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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

Junior guard Miah Monahan dribbling before losing the ball during Easterns game against Southern Indiana at the OVC tournament.

Monahan, Bengtson, Thornton enter transfer portal

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 10, 2024

The transfer portal for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball opened on March 18.  Since then, three Panthers from the women’s team have put their names in the transfer portal:    ...

Taris Thornton, a junior forward, attempts to rebound the ball during the during second quarter of the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Thornton scored 13 points, had two rebounds and shot 4-6 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Panthers of the Week: Joe Stoddard, Taris Thornton

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 4, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the track and field team. The freshman distance runner from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, finished in first place in his heat for the Meyo Mile in Notre...

The Panthers lost their second straight game to the Little Rock Trojans 55-48 Saturday afternoon in Groniger Arena.

Panthers lose conference game to Little Rock

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

Eastern lost their second straight game 55-48 to Little Rock. Eastern was able to start the game aggressively and jumped to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was...

Players from Eastern’s women’s basketball team watch their teammates play in the Panther’s exhibition game against the Chicago State Cougars. Eastern won the game 86-64 Thursday evening in Lantz Arena.

Takeaways from EIU women’s basketball exhibition win over Chicago State

Zaria Flippin and Patrick Schmitz November 2, 2023

Eastern women’s basketball blew out the Chicago State Cougars 86-64 Thursday evening in Lantz Arena. This exhibition game was the first time Panthers fans could see the team and their potential for...

During a timeout, the EIU womens basketball team go over plays with Matt Bollant, the head coach and Marcus McGlothan, the assistant coach at the Ohio Valley Conference Friday afternoon.

EIU women’s basketball falls to Golden Eagles in OVC Tournament semifinal game

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

First Quarter EVANSVILLE, IND. -- The Eastern women's basketball team is down 20-14 at the end of the first quarter of the OVC Tournament semifinal game against Tennessee Tech. There was an 11-2...

Eastern Illinois University womens basketball Coach Matt Bollant instructs players during a timeout in the in Saturday afternoon game against Southeast Missouri State University at Lantz Arena.

Women’s basketball is ‘fresh and rested’ for OVC Tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2023

With almost a week of preparation and rest, the women’s basketball team will hit the court at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., and face the winner of the Thursday quarterfinal between SIUE and Tennessee...

Miah Monahan (3), a sophomoore guard drives toward the basket while being pressured by defenders during the womens basketball game against the Morehead State Eagles at Lantz Arena Wednesday afternoon. Monahan scored five points and had eight assists. The Panthers won 60-49.

Women’s basketball secures second seed in OVC tournament

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2023

The EIU women’s basketball team hosted Morehead State Wednesday evening and they were able to break their three-game losing streak as they defeated Morehead 60-49. With this win, the Panthers moved...

Assistant coach Mariah King and the rest of the team come together during a timeout at their basketball game vs. Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon.

Eastern gives Black athletes positive experiences

Han Byer, Kate Stevens, Autumn Schulz, Photographer, Assistant Sports Editor, Sports Editor February 1, 2023

In May of 2022, the NCAA released statistics breaking down NCAA athletes by ethnicity from 2021, finding that 8.8 percent were Black women athletes and 16.5 percent were Black male athletes. Five current...

Eastern forward Taris Thornton fights for position under the basket in the Panthers game against Murray State Monday in Lantz Arena. Thornton finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71

Panthers’ 2nd-half comeback falls short against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

A fervent fourth-quarter surge from the Eastern women's basketball team put them in position to beat Murray State at home Monday. The Panthers climbed back from a 12-point deficit early in the quarter,...

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