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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Features, 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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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