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EWU scores 31 unanswered points, advance to quarterfinals of FCS playoffs

EWU scores 31 unanswered points, advance to quarterfinals of FCS playoffs

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 3
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

A slow start to the game momentarily threatened EWU’s national championship hopes, but the Eagles took control and reeled off 31 unanswered points to easily dispatch the Central Arkansas Bears 31-14 in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Trailing 14-0 after the Bears scored on back-to-back...

Cooper Kupp breaks the NCAA FCS all-time receptions record in victory over Idaho State

Cooper Kupp breaks the NCAA FCS all-time receptions record in victory over Idaho State

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp took center stage on Senior Day, breaking the NCAA FCS all-time record with 396 career passing receptions as EWU defeated Idaho State 48-17 on Saturday. "It was great to see everybody here, especially a day like this when it's Senior Day," said head coach Beau Baldwin. "There was a lot ...

EWU soccer’s memorable season ends in NCAA tournament

EWU soccer’s memorable season ends in NCAA tournament

By Karen McCormick, For the Easterner
November 17
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

What has been the most successful season for EWU Women’s Soccer has come to an end. The Eagles lost 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Southern California (USC) on Nov. 12. However, the 2016 season was filled with several firsts and record-making statistics, inclu...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
November 17
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfi...

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp will be playing in his final regular season game as an EWU Eagle tomorrow at Portland State. His illustrious career has garnered him numerous records and awards and even national attention, but now it is almost time to say goodbye to the Eagle great. "It's been a long road to get he...

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

By Karen McCormick, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Sports

After finishing at the No. 5 spot in the regular season, the Eagles defeated No. 4 Montana and back-to-back regular season champions No. 1 Idaho, advancing to the finals on Nov. 6. In the championship game against No. 3 Northern Arizona, the Eagles claimed the top spot finishing 4-3 in a penalty kick ...

EWU beats Cal Poly for seventh straight win

EWU beats Cal Poly for seventh straight win

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

The Eagles won their seventh straight game in their takedown of fourteenth-ranked Cal Poly by a score of 42-21 to improve to 6-0 in conference play. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp had another big game, hauling in 11 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. Kupp also completed 2-of-2 passes for 38 yards and tw...

Eagle soccer defeats Northern Arizona Lumberjacks for program’s first-ever conference championship

Eagle soccer defeats Northern Arizona Lumberjacks for program’s first-ever conference championship

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
November 7
Filed under Sports

It took regulation, two overtime periods and a penalty kick shootout to do it, but the EWU women’s soccer team was crowned the Big Sky Conference tournament champions on Sunday, defeating the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 4-3 on penalty kicks. It is the first conference championship in program history and i...

Interview with EWU cross country athlete Sarah Reiter

Interview with EWU cross country athlete Sarah Reiter

By Alla Drokina, For the Easterner
November 3
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Senior cross country runner Sarah Reiter put on a strong showing in the Big Sky Conference Championships on Oct. 28, finishing in second place. EWU’s women’s cross country team finished sixth out of 12 teams at the championships, while the men’s team finished seventh. The teams will nex...

EWU women’s soccer defeats Montana for first-ever postseason win

EWU women’s soccer defeats Montana for first-ever postseason win

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

After falling to the Montana Grizzlies just five days earlier, the EWU women’s soccer team exacted their revenge in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Soccer Championships. The Eagles ousted their rivals 1-0 for their first postseason win in program history, thanks to a goal by two-time Big Sky Offensive...

EWU women’s soccer is ready for a Big Sky Tournament comeback on their home field

EWU women’s soccer is ready for a Big Sky Tournament comeback on their home field

By Karen McCormick, for The Easterner
November 2
Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s soccer team is seeking redemption in this week’s Big Sky Conference Championship after a 3-2 overtime loss at home in the final regular season game against the Montana Grizzlies on Oct. 28. The Eagles finished the regular season with an 11-4-3 record. EWU finished as the No. 5-se...

Eagles top Grizzlies as defense continues to shine

Eagles top Grizzlies as defense continues to shine

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Senior wide receiver Cooper Kupp hauls in a 40-yard pass | Ivone Garza for The Easterner   Despite the rain, The Inferno was ablaze again as the Eagles defeated their heated rival the Montana Grizzlies 35-16. EWU is now 5-0 against Montana on The Inferno as they improve their season...

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