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Vandals’ Brayon Blake named Big Sky Player of the Week

Senior forward Brayon Blake has been recognized as the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week in men’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Vandals make it three in a row as Brayon Blake leads with 25

Brayon Blake scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Idaho held on to beat Northern Arizona 84-80 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Northern Arizona as Bogdan Bliznyuk perfect on 16 free throws

Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Delany Hodgins, Violet Kapri Morrow lead Eastern Washington to rout

Delaney Hodgins and Violet Kapri Morrow combined for 57 points and nine of Eastern Washington’s 13 3-pointers Thursday during an 82-62 Big Sky Conference women’s basketball win over visiting Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Brayon Blake, hot 3-point shooting lift Idaho Vandals to win over Southern Utah

Brayon Blake had game-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Idaho Vandals buried 12 3-pointers to defeat Southern Utah 80-76 on Thursday night in a Big Sky men’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

More road games ‘on the table’ for Eastern Washington football

Will Eastern Washington play just four home football games this year?


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington ponders next move as Bill Chaves introduced at North Dakota

While his current employer was making tentative plans to search for a successor, Bill Chaves was introduced Tuesday as the new athletic director at the University of North Dakota,


Eastern Washington tries to address $5.8 million athletic department budget deficit

Eastern Washington football fans can wish all they want for a better stadium, but that dream appears further away than ever.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bill Chaves named athletic director at North Dakota

Bill Chaves, who presided over more than a decade of unprecedented athletic success at Eastern Washington University, will now attempt to do the same at North Dakota.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Depth allows Eastern Washington women to hold off Idaho

This never was about revenge. Well, perhaps a little bit.


Idaho Vandals love the Rose City as a fertile recruiting ground

Poaching Oregon has been profitable for Idaho. In addition to six current players from Oregon, Idaho has benefited in the past, particularly from Portland’s Jefferson High. Jefferson alum Stephen Madison …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

EWU president declines to comment on status of AD Bill Chaves

As her athletic director pursues a similar position elsewhere, Eastern Washington University president Mary Cullinan declined to comment Friday on Bill Chaves’ future status.


Area women’s basketball: Sacramento State builds huge early lead, dispatches Idaho

Hannah Friend led four players in double figures with 29 points Thursday and Sacramento State (3-10, 1-1) broke a four-game losing streak by defeating Idaho 79-64 in Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves a finalist at North Dakota

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves is a finalist for the same position at the University of North Dakota, the school announced Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

EWU preps for ball-hawking Portland State

The pace was frantic Tuesday afternoon at Reese Court, just the way Shantay Legans wanted it.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Balanced Idaho begins Big Sky Conference men’s play with big road victory

Perrion Callandret scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Brayon Blake had 12 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat North Dakota 74-57 on Friday night in the Big …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Northern Colorado tops Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s opener

Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho women storm back to defeat North Dakota in Big Sky Conference opener

Mikayla Ferenz scored 33 points and the Idaho Vandals opened Big Sky Conference women’s basketball play Thursday with a big rally to turn back visiting North Dakota 80-75 in Moscow.


Eastern Washington men exude confidence in improved Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington took some lumps during the nonconference men’s basketball season. Now the Eagles hope to inflict a few on their Big Sky Conference brethren.


Eastern Washington men clamp down on NAIA Providence before holiday break

For Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans, this really was the best of both worlds.


Vandals sign 12 players, including five offensive linemen

Idaho’s first experience with the new NCAA early signing period for football had coaches “pressing a little bit harder earlier” to get players signed.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington football adds eight players in early signing period

This could turn out to be signature recruiting class for Eastern Washington football. All the Eagles need are a few more signatures.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington men finally return home after rugged road schedule

After five weeks and 10 games on the road, Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans tried his best to find some humor in the situation.


Eastern Washington men focus on bouncing back after emotional defeat in Seattle

By now, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball players should be in the right state of mind.


Eastern Washington basketball re-energized ahead of game against Seattle, former coach

After six games and two weeks on the road, Bogdan Bliznyuk could be excused for feeling a bit fatigued.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

2018 Eastern Washington Eagles will be loaded with experience

That wasn’t bad for a rebuilding year, right? Some would say there’s no such thing at Eastern Washington, which has done nothing but win during the last decade.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Hebard leads No. 10 Oregon to 81-40 win over EWU

Ruthy Hebard scored 22 points, while not missing a shot, and Lexi Bando added 14 to lead No. 10 Oregon to an 81-40 victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Gubrud, league-leading Eastern Washington offense snubbed in All-Big Sky balloting

The hits keep coming for Eastern Washington football.


‘It’s a gut punch,’ Eastern Washington AD says of FCS snub

A day after Eastern Washington’s exclusion from the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, athletic director Bill Chaves said he was still “confused and stunned” by the decision.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

Fuzzy math? Eastern FCS snub doesn’t quite add up

For Eastern Washington football fans, this was a real head-scratcher: Why didn’t the Eagles make the field for the FCS playoffs? The selection committee will never say, but apparently the …