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It’s time to say “bye” to the Pro Bowl

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

Filed under Sports

As the first of two weeks of preparation for Super Bowl XLIX winds down, the attention turns to University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of this year’s Super Bowl, where a game of no importance, the Pro Bowl, still catches the eyes of millions. The Pro Bowl has been a steady fixture in the NFL and professional football since 1951, and the time has come for the event to... Read more »

Men’s basketball snap undefeated conference record

Men’s basketball snap undefeated conference record

January 22, 2015

Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team return to Reese Court for a three-game homestand after splitting their two-game road trip last week. The... Read more »

Women’s basketball splits pair of Big Sky home games

Women’s basketball splits pair of Big Sky home games

January 22, 2015

After starting the Big Sky conference season 3-0, EWU’s women’s basketball team headed into Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with home matchups against... Read more »

Larry Weir, 2014 Broadcaster of the Year

Larry Weir, 2014 Broadcaster of the Year

January 21, 2015

The radio play-by-play voice of EWU, Larry Weir, was selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association to be the 2014 Washington Broadcaster... Read more »

Venky Jois reaches the prime of his college career

By Elohino Theodore, Senior Reporter

January 21, 2015

Filed under Sports

Currently in his third season with EWU, junior forward Venky Jois has improved his game and is now serving as one of the co-captains of the men’s basketball team. Eastern is currently 13-5 in the season. Jois is a part of the team’s success by averaging 18.9 points per game while shooting a field goal percentage of 60 percent. He is also grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game. “I... Read more »

Seahawks win eighth-straight home playoff game

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

January 14, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks clinched their spot in back-to-back NFC Championship games Saturday Jan. 10, by defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-17. With less than six minutes remaining and the game still tight, Chancellor intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and took a 90-yard stroll for a Seahawks score. The seismic play rocked the Clink and sealed Carolina’s... Read more »

A farewell to Stuart Scott

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

January 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

Stuart Scott, a broadcasting legend and pioneer who changed the culture of ESPN, passed away on Jan. 4 after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 49. As a child growing up watching ESPN, Scott was ESPN to me. He was the only broadcaster on TV that looked like me and talked like the grown ups around me. He made it okay to be yourself. He bridged that gap of hip-hop flavor... Read more »

Women’s basketball undefeated in Big Sky

Women’s basketball undefeated in Big Sky

January 14, 2015

The Eagles’ women’s basketball team defeated the University of Idaho, 71-65, to stay perfect in Big Sky play on Jan. 10. EWU senior forward Melissa... Read more »

Men’s tennis season off to a slow start

By Elohino Theodore, Senior Reporter

January 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

The EWU men’s tennis team competed in Eugene, Oregon, on Jan. 10 and 11, where they fell to the University of Oregon, 7-0, and Seattle University, 5-2. “We still have some work to do where we are executing when we need to,” head coach Steve Clark told goeags.com. “We had plenty of opportunities. Executing the bigger points is what we need.” Redshirt junior Eduardo... Read more »

Eagles defeat Idaho on the road, 89-86

Eagles defeat Idaho on the road, 89-86

January 14, 2015

The EWU men’s basketball team competed in their third conference game of the season on Jan. 10, defeating the University of Idaho, 89-86, on the road. “Every... Read more »

When is the BBWAA going to get it right?

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

As 2015 begins, a new class enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. With the most candidates inducted in one year since 1955, the careers of the four inducted this year should be celebrated, but the bigger story continues to be the flawed voting system that is coming under greater and harsher scrutiny each year. With a great vote comes great responsibility,... Read more »

ISU defeats EWU in Quarterfinal, 59-46

ISU defeats EWU in Quarterfinal, 59-46

January 11, 2015

The Eagles watched their championship aspirations run away from them on Dec. 3 when the team lost to the Illinois State University Redbirds, 59-46. Run... Read more »