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Keeping up With the Big Sky

Keeping up With the Big Sky

June 1, 2017

EWU has been very competitive in the Big Sky Conference over the past decade. However, one thing the athletic department has not been able to keep up on...

Pay to Play

Pay to Play

May 18, 2017

Right now is a very quiet time for college athletics. It is the middle of baseball season, but not a lot else is happening with the school year winding do...

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

May 1, 2017

  Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice...

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

April 29, 2017

Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice begins in Au...

Women’s basketball has successful run in Montana

Women’s basketball has successful run in Montana

January 27, 2016

EWU women’s basketball reigned first place in the Big Sky Conference after beating Montana State University, 81-69, and remained in the top spot with...

Sarah Reiter advances to NCAA championships

Sarah Reiter advances to NCAA championships

November 19, 2015

The EWU cross-country team had its best finish in program history at the Big Sky Championships by placing second. One of the big contributors to the team’s...

Chaves to review transfer eligibility

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Sports

EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves has been appointed to an NCAA committee to review and research collegiate transfer rules. Chaves was appointed to the NCAA Division I council in December of 2014 and has a sense of familiarity with this issue. Former Eagle Vernon Adams Jr. sparked debate earlier this year when he transferred to University of Oregon to compete in his final...

Spring football training begins at Roos Field

Spring football training begins at Roos Field

April 9, 2015

Spring is in the air and so is football season. The Eagles spring practices began on April 2. With nine starters departed and Vernon Adams Jr. transferring...

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

Harvey leaving EWU for the 2015 NBA draft

April 8, 2015

The nation’s leading scorer has taken his last shot at Reese Court. EWU junior guard Tyler Harvey announced April 1  he would be forgoing his senior...

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

April 8, 2015

Harvey set lofty expectations for the 2014-2015 EWU men’s basketball team back in October, and it was with good reason. “Win the Big Sky and go...

Coach Cal’s changing things for the better

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Sports

College basketball is dying. The one-and-done athlete is killing the quality of the game. Ratings and attendance dropping is John Calipari and Kentucky’s fault for embracing such players. Shut up. I am sick and tired of hearing this argument. The one-and-done college basketball atmosphere has brought us the most-watched March Madness tournament in 21 years. Nielsen...

EWU seeded 13 in the South region of NCAA tournament

EWU seeded 13 in the South region of NCAA tournament

March 15, 2015

For the first time since 2004, the Eastern Washington Eagles will be dancing in March. The 13 seeded Eagles will take on the 4 seeded Georgetown Hoyas...

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