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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Quick TBT exit for The Money Team and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, EWU’s Jacob Wiley and UI’s Jeff Ledbetter

The Money Team, which included players from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho, committed costly mistakes down the stretch and made a quick exit from The Basketball Tournament (TBT).


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Josh Perkins, Kyle Wiltjer expected to play in TBT

Perkins, former Zag Kyle Wiltjer, ex-Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley and former Idaho Vandal Jeff Ledbetter are listed on TBT rosters. Wiltjer, Wiley and Ledbetter are playing for seventh-seeded The …


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: 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.


John Blanchette: Well-traveled Jim Fitzgerald takes over Sasquatch during hairy times

It is simply not the case that Jim Fitzgerald has either attended or worked for every college and sports franchise between here and Seattle.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Locally: Eastern Washington assistant Bobby Suarez named to Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team

Bobby Suarez, an assistant at Eastern Washington for three seasons, has been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Washington State, Eastern Washington set for first basketball matchup since 2012; will play two more games in 2021, 2022

The regional foes will renew their series this season in a nonconference game at Spokane Arena, EWU coach Shantay Legans told Larry Weir in a Thursday edition of The Spokesman-Review’s …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

‘I will not be silenced.’ Coaches, players from local colleges speak out in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Dozens of Washington State, Gonzaga and Eastern Washington student-athletes and coaches have used, and continue to use, social media to express their thoughts about Floyd’s death and the conversations that …


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: Mon., May 25, 2020

Looking back: Raul Vijil helped spark Eastern Washington and Spokane Shock success

Quicker than Raul Vijil’s feet was the way he learned. Before the former Eastern Washington and Spokane Shock receiver was catching passes in tight windows and shifting past defenders, he …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Big Sky men’s, women’s basketball to play shortened conference schedule

The Big Sky’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete in a 16-game conference schedule during the 2020-21 season, the conference office announced Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Sixteen local Division I teams earn APR perfection; Idaho men’s basketball posts troubling four-year total

Sixteen athletic programs from local Division I colleges have achieved perfection according to the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report, while one other came dangerously close to incurring a potential …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans, Gonzaga’s Brian Michaelson, Washington State’s John Andrzejek make ESPN’s rising stars list

Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans is No. 11, Gonzaga assistant Brian Michaelson is No. 12 and Washington State’s John Andrzejek is No. 39.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Big Sky Conference allows schools to make decision on when to resume sports

Big Sky Conference officials won’t dictate when member schools like Eastern Washington and Idaho can resume play. They’re letting the schools decide.


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.


Eastern Washington sports information director Dave Cook chugs along, 3 miles at a time

Running isn’t something Dave Cook came to out of an abundance of natural talent.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Gonzaga Prep grad, California standout linebacker Evan Weaver drafted by Arizona in sixth round of NFL draft

Weaver was selected in the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL fraft with the 202 overall pick.


UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference products hope to get NFL call

The coronavirus pandemic derailed the draft process for many Big Sky standouts hoping to get picked up in the late rounds of this weekend’s NFL Draft or as a free …


UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

Eagle Family: Zach Bruce returns to EWU to coach safeties after following wife Delaney’s European basketball career

Before the University High graduate exhausted his college eligibility in 2016, Bruce had already yielded his future plans to the professional basketball aspirations of then-girlfriend Delaney Hodgins, EWU’s all-time leading …


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Financial implications of COVID-19 leave collegiate athletic directors in precarious positions, uncharted territory

Left in a financial pinch, college athletic directors across the country have been confronted with tough and uncomfortable decisions over the past few weeks and looming uncertainty means they’ll presumably …


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.


Eastern Washington seniors Calin Criner, Jack Sendelbach stay ready amid quarantine, uncertainty

Compounding the cancellation of spring football for Criner and Sendelbach was the shutdown of their gyms, both at college and at home, throwing a wrench into their high-level routines.


UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best volunteers to take 10% pay cut to help athletic department

Eastern Washington hasn’t requested a departmentwide pay cut from its coaches, but head football coach Aaron Best appears to have volunteered anyway.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Three Eastern Washington women’s basketball players enter NCAA transfer portal

Following the worst season in Wendy Schuller’s 19 years as head coach, three Eastern Washington women’s basketball players have entered the NCAA transfer portal, including the Big Sky Conference’s leaders …


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: Sun., March 29, 2020

Former EWU standout Venky Jois enjoying his home away from home in America

Since his days at Eastern Washington University between 2012 and 2016, Venky Jois has seen much of the world. But the 26-year-old admits there’s no place like the States, which …


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Cancellation of pro day shifts course for Eastern Washington products aiming for NFL

Eastern Washington football players who’ve been training vigorously since the end of last fall to impress scouts – many who’ve hired agents and personal trainers to help heighten their chances …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Ex-Eastern Washington standouts in Canadian Football League face uncertainty about upcoming season

Vernon Adams Jr. is making the most of his days in self-quarantine.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

AP all-state: Liberty’s Maisie Burnham named girls 2B player of the year

Liberty’s Maisie Burnham, who signed with Eastern Washington, was selected as girls 2B state player of the year – one of four players of the year within the region.