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Eastern Washinton men’s basketball five keys to success

1 A new leader. Jim Hayford gets the point: this has been a troublesome position almost since the day he arrived from Whitworth in 2011. That’s when incumbent point Glen …


A load to carry

Venky Jois kept the interview short; chemistry class was a few minutes away. The chemistry practicum – a 2 ½-hour exercise in bonding and basketball at Reese Court – had …


Ruptured blood vessel gave former EWU player new outlook

LAS VEGAS – The past year wasn’t the easiest for Utah guard Glen Dean since he transferred from Eastern Washington following the 2010-11 season. Not only did he have to …


Drought costs Eastern

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eastern Washington went scoreless for nearly 5 minutes in the second half, costing the Eagles the lead and, eventually, the game in a 61-55 Big Sky Conference …


Vandals rally, down Eagles in overtime

The mismatches came in all shapes and sizes Thursday night at Reese Court. Idaho dominated inside while Eastern Washington cleaned up in the backcourt in a game that fittingly came …


EWU falls to Santa Clara 89-74

Marc Trasolini scored 25 points and Kevin Foster added 17 and Santa Clara posted an 89-74 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday.


WSU rolls over EWU in Cougars’ season opener

Washington State shot nearly 55 percent from the floor, Eastern Washington less than 35. And that simple statistic was at the nub of the Cougars’ 88-69 season-opening nonconference victory over …


Eastern men excited to play in Montana

The Eagles are happy to be here, but not in the usual sense. “I was hoping for Montana,” said Eastern Washington freshman guard Parker Kelly, who will get his wish …


Eastern men advance in Big Sky tourney

Fittingly, it was Jeffrey Forbes who punched Eastern’s ticket Saturday afternoon. With the Eagles clinging to a two-point lead with 40 seconds to play, Forbes punched the ball away from …


Eastern men guarding against overconfidence

Eastern Washington has beaten Idaho State twice in the last week, which in terms of Saturday’s Big Sky Conference quarterfinal game means exactly …. nothing.


EWU’s Colimon on All-Big Sky first team

Senior point guard Cliff Colimon earned first team All-Big Sky honors, while junior forward Collin Chiverton earned honorable mention and was the league’s Newcomer of the Year.


EWU’s rally comes up short in loss to Sacramento State

There was no way to sugarcoat this one, and Jim Hayford didn’t even try. His Eastern Washington men’s basketball team played perhaps its worst first half of the season en …


Montana defeats Eastern before season-best crowd

A must-win game in January? Some say there’s no such thing, but Laron Griffin would beg to differ after the Eagles’ deflating 74-60 men’s basketball loss Thursday night against visiting …


Eastern Washington University player Colimon makes his way through tragedy, turmoil

Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford likes to impart life lessons through basketball. Cliff Colimon appreciates that, but doesn’t need any help with his transition game; he’s already lived it.


Blanchette: So far, the water is just fine for EWU men’s basketball

His commute to the gym is 24 miles longer now and takes him close by his old one, a daily reminder of the plunge he’s taken. “I went from fresh …


Cold half costly for Eastern

MISSOULA – Eastern Washington University suffered through another one of those dreadful halves against Montana here Friday afternoon, and it cost the Eagles an excellent chance to secure their first …


Big run lifts Montana past Eastern

Eastern Washington University suffered through another one of those dreadful halves against Montana here Friday afternoon, and it cost the Eagles an excellent chance to secure their first Big Sky …


EWU men whip Montana State

Eastern Washington went on the road and opened Big Sky play with an impressive 82-66 win over Montana State at Worthington Arena.


Saint Mary’s holds back Eastern Washington

MORAGA, Calif. – Matthew Dellavedova matched his career high with 25 points, Rob Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Saint Mary’s beat Eastern Washington 77-61 on Tuesday night. …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 14, 2011

EWU men lose at UCLA 60-47

Resilience and a strategic change of pace could not compensate for height and ineffective offense as Eastern Washington played its first game against one of the nation’s perennial basketball powers.


Ex-EWU star Dean has brain surgery

Former Eastern Washington University men’s basketball standout Glen Dean, who transferred to Utah following his sophomore year last spring, underwent surgery at a Salt Lake City hospital Wednesday to repair …


Eastern rolls over Linfield

Eastern Washington University eased at least a little of the intense pain lingering from last Saturday’s meltdown in Pullman Thursday night by shredding Linfield College 104-54 in front of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 8, 2011

Eastern rolls over Linfield, 104-54

Collin Chiverton scored 25 points to lead five players in double figures as Eastern Washington beat Linfield College 104-54 on Thursday night.


EWU, WSU play at Friel

PULLMAN – Just call it being neighborly. Washington State begins a week of facing two of its closest basketball neighbors today by hosting Eastern Washington, a school it’s played 64 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 15, 2011

Hayford gets first victory as EWU coach

Collin Chiverton scored 25 points and coach Jim Hayford earned his first win at Eastern Washington, a 70-61 victory over South Dakota on Tuesday night.


Gonzaga, EWU men begin regular season Friday

With the exception of an exhibition game and a scrimmage against Texas, Gonzaga men’s basketball players have been practicing against each other for nearly a month. “It gets old,” senior …


Ex-SJU player transferring to Eastern

Men’s basketball: Justin Crosgile, a former New Jersey prep standout and two-year letterwinner at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will transfer to Eastern Washington University next fall to play basketball …


Eastern Washington guard, top scorer Dean transfers to Utah

Glen Dean, Eastern Washington University’s outstanding sophomore point guard, has done an about-face on his earlier decision to remain a part of the Eagles’ program and will transfer to the …


In brief: AFL selects winning logo by Spokane’s Myk Crawford

AFL: Spokane’s Myk Crawford has created the official logo (above) for ArenaBowl XXIV, the championship game of the Arena Football League. The league announced the contest on April 29 and …


Hayford reels in three assistants

When Jim Hayford was officially introduced last month as Eastern Washington University’s new men’s basketball coach he said very little about the coaching staff he was hoping to assemble – …