The Eastern Washington Eagles are dominating local college news right now, with the on-going search for a replacement for first basketball coach Mike Burns the main subject of discussion – though not the only one.
Dave Trimmer looks at Eastern's candidate list in this story, along with some of the other "minor" issues the Eagles are dealing with; minor like a new athletic director and NCAA violations.
• Former Eagle Michael Taylor has decided to transfer to another Big Sky school, Montana. Dave has the news on the link above and there is this story from the Missoulian.
• Speaking of Eastern, former EWU – and now former Montana State – football coach Mike Kramer wants the Bobcats to pay.
• It looks like the Pac-10 women's basketball tournament is moving to Los Angeles in 2009.
• It's funny. When we ran the story that former Ferris High golfer Alex Prugh qualified for his first U.S. Open, the headline read "Spokane's Prugh … ." When the Seattle Times ran the story, the headline read "UW's Prugh … ." He's both (having attended UW for the past four years) but it just shows how papers try to localize the news. The News Tribune's Todd Milles actually covered the qualifying up the road at Gold Mountain outside of Bremerton (my son and I played the Olympic Course there once, and didn't shoot anything resembling Prugh's score). By the way, the P-I story barely mentioned Prugh (Puyallup's Ryan Moore qualifying was the big news).