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Winford’s presence on team felt despite a limited role

Winford’s presence on team felt despite a limited role

October 24, 2012
Filed under Sports

“If I had a daughter, I would hope that she married Kevin Winford.” These strong words from former EWU men’s basketball coach Kirk Earlywine are a small example of the praise directed at senior guard Kevin Winford, specifically to his character. “His character is impeccable,” Earlywine said....

Soccer player Brannan injured, out for final game

Soccer player Brannan injured, out for final game

October 24, 2012
Filed under Sports

Junior Brianna Brannan suffered a broken ankle during the game against Montana on Oct. 12. Brannan went down after colliding with a Montana player, but goalkeeper Jamie Walker helped her back onto her feet. “All I remember is that we both went in for a tackle and hit the ball at the same time.”...

Football fans grill and chill together before games

Football fans grill and chill together before games

October 20, 2012
Filed under Carousel, Sports

The Eastern Washington vs. University of Montana game has become one of the biggest rivalry games in the Big Sky Conference and is one of the biggest football games of the year for both schools. This game is also one of the biggest tailgating scenes of the year in Cheney. On the EWU campus, there are...

Tennis coach Haworth sees potential in young players

Tennis coach Haworth sees potential in young players

By Josh Friesen, Sports Editor
October 19, 2012
Filed under Sports

The men’s tennis team enjoyed success in Boise, Idaho, in the Boise State Fall Classic. Although the Eagles did not register many wins in the main draws, they were able to capture victories in the consolation rounds. “I was really happy with the way the guys competed,” head coach Darren Haworth...

Women’s rugby begins with loss to WSU

Women’s rugby begins with loss to WSU

October 18, 2012
Filed under Sports

It was an overcast and windy day in Cheney as the EWU women's rugby club team had their first match of the year, which ended in defeat against its in-state rival Washington State on Oct. 13. From the start of the match, things seemed to go the WSU Cougars’ way. They were winning possession of the...

Eastern goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Eastern goes pink for breast cancer awareness

By Amye Ellsworth, Senior Reporter
October 18, 2012
Filed under Sports

Many of Eastern’s sports teams have been wearing pink wristbands or socks in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The URC has also painted pink ribbons on the ice for their annual event, Pink in the Rink. Soccer player Cassie Black likes that the school can unite to raise awareness for breast...

Hayford looks to build on last year’s solid campaign

Hayford looks to build on last year’s solid campaign

October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports

For Eastern men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford, it is all about the turnovers, both on the court and on the roster. Despite having a worse shooting percentage and fewer rebounds than their opponents, the 2011-2012 men’s basketball team was able to achieve their best record in six years and a postseason...

Eagles come back against Bobcats

Eagles come back against Bobcats

October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports

There is a new number one team in the country. Despite mustering only 211 yards and 13 points on offense, the Eagles were lifted to a 27-24 victory over Montana State thanks to scoring plays from their defense and special teams in the fourth quarter. The Eagles offense came into the game averaging nearly...

Touchdowns on defense and special teams give Eagles a 27-24 win against Montana State

Touchdowns on defense and special teams give Eagles a 27-24 win against Montana State

October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports

There is a new number one team in the country. Despite mustering only 211 yards and 13 points on offense, the Eagles were lifted to a 27-24 victory over Montana State thanks to scoring plays from their defense and special teams in the fourth quarter. The Eagles offense came into the game averaging nearly...

Athletes live dual lives

Athletes live dual lives

By Amye Ellsworth, Senior Reporter
October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports

They wake up early, eat a good breakfast, go to classes, watch game film, attend practices or lift weights, go home, eat dinner, do their homework and go to bed as early as they can. Then in the morning, student athletes go through this process all over again. While the life of a student athlete ...

Aquatics center to offer slacklining this fall

Aquatics center to offer slacklining this fall

October 11, 2012
Filed under Sports

Between finding a mouse nesting in his desk and having his pool converted into a 100-degree hot tub, aquatics manager Greg Schmidt had plenty to deal with this summer. The mouse has since been caught, the pool has returned to a comfortable temperature and Schmidt has found humor in the whole ordeal....

Mandatory URC fee likely to be permanent

Mandatory URC fee likely to be permanent

By Amye Ellsworth, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under Sports

The University Recreation Center comes complete with an ice skating rink, climbing wall and gym, but these services do not come without a cost. To fund the University Rec Center, students are charged a mandatory $65 fee per quarter and have been since the spring of 2008. According to the ASEWU Finance...

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