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Women’s rugby begins with loss to WSU

Women’s rugby begins with loss to WSU

October 18, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Adams throws passes, catches big attention

Adams throws passes, catches big attention

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter
October 10, 2012
Filed under Sports

The expression on his face was pure surprise. A proverbial bombshell had been dropped on Vernon Adams, and the redshirt quarterback did not know how to respond. Adams was rendered speechless when informed that he had been named as one of the 16 candidates on the initial Jerry Rice Award watch list, an...

Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams

October 9, 2012
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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...

Freshman starts disc golf club

Freshman starts disc golf club

By Christina Jordan, Staff Writer
October 7, 2012
Filed under Sports

Have you ever thrown something at a complete stranger? Logan Hill, a freshman at EWU, has been throwing discs at people all week. Hill came to Eastern hoping to start a disc golf club. For the past week, Hill has been recruiting interested students and breaking the ice to begin a conversation. “I...

Sky is the Limit for Freshman QB Vernon Adams

Sky is the Limit for Freshman QB Vernon Adams

October 5, 2012
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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...

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