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Gallery: EWU Pro Day (March. 28)

Gallery: EWU Pro Day (March. 28)

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 28
Filed under Carousel, Multimedia, Sports

  EWU's annual Pro Day featured six EWU players, headlined by wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and a bevy of NFL scouts. Cooper Kupp improved on his 40 time from 4.62 at the NFL combine to 4.56. Kendrick Bourn also dramatically improved his 40 time from 4.68 to 4.53. Defensive end Samson Ebukam tu...

Jacob Wiley selected to play in Portsmouth Invitational

Jacob Wiley selected to play in Portsmouth Invitational

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
March 28
Filed under Sports

EWU senior and the Big Sky Conference’s Most Valuable Player Jacob Wiley has been selected to participate in the 2017 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. The tournament, which is in its 65th year, takes course over a four-day, 12-game span in front of scouts and other front office representatives...

Gallery: EWU women’s basketball falls to Idaho in WBI quarterfinals 74-67

Gallery: EWU women’s basketball falls to Idaho in WBI quarterfinals 74-67

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 20
Filed under Carousel, Multimedia, Sports

  The Eagles hosted the Idaho Vandals on Monday night at Reese Court for a quarterfinal matchup in WBI. This home game marked the first-ever national postseason tournament game for the women's basketball team. EWU was defeated by Idaho 74-67, ending their season. ...

A Ticket to the Game

A Ticket to the Game

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
March 10
Filed under Sports

Five months, 31 games and 1,290 minutes of playing time later, the EWU men’s basketball team have finally arrived in Reno, Nevada for the Big Sky Conference Tournament. They arrive holding the tournament’s second seed after coaches and media alike expected the Eagles to finish in the middle of...

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In his final year with the team, senior Felix Von Hofe has become the winningest player in EWU’s NCAA Division I history, earning 80 wins during his time with EWU. Not only that, the 6-foot-5-inch forward is currently sitting on 255 career 3-pointers. That is good for eighth in Big Sky Conferenc...

Two Paths, Same Destination for EWU Women’s Basketball Seniors

Two Paths, Same Destination for EWU Women’s Basketball Seniors

By Michael Brock, for The Easterner
March 9
Filed under Sports

For EWU’s Tisha Phillips and Ashli Payne, Friday’s 79-64 victory over Northern Arizona meant more than just clinching a first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. It was senior night, the duo’s final game at Reese Court and a bittersweet end to a pair of illustrious careers. Duri...

EWU Students Reflect on Mariners Memories and Look Ahead to 2017 Season

EWU Students Reflect on Mariners Memories and Look Ahead to 2017 Season

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner
March 9
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Spring training is underway in Peoria, Arizona as the Seattle Mariners look to end their 16 year playoff drought. The drought is the longest active streak in Major League Baseball and it’s not getting any younger. That 2001 Mariners team won over millions of fans in the Pacific Northwest. The team ...

EWU Women’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye in Big Sky Tournament

EWU Women’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye in Big Sky Tournament

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
March 3
Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s basketball team capped off their Big Sky Conference (BSC) regular season schedule with the team’s most important win of the season. The Eagles knocked off the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 79-64 on Senior Day to finish BSC play with a 12-6 record, clinching a first-round bye in the...

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Sports

A bittersweet day that began with an emotional Senior Day ceremony ended with an extra dose of sweetness as EWU defeated Idaho State 89-77 to earn their 20th win of the season. This is the third time in program history the team has reached 20 wins, joining the 1985-86 (20-8) and 2014-15 (26-9) squ...

EWU Women’s Basketball Fight to Secure First-round Bye in Big Sky Conference

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
March 2
Filed under Sports

With only two regular season conference games left on the schedule, the EWU women’s basketball team is painstakingly close to securing a coveted first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference (BSC) Tournament. The Eagles’ efforts to secure a bye were replenished this past weekend, with the team swee...

Clarke and McGee Lead the way for EWU at Big Sky Championships

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Sports

Over the weekend in Pocatello, Idaho, the EWU track and field team saw two of its athletes crowned Big Sky Conference champions in their respective events. Freshman Keshun McGee got the Eagles going in the long jump. McGee, who hails from Bremerton, Washington, jumped 25-0 to secure the conference...

Women’s basketball falls short after three game winning streak

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner
February 23
Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU women’s basketball team traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Feb. 18 to take on the Idaho Vandals in Big Sky Conference play. The Eagles came into the match on a three game regular season winning streak versus their BSC foe. Neither team found a rhythm offensively as both teams shot under 40 pe...

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