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Spokane/Cheney named finalist for Big Sky postseason tournaments

A combined entry from Spokane and Cheney is one of five finalists for a permanent site for the Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, the league announced this …


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.


Eastern men ready to refocus after big comeback victory

The Eagles have landed, emotionally-speaking. Two days after what Jim Hayford called the best comeback he’s been a part of in 16 years of coaching, his team regrouped, rehealed and …


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 …


Jois scores 38 as Eastern beats Seattle U

SEATTLE — Venky Jois scored 38 points for the second straight game to lead Eastern Washington to an 87-75 win over Seattle at KeyArena on Saturday night. Jois scored 38 …


Eagles record milestones in win over Eastern Oregon

The Eastern Washington basketball team reached a few milestones Sunday afternoon – the perfect moment to pause and enjoy the moment. After playing seven games in 17 days, a five-day …


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 men race past Utah Valley

Tyler Harvey led four scorers in double figures as Eastern Washington ran away from Utah Valley, posting a 75-50 win.


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, …


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.


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 …


EWU men’s basketball believes Big Sky title reachable

Improbably, the clatter of football spikes was briefly drowned out by the squeak of tennis shoes Wednesday morning at Eastern Washington University. As the football team began another round of …


Jim Hayford gets new contract with Eastern worth $117,000 a year

Eastern Washington University basketball coach Jim Hayford has a new five-year contract and a big raise, the school confirmed Friday. After agreeing in principle on a new deal, Hayford and …


Hardwood future bright for Eagles’ men

The future looks bright, but on a rainy Monday morning, Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford couldn’t resist a look back at the might-have-beens. “Basketball is a game of nanoseconds …


Eastern sophomore Harvey an All-Big Sky pick

As Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey elevated his game this season, the Big Sky Conference took notice. The leading scorer in the conference at 21.8 points a game, Harvey became …


Confident EWU reaching peak

The energy of Tuesday’s basketball practice at Reese Court carried over into the media interviews, as coach Jim Hayford and star guard Tyler Harvey joked in front of the cameras. …


Loss leaves Eagles tied for 6th in Big Sky

Portland State stayed a step ahead of Eastern Washington all night Monday, claiming an important 87-76 Big Sky Conference win at Reese Court. Instead of sharing third place, the Eagles …


Full-court pressure

She never played basketball, but Sara Fortier is pretty quick off the dribble. It’s halftime at Reese Court, and her grandson Calvin is twirling his milk straw all over Sara’s …


Life is a full-court press for coaching couple

Craig and Lisa Fortier work hard every day, raising a family against a full-court press of practices, games, meetings and recruiting trips – and they wouldn’t have it any other …


Sharpshooter

The moment was at once ridiculous and sublime. Almost exactly a year ago, with Eastern Washington trailing by 18 points with 7 1/2 minutes to play in a must-win game …


Eagles come up short against North Dakota

Aaron Anderson scored 17 points and Troy Huff added 15 with nine rebounds as North Dakota defeated Eastern Washington 73-61 Thursday night.


EWU’s Harvey returns to special place

As Eastern Washington seeks its first road win of the Big Sky Conference season, what better place to start than tonight at Northern Arizona? That was the scene last year …


Eagles remain winless in Big Sky

Finally, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team can put recent stops in New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah and Idaho in its rear-view mirror. Idaho State jumped out to a 17-point …


Weber St. tops EWU 74-67

Jeremy Senglin scored 16 points and Joel Bolomboy added 13 with 12 rebounds as Weber State defeated Eastern Washington 74-67 in a Big Sky Conference opener Thursday night.


Eagles hot from floor in beating Terriers

IRVINE, Calif. – Drew Brandon scored 15 points, going 6 of 10 from the floor, and had 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead Eastern Washington to an 80-68 men’s …


Eagles hot from floor in beating Terriers

Drew Brandon scored 15 points, going 6 of 10 from the floor, and had 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead Eastern Washington to an 80-68 victory over Boston University …