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Women’s Basketball Clawing Their Way Through Big Sky Road Games

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 26
Filed under Sports

No matter the opposing team’s record, schools in the Big Sky Conference (BSC) know that only a fool takes conference road games lightly. Through the team’s first four road games, EWU women’s basketball has navigated itself to a respectful 2-2 record, splitting their latest road trip against the No...

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Sports

After a home sweep of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah this weekend, EWU improved to a 5-2 record in the Big Sky Conference (BSC), the third-best record of the 12 teams in the conference. While both opposing teams have now combined for only three wins in conference play, the Eagles took advantage of t...

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 21
Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves announced via Twitter on Jan. 21 that EWU alum and offensive line coach Aaron Best had been named the school’s next head football coach. Best is replacing Beau Baldwin as head coach, who accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of California, Be...

Women’s Basketball Winning Games on Both theOffensive and Defensive Side of the Ball

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 20
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Over the weekend, EWU women’s basketball went 2-0 in a pair of home games against Idaho State University and Weber State University to improve to 4-1 in Big Sky Conference play. In the pair of games, the team showed that they have the ability to excel on all sides of the ball. In the first ga...

EWU’s Beau Wooed by Cal

EWU’s Beau Wooed by Cal

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 20
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In a press conference on Jan. 16, EWU football head coach Beau Baldwin announced that he had accepted the offensive coordinator job at the University of California, Berkeley. “Given this situation, it was right,” said Baldwin on his decision to accept the job. “I’m not going to get into deta...

Beau Baldwin leaving EWU for offensive coordinator position at Cal

Beau Baldwin leaving EWU for offensive coordinator position at Cal

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 16
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In a press conference this afternoon, EWU football head coach Beau Baldwin announced that he has accepted the offensive coordinator job at the University of California, Berkeley. The position has been vacant since Jan. 8, when Cal fired former head coach Sonny Dykes and his staff. On Jan. 14, Cal...

EWU Women’s Basketball shows promising results in early season play

EWU Women’s Basketball shows promising results in early season play

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 12
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

The EWU women’s basketball team has only just begun Big Sky Conference play, but they are quickly proving that they are legitimate contenders for a conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament come March. The Eagles opened conference play on Dec. 31, decisively knocking off an Idaho Va...

EWU Men’s basketball defeats Montana State but falls to Montana in weekend play

EWU Men’s basketball defeats Montana State but falls to Montana in weekend play

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 12
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Eagles matched up against both Montana and Montana State over the weekend, going 1-1 in the two games while putting up an impressive showing on defense. EWU allowed 64 points to MSU and 65 to UM while totaling 57 defensive rebounds and seven blocked shots between the two games. The defense al...

EWU Offensive Coordinator Accepts Job at Utah

EWU Offensive Coordinator Accepts Job at Utah

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 12
Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

After spending his first year in a collegiate coaching position as EWU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Troy Taylor is headed to the Pac-12. One year removed from being a head coach at the high school level for Folsom High School in Sacramento, California, Taylor has accepted the ...

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 17
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU football team saw its season come to an end on a freezing December night in Cheney, falling to the Youngstown State Penguins 40-38 in the FCS semifinals. The Eagles led for much of the game, but the Penguins broke the Eagles heart with one second left in the game as wide receiver Kevin Rader caught and pinne...

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

By Brandon Cline, Sports Edtor
December 10
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

EWU football booked its ticket to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2013, squashing the Richmond Spiders 38-0 at Roos Field to improve to 12-1 on the season. The temperature was a chilling 19 degrees at game time, but neither the weather nor the Spiders could slow down a ...

EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin negotiates new five-year contract

EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin negotiates new five-year contract

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 9
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Eastern Washington University announced on Dec. 9 that the school and head football coach Beau Baldwin were in the process of finalizing a new five-year contract that will keep the offensive guru in Cheney through the 2021 season. Baldwin’s current contract was originally set to expire at the end of the 2019 s...

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