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Nsimba roars past the Wildcat defense

Nsimba roars past the Wildcat defense

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

A 50-yard touchdown pass from Gage Gubrud to Nsimba Webster opened the Eagles’ 2018 season, and Webster was not done yet. He racked in ten receptions for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and Gubrud would go on to throw for 337 yards and five touchdowns, in a 58-13 victory over Central Washington. “Two...

EWU soccer falls to Boise State at home

EWU soccer falls to Boise State at home

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

The EWU soccer team suffered its first home loss on Friday, falling to Boise State, 2-0. The offense never got off the ground, and the defense made crucial mistakes at key times as the Eagles got shut out for the second time this season. “We made a couple mistakes today, and it cost us,” EWU head...

EWU soccer downs Grambling State

EWU soccer downs Grambling State

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

For the first time this season, the EWU soccer team picked up a victory in regulation today at home against Grambling State. Last week after a 1-0 victory in extra time against CSU Bakersfield, EWU head coach Chad Bodnar said he wanted to see his older players expect more from themselves. They heard...

Freshmen feel a part of the Eagle family

Freshmen feel a part of the Eagle family

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU football team stepped onto Roos field today for its second scrimmage of training camp, one week before the season opener against Central Washington University. Ahead of the scrimmage head coach Aaron Best said that the focus would be on finding first and second year players who may play a...

EWU soccer plays to 1-1 draw

EWU soccer plays to 1-1 draw

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

For the second home match in a row, the EWU soccer team completely outplayed its opponent in every aspect the game, except the score. The Eagles led the University of South Dakota in shots 24-6 and shots-on-goal 12-2, but the two teams played to a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes of play today. The Eagles...

EWU soccer needs extra time to get first win of 2018

EWU soccer needs extra time to get first win of 2018

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

It took 95 minutes and 26 shots, but the EWU soccer team finally got its first goal of the season in extra time today. The goal just happened to be a bizarre golden goal by sophomore forward Emma Vanderhyden. Five minutes into extra time, EWU was awarded a corner kick. Vanderhyden kicked the ball...

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...

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...

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...

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