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EWU Students Reflect on Mariners Memories and Look Ahead to 2017 Season

EWU Students Reflect on Mariners Memories and Look Ahead to 2017 Season

March 9, 2017

Spring training is underway in Peoria, Arizona as the Seattle Mariners look to end their 16 year playoff drought. The drought is the longest active streak in...

EWU basketball begins 2016-17 season

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Men's Basketball The EWU men’s basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with a pair of drastically different games, beating the Division III Linfield Wildcats 70-47 at home and falling to the Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats 86-72 on the road. Senior Felix Von Hofe led the Eagles in scoring against Linfield, scoring 21 points while shooting 7-12 (58.3 percent) from ...

With cautious optimism abound, Mariners will end 14-year playoff drought

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

You read the title correctly. A franchise that has been the baseball’s biggest laughingstock since the turn of the century will be one of baseball’s best teams this season. They’ll do it with a lineup full of professional hitters, a pitching staff that will continue to be one of baseball’s best and a bullpen that was baseball’s best last season. Out is Abraham...

Seattle needs to shift focus from NBA to NHL

By Brandon Cline, Sports Writer

March 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Sports

While the NBA continues to scorn Seattle and use it as leverage against cities resistant to publicly funding basketball arenas, the NHL continues to wait on Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced on Feb. 25 that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Seattle Arena proposal, which would be suited for both a basketball and hockey arena, will be completed by...

Mariner’s young core key to 2015 and beyond

Mariner’s young core key to 2015 and beyond

March 2, 2015

As pitchers and catchers for the Seattle Mariners reported to spring training on Feb. 20, local bloggers and national pundits alike are sipping on the...

Seahawks fall short of repeat

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

February 6, 2015

Filed under Sports

“Oh my God! It’s picked off at the goal line,” said Steve Raible, the voice of the Seattle Seahawks, on the 710 KIRO radio broadcast regarding the play that deflated the hearts of the Seahawks, the city of Seattle and 12s everywhere. The Seattle Seahawks threw away a chance to repeat as champions, falling a yard short to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX,...

How the potentially dynastic Seahawks came to be

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

When head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took control of the Seahawks’ front office in 2010, the focus wasn’t necessarily on winning football games. Rather, it was competing day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, to be in the position they find themselves now: a chance to win their second consecutive Super Bowl. In...

Seahawks win eighth-straight home playoff game

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

January 14, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks clinched their spot in back-to-back NFC Championship games Saturday Jan. 10, by defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-17. With less than six minutes remaining and the game still tight, Chancellor intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and took a 90-yard stroll for a Seahawks score. The seismic play rocked the Clink and sealed Carolina’s...

Rallies gather in response to planned reduction of USPS services

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

December 6, 2014

Filed under News

This holiday season, delivering packages is not the only thing on the minds of the United States Postal Service (USPS) employees. The National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association held a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 in opposition of the proposed cuts...

National media “sleeps” on Seattle sports

By Brandon Cline, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Sports

A Lombardi Trophy and a baseball team that has produced multiple perennial hall of fame players call the state of Washington and the city of Seattle home, yet when it comes to getting recognition from the national media, Seattle sports are treated as the runt of the litter. One would think winning the most-watched television event in American sports history would garner...

Seattle-based church finds potential refuge in Spokane

Seattle-based church finds potential refuge in Spokane

October 1, 2014

Mars Hill Church, a controversial multi-church group based in Seattle, is “planting” a church in Spokane after months of controversies, low membership...

Welcome Home: How EWU altered my concept of ‘home’

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

When I first came to Eastern Washington University, without a clue about what I wanted to pursue, I remembered something my adviser in high school told me: No matter what university you get accepted into and attend, the only things that matter are what you make of it and what the university represents to you. At that moment, I didn’t truly understand what my adviser meant....

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