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A Ticket to the Game

A Ticket to the Game

March 10, 2017

Five months, 31 games and 1,290 minutes of playing time later, the EWU men’s basketball team have finally arrived in Reno, Nevada for the Big Sky Co...

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...

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...

Eagles Put the Clamps on the Bears After Shootout Loss to the Fighting Hawks

Eagles Put the Clamps on the Bears After Shootout Loss to the Fighting Hawks

February 16, 2017

With only a handful of games remaining, the EWU men’s basketball team looks to close out the regular season on a high note. A 70-44 victory over the ...

Men’s Basketball Splits Road Trip in Drastically Different Matchups

Men’s Basketball Splits Road Trip in Drastically Different Matchups

February 2, 2017

EWU men’s basketball gave up both its season high and low in points allowed to Big Sky Conference opponents this past weekend. The Eagle defense g...

It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

February 2, 2017

“I had a great support system around me with my fiancée, and her parents took me in, along with my grandpa. They made sure I was taken care of, had food to eat and had rides to school.” -Jake Wiley

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EWU Men’s basketball defeats Montana State but falls to Montana in weekend play

EWU Men’s basketball defeats Montana State but falls to Montana in weekend play

January 12, 2017

The Eagles matched up against both Montana and Montana State over the weekend, going 1-1 in the two games while putting up an impressive showing on def...

Eagles win first post-season game in school history

Eagles win first post-season game in school history

March 30, 2016

After winning the Big Sky Championship last season, the Eagles went into the tournament this year looking to defend their title and make their second consecutive...

Q&A with Venky Jois

Q&A with Venky Jois

March 10, 2016

On March 3, Venky Jois broke the EWU men’s basketball career scoring record, a record that Ron Cox (1974-77) held for 39 years. The Australian native’s...

Eagles finish sixth in Big Sky Conference

March 10, 2016

Filed under Photos, Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

In their final two games of the season, the Eagles faced Idaho State University and Weber State University, looking to finish in the top four in the Big Sky standings to secure a first-round bye in the conference tournament. Going into these final games, the Eagles were tied with the University of Idaho in the third place spot, and senior forward Venky Jois was 8 points...

Men’s basketball remains in third place despite loss

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagles played their final road game of the season on Feb. 27 looking to hold on to their third place spot in the standings going into the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada, March 8-12. EWU took on the University of Idaho and could not overcome the Vandals defense in the final minutes of the game. Going into the half leading, 34-30, the Eagles shot at a 48...

Eagles remain in 3rd place after splitting pair of road games

Eagles remain in 3rd place after splitting pair of road games

February 25, 2016

The Eagles played a pair of road games over the weekend as they look to add to their six-game winning streak and make a push in the standings over the...

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