The Daily Eastern News

Talks about cutting, keeping sports shared at CUPB meeting

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017

The administration is still talking about the benefits and liabilities that could come from altering, or even eliminating, some sports teams, Eastern President David Glassman told the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. “If we keep the status quo, that is we keep...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees reaffirmed their interest in remaining a division one athletic university. To continue being a d...

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

October 12, 2015

Sam Kercheval came to Eastern to coach the men’s tennis team, but he is also pursuing his master’s degree in sports administration at Eastern. Kercheval said Eastern was a great fit for him to get going in the college coaching ranks. “There is also a great benefit from the location, as I...

Eastern unveils new Panther logo

Eastern unveils new Panther logo

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2015

A bold white and blue eyeball peering beyond its veil was revealed Wednesday to be the new logo for the Panthers. Eastern’s new logo incorporates a profile view of a panther with a white face and dark blue and gray shadows accented with a light blue shield backdrop. Created for Eastern by the...

Glassman gives State of the University address

Glassman gives State of the University address

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 29, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would...

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 23, 2014

Emotion swelled up inside Tom Michael, forcing him to stop for a moment during his introductory speech Tuesday, as he formally accepted the position of Eastern's athletic director. Commenting on how he is honored to be Eastern's 10th athletic director – the position placement was announced a little...

Michael selected as new athletic director

Michael selected as new athletic director

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2014

Tom Michael will be taking over as the athletic director for Eastern, after a search that began in April. Michael, who is currently the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, will take over the position on Aug. 11. A press conference to introduce the new athletic di...

Michael wants to build on athletic program base

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2014

With roots firmly planted in central Illinois, Thomas Michael, the second of three candidates for athletic director, hopes to continue the legacy already started at Eastern. Michael, who is the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, pointed out Tuesday that Eastern’s program...

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