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Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

The Idaho men’s basketball team may have to restart its rebuild.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Idaho State hires Central Valley graduate Ryan Looney as men’s basketball coach

Success has followed Central Valley High graduate Ryan Looney at his three previous head coaching stops: Eastern Oregon, Seattle Pacific and Point Loma (California) Nazarene. Now he’s a Division I …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


All-Big Sky men: Eastern Washington trio of Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison and Jesse Hunt honored

Jesse Hunt averaged 14.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the regular season for EWU, the No. 3 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in Boise.


UM’s Pridgett Repeats as Big Sky Player of the Week

On Tuesday Montana’s Sayeed Pridgett was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for the second time in as many weeks.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


Jeff Choate hints that QB Troy Andersen will play linebacker in 2019

On the heels of National Signing Day, Montana State’s defense could receive another addition — but this time, from within their own team. Troy Andersen, the Bobcats’ starting quarterback in …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

Davison scored a career-high 41 points in a 82-64 home win over Northern Arizona on Monday, two days after scoring 21 in 82-79 win over Southern Utah.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 11 p.m.

Southern Utah hands Idaho seventh straight defeat

A second half in which they outplayed Southern Utah down the stretch left the Idaho Vandals frustrated as they absorbed a seventh straight loss, 75-64, on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington describes playoff opponent Nicholls State as fast, athletic

Nicholls State led by as many as 32 points in its handling of San Diego, earning the right to face EWU on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Aaron Best named Co-Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

The second-year head man helped the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) earn a share of the Big Sky title and a No. 3 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

All-Big Sky Conference: Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli named Defensive Player of the Year

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound nose tackle was named the Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first EWU player to earn the honor since linebacker J.C. Sherritt …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington won’t let Big Sky title, first-round bye slip from its hands

Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Idaho hosts former Big Sky rival Montana with perfect home record, Little Brown Stein on the line

Among the arcane assortment of cups, boots, boats, bells, buckets, artillery and statuary that comprise trophies in college football rivalries, Idaho coach Paul Petrino may have vied for one of …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Who is Geno Crandall? Graduate transfer from North Dakota on fast track learning Gonzaga’s system

Geno Crandall considers himself a positive person, which came in handy during several of the most stressful months of his young life.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: On decision night, Gonzaga cruises to decisive victory over Idaho State

If they’re going to sync the first night of college basketball with Election Tuesday, each dribble, pass and basket is going to be a referendum.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura puts on a show in rout of Idaho State Bengals

Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew overcomes opening-night glitches as Gonzaga rolls Idaho State

Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep star Sam Dowd returns to Spokane in Idaho State’s loss to Gonzaga

Sam Dowd’s dream of playing on a Division I basketball team was one of the only constants in a tumultuous upbringing.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Idaho State: 3 keys to the Zags’ 120-79 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from 120-79 win over Idaho State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in …


Washington State women look to climb in Pac-12; Idaho, Eastern Washington battle in Big Sky

Kamie Ethridge, a Hall of Fame player who won a national title at Texas in 1986 and a gold medal in the Olympics two years later, said she’s excited at …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Northern Colorado whips Northern Arizona 42-14 for first win

Keaton Mott threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and short-handed Northern Colorado picked up its first win of the season 42-14 over Northern Arizona on Saturday. in Greeley, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington, Weber State wins would set up a top-10 matchup in Utah next week

Week 6 Big Sky Conference football predictions.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena

In the future, the University of Idaho’s planned Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will simply be a building, a well-appointed, tasteful home to men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington football notebook: Tamarick Pierce adds depth to Eagles’ running game

Hard-running junior Tamarick Pierce may not get the lion’s share of Eastern Washington’s carries, but he’s made the most of his limited opportunities.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

No. 5 Eastern Washington shuts down Montana State’s ground game in victory

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington held the run-heavy Montana State Bobcats to just 155 yards on the ground and Eagles quarterback Gage Gubrud passed for 311 yards and a touchdown in a …