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UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Before dominating in the NBA, ‘unguardable’ Damian Lillard was a nightmare matchup for Eastern Washington

Damian Lillard played six games against Eastern Washington in his four-year career at Weber State. The Wildcats won all six matchups.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Kupple of Rams: Ketner Kupp signs with Los Angeles, joining brother Cooper and three other ex-EWU standouts

When asked last season about the professional football prospects of his younger brother, Los Angeles Rams receiver and former Eastern Washington star Cooper Kupp saw a potential self-made NFL linebacker.


Five predictions for Washington Huskies’ football team heading into Aug. 31 opener against EWU

Regardless of the program, spring football and its 15 practices provide very little in the way of stone-cold certainties. But here are five predictions as coach Chris Petersen and his …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Before he became Washington’s new receivers coach, Junior Adams helped Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp launch NFL career

Cooper Kupp’s results are indisputably impressive. But this is a story about a process – and a person – that made them possible.


Big Sky Conference announces football schedules for 2020 through 2023 seasons

There will be more Montana on Idaho’s football schedule and less Montana on Eastern Washington’s.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington record-breaking jumper Keshun McGee wants more than Big Sky Conference titles

Before Eastern Washington record-breaking leaper Keshun McGee flies into the sand pit at Roos Field, he sinks his track spikes into the school’s famed red turf to get there.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Gunner Talkington, Jayson Williams shine in Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game

Gunner Talkington completed 10 of 17 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown to help the Red team edge the White team 20-14 at windy Roos Field.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Five things to watch at Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game

Eastern Washington’s annual Red-White spring game will be a platform for the unproven. Young cornerbacks and kickers top that list.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

New Eastern Washington cornerbacks coach Allen Brown happy with talented, inexperienced group

Allen Brown couldn’t turn down the opportunity to return to Cheney – his third Big Sky job in five months – to coach at his alma mater and the conference …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington athletic director Lynn Hickey reflects on her first year on the job

A red-blazer-clad Lynn Hickey strolled through Eastern Washington’s athletic offices Tuesday, proceeding to make the short walk around the parking lot toward Reese Court.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Ex-high school teammates Chris Ojoh, Johnny Edwards shine in Eastern Washington’s second spring scrimmage

When junior linebacker Chris Ojoh wasn’t delivering loud, pad-popping hits during Eastern Washington’s second spring scrimmage Saturday, he was terrorizing the first-team offense by other means.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga and Eastern Washington to resume basketball series after eight-year drought

The EWU athletic department confirmed Saturday that the Eagles will face the Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the 2019-2020 season.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

New Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena doesn’t plan many changes from Eagles’ schemes

A third move to Cheney has been the charm for new Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

New Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker looks to keep Eagles buzzing

Heavy raindrops poured onto Ian Shoemaker as he doled advice to a group of quarterbacks Tuesday at Roos Field, but his smile still beamed through the dreary spring football weather.


Former Eastern Washington standout Jesse Hunt helps Big Sky advance to Sweet 16 of 3X3U National Championship

Despite going 1-2 in pool play, the four-man team representing the Big Sky will face the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in Sunday’s knockout round.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington standout Jesse Hunt teams up with Big Sky rivals at 3X3U National Championship in Minneapolis

The winner of the 3-on-3 tournament gets a $100,000 grand prize. Each tournament win nets a team $1,000.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington football stars record impressive marks at pro day

A thinner, seemingly happier Jay-Tee Tiuli stood in front of a half-dozen cameras Thursday at Roos Field, the first time the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year spoke …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington begins spring camp after quick turnaround

The faces are familiar, but the turnaround isn’t.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9 p.m.

Starting running back, backup quarterback are positions up for grabs for Eagles

A few questions loom in Cheney as the Eastern Washington football team begins spring practice.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball: Up-and-down seasons ended strongly for young, talented men’s, women’s teams

The Eagles’ deep tournament runs in Boise last week – the first time both programs played in the Big Sky championship game in the same season – didn’t equate to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Déjà vu for EWU as Montana surges past Eagles for second straight title

Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid. Donaven Dorsey and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington cruises past Southern Utah, earns championship rematch with rival Montana

Eastern Washington got what it wanted Friday, and its 77-61 dispatching of Southern Utah in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals was only part of the equation.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington holds off Montana State, advances to semifinals

Don’t tell Mason Peatling that Eastern Washington relies solely on its long-range shooting.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington a win away from ending its 32-year NCAA Tournament drought

The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington punches ticket to first championship game since 1988

The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Report: QB Gage Gubrud suffers injury, could miss entirety of Washington State spring camp

The Spokesman-Review confirmed a Cougfan.com report that the Washington State quarterback suffered a lower-body injury during the team’s Midnight Maneuvers training regimen earlier this month and could miss the entirety …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington women upset Idaho State in overtime

Violet Kapri Morrow’s steal and layup at the 1:33 mark gave the Eagles their first lead against Idaho State, one the sixth-seeded Eagles wouldn’t relinquish in a 67-65 upset of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington hopes to stay hot in Boise; Idaho looks to pull off upset

EWU (14-17) begins tournament play Thursday, facing the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between sixth-seeded Montana State (14-16) and No. 11 seed Idaho (6-25).