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His Blood Is Worth Bottling

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

March 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gallery: EWU mens basketball outlasts Portland State in 3 OT thriller, 130-124 (Feb. 4)

Gallery: EWU mens basketball outlasts Portland State in 3 OT thriller, 130-124 (Feb. 4)

February 5

  EWU defeated Portland State in a wild and historic 3 OT game. Forwards Bogdan Bliznyuk and Jake Wiley each scored 45 points, tying the school...

Women’s Basketball Clawing Their Way Through Big Sky Road Games

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

January 26

Filed under Sports

No matter the opposing team’s record, schools in the Big Sky Conference (BSC) know that only a fool takes conference road games lightly. Through the team’s first four road games, EWU women’s basketball has navigated itself to a respectful 2-2 record, splitting their latest road trip against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The Eagle...

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

Defense Trending Upwards as Eagles Sweep Home Stand

January 26

After a home sweep of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah this weekend, EWU improved to a 5-2 record in the Big Sky Conference (BSC), the third-best record of...

Women’s Basketball Winning Games on Both theOffensive and Defensive Side of the Ball

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

January 20

Filed under Carousel, Sports

Over the weekend, EWU women’s basketball went 2-0 in a pair of home games against Idaho State University and Weber State University to improve to 4-1 in Big Sky Conference play. In the pair of games, the team showed that they have the ability to excel on all sides of the ball. In the first game against the Idaho State Bengals, EWU defeated ISU in a game full of solid defensive p...

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