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Eagles get back to business

Eagles get back to business

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The fields behind Reese Court were filled with a high energy group of Eagles yesterday as the EWU football team flew through its second practice of the season. Earlier in the day, STATS polling ranked EWU No. 9 in the FCS preseason polls. Before practice, senior co-captain and center Spencer Blackburn...

Ground breaks on new science building

Ground breaks on new science building

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

July 23, 2018


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EWU took another step toward building its new Interdisciplinary Science Center with an official groundbreaking ceremony July 23. “The Interdisciplinary Science Center will be a state-of-the-art facility,” EWU President Mary Cullinan said. “It will enable our STEM college to increase the capacity...

Bliznyuk receives little playing time in Summer League, will play in Israel

Bliznyuk receives little playing time in Summer League, will play in Israel

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

July 19, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Former EWU forward Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Bnei Herzliya on July 5, just one day before he made his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer league team. Bliznyuk received very little playing time during the Las Vegas summer league. The Big Sky Conference’s all-time leadi...

EWU Football No. 1 in Big Sky coaches and media pre-season polls

EWU Football No. 1 in Big Sky coaches and media pre-season polls

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

  The Big Sky Conference’s annual summer meetings found a new home in downtown Spokane this year, as players, coaches and media members gathered at the Double Tree on Spokane Boulevard. Representing EWU was head coach Aaron Best, quarterback Gage Gubrud and safety Mitch Fettig. Monday’s...

Community college students continue to transfer to EWU in large numbers

Community college students continue to transfer to EWU in large numbers

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

July 6, 2018


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Transfer students make up a big part of the EWU student body. EWU’s office of institutional research states that 42 percent of new students who started in the fall quarter of 2017 are transfer students. According to the admissions office, EWU expects to take on 1,275 more transfer students this fal...

Bliznyuk to make summer league debut July 6

Bliznyuk to make summer league debut July 6

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

July 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Former EWU basketball standout Bogdan Bliznyuk will make his NBA Summer League debut July 6 against the Golden State Warriors on ESPN. The 6’6” guard signed a summer league contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on June 23. Bliznyuk is the all-time leading scorer for EWU and for the Big Sky Conference,...

Flores-Cloud settles in as EWU volleyball gears up for new season

Flores-Cloud settles in as EWU volleyball gears up for new season

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Less than two months before the start of the 2018 volleyball season, newly hired EWU head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud would like more time to prepare, but she's not going to rush things. “I think everyone wants more time,” Flores-Cloud said. “But I’m not going to push anything. If I don’t find both ...

A knack for nutrition

A knack for nutrition

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

June 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU athletic department checked another box on its summer to-do list with the hire of Nate Barry as the new assistant athletic director for athletic performance on June 19. Barry will plan and implement all aspects of individual performance of EWU’s student athletes including strength, conditioni...

EWU volleyball names Leslie Flores-Cloud head coach

EWU volleyball names Leslie Flores-Cloud head coach

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

June 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

There will be a new coach in charge when the EWU volleyball team takes the court this fall. EWU athletic director Lynn Hickey named Leslie Flores-Cloud the squad’s new head coach on Friday. "We are very excited to announce Leslie Flores-Cloud as our new head volleyball coach," Hickey said in a state...

Strategic Plan emphasizes diversity, equity

Strategic Plan emphasizes diversity, equity

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

June 7, 2018


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EWU President Mary Cullinan officially announced the external launch of the university’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 at the Montvale Event Center on May 24. A project headed by Chris Robbins, EWU’s director of strategic university planning, put a focus on expanding EWU’s overall presence as a unive...

Aaron Best ready for second season at the helm

Aaron Best ready for second season at the helm

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Aaron Best has been a part of the EWU football program for 20 of the last 21 years, beginning with his playing career in 1996. This fall, Best will start his second year as the Eagles’ head coach, after finishing 7-4 in his first campaign. He began his career for the Eagles as long snapper and center, s...

EWU hockey club moves to Pac-8

EWU hockey club moves to Pac-8

By Jeremy Burnham, Copy Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU hockey has a new conference. The men’s club hockey team will be moving to the Pac-8 conference, EWU Hockey Club president Zachery Mindermann announced on May 31. The Pac-8 is a Division II conference in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. All teams in the Pac-8 are non-varsity teams, like...

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