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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

10 years after the title: Eastern Washington christened red turf by taking down national power, rival Montana

When EWU faced then-national power and rival Montana in 2010, it was the first game of the red turf era. Here’s a look back at the historic game.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Big Sky’s cancellation of fall sports means Idaho football must turn attention to spring season

After the Big Sky Conference on Thursday directly announced none of its fall teams would compete in or out of the league, University of Idaho athletics director Terry Gawlik and …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

After playing the waiting game, Eastern Washington football looks to rare spring season

EWU players were doing mandatory, small-group workouts in recent weeks, hopeful they would get the green light for full-fledged practices in August.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

Eastern Washington suspends all fall sports one week after football postponed

EWU announced Monday that all fall sports are suspended due to coronavirus concerns, becoming the first Big Sky Conference school to put each of its fall sports on hold.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

Analysis: Coronavirus derailed good things for Eastern Washington athletics

Before the pandemic, there was a sense of excitement in EWU’s athletic department.

Big Sky Officially Postpones Football Conference Competition Until the Spring

Due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Big Sky Conference is postponing its fall 2020 football season to spring 2021. The conference’s Presidents’ Council convened Thursday …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Reports: Big Sky Conference football members will likely play in the spring

Several reports Thursday suggest that the Big Sky Conference is aiming for a spring football season.

Another Bobcats Football Game Canceled

The Montana State football team’s home game against Long Island has been canceled.

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

Quarterback Jake Constantine, a two-time Big Sky champion, transfers to Washington State as walk-on

Washington State’s quarterback room finally found the one thing it was lacking: experience.

UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference pushes back start of fall Olympic sports

The Big Sky Conference’s Presidents’ Council has approved delaying the first date of competition for its Olympic sports during the fall 2020 season, the conference announced Friday.

6 Griz 2 Cats Named to Preseason All-Conference Big Sky Team

BIG SKY CONFERENCE- Griz tied for most players on the Preseason All-Conference Big Sky team.

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best and Idaho coach Paul Petrino speak at Big Sky virtual media days; Preseason polls released

Before the coronavirus pandemic halted college sports in March, Big Sky Conference football media days were slated to take place in downtown Spokane at the Davenport this summer.

UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Former Idaho athletic director Bill Belknap dies at 81

Bill Belknap, who led the University of Idaho athletic department to new heights during his 10-year run as athletic director, died Friday at the age of 81.

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Big Sky Conference filled with FBS transfer quarterbacks looking to earn starting jobs

The NCAA transfer portal has been a boon for Big Sky Conference programs in the market for a quarterback.

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Eastern Washington University teams, coaches and administrators face big budget cuts

As Eastern Washington faces major campuswide budget cuts due to a confluence of the coronavirus and declining enrollment that began years before the pandemic, its athletic department has been faced …

UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

A rising trend in Big Sky, FCS football stars transferring to the FBS

Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu bet on himself when he left the University of Maine for USC.

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Big Sky men’s, women’s basketball to play shortened conference schedule

The Big Sky’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete in a 16-game conference schedule during the 2020-21 season, the conference office announced Friday.

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Big Sky Conference allows schools to make decision on when to resume sports

Big Sky Conference officials won’t dictate when member schools like Eastern Washington and Idaho can resume play. They’re letting the schools decide.

Eastern Washington seniors Calin Criner, Jack Sendelbach stay ready amid quarantine, uncertainty

Compounding the cancellation of spring football for Criner and Sendelbach was the shutdown of their gyms, both at college and at home, throwing a wrench into their high-level routines.

UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Beau Baldwin, assistant coaches bring Eastern Washington flavor to Big Sky foe Cal Poly

Baldwin has hired reinforcements with deep EWU ties to help get make Cal Poly a Big Sky contender, including former EWU and Washington State head coach Paul Wulff.

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Three Eastern Washington women’s basketball players enter NCAA transfer portal

Following the worst season in Wendy Schuller’s 19 years as head coach, three Eastern Washington women’s basketball players have entered the NCAA transfer portal, including the Big Sky Conference’s leaders …

UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Spring football practice canceled for Eastern Washington, Idaho after Big Sky decision

Eastern Washington and Idaho will no longer get the benefit of spring football after the Presidents’ Council of the Big Sky Conference voted Monday to cancel all spring workouts and …

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

All-Big Sky Team: Eastern Washington’s Mason Peatling earns MVP honors, Shantay Legans named coach of the year

Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington earned a heap of honors on Tuesday

Grizzlies, Hauck Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension

The University of Montana and Grizzlies football head coach Bobby Hauck have agreed to a four year contract extension, the school announced on Friday, extending his current deal through January …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Trevon Allen taking time to enjoy final games with Idaho Vandals

Time flies. Only a couple of years ago, Trevon Allen was a precocious sophomore riding the coattails of talented, disciplined, mature upperclassmen like Victor Sanders, B.J. Blake, Nate Sherwood, Perrion …

Isabelle Hadden sparks Idaho to 65-52 win over Portland State

Isabelle Hadden scored a season-high 16 points to lead five players in double figures and the Idaho Vandals (15-8, 10-4 Big Sky Conference) rolled to a 65-52 victory over the …

Matt Hauser guides Portland State to 90-69 win over Idaho

Matt Hauser tossed in 24 points, sinking 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range, to spark the Portland State Vikings to a 90-69 victory over the Idaho Vandals in Big …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Vandals’ Klinker sisters proud to be ‘workhorses,’ not ‘show ponies’

The concept of paired accomplishment is not unfamiliar to the University of Idaho’s women’s basketball team. This season, Lizzy Klinker, a senior wing, and her sister, Natalie, a junior post, …

Idaho snaps its 6-game skid, beats Sacramento State 67-53

Trevon Allen scored 27 points and Idaho snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Sacramento State, 67-53 on Monday night.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Eastern Washington wins sixth straight, topples Northern Arizona 77-66

Jacob Davison scored 17 points and added five assists to lead Big Sky Conference leader Eastern Washington to a 77-66 win over Northern Arizona