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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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Idaho can’t sustain late charge in 72-64 loss to Weber State

Idaho’s penultimate game against Weber State was a tale of two halves. Until it wasn’t.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Women’s college basketball: Lizzy Klinker leads Idaho to big win over Weber State

Lizzy Klinker totaled 18 points, and Idaho rolled past Weber State 91-57 Wednesday in Ogden, Utah.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Eastern Washington on verge of Big Sky title heading into final home games

If Eastern Washington can end its regular season with a home sweep of two of the Big Sky Conference’s bottom-tier teams, the Eagles will have clinched at least a share …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Southern Utah snaps 5-game skid, cruises past Idaho, 87-55

Cameron Oluyitan had 22 points as Southern Utah cruised past Idaho 87-55 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Jacob Davison carries Eastern Washington over Northern Colorado 68-64

Mason Peatling added 20 points for the Eagles. Peatling also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Five freshmen have helped Eastern Washington in Big Sky race

Eastern Washington, currently in a three-way tie for first in the Big Sky Conference standings, was widely expected to be in this position.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Women’s college basketball: Lizzy Klinker leads Idaho past Northern Colorado

Lizzy Klinker tallied 17 points and a career-high five steals, and Idaho defeated Northern Colorado 70-65 Thursday in Moscow, Idaho, in Big Sky Conference play.