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EWU beats Seattle in 2OT for 2nd time in 12 days

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 31 points with 12 rebounds, Felix Von Hofe added 19 points and Eastern Washington defeated Seattle in double overtime for the second time in 12 days, pulling …


EWU head coach Jim Hayford looks forward with optimism

For Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford, last season really was about the journey. His favorite stop? Missoula, where on March 14 the Eagles beat Montana to earn the school’s …


Eastern Washington men’s basketball adds four players

A month after making its first NCAA tournament appearance in 11 years, Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team has bolstered its roster for another potential run. The Eagles will add at …


Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey declares for NBA draft

For Tyler Harvey, it’s the biggest open look he’s ever seen, a shot too good to pass up. Eastern Washington’s shooting star, who realized one dream this year by leading …


EWU’s Harvey contemplates leaving school early for NBA

Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey is expected to decide this week whether to stay in school or leave a year early for the NBA draft. “We are gathering information as …


The Walter Brothers embark on an I-5 odyssey

Brothers Jess and Ralph Walter, Eastern Washington University’s biggest fans, will shuttle between the Eagles and Zags’ games this week. Wish them luck.


Eastern Washington men will try to use size of big Hoya to Eagles’ advantage

If basketball is about matchups, Eastern Washington will have a big problem – or a big opportunity – in its second-round NCAA men’s tournament game against Georgetown. His name is …


Big Sky champion Eagles headed to Portland for NCAA tournament

Sharlie Corcoran, of Spokane, is from Griz country and works at Gonzaga University. But on Thursday she intends to be in Portland to cheer on her Eagles of Eastern Washington …


Von Hofe leads Eastern into Big Sky tourney title game

MISSOULA – Late in the game, during a timeout, Felix Von Hofe broke into a smile. It was as wide as the basket looked all night to the Eastern Washington …


Eastern Washington women hope to give Montana the boot on Lady Grizzlies’ home court

MISSOULA – The Eastern women’s basketball players are in a good place, even if that place is Dahlberg Arena. “It’s every coach’s dream – actually a nightmare,” EWU coach Wendy …


Tyler Harvey pours in 42 points as EWU holds off Idaho

MISSOULA – It was almost unfair. The Idaho Vandals rose to the occasion of their Big Sky Conference quarterfinal game against Eastern Washington, but Tyler Harvey took his game to …


Big Sky notes: Jim Hayford, Brian Katz friends to the end

MISSOULA – Their game plans will be tested tonight. Their friendship? Never. Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford and Sacramento State’s Brian Katz go back more than two decades, but only …


Key moments of Jim Hayford’s four seasons at EWU

2011 March 29 – After compiling a 217-57 record at Division III Whitworth, Hayford is hired as EWU’s 17th head basketball coach.


Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey, Venky Jois first-team All-Big Sky

Fighting through injuries all the way to a championship, Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois of Eastern Washington earned another reward Monday: a place on the All-Big Sky Conference first team …


Tested Eagles set for tourney

Caution: more basketball drama ahead for Eastern Washington fans. That may be a good thing, as the Eastern Washington men’s and women basketball teams are definitely feeling tournament-tested even before …


Grizzlies hamper Eagles’ chances

There’s a lot of basketball to be played at Eastern Washington, but most likely it won’t happen at Reese Court. Too bad, because the place was packed Saturday afternoon – …


Eastern seniors take bow today, battle Griz

As Parker Kelly said this week at Reese Court, it’s been a great ride. Which sounds so effortless. It wasn’t.


Life on the edge continues for Eastern Washington against Montana schools in Big Sky play

Eastern Washington senior guard Parker Kelly feels at home at Reese Court, and he’d like to stay around a little longer. “It’s been an awesome run, and hopefully it’s not …


Eastern’s life on the edge continues against Montana schools

Eastern Washington senior guard Parker Kelly feels right at home at Reese Court, and he’d like to stay around a little longer.


Cheney, Spokane join to bid for Big Sky tourney

The Big Sky Conference has many reasons for seeking a permanent site for its postseason basketball tournament. The latest reason is literally stirring up a Hornets’ nest. Sacramento State currently …


Spokane Arena, EWU bidding for Big Sky basketball tournament

The Big Sky Conference has many reasons for seeking a permanent site for its postseason basketball tournament. Seven cities have responded, including a combined bid from Spokane and Cheney.


EWU  Eagles

Coming up: Saturday vs. Idaho, 2:05 p.m. Outlook: In the first repeat matchup of the Big Sky Conference season, Eastern hopes to solidify its spot atop the standings with another …


Unusual suspects spark Eagles

It was the perfect recipe – for disaster. The ingredients were already assembled Saturday afternoon at Reese Court: forward Venky Jois was off the court, Tyler Harvey was off his …


Eastern expects Venky Jois to return this week

Eastern Washington forward Venky Jois is a “possibility” to play Thursday night against Northern Colorado, coach Jim Hayford said Tuesday. Nine minutes into the Eagles’ 92-85 win at Portland State …


Eastern Washington travels to face Sacramento State with Venky Jois a game-time decision

A little resilience went a long way for Eastern Washington on Thursday night at Portland State. The Eagles may need even more tonight, as star forward Venky Jois suffered an …


Eastern basketball team stays grounded after big win over Indiana

Even while they were still in the air Tuesday afternoon, the Eastern Washington basketball players had come back to earth. The day after one of the biggest wins in school …


Eastern basketball team stays grounded

The day after one of the biggest wins in school history – a nationally-televised, 88-86 win at five-time NCAA champion Indiana – the Eastern Eagles were eager to get on …


Eastern wakes up basketball world with big win in opener

It took half a game, but the Eastern Washington basketball players finally found a way to rise and shine. Playing the first game of the college basketball season Friday morning, …


Eastern Washington men’s basketball 5 keys to success

1 The new big man on campus. Gone is 6-foot-10 German Martin Seiferth, to be replaced by his compatriot Frederik Jörg. The 7-1, 295-pound Jörg was an acknowledged project player …


Expectations Big Sky high for Eastern basketball team

Another year older, another year wiser? That’s the idea, anyway, as Jim Hayford begins his fourth year in charge of the Eastern Washington basketball program.