s sports are not as entertaining.” “Women’s sports are not aggressive.” “You throw like a girl.” “Women in sports don’t count.” Ever heard those before? I have and I’m...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Football is for the girls too

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 25, 2024

On Feb. 14, 2024, the Illinois High School Association announced that girls flag football will be officially accounted for as a sport in the state of Illinois. Illinois is now the ninth state that is...

Staff profile for Zaria.

COLUMN: Coaches should not be allowed to stand on the court

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 12, 2024

Over the holiday break, I watched a lot of college basketball, and I feel like the act of coaches physically being on the basketball court is something that is never talked about. This isn’t the first...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

COLUMN: Michael Atkins is the next Adam Swanson

Mackenzie Harrell, Sports Reporter October 9, 2023

If both Adam Swanson and Michael Atkins keep training together throughout the season, I think Michael will be the next Adam for next season. Fifth-year senior Adam Swanson is the best runner on the men’s...

Staff profile for Zaria.

COLUMN: Panther fans should not give up on EIU football

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 8, 2023

I have seen on social media platforms and I have heard from several people that they have lost some faith in this Eastern football team. Hearing how quickly people have switched on this team made me want...

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

COLUMN: I am proud to lead the sports section

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

When I took the sports editor position for the The News, I never imagined how big of an impact it would have on my life. I previously served as assistant sports editor under Adam Tumino and I am forever...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kestevens2@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Thank you for the best senior year

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2023

Working with The News was one of the greatest honors of my life thus far and I will never forget all of the people I got to meet, interview, and cover in just one year. Though I wish I could have worked...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kestevens2@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Sexual assault is a huge problem in college athletics

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2023

 Mental health awareness and sexual assault awareness are two of the biggest things that need to be talked about and seen when it comes to college athletics.  While these things have been talked about,...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kestevens2@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: I want to go to more EIU sporting events before I graduate

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2023

This year has gone by so fast. I can’t believe we are in the final stretch of the semester with just about seven weeks to go. After spring break, it just goes by in the blink of an eye. It feels like...

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

COLUMN: Other football alumni should take after Jimmy G’s example

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 23, 2023

I never thought I would see the day that Jimmy Garoppolo would return to Eastern but much to my surprise, it is happening. Of course, I have made jokes about Jimmy G coming back to visit and how that...

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