Stories tagged: Big sky
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9 p.m.
Third-year Eastern Washington running backs coach Kevin Maurice was forthright Tuesday when discussing his group of experience-rich ballcarriers.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:08 p.m.
Consider it the perfect marriage. Eastern Washington’s group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:46 p.m.
But, in the early sessions of preseason camp, veteran receivers Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood have played lights-out, and the secondary, of late, has begun to rise to the challenge. …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Two seasons ago, Dylan Thigpen was a breakout star in Idaho spring football. Every practice he pressed the defense. In a notable run in a scrimmage, he cleared a gap …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
When Eastern Washington set the program’s single-season rushing record a year ago, it was behind one of the savviest offensive lines in the Football Championship Subdivision.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
In Shantay Legans’ two seasons as Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball coach, he’s twice led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference tournament title game.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
The Cougars don’t expect Gage Gubrud to grow out his facial hair, or adopt any other Minshewisms for that matter, and while they wouldn’t mind another hallmark passing season from …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
If Eastern Washington had stayed relatively healthy during its 2018 run to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game, there would be more questions this month than answers.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 10:47 p.m.
Idaho wide receivers Jeff Cotton, Curtell Haywood excited to take on leadership roles after first practice
The first practice was complete, and Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood came off the field Saturday in the early Palouse twilight with the purposeful, satisfied air of people who had …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Defending Big Sky Conference champion and FCS national runner-up Eastern Washington has its first official practice Sunday.
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
The business of constructing an identity for the Idaho Vandals begins Saturday when they practice as a team for the first time in the 2019 preseason.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
In the wake of the sudden firing of coach Don Verlin on the cusp of a University of Idaho presidential regime change last spring, the Vandals men’s basketball team was …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Troy Taylor had tenure as an educator in Folsom, California, and was leading one of the state’s premier high school football programs. He was in a good spot.
UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Former University of Washington tight end and outside linebacker Jusstis Warren has transferred to Eastern Washington, according to his Instagram account.
Sat., May 18, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
Vigilante Stadium hosted seven high school track and field teams for the Western AA Divisional Meet on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Before dominating in the NBA, ‘unguardable’ Damian Lillard was a nightmare matchup for Eastern Washington
Damian Lillard played six games against Eastern Washington in his four-year career at Weber State. The Wildcats won all six matchups.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 6:23 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s annual Red-White spring game will be a platform for the unproven. Young cornerbacks and kickers top that list.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Heavy raindrops poured onto Ian Shoemaker as he doled advice to a group of quarterbacks Tuesday at Roos Field, but his smile still beamed through the dreary spring football weather.
Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
If the Idaho Vandals rise up and take control of a football game next fall, the foundation for such upheaval may have been laid in a play in Friday’s scrimmage.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
The faces are familiar, but the turnaround isn’t.
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Eastern Washington basketball: Up-and-down seasons ended strongly for young, talented men’s, women’s teams
The Eagles’ deep tournament runs in Boise last week – the first time both programs played in the Big Sky championship game in the same season – didn’t equate to …
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.
Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid. Donaven Dorsey and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington cruises past Southern Utah, earns championship rematch with rival Montana
Eastern Washington got what it wanted Friday, and its 77-61 dispatching of Southern Utah in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals was only part of the equation.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
Don’t tell Mason Peatling that Eastern Washington relies solely on its long-range shooting.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.
The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
Taylor Pierce hoisted 3 after 3 to try to help the Vandals chip away at Portland State’s lead Wednesday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals, hoping to keep the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Tyler Hall’s late steal in Montana State’s 75-71 win over Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Tournament opener at CenturyLink Arena secured the Bobcats a spot in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Mason Peatling had 23 points and Jesse Hunt added 22 with 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington held off Weber State.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
Idaho State advances to the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the No. 10 seed and will play a first-round game Wednesday. Idaho is the No. 11 seed and will also …