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Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

Women Finish Eighth, Men Finish Last At Track and Field Big Sky Championships

May 18, 2017

The EWU women’s track and field team finished eighth in the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Sacramento, California, whil...

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: EWU mens basketball outlasts Portland State in 3 OT thriller, 130-124 (Feb. 4)

Gallery: EWU mens basketball outlasts Portland State in 3 OT thriller, 130-124 (Feb. 4)

February 5, 2017

  EWU defeated Portland State in a wild and historic 3 OT game. Forwards Bogdan Bliznyuk and Jake Wiley each scored 45 points, tying the school...

EWU football mounts second straight home comeback, dispatches UC Davis

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

October 1, 2016

Filed under Football, Sports

For the second time in three weeks at Roos Field, the fourth-ranked EWU Eagles erased a multiple possession deficit at halftime, storming back to dismantle the UC Davis Aggies 63-30 to improve to 2-0 in Big Sky play and 4-1 overall on the season. Heading into halftime, the Eagles trailed the Aggies 14-23 before ripping off 49 points in the second half, 35 of which were unan...

Rewriting the record book:

Rewriting the record book:

September 3, 2016

With the season opener in Pullman finally here, there’s a lot to be excited about for EWU football fans. Drawing the No. 14 ranking in the STATS FCS...

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

June 27, 2016

Sunday afternoon was an eventful one for the NFL fans of Cheney. Two recently signed players of the Seahawks returned to the once training camp, Roos Field...

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

May 26, 2016

EWU officials administered a voluntary and anonymous Title IX survey in hopes of improving prevention and response activities for sexual violence. The...

Swim Time floats in first quarter

By Siobhan Ebel, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring quarter saw the introduction of two new classes to the physical education program, Swim Time I and Swim Time II. Like Fast Fitness and Climb Time, Swim Time allows students to work out on their own time for credit. Swim Time I requires students record a minimum of 20 hours swimming over the course of the quarter. In addition to the 20 hours swimming, Swim Time...

Heart over height

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When thinking of the Tacoma mentality, instantly icons such as Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy come to mind. “My attitude is just trying to get better and be the best player I can be. I feel like I can play at the highest level so I have to prove it,” said Abdul Gaddy, Tacoma native and professional basketball player. “I carry Tacoma with me always because ...

Eagle Athletic Fund expected to grow

By Riley Baker, staff writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagle Athletic Fund (EAF) plays a big role in the athletic department’s internal revenue, and it is expecting the fund to double, if not triple, in the not-so-distant future. The prior booster system, the Eagle Athletic Association (EAA), was formed in 1983 and was the main booster system in place. The only drawback was there was no room for expansion; the EAA simply...

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

May 20, 2016

EWU Alpha Kappa Psi chapter adviser, Bekah Todd, beat breast cancer over a year ago only to recently discover it had come back. To help raise money the...

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed to stay focused on becoming more than a statistic. “It was very important...

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