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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.


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Spring football practice canceled for Eastern Washington, Idaho after Big Sky decision

Eastern Washington and Idaho will no longer get the benefit of spring football after the Presidents’ Council of the Big Sky Conference voted Monday to cancel all spring workouts and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Eastern Washington already hungry for another shot at NCAA Tournament

Eastern Washington coaches and players haven’t been able to avoid the slew of mock NCAA Tournament brackets that recently hit the Internet.


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Fantasy basketball: Simulation projects Gonzaga reaching title game before falling to Dayton

According to SportsLine’s simulations of every tournament game, Gonzaga was in for another magical tournament run but another finish one win shy of its ultimate goal.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

‘The team is depressed, man’: Big Sky champion Eastern Washington reacts to cancellation of NCAA Tournament

There will be no Selection Sunday party at Reese Court, and no utterance of EWU by CBS broadcaster Greg Gumbel during a bracket reveal that annually captures the eyeballs of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Big Sky Conference cancels remainder of tournament

The Big Sky Conference canceled the remainder of its men’s women’s basketball tournaments at CenturyLink Arena today amid coronavirus concerns.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

The NCAA canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were …


Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington freshman point guard Ellis Magnuson returns to Boise with title in sights

Before the Boise native committed to EWU last February, he was weighing preferred walk-on offers from Washington State and Boise State – as a wide receiver.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Big Sky Women’s Tournament: Portland State eliminates Eastern Washington for third straight year

Portland State held a double-digit lead most of Monday’s first-round Big Sky Conference tournament opener against EWU, eliminating the Eagles in a 83-70 decision at CenturyLink Arena.


UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2020

Eastern Washington notebook: A day after his mother’s death, Shantay Legans clinched first Big Sky title as head coach

Legans’ mother, 70-year-old Susan Legans, died on Wednesday due to health complications in the family’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Celebration in Cheney: Eastern Washington tops Weber State to claim outright Big Sky regular-season title

Eastern Washington’s three-pronged attack was one of the primary reasons it was expected to win the program’s fourth Big Sky Conference title, an October premonition by league coaches.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Eastern Washington one win away from program’s second outright Big Sky title

If EWU beats Weber State on Saturday in Cheney in the regular-season finale, it will wins the Big Sky Conference title outright and earn the No. 1 seed in the …


Women’s basketball: EWU rallies to force OT, but loses at Weber State

Sophomore guards Grace Kirschner and Jessica McDowell-White both set career scoring highs, but the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team suffered a 83-77 overtime defeat Friday night against Weber State …


Eastern Washington routs Idaho State, earns at least share of Big Sky title

Eastern Washington handled last-place Idaho State 100-75 on Saturday at Reese Court, earning at least a share of the league crown.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Women’s college basketball: Lizzy Klinker leads Idaho to big win over Weber State

Lizzy Klinker totaled 18 points, and Idaho rolled past Weber State 91-57 Wednesday in Ogden, Utah.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Eastern Washington on verge of Big Sky title heading into final home games

If Eastern Washington can end its regular season with a home sweep of two of the Big Sky Conference’s bottom-tier teams, the Eagles will have clinched at least a share …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Jacob Davison carries Eastern Washington over Northern Colorado 68-64

Mason Peatling added 20 points for the Eagles. Peatling also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Women’s college basketball: Lizzy Klinker scores 23 in Idaho victory

Lizzy Klinker led four Idaho players scoring in double figures with 23 points, and the Vandals defeated Southern Idaho 70-57 in a Big Sky Conference women’s basketball game Saturday at …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Five freshmen have helped Eastern Washington in Big Sky race

Eastern Washington, currently in a three-way tie for first in the Big Sky Conference standings, was widely expected to be in this position.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Women’s college basketball: Lizzy Klinker leads Idaho past Northern Colorado

Lizzy Klinker tallied 17 points and a career-high five steals, and Idaho defeated Northern Colorado 70-65 Thursday in Moscow, Idaho, in Big Sky Conference play.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Mason Peatling lifts Eastern Washington over Southern Utah 69-51

Mason Peatling had 17 points and nine rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Southern Utah 69-51 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Eastern Washington limits turnovers in win over Northern Arizona

Eastern Washington took care of the basketball and, as a result, took care of resurgent Northern Arizona.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Eastern Washington hosts improved Northern Arizona in Big Sky title race

When Northern Arizona made the trek to Cheney a year ago, Eastern Washington junior Jacob Davison dropped 41 points on the Lumberjacks, at a time when the NAU averaged roughly …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Eastern Washington holds off Sacramento State’s second-half surge

The Eastern Washington Eagles needed Mason Peatling to hold off upset-minded Sacramento State 77-76 on Thursday at Reese Court when the Hornets threatened to hand EWU its second consecutive home …