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More and More EWU Athletes Are Taking Their Games to the Next Level

More and More EWU Athletes Are Taking Their Games to the Next Level

June 1, 2017

As the saying goes, times are a changin’. Your beloved EWU athletes are no longer just local novelties — they are now apart of the national conversat...

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

Wendy Schuller Agrees to Contract Extension

May 11, 2017

EWU women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller has been at the helm for 16 seasons and will be staying there for five more after athletic director Bi...

Sitting Down With New Head Basketball Coach Shantay Legans

Sitting Down With New Head Basketball Coach Shantay Legans

April 27, 2017

Easterner: What is it like now to be the head coach of the program? Legans: “It’s a lot of different things. My schedule is different with dinners...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

April 13, 2017

While many students at EWU had a relaxing spring break away from school, athletic director Bill Chaves was hard at work. On March 29, EWU’s men’s...

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

March 9, 2017

In his final year with the team, senior Felix Von Hofe has become the winningest player in EWU’s NCAA Division I history, earning 80 wins during his time...

Two Paths, Same Destination for EWU Women’s Basketball Seniors

Two Paths, Same Destination for EWU Women’s Basketball Seniors

March 9, 2017

For EWU’s Tisha Phillips and Ashli Payne, Friday’s 79-64 victory over Northern Arizona meant more than just clinching a first-round bye in the Big Sk...

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

Men’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye and Wins 20th Game of Season in Final Homestand

March 2, 2017

A bittersweet day that began with an emotional Senior Day ceremony ended with an extra dose of sweetness as EWU defeated Idaho State 89-77 to earn their...

EWU Women’s Basketball Fight to Secure First-round Bye in Big Sky Conference

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

Filed under Sports

With only two regular season conference games left on the schedule, the EWU women’s basketball team is painstakingly close to securing a coveted first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference (BSC) Tournament. The Eagles’ efforts to secure a bye were replenished this past weekend, with the team sweeping the Weber State Wildcats and the Idaho State Bengals on a roadtrip to ...

Women’s basketball falls short after three game winning streak

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner

February 23, 2017

Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU women’s basketball team traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Feb. 18 to take on the Idaho Vandals in Big Sky Conference play. The Eagles came into the match on a three game regular season winning streak versus their BSC foe. Neither team found a rhythm offensively as both teams shot under 40 percent for the game. Idaho shot an even 40 percent, while Eastern shot 31.7 p...

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

Men’s Basketball Moves Into Sole Possession of Third Place With Home Win Over Idaho

February 23, 2017

Sometimes it takes team effort to come out on top. That is exactly what the EWU men needed in Friday’s 77-67 victory over Idaho at Reese Court, as f...

Defense was Key in Women’s Basketball Conference Road Sweep

Defense was Key in Women’s Basketball Conference Road Sweep

February 9, 2017

Thirty-four point seven. That is the shooting percentage the EWU women’s basketball team held its opponents from the field over the weekend, leading...

One for the Record Books

One for the Record Books

February 9, 2017

Wiley takes home national honors as he and Bliznyuk combine for 90 points against Portland State

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