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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Idaho’s Trevon Allen combines skill, mental toughness to lead Vandals

Trevon Allen is bent low, maintaining a dribble about eight inches off the court. His eyes are forward, looking, looking while a Montana State defender looms over him.


Eastern Washington basketball faces tough test in Montana State, high-scoring talent Tyler Hall

Eastern will have plenty more time to savor its last victory, but head coach Shantay Legans prefers to embrace the extra rest and practice time afforded his team.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding leaves Eastern Washington to join staff at Boise State

The University High grad will join the Broncos as their outside linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s 2019 schedule includes Washington, FCS power Jacksonville State

The Eagles’ full 12-game schedule was released Friday, which includes seven away games including road dates with rivals Montana and Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Tyler Hall helps Montana State pull away for victory over Idaho

Montana State had its all-time scoring leader on the floor, and a young Idaho didn’t. It made all the difference in a crucial two minutes in the second half of …


Area roundup: Violet Kapri Morrow hits milestone as Eagles down Griz

Violet Kapri Morrow scored 17 points, surpassing the 1,000-point career mark, as Eastern Washington held off Montana 68-62 Thursday night in Big Sky action in Missoula.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Montana match up for first time since Big Sky championship

The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Idaho State football player files complaint against coaches

Idaho State safety Jayson Miller filed a formal complaint with the university on Nov. 14. Miller says head coach Rob Phenicie twice hammer-punched his shoulder and assistant coach Jay Staggs …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Jordan Davis leads Northern Colorado to overtime win against Idaho

Jordan Davis had 29 points, and Kai Edwards scored on a putback with 16 seconds left in overtime as Northern Colorado held off Idaho 83-79 on Saturday night to remain …


Idaho builds double-digit lead, holds off Eastern Washington rally for first Big Sky victory

The victory is Idaho’s first in the Big Sky Conference against two losses and gives the Vandals a 4-10 overall mark. It also stopped a six-game losing streak.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Taylor Pierce’s 30-point effort helps Idaho down Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington had no answer for Idaho’s Taylor Pierce, whose 30 points, including eight three-pointers, led the Vandals to an 84-68 win on Thursday at the Cowan Spectrum.


Area women’s basketball: Eastern Washington outpaced by Idaho State

Grace Kenyon scored 19 points and Idaho State cruised past Eastern Washington 63-48 in a Big Sky matchup in Pocatello, while Idaho topped Weber State 79-74 behind 26 points by …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Idaho’s late rally comes up short in loss to Weber State

The last word on 2018 for Idaho basketball was a hopeful half in which the Vandals outscored Weber State by 16 points.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington surges back from first-half deficit to top Idaho State

Eastern Washington came from 11 points down in the first half to beat Idaho State 65-55, evening its conference record at 1-1.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Veteran play the difference in Idaho State’s Big Sky-opening win over Idaho

The difference between a team with 10 upperclassmen versus a team with one is apparently about 17 points.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Weber State handles Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball opener

Weber State turned the Eagles’ misses into transition buckets, shot 53 percent from the field and took advantage of a near eight-minute lull in the second half in which EWU …


After tough nonconference slates, Eastern Washington, Idaho begin Big Sky play

Syracuse, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, upstart San Francisco and Summit League power South Dakota State provided tough tests for the guard-heavy Eagles, but undesirable results.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Santa Clara wins 4th straight, tops Idaho 77-56

Josh Martin and Josip Vrankic scored 13 points each, Trey Wertz added 10 points and 10 assists, and Santa Clara won its fourth in a row with a 77-56 victory …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Ex-Ferris High star Cody Benzel leads Eastern Washington men in win over Corban

Cody Benzel and Dalton Patchen turned Eastern Washington’s 92-73 dispatching of NAIA-member Corban into a local basketball showcase.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

No. 21 Gonzaga gets off to quick start, uses offensive balance to topple Idaho in nonconference finale

Zykera Rice scored 16 points, Jenn Wirth had a career night off the bench and No. 21 Gonzaga cruised to an 88-51 win over regional rival Idaho on Thursday night …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Idaho bolsters big-play potential, adds numbers in the trenches on first day of NCAA early signing period

The Vandals could also get immediate help from Satchel Escalante, a 6-0, 182-pound safety from Scottsdale Community College in Casa Grande. Arizona, and Siliweinusi “Vei” Tomasi, 6-1, 310, and a …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

All-American forward Mike Daum, South Dakota State pull away from Eastern Washington

Ten times EWU cut the South Dakota State’s lead to one in front of a meager Christmas break crowd at Reese Court. Ten times All-American forward Mike Daum’s senior-laden Jackrabbits …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Vandals rally late but fall to Nebraska-Omaha, 89-80

This is the current state of Idaho basketball: Elation and frustration are running neck-and-neck.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Stanford pulls away from Eastern Washington, 78-62

Daejon Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62. Cormac Ryan scored 12 points, all on three pointers, for the Cardinal …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Round 2: Big Sky foes Eastern Washington and UC Davis meet again for a trip to the FCS semifinals

Moments after UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier had one of the worst performances of his college career last month in 59-20 thumping at Eastern Washington, he made a premonition of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Tragedy helped sharpen Eastern Washington cornerback Josh Lewis’ focus

Earning a criminal justice degree is often a joyous occasion, but Josh Lewis, EWU’s trusty defensive back, had yet to shake the grief that consumed him the night before.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Same-season rematches have favored Eastern Washington in FCS playoffs

Twenty-eight days separate Eastern Washington’s 59-20 throttling of UC Davis at Roos Field and their rematch at the same chilly venue.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby, Robert Franks guide Washington State to 90-70 win over Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

Charged by a 22-point outing from their top scorer, Robert Franks, and 20 more from C.J. Elleby, a freshman who continues to look more comfortable in a crimson jersey, WSU …