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Athletic department has plans in place to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Over the last fiscal year, the EWU athletic department was over budget by a total of $817,706 and it is looking for possible ways to get out of the hole. “The revenues seem to be the areas where you can grow the most as opposed to looking at the expenses and saying, ‘Are we doing things as shoestring...

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Collegiate sports today have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and many university athletic departments across America struggle to keep under their budget. The state of the EWU athletic department’s budget has not been great over the past couple of years, but how does it compare to other schools...

Big Sky track championship preview

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The EWU track and field team has 32 qualifiers going into the Big Sky Championships on May 11-14 in Greeley, Colorado. Last year, EWU hosted the championships at Roos Field with both women and men finishing fifth overall. The front-runners for EWU’s women’s track team are seniors Kaytlyn Coleman...

Eagles break records as track season comes to an end

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Senior Katie Mahoney broke a 16-year-old school record in the 800-meter at the Oregon State University High Performance Meet on April 30 in Corvallis, Oregon. Her winning time was 2:11.13, beating Junia Limage of the ATS Track Club, who had a time of 2:11.86. Mahoney broke the EWU record, which was...

EWU athlete finds motivation in past tragedy

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer
May 11
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Despite everything he has gone through, EWU sophomore cornerback D’londo Tucker remains humble, strong and determined, showing off a bright smile and providing an endless supply of positive energy. D’londo Tucker’s father had a huge impact on him, his brother DeeShawn Tucker, and many kids in...

Athletic department to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staf Writer
May 11
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The athletic Department is over budget by $817,076, but there is more going on behind the scenes than just that. With expenses going up every year, the department needs to better prepare themselves and figure out how to work with what they have. Chad Karthauser has been the associate athletic director...

Big Sky to add new team to the fold in 2018

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The University of Idaho is moving back to the Big Sky Conference for football. EWU has played UI twice since 2002, winning both of the games. Now the teams will compete against each other every year starting in the 2018 season. UI was in the Big Sky Conference in 1965 until 1995. They won nine...

EWU football players sign into NFL as undrafted free agents Former EWU QB has tryout with Seahawks

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The NFL Draft has concluded, and EWU offensive linemen Clay DeBord and Aaron Neary have both signed deals as undrafted free agents to play in the NFL. DeBord agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals and Neary will head to the Denver Broncos. Both players were All-Big Sky Conference performers this...

EWU Rugby Club is more than just hard hits

By Riley Baker |, staff writer
April 29
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Rugby is your favorite sport that you don’t know about. The average person has probably never watched a game of rugby in their life, but still knows it as a brutal contact sport. Here at EWU there are both men’s and women’s rugby clubs. The men’s club formed in 2003 and the women’s in 2008....

The difference a redshirt year makes

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer
April 29
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Jayson Williams had a huge reality shock in 2015 when the coaching staff decided it would be best for him to redshirt as a freshman to expand his skillset even further. “For me, having teammates like Cooper Kupp, Shaq Hill and Kendrick Bourne, you can learn from these guys,” Williams said. As...

Senior Kaytlyn Coleman in midst of historic 2016 Big Sky track and field campaign

By Grace Pohl, staff writer
April 29
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Senior Kaytlyn Coleman from EWU’s women’s track and field team has been making headlines this season. Coleman has been awarded eight Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week awards throughout the 2016 season. Three came from the indoor season and five came from the outdoor season. She was awarded...

Eagles obtain 16 first place finishes in local meet

Eagles obtain 16 first place finishes in local meet

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer
April 29
Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU’s track and field team had 16 first place finishes in its second-to-last meet for the outdoor season at the Spokane Memorial Open at Spokane Falls Community College April 23. Junior Austin Upmeyer was the lone new conference qualifier at the meet. He qualified in the 200-meter with a time of...

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