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Eagles’ competitive spirit a strong suit

Eastern Washington hasn’t chosen football captains for this fall, but Will Post is weighing in. The Eagles are holding a full-fledged competition in the weight room, holding a draft, and …


Hayford builds foundation at Eastern

Jim Hayford likes to build things, and it shows. A solid layer of concrete was poured in his first season as head basketball coach at Eastern Washington. It was stress-tested …


Eastern impressed Montana at Big Sky semifinal

MISSOULA – Sometimes those old sports sayings are really true. Cliff Colimon and Laron Griffin really did leave it all on the floor here Tuesday night, which didn’t leave much …


EWU’s Ryan Big Sky MVP; CdA grad Baker also on first team

Finishing in the top 20 in the nation among NCAA Division I women’s basketball scorers is no small accomplishment. That’s why it came as no surprise that Eastern Washington’s power …


EWU men advance to conference semifinals

Fittingly, it was Jeffrey Forbes who punched Eastern’s ticket Saturday afternoon. With the Eagles clinging to a two-point lead with 40 seconds to play, Forbes punched the ball away from …


Montana defeats Weber State for Big Sky title

Will Cherry scored 23 points Tuesday night to lead Montana to the Big Sky regular-season basketball championship in a winner-take-all 66-51 victory over Weber State in Missoula. The victory means …


Host role on line for Eagles, ISU

Defending the home court takes on a new meaning tonight for Eastern Washington. By defeating Idaho State at Reese Court, the Eagles will stay at home for a rematch Saturday …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 12-15 overall, 6-7 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight at Idaho State, 6; Saturday at Portland State, 7 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Idaho State, 6 p.m.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2012, 11:38 p.m.

EWU men fall to UC Irvine in Big Sky play

Chris McNealy had 15 points and seven assists and UC Irvine closed the game on a 7-1 run to defeat Southern Utah 78-73 Saturday night.


Blanchette: Hayford’s team stays on right side of wall

Really, who needs BracketBu- sters? Not Eastern Washington. Not Northern Colorado. Nobody in the Big Sky Conference.


Eastern men overcome 17-point deficit

Parker Kelly knows he has the green light. “If you’re open, you have to shoot it,” said Kelly, who hit three 3-pointers – the last with 14 seconds left – …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 12-14 overall, 6-7 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday at Cal Irvine, 7 p.m.


Weber State’s Lillard lights up Eagles

OGDEN, Utah – NCAA scoring leader Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Bryon Fulton added a season-high 16 points off the bench as Weber State held off Eastern Washington for …


Coming up: EWU men’s basketball

RECORD: 11-13 overall, 5-6 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday at Weber State, 6:35 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Northern Colorado, 6 p.m. at Reese Court


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, 9:53 p.m.

EWU’s rally comes up short in loss to Sacramento State

There was no way to sugarcoat this one, and Jim Hayford didn’t even try. His Eastern Washington men’s basketball team played perhaps its worst first half of the season en …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 10-12 overall, 4-5 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight at Northern Arizona, 5:35; Saturday vs. Sacramento State, 6


EWU men cruise to win over Montana St.

Defending the home court never felt so good. Eastern Washington put up season-best numbers on defense in a crucial 69-52 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball win over Montana State on …


EWU men cruise to win over Montana St.

Defending the home court never felt so good. Eastern Washington put up season-best numbers on defense in a crucial 69-52 Big Sky Conference win over Montana State win Saturday night …


Chiverton sees Eastern teammates as family

His left foot is injured and his hands are encased by ice bags, but Collin Chiverton is in his comfort zone. Really. “This has been my toughest year for injuries,” …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 9-11 overall, 3-4 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight vs. Montana (SWX), 6; Saturday vs. Montana State, 6 p.m.


Portland State tops EWU men in overtime

In a game that came down to free throws, Eastern Washington didn’t make the most of its few chances Saturday night. The Eagles missed two chances to take a four-point …


EWU women soar past PSU

PORTLAND – The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team closed the game on a 20-7 run and took down defending Big Sky Conference regular-season champion Portland State 75-67 Saturday at the …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 9-10 overall, 3-3 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday vs. Portland St., 6:05 p.m. (SWX) at Reese Court


EWU’s 2012 football schedule favors fans

Will Eastern Washington University football fans get a bigger kick out of this year’s schedule? That depends: Is your gas tank half-full or half-empty?


Eastern men drop tough game at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – Tate Unruh hit two free throws with 12 seconds remaining Saturday to lift Northern Colorado to a 71-70 Big Sky Conference victory over Eastern Washington. Unruh’s free …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 8-8 overall, 2-2 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight at Sacramento State, 7:05; Saturday at Northern Colorado, 4:05 p.m.; Monday at Seattle University, 7:10 p.m.


Eastern powers past Northern Arizona

Badly in need of a stress-reliever, Eastern Washington received a megadose of it in the second half of Saturday night’s Big Sky basketball game against Northern Arizona. Leading scorer Collin …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 7-7 overall, 1-1 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight vs. Weber State, 6:05 (SWX); Saturday vs. Northern Arizona, 6:05 p.m. Games at Reese Court.


Lillard, Wildcats next for Eastern

Eastern Washington has played some solid basketball in Jim Hayford’s first season, but few Eagles fans have seen it firsthand. That will change tonight, when EWU, 7-7 overall, plays only …


Eastern opens Big Sky play with road win

BOZEMAN – Jim Hayford, Eastern Washington University’s first-year head men’s basketball coach, did what he could to prepare his Eagles for Big Sky Conference play by putting together one of …