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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

Addi Brownfield, a sophomore guard, rushes the ball into the paint while being contested by Charita Tiny Lewis (12), a sophomore guard, during the womens basketball game at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Lewis scored 13 points, had seven rebounds and went 5-10 for field goals. The Panthers won 72-62 against the Leathernecks.

Eastern women go 1-1 in games this past week

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2024

The Eastern women’s basketball team started their week of games with a close loss to the Morehead State University Eagles in the final seconds but were able to end it with a win against the Western...

Outside hitter/opposite Lilli Amettis (14), and middle blocker Julia Stanev (17) attempt to block the ball. The Panthers won 3-1 against Western Illinois Leathernecks.

EIU clinches first seed in OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

Eastern volleyball has clinched the first seed in the Ohio Valley Conference playoffs after beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks 3-1. The last time the Panthers clinched the first seed was in 1998. “There's...

Matt Bierman was announced as the new Vice President of Business Affairs on June 1, 2022.

Bierman announced as new VPBA

Staff Report June 1, 2022

Eastern University President David Glassman announced the empty position of Vice President of Business Affairs would be filled, with the occupant starting July, 5.  Eastern's new Vice President of...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer attempts to drive by a defender with help from a screen by forward Abby Wahl in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points and 4 steals in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.

Panthers hit road for Compass Tournament

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s basketball team will be playing in a tournament for the second-straight weekend as they travel to play in the Compass Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is hosted...

Eastern midfielder Jonas Castelhano gets in position to head the ball against Belmont on Oct. 26 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 2-0.

Summit League men’s soccer teams near end of season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

This weekend is the final weekend of play in the regular season for the men's soccer teams of the Summit League.  There are three conference matches on the schedule Saturday with only St. Thomas having...

Eastern goalkeeper Mac Van Oudt reaches to deflect a shot in the Panthers 2-0 loss to Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

End of Summit League men’s soccer season approaching

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 27, 2021

The regular season is winding down for the Eastern men's soccer team, as well as the other teams in the Summit League.  The Panthers have just two matches remaining, both conference contests, left...

Eastern midfielder Chad Hamler tries to beat two opponents to the ball in Easterns match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Big games ahead for Summit League men’s soccer teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

The Eastern men’s soccer team had a nonconference match Wednesday afternoon, picking up a 1-0 win on the road against IUPUI.  It was the first nonconference win of the season for the Panthers and...

Men’s soccer loses 2-1 to Western Illinois in chippy match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter October 27, 2019

The men’s soccer team hoped to take control of its  spot in the Summit League standings and spoil Western Illinois’ senior night Oct. 26. The Panthers were not able to do either in a 2-1 chippy...

Senior Muusa Dama goes up for a layup in the Panthers’ win over Illinois Nov. 3 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost to Western 56-54 Wednesday night in Macomb. With the win, the Leathernecks take back the Old Rail Splitter Trophy the two teams compete for.

Final six minutes in each half hurts Panthers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 15, 2017

Turnover, turnover, two made free throws, missed jumper, turnover, missed three-pointer, turnover, missed jumper, missed layup, turnover and a missed three-pointer. That is how the final 5:46 of the first...

Freshman Shady Omar attempts to kick the ball away in the Panthers’ 1-0 win over Saint Francis Sept. 10 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers play at Western Saturday.

Men’s soccer team heads to Western

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2017

The Summit League’s top defensive team will meet two of the conference’s top three scorers Saturday when the Eastern men’s soccer team travels to face Western Illinois. Eastern and its defense,...

Pilar Barrio fights for the ball against a Fort Wayne defender on Friday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won in double overtime 3-2.

Women’s soccer wins third straight

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter September 10, 2017

The women’s soccer team’s offense carried the Panthers to a weekend sweep, increasing the team’s win streak to three games. Eastern’s offense, which has been playing at a high level so far this...

Eastern women’s basketball falls to Western

Eastern women’s basketball falls to Western

Elias Albert, Staff Reporter December 2, 2015

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fell short to Western Illinois by a final score of 92-69 Wednesday night in Lantz Arena. With the loss, Eastern falls to 1-6 and is now on a six-game losing streak...

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