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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 20, 2020

From jerseys to badges: Dozens of ex-college, pro athletes find careers in Spokane law enforcement

More than two-dozen Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office employees competed collegiality in several sports and believe their those experiences have helped in different areas of their careers.


10 years after the title: Week 4 loss at Montana State humbled Eastern Washington

Before EWU went on its historic national championship run in 2010, the Eagles hit a major speedbump in Bozeman, Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Eastern Washington hires outside firm to review athletic department’s budget problems

Eastern Washington has hired an outside consultant to take a deep scope at the athletic department’s well-documented financial woes in an effort to develop solutions.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Former EWU WR Cooper Kupp reaches 3-year extension with LA Rams

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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

An oral history: That August day, in 2014, when college football started in Cheney

EWU hosted fellow FCS power and postseason nemesis Sam Houston State on Aug. 23, 2014, an ESPN broadcast that was the only game on television that Saturday, a week before …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Waiting game continues for Idaho, EWU volleyball programs

For coaches accustomed to meticulously plotting every aspect of their program from practice drills to travel itineraries, it’s yet another round of revisions as they await an official spring timeline. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Eastern Washington stung by loss of Pac-12 nonconference games

It’s been five months since young, high-scoring Eastern Washington experienced the initial sting of a canceled NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference pushes back start of fall Olympic sports

The Big Sky Conference’s Presidents’ Council has approved delaying the first date of competition for its Olympic sports during the fall 2020 season, the conference announced Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Eastern Washington begins installation of new red turf at Roos Field

Eastern Washington installed its new red turf Tuesday at Roos Field in Cheney, replacing its 10-year-old famed turf that helped boost Football Championship Subdivion power’s national profile in 2010.


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 …