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10 years after the title: Week 4 loss at Montana State humbled Eastern Washington

Before EWU went on its historic national championship run in 2010, the Eagles hit a major speedbump in Bozeman, Montana.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Waiting game continues for Idaho, EWU volleyball programs

For coaches accustomed to meticulously plotting every aspect of their program from practice drills to travel itineraries, it’s yet another round of revisions as they await an official spring timeline. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

University of Idaho hasn’t given up on nonconference football this fall

While Presidents of Big Sky Conference schools have voted to move the league football schedule to the spring, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Idaho is …


UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Big Sky Media Days Notebook: Aaron Best and Beau Baldwin virtually reunite

Big Sky virtual media days – the video conference version of the annual event that was slated to be at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane before the coronavirus pandemic – …


Grizzlies, Bobcats Rank Near Top of Big Sky Preseason Football Polls

The Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats ranked second and third respectively in the Big Sky Conference football preseason coaches’ and media polls.


Montana Tops Preseason Big Sky Soccer Poll

The start date may still be a moving target, but when the Big Sky Conference soccer season does finally commence, one thing is certain.


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Idaho football announces Kibbie Dome capacity of 5,100 fans for upcoming season

Seating capacity for Idaho football games this fall in the Kibbie Dome will be capped at 5,100 fans, the university announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Safety concerns, social change on minds of Idaho football players, coaches as program heads into season

World War II. Would that be how far back you would have to go to find a year with so many unsettling cross currents as college football teams try to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Idaho quarterback Colton Richardson to miss upcoming season

Quarterback Colton Richardson will not be with Idaho’s football program in 2020 because of a credit-hours issue stemming from a medical withdrawal in fall 2019, the Lewiston High School graduate …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Analysis: Five Idaho football players not to miss this season

To spark a bit of debate before the tentative start of Idaho’s third season back in the Big Sky Conference – after a 5-7 season – I’ve compiled my personal …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

What Eastern Washington football missed after not getting spring practice

Eastern Washington’s annual Red and White game would have been six weeks ago, but the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the Eagles’ spring tuneup.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena construction hits milestone

Almost one year after construction began on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, the project reached a significant milestone.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho athletics works through steps to return after coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus upended college athletics as basketball was about to embark on March Madness. spring football and spring sports saw seasons end while they were waiting in the wings.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best keeping staff, players ready amid pandemic

EWU, a Football Championship Subdivision power that’s 26-12 in Best’s three seasons, returns a wealth of talent on both sides of the ball this fall, including the skill positions and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Eastern Washington associate head coach Nick Booker headed to UC San Diego

In three seasons, Booker helped EWU to back-to-back Big Sky Tournament championship game appearances in 2018 and 2019, an outright Big Sky regular season title in 2020 before the conference …


UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Big Sky strikeout: Lean year for conference, FCS in last week’s NFL Draft

It’s been a week since the conclusion of the NFL draft, and nary a Eastern Washington product was selected or offered a rookie free-agent contract.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Idaho negotiates new world of athletics, school after coronavirus subsides

The variables of planning to operate a college athletics program in a pandemic are maddening.


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Big Sky men’s basketball: Eastern Washington, Idaho sign recruits

Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington bolstered its already young and talented on roster Wednesday and Idaho added a talented junior college guard.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best adjusts to new normalcy in college sports

Roos Field’s red turf sits vacant amid the ghost town that is Cheney.


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Eastern Washington already hungry for another shot at NCAA Tournament

Eastern Washington coaches and players haven’t been able to avoid the slew of mock NCAA Tournament brackets that recently hit the Internet.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Big Sky Conference cancels remainder of tournament

The Big Sky Conference canceled the remainder of its men’s women’s basketball tournaments at CenturyLink Arena today amid coronavirus concerns.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Big Sky Women’s Tournament: Big fourth quarter sends Idaho to championship game

Former Timberlake star Allison Kirby scored all nine of her points in the pivotal fourth quarter.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Big Sky Tournament: Trevon Allen scores 35 points in Idaho’s first-round loss to Southern Utah

No. 7 seed Southern Utah, which handled Idaho by margins of 32 and 28 points during the regular season, pulled away down the stretch in a 75-69 win at CenturyLink …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Big Sky Women’s Tournament: Portland State eliminates Eastern Washington for third straight year

Portland State held a double-digit lead most of Monday’s first-round Big Sky Conference tournament opener against EWU, eliminating the Eagles in a 83-70 decision at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Idaho holds off Idaho State 80-76 for Senior Day victory

In a final 30 seconds marked by effort as much as art, Idaho’s seniors Trevon Allen and Quinton Forrest stood tall at the end as the Vandals wrested an 80-76 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Celebration in Cheney: Eastern Washington tops Weber State to claim outright Big Sky regular-season title

Eastern Washington’s three-pronged attack was one of the primary reasons it was expected to win the program’s fourth Big Sky Conference title, an October premonition by league coaches.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Eastern Washington one win away from program’s second outright Big Sky title

If EWU beats Weber State on Saturday in Cheney in the regular-season finale, it will wins the Big Sky Conference title outright and earn the No. 1 seed in the …


Women’s basketball: EWU rallies to force OT, but loses at Weber State

Sophomore guards Grace Kirschner and Jessica McDowell-White both set career scoring highs, but the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team suffered a 83-77 overtime defeat Friday night against Weber State …


Eastern Washington routs Idaho State, earns at least share of Big Sky title

Eastern Washington handled last-place Idaho State 100-75 on Saturday at Reese Court, earning at least a share of the league crown.