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Sky is the Limit for Freshman QB Vernon Adams

Sky is the Limit for Freshman QB Vernon Adams

October 5
Filed under Sports

Redshirt freshman quarterback Vernon Adams was taken aback after being told he was one of 16 freshman named to the Jerry Rice Award watch list, an award given out annually to the nation’s best freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin confirmed that Adams is...

Vernon Adams Quick Hits

Vernon Adams Quick Hits

October 5
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Redshirt freshman quarterback Vernon Adams was taken aback after being told he was one of 16 freshman named to the Jerry Rice Award watch list, an award given out annually to the nation’s best freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin confirmed that Adams is...

Sports App Delivers Live EWU Games to Your Phone, Computer

Sports App Delivers Live EWU Games to Your Phone, Computer

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter
October 4
Filed under Sports

The Big Sky Conference, provider of league-wide webcasts, has made enhancements that now allow live video and audio streaming of EWU football, volleyball and basketball on a smartphone. America One Sports, which broadcasts collegiate sporting events across the country, is the exclusive provider of smartphone...

EWU long snapper Jake Potter earns respect from teammates

EWU long snapper Jake Potter earns respect from teammates

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter
October 4
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When EWU secondary coach and special teams coordinator Jeff Schmedding talks about his senior long snapper Jake Potter, his eyes light up. “He’s very devoted to that specific skill,” Schmedding said. “He’s mentally tough. He has been in good situations early in his career and he has been...

Dance Force looking to build their team

Dance Force looking to build their team

October 4
Filed under Sports

The Eastern Dance Force is looking forward to building a team this year full of dedicated dancers who are willing to teach and learn from each other, according to captain Jade Adams and co-captain Lauren Hope. Adams, a senior with four years of experience on the team, said she has never actually had...

Slacklining offered at newly improved aquatics center

Slacklining offered at newly improved aquatics center

October 3
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After being temporarily closed this summer, the aquatics center is open again and is now offering slacklining over the pool. The aquatics center underwent some maintenance changes this summer that included adding mats to the changing room, correcting the pool area floors to prevent water ponds, and repainting...

Women’s volleyball team hungry for win

Women’s volleyball team hungry for win

By Josh Friesen, Sports Editor
October 3
Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s volleyball team is no stranger to adversity. Head coach Miles Kydd abruptly resigned in late August, citing personal reasons, leaving then assistant coach Lisa Westlake to serve as interim head coach. Senior setter Laney Brown suffered a toe injury that required surgery two weeks...

Volleyball team takes diversity in stride

Volleyball team takes diversity in stride

October 3
Filed under Sports

Interim volleyball head coach Lisa Westlake knows her volleyball team has been through a lot this year. That does not, however, mean the Eagles are letting that get in the way of progress. “My job is to try to get them to realize that if they work hard and things keep coming together, it’s not impossible...

Former EWU Cross Country Assistant Coach Competes in London Paralympics

Former EWU Cross Country Assistant Coach Competes in London Paralympics

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter
October 1
Filed under Sports

For a guy who has traveled in the last year to New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and most recently London for the 2012 Paralympics, former Eastern assistant cross country coach Chris Hammer seems to be taking everything in stride. “To represent your country in anything is pretty amazing,” Hammer said...

Lady Eagles fall short to Southern Utah

Lady Eagles fall short to Southern Utah

By Shane Moses, Contributing Writer
October 1
Filed under Sports

The Eastern women's volleyball team came  close to getting its first win of the season but came up just short Sept. 27 losing 3-2 against new Big Sky Conference opponent Southern Utah. The Eagles lost in a heartbreaking fifth set 18-25, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, 11-15 at Reese Court in Cheney. It was...

Eagles rally to stun the Grizzlies

Eagles rally to stun the Grizzlies

September 30
Filed under Sports

By Josh Friesen Sports Editor EWU rallied from a nine point deficit late in the fourth quarter to beat the Montana Grizzlies 32-26, scoring two touchdowns in the final 2:19 of the game. Redshirt freshman Vernon Adams made his second consecutive start at quarterback over SMU transfer Kyle Padron in ...

Dance Force works to build team

Dance Force works to build team

By Amye Ellsworth, Senior Reporter
September 28
Filed under Sports

The Eastern Dance Force is looking forward to building a team this year full of dedicated dancers who are willing to teach and learn from each other, according to captain Jade Adams and co-captain Lauren Hope.   Adams, a senior with four years of experience on the team, said she has never...

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