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

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Mental health is just as important for student-athletes

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2022

As we focus our issue on mental health this week, I am writing this as a reminder that the mental health of athletes and student-athletes is incredibly important.  ​Personally, I am a huge advocate...

Collegiate sport needs diversity

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor April 7, 2019

Collegiate athletics have come a long way since their birth, but that does not mean everything is as it should be. Women have made advances in collegiate athletics, as far as being more included with...

‘Spring Fling’ set for Saturday; will support student athletes

Staff Report April 4, 2019

The 2019 Spring Fling, hosted by Eastern Illinois University Athletics and the EIU Panther Club, is set to start at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lantz Arena. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Spring Fling is the biggest...

Services offer academic support for student athletes

Cody Powers, Contributing Writer February 26, 2018

Though student athletes find themselves juggling two roles at Eastern, they can get help from a support system called Panther Athletic Support Services. These services are led by Cindy Almon, the director...

More discussion, no action on athletics taken at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2017

Members of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting reported their constituencies’ thoughts on the potential elimination of some sports at Friday’s CUPB meeting. The CUPB did not take any...

Womens basketball coach Matt Bollant, second from right, Athletic Director Tom Michael and Bollants wife Kari and daughter Regan pose for a photo after Mondays introduction of the new coach.

Bollant bring previous success to a program in need

Mark Shanahan, Women’s Basketball Reporter April 17, 2017

The new head coach of the Eastern women’s basketball team Matt Bollant brings proven success to a program that has not had a winning record since the 2012-13 season. Bollant becomes the ninth head...

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