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Women’s basketball falls short after three game winning streak

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner
February 23, 2017
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...

2017 Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships

2017 Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports

Championship season has arrived for track and field athletes, with many of the nation’s best runners, jumpers and throwers competing in the final portion of their seasons. EWU Track and Field is amongst those as they head to Pocatello, Idaho to compete in the 2017 Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Cham...

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

By Michael Brock, for The Easterner
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sometimes it takes team effort to come out on top. That is exactly what the EWU men needed in Friday’s 77-67 victory over Idaho at Reese Court, as four Eagles scored in double figures. Junior point-forward Bogdan Bliznyuk led the way with 25 points and 13 rebounds. As a result, the Eagles imp...

Women’s Basketball Splits Home Stand Against Pair of Big Sky’s Best

Women’s Basketball Splits Home Stand Against Pair of Big Sky’s Best

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s basketball team split a pair of Big Sky Conference (BSC) home matchups against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Northern Colorado Bears over the weekend, and they now sit at 9-4 in conference play with five games remaining before the BSC Tournament. The Eagles competed in two tightly contested...

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

On Feb. 13, EWU’s new head football coach, Aaron Best, officially signed his new contract, which pays a base salary of $180,000 in 2017 and increases by $5,000 each year through 2021. Before the contract was signed, a hiring process had to first take place. On Jan. 14, EWU Athletic Director ...

Eagles Put the Clamps on the Bears After Shootout Loss to the Fighting Hawks

Eagles Put the Clamps on the Bears After Shootout Loss to the Fighting Hawks

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

With only a handful of games remaining, the EWU men’s basketball team looks to close out the regular season on a high note. A 70-44 victory over the Northern Colorado Bears on Feb. 11 got the team back on track after a loss to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Feb. 9. Sophomore guard Ty Gibson...

Defense was Key in Women’s Basketball Conference Road Sweep

Defense was Key in Women’s Basketball Conference Road Sweep

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Thirty-four point seven. That is the shooting percentage the EWU women’s basketball team held its opponents from the field over the weekend, leading the Eagles to a road sweep over the Sacramento State Hornets and the Portland State Vikings, improving their record to 8-3 in Big Sky Conference (BSC)...

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Following 20 seasons with the EWU football team, as both a player and a coach, EWU named Aaron Best as head coach on Jan. 21. Best spent 14 of those years as the Eagle offensive line coach. “I appreciate the opportunity from the bottom of my heart,” Best said. Although he has been official...

One for the Record Books

One for the Record Books

By Michael Brock, For The Easterner
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Wiley takes home national honors as he and Bliznyuk combine for 90 points against Portland State

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Aaron Best and EWU Lock in 2017 Recruiting Class

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

EWU football signs 19 players to letters of intent on national signing day

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Men’s Basketball Splits Road Trip in Drastically Different Matchups

Men’s Basketball Splits Road Trip in Drastically Different Matchups

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

EWU men’s basketball gave up both its season high and low in points allowed to Big Sky Conference opponents this past weekend. The Eagle defense gave up only 60 points in the team’s win over Montana, their second fewest of the season behind the 47 points allowed to Linfield in November. EWU t...

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp. For residents of Eastern Washington and fans of EWU football, the name carries a legendary significance -- 73 TDs (NCAA FCS record); 6,464 yards (NCAA record); 428 receptions (NCAA FCS record). Soon, millions of households across America could become well accustomed to his name. Over...

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