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CLEVELAND – Eastern Illinois University athletics director Tom Michael has been named the third vice president of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA). 

Kent Haslam, director of athletics at the University of Montana will serve as President for the 2019-20 membership year.

Haslam takes over for Bill Smith, director of athletics at Bryant University, who served for the 2018-19 year and will transition to Immediate Past President. In addition to Michael, the following athletics directors will serve as FCS ADA Officers for the 2019-20 membership year: 1st Vice President Ashley Robinson, vice president and director of athletics at Jackson State University; 2nd Vice President Nicki Moore, vice president. 

There are 11 directors of athletics that will serve on the FCS ADA Executive Committee, including Eastern Kentucky's Steve Lochmueller. 

EIU Swimming Releases 2019-20 Schedule

CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois head swim coach Jacqueline Michalski has announced the Panthers 2019-20 schedule which includes four regular season home meets at the Ray Padovan Pool.

The Panthers will open the season at home in September with intrasquad meets on Sept. 21 and 28. The EIU Blue vs. Grey Meet will take place over EIU’s Family Weekend on Sept. 28.

The regular season opens at home for EIU as the Panthers host Valparaiso on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Panthers then hit the road for back-to-back weeks in October with meets at Evansville on Oct. 12 and Saint Louis on Oct. 19.

EIU hosts Ball State to open the month of November as BSU comes to Padovan Pool on Friday, Nov. 1. EIU competes in the House of Champions meet at IUPUI on Nov. 22-24 before wrapping up the fall semester on Dec. 6 at Indiana State.

The spring semester begins on the road as EIU travels to Valparaiso on Jan. 18. The Panthers host Lewis on Saturday, Jan. 25 before wrapping up a busy weekend at the Butler Invite on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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This year’s senior day meet will be on Saturday, Feb. 1 with the Panthers hosting both Western Illinois and Butler.

The Summit League Championships will once again take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Feb. 19-22.

EIU youth basketball camps to start Monday

Eastern Illinois’ will host three youth basketball camps from Monday through Wednesday at Lantz Arena and the EIU Student Recreation Center. 

The Little Panther camp is open to all boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade. It runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day and registration is Monday at 8:15. Emphasis is on basic fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, footwork, and defense. It will be implemented in a fun environment that will include games and contests.

The 1000 shot camp is open to all boys grades 3-12. The goal is to make the camper a better shooter through technique, instruction, and repetition. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with registration at 8:15 Monday.

The Panther Day Camp is open to all boys grades 3-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with registration at 12:30. The camp is designed to help players improve their fundamental skills. Campers will enhance their shooting, passing, rebounding and defensive skills in a fun, instructional atmosphere.

Campers can register for the 1000 Shot Camp and the Panther Day Camp. Lunch can be purchased on campus or brought from home each day.

The cost for each camp is $85, and registration includes a T-shirt. Registration forms can be found online at eiupanthers.com.

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