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In brief: Eastern’s Harvey receives honor

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: His numbers were Rodney Stuckey like, so it’s fitting that Tyler Harvey has become Eastern Washington University’s first selection since 2006 on the National Association of Basketball Coaches …


Eastern seniors leave legacy

As the Eastern Washington seniors walked off the field Saturday afternoon, they left behind a legacy. And more than a few tears.


Eastern falters in final minutes of semifinal

Momentum shifted like a whipsaw Saturday afternoon at Roos Field in Cheney, and for once it was Eastern Washington that couldn’t hold on. The Eagles couldn’t hold a 10-point fourth-quarter …


Towson pulled off rare quick start

After a season of starting slowly and finishing well, Towson did almost the opposite Saturday against Eastern Washington. “We finally got the ball first and scored first,” Towson coach Rob …


Backup QB Frazier hurt Eagles’ cause

It was less about the Eastern Washington University football team collapsing and more about an anonymous backup quarterback coming up clutch when it mattered most. Sophomore Connor Frazier, called upon …


Eastern faces tough test in Towson’s West

Eastern, meet West. Three days ago, Towson coach Rob Ambrose was asked why Tigers running back Terrance West should win the Walter Payton Award, the top individual honor in the …


Eastern Washington still can’t solve UC Irvine

Eastern Washington faced a tall order Sunday afternoon against UC Irvine, and the Eagles made it halfway up the mountain. However, second-half slumps from the field and at the free-throw …


EWU moves on to FCS semifinals

On a day when it couldn’t take care of the football, Eastern Washington still managed to take care of business Saturday. In December, that might just be more important that …


Blanchette: EWU tosses out Plan A, uses Plan B to stay alive

In these dicey times, everyone’s supposed to have a Plan B. A career alternative. A financial fallback. Some folks find a backup romance to be necessary, too, though that’s the …


EWU’s John Graham finalist for dream job at Central Washington

Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham hopes to realize a lifelong dream by becoming the next head football coach at Central Washington, he said Wednesday. “When I got into college …


EWU no match for Saint Mary’s

MORAGA, Calif. – Brad Waldow scored 24 points to lead five Gaels in double figures as Saint Mary’s scored a wire-to-wire 93-65 men’s basketball victory over Eastern Washington on Sunday …


Forte, Eagles run past Jackrabbits 41-17

Taking what they were given, the Eagles finally grabbed everything in sight Saturday afternoon. After a slow start, Eastern Washington tore several pages out of the South Dakota State playbook, …


Blanchette: Weather turned red turf blue, but Eags love it

Silk longjohns. Extra socks. Parkas rated to minus-45 and flasks filled with 100 proof. All the usual methods were trotted out and any number of new ones devised to deal …


Eagles basketball looks to continue fast start

Off to its best start in five years, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team opens a challenging month today with a game at unbeaten Saint Mary’s. The Eagles (5-2) face …


South Dakota State RB Zach Zenner stocked with talent, on field and in classroom

On and off the football field, ZZ tops the charts. That would be South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner, the leading rusher in the Football Championship Subdivision – and …


Against some tough odds, EWU’s Anthony Larry has found a solid path

When Anthony Larry first held his baby son in the spring of 2012, he promised never to let go. Not the way his own father did 20 years earlier. “I …


UC Irvine rolls past Eastern Washington 81-58

IRVINE, Calif. – Luke Nelson scored 19 points and Alex Young added 16 as UC Irvine defeated Eastern Washington 81-58 Sunday on the final day of the 2K Sports Classic. …


EWU receives third seed for FCS playoffs

Sunday morning’s gathering lacked the drama of the night before, and that was just fine with the Eastern Washington football players, coaches and fans. About 100 of them gathered at …


Eagles awaken in nick of time

Eastern Washington didn’t rise to the occasion until it was almost too late. The Eagles seem to like it that way.


EWU’s Andru Pulu doesn’t waste second chance

When Andru Pulu talks about his Eastern Washington football teammates, it’s usually in future tense, as if he doesn’t want it to end.


No. 24 Gonzaga improves to 3-1 with win over Eastern

The Eastern Washington Eagles twice scratched within distance, but the Gonzaga women’s basketball team pulled away at the end for a 78-58 victory. The win puts No. 24 Gonzaga at …


EWU watches 13-point lead vanish in defeat

Eastern Washington made a run at upsetting Washington, but the Huskies made the runs that mattered most in a 92-80 nonconference basketball win Sunday night in Seattle. After leading by …


Eagles clinch Big Sky share

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The final score doesn’t show it, but Eastern Washington earned this one the hard way. Overcoming a listless first quarter, poor field position all day, …


Cal Poly boasts best defensive numbers in Big Sky conference

In a classic showdown Saturday, the Cal Poly defense will play the part of the immovable object. The opposing force – Eastern Washington’s offense – is getting more irresistible every …


Young Eagles pull away from Pacific

How about a little senior leadership when the basketball game gets tight? Not at Eastern Washington. Without a senior on the roster, coach Jim Hayford turned to his veteran underclassmen …


Eagles offense never lets up, rolls to huge win over Bobcats

Perhaps Eastern doesn’t know how to dial things down anymore. And doesn’t want to. Instead, the Eagles dialed it up all afternoon against Montana State, connecting on some of the …


Blanchette: Football gods truly smiled on Eagles’ masterful effort

The right time for anything is when it works. This is pretty much a universal heat shield against all second-guessing, and an all-purpose self-effacement for bashful geniuses. It comes in …


Big Sky notes: Bobcats follow McGhee’s lead

For almost four seasons, DeNarius McGhee has made it look easy. The Montana State quarterback is a two-time Big Sky Conference MVP, earning the first as a redshirt freshman. Last …


Eagles win to set up Big Sky showdown

POCATELLO – Eastern Washington’s offense was its best defense Saturday afternoon – especially when more Eagle defenders were dropping to the turf. On the strength of the biggest offensive output …


Eastern expects passing-first strategy from Bengals

Four days before game day, Evan Day’s ears already were pinned back. “I always look forward to games like this,” the Eastern Washington defensive end said Tuesday as the Eagles …