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Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

Eagles to face Northern Colorado as Barriere takes starting QB role

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Questions looming around the Eagles’ quarterback situation have come to a close, as senior Gage Gubrud undergoes season-ending foot surgery, and sophomore Eric Barriere takes his spot at the head of the huddle. “So much talent,” Gubrud said about Barriere’s abilities at quarterback. “He’s got...

Women’s basketball aims to surpass BSC preseason polls

Women’s basketball aims to surpass BSC preseason polls

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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

The EWU women’s basketball team is preparing to tip off the 2018-2019 season, and the Eagles are looking to exceed the expectations placed on them in the Big Sky Conference preseason polls. The Media Poll projects EWU to finish fifth, while the Coaches’ Poll has the Eagles landing in seventh. Last...

Men’s basketball ready to shoot from downtown

Men’s basketball ready to shoot from downtown

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


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

Jacob Wiley and Bogdan Bliznyuk led the Eagles on the way to their own Big Sky MVPs in 2016 and 2017. Now the Eagles enter this season with depth, youth and a question mark around who will lead them in scoring. Head coach Shantay Legans begins his second season at the helm after securing a 20-15 record...

Two-time defending champions EWU bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Two-time defending champions EWU bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagles took a quick lead in the ninth minute, off of the head of senior forward Jenny Chavez, but ultimately fell 3-1 to the University of Northern Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament today. UNC equalized in the 28th minute and earned a penalty right out of halftime...

Chavez kicks EWU back into gear

Chavez kicks EWU back into gear

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

When the EWU soccer team enters the Big Sky Conference championship tournament on Wednesday, it will do so on a three-game win streak, the team’s only win streak of the season. Senior forward Jenny Chavez is a big reason the Eagles finished strong. She scored the game-winning goals in EWU’s final...

Eagles win, Barriere era begins

Eagles win, Barriere era begins

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eric Barriere era officially began today, as head coach Aaron Best announced that senior quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery that will effectively end his EWU career. The sophomore, Barriere, made his third-straight start against the University of Idaho, leading the No....

Eagles crush Cougars, hold first place

Eagles crush Cougars, hold first place

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Calendar, Hockey, Sports

The EWU club hockey team (10-1) kept up its hot start to the season Friday, defeating the Washington State Cougars (0-5) by a score of  9-1 in Cheney, and remaining first place in the PAC-8 conference. The Eagles started off strong and didn’t look back, scoring four goals in the first period and...

EWU running club takes off

EWU running club takes off

By Drew Lawson, Reorter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Kaylin Signor and Nora Kelley were at their new student orientation last August as they prepared for their first year at EWU, when Signor asked Club Sports Coordinator Travis Allen if there was a running club she could participate in. Allen said there wasn’t, so Signor and Kelley decided to start one...

Opinion: Will EWU football leave a doubt this season?

Opinion: Will EWU football leave a doubt this season?

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner’s editorial board. The 2017 EWU football team finished the season 7-4 overall and 6-2 in Big Sky conference play, and it was held out ...

Vandals come to Cheney for the first time in 24 years

Vandals come to Cheney for the first time in 24 years

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

After a month of training camp and seven straight weeks of games, EWU finally had a chance to catch its breath and tend to its wounds last week with a bye. The No. 5 Eagles (5-2, 3-1) return for their homecoming game, hosting the University of Idaho (3-4, 2-3), which hasn’t played in Cheney in ove...

Freshman on a hunt for goals

Freshman on a hunt for goals

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports, Sports Showcase

Mitch Hunt is a freshman, but you wouldn’t know it watching him play center for the EWU hockey team. “He doesn’t act like a freshman,” EWU head coach Pat Hanlon said. Hunt leads the team in scoring so far this season with 23 points. In ten games played, he has scored 11 goals and tallied...

Soccer clinches sixth playoff spot

Soccer clinches sixth playoff spot

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

On the morning of Aug. 14, the EWU soccer team got set for its final home game of the season. Things weren’t looking good for the Eagles. They were coming off back-to-back shutout losses, they had scored only a single goal in their last four games and they were on the outside of the playoff picture...

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