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Late drive sends Eagles to Semifinal

Late drive sends Eagles to Semifinal

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Blood pressures in the Inferno stands were on the rise in the fourth quarter, as EWU trailed with the season on the line. Senior running back Sam McPherson saved the day with a 35 yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining on the clock. UC Davis returned to Cheney for a second time this season,...

Rebounds and free throws down Eagles

Rebounds and free throws down Eagles

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

A difficult start to the 2018-19 season continued Sunday for the EWU women’s basketball team. The Eagles (0-0, 1-5) fell to Fresno State (0-0, 4-2) by a score of 68-58, their fourth loss in a row. “I think we were better [today] than we’ve been,” EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said. “I think...

Hockey splits thrilling series

Hockey splits thrilling series

By Eric McCormick, Contributor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports, Sports Showcase

The No.9 EWU hockey club hosted No.10 Montana State over the weekend, splitting a two game series in a battle between the best teams from the PAC-8’s and Mountain West. In Friday’s game one, both teams showcased their physical might in the opening minutes with a multitude of collisions in front...

All momentum blocked

All momentum blocked

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

With the offense stalling and momentum waning at the end of the first half, Nicholls State lined up for a 37-yard field goal to give them a 14-point lead, but junior defensive lineman Dylan Ledbetter had other plans. Ledbetter pushed through the line to block the fourth kick of his career, sending...

Alpha Pi Sigma collects teddy bears for orphans

Alpha Pi Sigma collects teddy bears for orphans

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Girls taking photos with their sisters and guys playing beer pong with their brothers while heavy bass music blares is a stereotypical sorority and fraternity party scene. Hollywood projects a Greek life of partying or hazing into the media—just watch Neighbors or 22 Jump Street. Alpha Pi Sigma...

EWU a top recipient of Saudi funding among US colleges

EWU a top recipient of Saudi funding among US colleges

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

EWU ranks sixth in the nation for receiving funds from the Saudi Arabian government, according to a report from the Associated Press. The school has received about $13.1 million from 2011 to 2017. This data, combined with the diplomatic and humanitarian conflicts involving Saudi Arabia, has left at least o...

Playoffs make heroes and heartbreak

Playoffs make heroes and heartbreak

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

There have been 11 playoff games on Roos field since the Eagles won the National Championship in 2010. EWU has won seven of those games, losing three times in the semifinals. This year the Eagles start their playoff run at home again, with Southland Conference champion Nichols State coming to Cheney...

Championship push starts in Cheney

Championship push starts in Cheney

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Roos Field is no stranger to playoff football, with 11 postseason games being hosted by EWU since winning the National Championship in 2010. The Eagles have ultimately been disappointed on their home turf since coming out on top eight years ago, losing semifinal games in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and losing...

Sparking spirit in the community

Sparking spirit in the community

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Fans cheering on the Eagles at Roos Field or Reese Court are familiar with the cheerleaders’ role in leading the support, but may not know the amount of work that goes into being part of the cheer club. “We’re the first people here,” cheer coach Hailey Tangen, who is in her 10th year coaching,...

Freshman guard McDowell-White adjusts to life in America

Freshman guard McDowell-White adjusts to life in America

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Before coming to EWU from Australia,  Jessica McDowell-White had never been to America before. In the few months she’s been here, she’s taken a liking to cinnamon rolls and hitting 3-pointers for the women’s basketball team. “We don’t have [Cinnabon] back home,” McDowell-White said. “I...

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Junior Nicholas Null has been preparing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge since the beginning of his freshman year in the EWU ROTC program, and was successful in earning the gold badge on Nov. 18. The GAFPB is a German military award that can be granted to Germany’s allies. There are th...

Aussie bests the Kangaroos

Aussie bests the Kangaroos

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase

It took a game tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and a career-high 32 points from senior forward Jesse Hunt, but EWU got into the win column for the first time this season. The Eagles (1-3) beat UMKC (0-5) by a score of 87-80 in the subregional consolation game of the 2K Classic. The previous...

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