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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

10 years after the title: Eastern Washington christened red turf by taking down national power, rival Montana

When EWU faced then-national power and rival Montana in 2010, it was the first game of the red turf era. Here’s a look back at the historic game.

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

NCAA Tournament teams litter Eastern Washington’s 2020-2021 nonconference schedule

One of the youngest coaching staffs in college basketball has put together one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Dave Cook: Hosting state track at Eastern Washington a labor of love

This was to be the 25th year the WIAA has had one of its state high school track and field meets on the campus of Eastern Washington University and Roos …

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Eastern Washington athletics faces budget cuts of “20-30 percent” due to loss of $2.1 million in revenue

The coronavirus pandemic, which has brought college athletics to a halt since early March, will result in ensuing athletic department cuts due to a $2.1 million loss in revenue, according …

No Man’s Land film festival returns to Spokane for third year

Eastern Washington University’s No Man’s Land Film Festival is back in Spokane.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

EWU trustees decline faculty request for independent analysis of athletics spending

“I can only conclude that they are afraid that an independent expert will disagree with their current course, and they’ll have to contemplate large changes,” a professor said in response …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan

The largest individual donation in Eastern Washington University history has given an early boost to the university’s ambitious plan to raise $25 million for renovations of Roos Field.

UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Spokane named host city for 2020 national curling championships

USA Curling’s top event, the men’s and women’s national championships, is set to take place in the Spokane area in 2020.

Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

On the court or in the classroom, Eastern Washington’s Sir Washington has overcome all obstacles

Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Eastern Washington hires Leslie Flores-Cloud to take over volleyball program

Drake assistant coach Leslie Flores-Cloud has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s volleyball coach, the school announced. Flores-Cloud takes over a program rocked by the firing of former coach Michael …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was …

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Lynn Hickey, Vince Otoupal named finalists for Eastern Washington athletic director job

After a nationwide search that produced 50 applicants from NCAA Division I institutions across the country, Eastern Washington University on Friday revealed the two finalists for its vacant athletic director …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Local briefs: EWU to honor Dick Hannan at Hall of Fame festivities

Richard “Dick” Hannan, a long-time coach and administrator from Spokane who received two degrees from Eastern Washington University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Eastern Athletics Hall of …

Film festival at EWU hopes to highlight women in outdoors, change stereotypes

For many women in the outdoors, it’s the little things. The comments. The looks. The unsolicited advice, stupid jokes and expectations of incompetence.

Hoopfest notebook: Former Zag Mike Hart makes Hoopfest debut

After spending a year trying his hand at coaching, former Gonzaga basketball player Mike Hart is back in Spokane.

Survival experts offer advice for EWU Eagles fans headed to Saturday’s game

EWU’s semifinal against the Youngstown Penguins in Cheney is projected to break the school record as the coldest game the Eagles have ever played, at least according to kickoff temperatures.

Locally: EWU celebrates 20th anniversary of state track championships

The 2016 edition of the WIAA 1B, 2B and 1A track and field championships at Eastern Washington University Thursday-Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the meet in Cheney.

Idaho Vandals dropping to FCS, joining Big Sky in 2018 season

Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference.

Second-ranked Florida ends Eastern Washington 4-game streak in volleyball

Ziva Recek had a match-high 15 kills Thursday to lead No. 2 Florida to a 3-1 win over Eastern Washington at the Outriggers Resorts Volleyball Challenge in Honolulu. The Gators …

Area roundup: Adam Talley scores 4 as Shadow cruise past Olympic Force

Adam Talley scored four goals, two in each half, as the Spokane Shadow romped past the visiting Olympic Force for a 5-1 soccer victory at SFCC on Saturday night. The …

ESPN says Colin Cowherd won’t be on air after Dominican comments

NEW YORK — ESPN says radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players …

UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2015

Vernon Adams did not graduate, making status with Oregon a bit iffy

Academic difficulties could make the football learning curve even steeper for former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.

Area roundup: Eastern hires Chris Victor as assistant men’s basketball coach

Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced …

Eastern’s Chaves on committee to study transfer rules

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves has been named to a committee that will study Division I transfer rules, the NCAA announced this week.

Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake

No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …