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Swim Time floats in first quarter

By Siobhan Ebel, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring quarter saw the introduction of two new classes to the physical education program, Swim Time I and Swim Time II. Like Fast Fitness and Climb Time, Swim Time allows students to work out on their own time for credit. Swim Time I requires students record a minimum of 20 hours swimming over the course of the quarter. In addition to the 20 hours swimming, Swim Time... Read more »

Heart over height

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When thinking of the Tacoma mentality, instantly icons such as Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy come to mind. “My attitude is just trying to get better and be the best player I can be. I feel like I can play at the highest level so I have to prove it,” said Abdul Gaddy, Tacoma native and professional basketball player. “I carry Tacoma with me always because ... Read more »

Eagle Athletic Fund expected to grow

By Riley Baker, staff writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagle Athletic Fund (EAF) plays a big role in the athletic department’s internal revenue, and it is expecting the fund to double, if not triple, in the not-so-distant future. The prior booster system, the Eagle Athletic Association (EAA), was formed in 1983 and was the main booster system in place. The only drawback was there was no room for expansion; the EAA simply... Read more »

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed to stay focused on becoming more than a statistic. “It was very important... Read more »

Athletic department has plans in place to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Over the last fiscal year, the EWU athletic department was over budget by a total of $817,706 and it is looking for possible ways to get out of the hole. “The revenues seem to be the areas where you can grow the most as opposed to looking at the expenses and saying, ‘Are we doing things as shoestring as we can now and maybe chop it down a little bit more, or is there potential... Read more »

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

May 16, 2016

Collegiate sports today have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and many university athletic departments across America struggle to keep under their... Read more »

Big Sky track championship preview

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The EWU track and field team has 32 qualifiers going into the Big Sky Championships on May 11-14 in Greeley, Colorado. Last year, EWU hosted the championships at Roos Field with both women and men finishing fifth overall. The front-runners for EWU’s women’s track team are seniors Kaytlyn Coleman and Katie Mahoney. With their record-breaking season, they are set out to... Read more »

Eagles break records as track season comes to an end

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Senior Katie Mahoney broke a 16-year-old school record in the 800-meter at the Oregon State University High Performance Meet on April 30 in Corvallis, Oregon. Her winning time was 2:11.13, beating Junia Limage of the ATS Track Club, who had a time of 2:11.86. Mahoney broke the EWU record, which was set by Katie Ellison in 2000 with a 2:11.41 time. “I was really excited,... Read more »

EWU athlete finds motivation in past tragedy

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Despite everything he has gone through, EWU sophomore cornerback D’londo Tucker remains humble, strong and determined, showing off a bright smile and providing an endless supply of positive energy. D’londo Tucker’s father had a huge impact on him, his brother DeeShawn Tucker, and many kids in the Seattle area as well. At every game, no matter what field or gym, Herman... Read more »

Athletic department to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staf Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The athletic Department is over budget by $817,076, but there is more going on behind the scenes than just that. With expenses going up every year, the department needs to better prepare themselves and figure out how to work with what they have. Chad Karthauser has been the associate athletic director for business and finance for EWU for about six months and has done plenty... Read more »

Big Sky to add new team to the fold in 2018

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The University of Idaho is moving back to the Big Sky Conference for football. EWU has played UI twice since 2002, winning both of the games. Now the teams will compete against each other every year starting in the 2018 season. UI was in the Big Sky Conference in 1965 until 1995. They won nine conference championships before moving up to the FBS. All UI sports left in... Read more »

EWU football players sign into NFL as undrafted free agents Former EWU QB has tryout with Seahawks

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The NFL Draft has concluded, and EWU offensive linemen Clay DeBord and Aaron Neary have both signed deals as undrafted free agents to play in the NFL. DeBord agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals and Neary will head to the Denver Broncos. Both players were All-Big Sky Conference performers this year. Neary started in 24 games and played in 46 during his EWU career... Read more »

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