Advertise Here


Eagles have recognizable names on coaching list


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).

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.


Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.


Jim Allen (@srjimallen) Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jim Meehan (@srjimm) Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here