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Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s track and field team finished eighth in the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Sacramento, California, while the men’s team finished in last. Senior pole vaulter Erin Clark was the program’s lone conference champion over the four-day event. Clark’...

Pay to Play

Pay to Play

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Column, Sports

Right now is a very quiet time for college athletics. It is the middle of baseball season, but not a lot else is happening with the school year winding down. What can be talked about and debated, however, is whether or not student athletes should get paid. Collegiate athletic programs bring in a lot ...

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

EWU women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller has been at the helm for 16 seasons and will be staying there for five more after athletic director Bill Chaves announced EWU had signed her to a new five-year contract. “Her success, over even just the last five years, has been as good as anybo...

EWU Track and Field Head to Sacramento for Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Track and Field Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships take place this week in Sacramento, California as EWU athletes set their sights on bringing some hardware back to Cheney. This year’s qualification process is different than in year’s past, as in there is no qualification process. On bot...

EWU Volleyball Shifts Focus and Roster; Adds Eight New Players to Team

EWU Volleyball Shifts Focus and Roster; Adds Eight New Players to Team

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Sports

It appears the EWU volleyball program is rebuilding its team around a new set of values. Head coach Mike King announced on April 14 that the program acquired eight new players, six of which signed national letters of intent, along with a pair of walk-ons. “The first thing they bring is an all-in...

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Sports

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EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice begins in August. All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud and his white team were handed the loss by Team Red and redshirt-freshman quarterback Eric Barriere. ...

2017 NFL Draft: EWU’s Cooper Kupp and Samson Ebukam Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams

2017 NFL Draft: EWU’s Cooper Kupp and Samson Ebukam Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

After breaking record after record during his time at EWU, wide receiver Cooper Kupp begins his next journey in the NFL. With the No. 69 selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams drafted Kupp. It is the highest an EWU player has been drafted since offensive lineman Michael Roos was drafte...

New Wide Receivers Coach Jay Dumas is Ready to Make his Mark

New Wide Receivers Coach Jay Dumas is Ready to Make his Mark

By Chris Valdez, For the Easterner
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

In his first year at EWU, new wide receivers coach Jay Dumas is ready and eager to step in and make a positive impact on the football program in his first season as a coach. Dumas is looking to use this next coaching opportunity as a way to help EWU receivers improve both on and off the field, as b...

Sitting Down With New Head Basketball Coach Shantay Legans

Sitting Down With New Head Basketball Coach Shantay Legans

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

Easterner: What is it like now to be the head coach of the program? Legans: “It’s a lot of different things. My schedule is different with dinners and things you have to go to, lunches and breakfasts. A little bit more than I did as an associate head coach. As an associate head coach, I was still wo...

Getting it Done in the Classroom

Getting it Done in the Classroom

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

Along with all of the on-field successes, EWU’s student-athletes have found success in the classroom. This past winter quarter, EWU athletics had the highest GPA in the history of the athletic department, the average being a 3.44 GPA. That GPA also extends the streak of consecutive quarters at ...

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to happen next week, teams are visiting with prospects everyday as they prepare for the seven-round, three-day affair. This year’s draft just may see history be made for the EWU football program, as two former Eagles are both projected to be drafted. In the history of t...

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