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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...

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...

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 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...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 17

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfield, scoring 21 points while shooting 7-12 (58.3 percent) from ...

Eagles beat Seattle University 76-70 in Wednesday matinee

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 18

Filed under Sports

In the first of two matchups with Seattle University this season, the Eagles made 15 of 34 three-pointers en route to a 76-70 win over the Redhawks at Reese Court on Nov. 18. It was an efficient day from forward Felix Von Hofe, who was 7 of 12 from the perimeter and finished the game with 25 points, leading all scorers on the afternoon. Von Hofe stuffed the stat sheet, chippin...

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

April 8

The nation’s leading scorer has taken his last shot at Reese Court. EWU junior guard Tyler Harvey announced April 1  he would be forgoing his senior...

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

April 8

Harvey set lofty expectations for the 2014-2015 EWU men’s basketball team back in October, and it was with good reason. “Win the Big Sky and go...

Late rally not enough, (13) Eagles fall to (4) Hoyas

Late rally not enough, (13) Eagles fall to (4) Hoyas

March 22

The music stops and the dancing comes to an end for the Eastern Washington Eagles men’s basketball team. EWU’s season came to an end after an 84-74...

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

EWU advances to first NCAA Tournament since 2004

March 15

It was looking grim. Everything the Eastern’s men’s basketball team had worked for in the offseason and in 33 grueling games during the season was...

EWU rallies to beat Idaho at home

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

February 6

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Down 13 points to the University of Idaho with 7:31 remaining and the nation’s leading scorer lost to the bench due to injury, no one would have faulted the EWU men’s basketball team if they packed it in early — the cards just were not in their favor on Jan. 31. But EWU rallied late to take down Idaho, 98-95, in overtime. Through the first 32:29 of the game, EWU shot...

Men’s basketball snap undefeated conference record

Men’s basketball snap undefeated conference record

January 22

Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team return to Reese Court for a three-game homestand after splitting their two-game road trip last week. The...

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