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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...

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

By Chris Valdez, For The Easterner
April 20, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Nic Sblendorio, a name not many EWU football fans may know. Nonetheless, he’s out to prove he has what it takes to lead the Eagles offense and the EWU program to a place they haven’t been since 2010 — the FCS national title game. “We gotta get a national title,” said Sblendorio. “We’re...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

While many students at EWU had a relaxing spring break away from school, athletic director Bill Chaves was hard at work. On March 29, EWU’s men’s basketball head coach of six years, Jim Hayford, took the vacant head coaching position at Seattle University. Less than three hours following that...

EWU Football Springs Into Action as Practices for 2017 Season Begin

EWU Football Springs Into Action as Practices for 2017 Season Begin

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Spring is in the air, and now, so are footballs as they fly across The Inferno at Roos Field. EWU spring football practices began on April 4, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the team. Much has changed from a year ago. There are new coaches on the staff, most notably new head coach Aaron...

EWU Women Lead the Way at 45th Annual Pelluer Invitational

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

Over the weekend in winter-like conditions, the EWU track and field competed in the 45th Annual Pelluer Invitational. The three-day invitational was comprised of regional opponents in the University of Idaho (UI) and the University of Montana (UM) and is the only home meet on the season for EWU. In to...

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

After a six-year stint as EWU men’s basketball head coach, Jim Hayford is heading to the west side of the state. Hayford, 49, has been hired as the men’s basketball head coach at Seattle University. The hire was first reported by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish around noon today. Hayford later confirme...

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Just a few hours after the announcement of former EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford leaving to take over as head coach at Seattle University, EWU has announced that long-time assistant coach Shantay Legans will take over as the new head men’s basketball coach. With this hiring, Legans becomes EWU’s eig...

EWU Hosts Annual Pro Day

EWU Hosts Annual Pro Day

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

On a chilly and breezy afternoon with temperatures hovering in the high 30s, a handful of former EWU football players worked out in front of a number of NFL teams at EWU’s annual Pro Day. Wide receivers Cooper Kupp, Kendrick Bourne and Shaq Hill, linebacker Miquiyah Zamora, defensive end Samson...

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