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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Talented, 22nd-ranked Washington Huskies await Eastern Washington

The 23rd-ranked Washington Huskies (6-1) have more than enough talent to give Eastern Washington (4-2) problems.


Eastern Washington to face ex-Eagles coaches Jim Hayford, Ray Giacoletti

If third-year Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans can get the Big Sky Conference preseason favorite to the next NCAA Tournament, he’ll have done it faster than any previous Eagles head …


Eastern Washington men: Eagles enter season with sky-high hopes after being favored to win conference title

Coaches around the Big Sky Conference believe experienced, talent-stocked Eastern Washington has the means to clear a hurdle that’s tripped the Eagles the last two seasons: The Big Sky Tournament …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Starting 5: Proven group returns for Eastern Washington basketball with high expectations

Third-year Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans is faced with the highest expectations of his young career.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

After a season plagued with injuries, Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans tears Achilles

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans can finally empathize with anyone who’s torn their Achilles tendon.


Proposal to slow graduate transfer market could affect Gonzaga basketball, Washington State football

A proposal that aims to slow the graduate transfer market could be a mixed bag for local college football and men’s basketball programs.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Eastern Washington’s six-man recruiting class loaded with length, Northwest talent

Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans rounded out his six-man, Northwest-heavy recruiting class Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

EWU basketball coaches Shantay Legans and Wendy Schuller share a deep bond

Before Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller could process one of the strangest, most frustrating endings to a game in her lengthy career, Shantay Legans took to Twitter.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

Eastern Washington guard Tyler Kidd has keyed Eagles’ recent surge

Since Tyler Kidd was plugged into the starting lineup in a 78-71 upset of Big Sky Conference favorite Montana three weeks ago, the young, guard-heavy Eagles (6-13 overall, 4-4 Big …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Eastern Washington overcomes early struggles, surges past Montana for second Big Sky win

Saddled with foul woes, too many turnovers and an early deficit, EWU dramatically reversed course and roared back to secure a 78-71 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Eastern Washington, Montana match up for first time since Big Sky championship

The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Eastern Washington men open their season at 16th-ranked Syracuse

As a player, second-year Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans often locked up with the nation’s premier basketball institutions. Legans has never crossed paths with longtime power Syracuse, though. That …


Eastern Washington men: ‘Next man up’ approach for guard-heavy Eagles

When EWU begins its 2018-19 campaign Nov. 6 at national power Syracuse, the Eagles will have four returning starters who averaged less than double figures.


Eagles to face Syracuse in basketball opener

It will be a season full of challenges for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team when the Eagles embark upon their 2018-19 nonconference schedule. The schedule, announced Monday, has …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Former Eastern Washington hoops star Bogdan Bliznyuk awaits his professional destination

Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …


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: Tue., May 15, 2018

Eastern Washington basketball adds high-scoring guard Mike Meadows

Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.


Press Box Podcast: Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans discusses Bogdan Bliznyuk’s talents, comings and goings of his Eagles

On Friday, Shantay Legans joined host Larry Weir on The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Eastern Washington basketball adds Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu

Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.


Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans says mid-major upsets might become more rare with new college basketball reforms

Is March about to lose some of its Madness? Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans agrees with most of the recommendations made Wednesday by the Commission on College Basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

After successful season, Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans ready to roll into next year

With the season over, you’d think Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans could relax. Not so fast – his wife Tatjana is due soon with their second child.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018

Eastern Washington looks to postseason, beyond after tough setback against Montana

While stepping through the wreckage, Eastern Washington was already picking up the pieces Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Eastern Washington fades in second half as Montana wins Big Sky Tournament championship

The Big Sky Conference’s automatic bid belongs to Montana. The Grizzlies rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 82-65 on Saturday night in the championship game of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes Big Sky’s all-time leading scorer while leading Eastern Washington to title game

By the end of the night, every basketball fan in the Big Sky Conference had to wonder: How much more history can Bogdan Bliznyuk and Eastern Washington make in one …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk powers Eastern Washington into Big Sky Tournament semifinals

On a day when the favorites played down to the level of the competition, the Eastern Washington Eagles elevated their game to new heights Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk leaves lasting legacy on, off court at Eastern Washington

Either way, Bogdan Bliznyuk is the surest thing in the Big Sky Conference, the basketball version of another lightly recruited Eagle by the name of Cooper Kupp.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Eastern Washington, Idaho men one win away from Big Sky Tournament semifinal showdown

As Idaho and Eastern Washington step under the lights Thursday night, they can only hope their opponents don’t shoot them out.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Eastern Washington men’s basketball riding hot streak into Big Sky Tournament

Why not Eastern Washington? Coach Shantay Legans has been asking that question since before the season began, when his Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Eastern Washington honors trio of seniors, handles Northern Arizona in regular-season finale

Saturday afternoon at Reese Court was all about saying bye to a trio of seniors, including career scoring leader Bogdan Bliznyuk, Sir Washington and Benas Griciunas. Then the Eagles went …


Eastern Washington basketball has plenty to play for in final week of regular season

Besides the chance to build on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles have a chance to earn a first-round bye in next week’s Big Sky Conference tournament and send three …