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

Christina Martinez Mundo attempts to spike the ball over the net at the beach volleyball match against Missouri Baptist University Monday afternoon in Sister City Park.

EIU beach volleyball unable to get win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

Eastern fell to Lindenwood University’s beach volleyball team in a 3-2 scrap Wednesday afternoon at Sister City Park. The town of Charleston showed out for Eastern’s lone home game, as Sister City...

Head Volleyball Coach Sara Thomas huddles with the team during the third and last set of the Panthers first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001. The Panthers season score ends at 28-5.

COLUMN: New volleyball rules improve play

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 29, 2024

On Tuesday Feb. 20, the National College Athletic Association released a set of rules regarding collegiate volleyball:  Referees are now allowed to issue red cards to the home team in cases where...

Head Coach Sara Thomas, instructs volleyball players during practice on Wednesday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The team will play in the EIU Panther Classic against University of Louisiana Monroe, Akron University and Valparaiso University.

Sara Thomas keeps improving

Cameron Thomas, Sports Reporter October 18, 2023

In Head Coach Sara Thomas’ career at Eastern she has improved every year. Thomas took over as Eastern’s Volleyball coach in 2019. Thomas’ first season came during the shortened pandemic in...

Easterns volleyball team get ready to run under the fan tunnel before the start of their game vs. University of Missouri. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Tigers Thursday night.

Takeaways from Panthers before volleyball conference play

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 18, 2023

Eastern volleyball is heading into the Ohio Valley Conference with a 10-1 non-conference record. Here are some takeaways about the Panthers’ performance in their first 11 games of the season: ...

Easterns volleyball team celebrate their 3-0 win against the University of Missouri Thursday night.

Panthers sweep Tigers for tenth straight win

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 14, 2023

Eastern volleyball beat the University of Missouri Tigers 3-0 to advance to a 10-0 record on Thursday evening in Lantz Arena. On the last point of the night, sophomore setter Sylvia Hasz served for the...

Coach Sara Thomas talks to her team during a timeout at their game vs. the Valparaiso Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

Panthers end first tournament of the season with win against Akron Zips

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 26, 2023

Eastern closed out the EIU Panther Classic with a 3-1 win against Akron on Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Early in the first set, the Panthers and the Zips exchanged points, and both teams did not...

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