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Andrea Williams named Big Sky commissioner

The Big Sky Conference is making big news this week.


Eastern signs big point guard, Luka Vulikic

Eastern Washington’s latest point guard signee has a good 5 inches on graduated star Austin McBroom.


Venky Jois highlights up-and-down season for Eagles

The win total was down, but the entertainment value was as high as ever this season at Eastern Washington.


Eagles struggle in second half, lose to Nevada

Nevada reeled off 13 straight points to begin the second half, while Eastern Washington misfired on its first 11 attempts. the end result was an 85-70 Nevada victory.


Eastern needs inside strength against Nevada in Monday’s CBI game

On one hand, Venky Jois’ sore right knee couldn’t come at a worse time for Eastern Washington.


EWU outlasts Pepperdine, earns first postseason win in program history

The Eastern Washington players don’t want this party to end, and they played like it in the second half. “March Madness, Cheney-style,” coach Jim Hayford called it, the Eagles’ 79-72 …


Analysis: Tournaments tough on local women’s teams, but numbers support selection committees

Want some March Madness? That was Jon Newlee on Selection Monday.


Pepperdine offers big challenge for Venky Jois, Jim Hayford

There’s a lot to celebrate Wednesday tonight at Reese Court for the program-building fifth-year coach and his senior forward, who also happens to be the leading scorer in school history.


EWU to host Pepperdine, Idaho goes to Seattle for CBI

The season isn’t over for Eastern Washington and Idaho, who fell short of the NCAAs at last week’s Big Sky Tournament in Reno.


Idaho heats up in fourth quarter to defeat Eastern, move to Big Sky women’s finals

With a big game on the line in the fourth quarter, Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee went with his hot hand.


Eastern Washington men expect to receive postseason nod

Eastern Washington didn’t earn the big prize at this year’s Big Sky Conference tournament, but the Eagles are getting some nice parting gifts.


Idaho clamps down on Eastern Washington for 77-73 win in Big Sky tournament

RENO, Nev. – Nate Sherwood scored 19 points, Victor Sanders 17 and third-seeded Idaho beat sixth-seeded Eastern Washington 77-73 in a Big Sky tournament quarterfinal Thursday night.


Eastern, Idaho women face off after thrilling wins in quarterfinals

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller and Jon Newlee of Idaho aren’t sure they can take much more excitement.


Wendy Schuller, assistants molded Eagles into another contender

Not even coach Wendy Schuller knew what to expect this year from the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team.


Eagles hope to avoid being stung by Hornets

The race is on at the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament, and Eastern Washington doesn’t intend to be left behind.


Eagles dispatch Lumberjacks with strong second half

The easy part is over.


Jim Hayford built Eagles around Venky Jois’ character

The Senior Night crowd was long gone as Venky Jois and his family, friends and teammates soaked in the memories Saturday at Reese Court.


EWU’s Venky Jois, Austin McBroom named All-Big Sky

Eastern Washington seniors Venky Jois and Austin McBroom were selected to the All-Big Sky Conference basketball team, the league announced Monday.


Eastern men face Northern Arizona in Big Sky tournament opener

“I’m the most confident coach in the world on a four-game losing streak,” Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford joked as the sixth-seeded Eagles (16-14 overall and 10-8 in …


Eagles, Vandals ready for Big Sky tournaments

It’s full-speed ahead on the Road to Reno.


EWU’s Bogdan Bliznyuk attained success because of his family

Long before he was an all-star basketball player, Bogdan Bliznyuk was a poor immigrant gym rat whose shoes wore out far too often.


Four corners: EWU Eagles

The week is full of subplots as Eastern closes out the regular season with two games at Reese Court.


Elle Tinkle stays positive, hopes for medical redshirt

She wore heels instead of sneakers, but Elle Tinkle still managed a slam dunk on Senior Night at Gonzaga.


Eagles have 20 wins, Big Sky title in sight

The Eastern Washington women have a lot to play for in the next two weeks, including a 20-win season and a shot at the Big Sky Conference title.


EWU’s Austin McBroom earns national honor

Just a day after earning the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week, Eastern Washington’s Austin McBroom picked up a big national honor.


Austin McBroom leads red-hot EWU past Northern Colorado

Austin McBroom scored 37 points, two days after setting a career-high with 35, and Eastern Washington raced past Northern Colorado 97-80 on Saturday.


Austin McBroom propels Eagles to fifth straight victory

Austin McBroom scored a career-high 35 points and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 95-85 on Thursday night to take over sole possession of third place in the Big Sky Conference.


Eastern basketball team shaping into fine form

Barely a month ago, his confidence flagging, Bogdan Bliznyuk was leaning hard on his Eastern Washington teammates and coaches.


Women’s basketball: Ashli Payne ignites Eastern

When the season began, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball players didn’t know what to expect.


Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington named College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week

Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington was named College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week.