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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


Sky’s the limit: Former EWU receiver Kendrick Bourne could be the first Big Sky Conference player to score a TD in the Super Bowl

A dancing Kendrick Bourne made his way down the steps of the San Francisco 49ers’ team plane after landing in Miami earlier this week, the sort of Super Bowl entrance …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Idaho Vandals prove no match for Southern Utah

In the best of circumstances, Southern Utah (12-7, 5-3 in the Big Sky Conference) is a tough matchup for Idaho. “They are a big, strong, mature team. We knew that …


Grizzlies’ Pridgett, Anderson Sweep Big Sky Player of the Week Awards

This week everyone is ready to turn the calendar to a new year and a new decade, but a couple of Montana basketball players certainly enjoyed the end to 2019 …


North Dakota State lands top seed in FCS playoffs; EWU left out

The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team FCS playoff pairings that were announced Sunday. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in …


Leonick Tamba takes advantage of opportunity with Vandals

Sharp as broken glass, sudden injury tempers victory which is part of what makes football more than pinball on turf. The game is not merely the score.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Big Sky basketball: Coaches pick Eastern Washington men to win conference title; Idaho women second in polls

After reaching back-to-back Big Sky Conference Tournament championship games and returning the bulk of its talent, EWU was picked first in the coaches poll on Thursday.


Griz, Cats Basketball Stars Earn Preseason Honors

The Big Sky Conference released its 2019 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference selections and multiple Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats were honored. Read more on the players who …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Disappointing first half of season has EWU Eagles hoping to win out

More than five minutes had burned off the halftime clock Saturday at Hornet Stadium, and a group of EWU coordinators and assistants were still half-circled around head coach Aaron Best …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Big Sky roundup: Weber State runs past Cal Poly 41-24

Josh Davis ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Kris Jackson added two short scoring runs, powering Weber State to a 41-24 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night …


Move to offensive line paying off for Eastern Washington right guard Kaleb Levao

If not for the switch from defense in 2016, Levao, who swiftly developed into an All-Big Sky Conference right guard, his college career would likely be over.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed leads Montana past South Dakota in opener

Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Big Sky Picks: Eastern Washington will have its hands full with big, talent-stocked Huskies in Week 1

EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Saturday’s Big Sky Conference football games.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Live thread: Updates on which Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Spokane-area prep players made NFL 53-man rosters

These next 24 hours are some of the most nerving on the football calendar for NFL hopefuls. All 32 teams will have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by 1 …