The Daily Eastern News

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 opportunities and scholarships. Yet, at the same time, women are still facing gaps in opportunities in regard to colle...

‘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 single-day fundraiser for private support of Eastern athletes, according to a press release for the even...

Services offer academic support for student athletes

Cody Powers, Contributing Writer

February 27, 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 of athletic academic services. All of Eastern’s sports teams are divided between Almon,...

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 action or votes on what to do about athletics during the meeting. Many constituencies expressed concerns...

Bollant bring previous success to a program in need

Women's basketball coach Matt Bollant, second from right, Athletic Director Tom Michael and Bollant's wife Kari and daughter Regan pose for a photo after Monday's introduction of the new coach.

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 coach of the Panthers and he has been a winner in many of his 15 years of head coaching. He started...

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