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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009

EWU assistant Leep leaving for SPU 

Assistant coach Grant Leep, the longest-tenured member of Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball staff, has accepted a position as the top assistant under Ryan Looney at Seattle Pacific University.Leep, a former prep standout for Mount Vernon High School and four-year letterwinner at the University of...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009

EWU's Earlywine announces new recruits

Eastern Washington University's men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine announced the addition of five new recruits to his roster on Tuesday. The announcement came as a huge surprise, considering the Eagles signed four players to letters of intent earlier this year.As is turns out only one...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009

EWU football: Is it worth the costs? 

Eastern Washington's football team staged its annual Red-White Game at Woodward Field on Saturday. There were several outstanding individual performances, but all came against a defense that was woefully undermanned because of injuries.You can read the story on the game that appeared in Sunday morning's...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

EWU announces basketball signees

Eastern Washington University men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine has announced the signing of four recruits -- including three that signed in November, but were never officially announced by the school.You can read the story the EWU sports information department put out here.All four new recruits...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009

Jones shines in Eagles' scrimmage

Taiwan Jones, a cornerback-turned-running back, staged a coming out part of sorts on Saturday during Eastern Washington University's second spring football scrimmage.You can read the story that appeared in Sunday's S-R here, and check out additional details from EWU's sports information department here.And anyone who...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2009

Serious injury mars EWU's first spring scrimmage

Eastern Washington University's first spring football scrimmage was cut short Saturday afternoon because of a seriouis leg injured suffered by cornerback Will Edge.It was hard to see what happened to Edge from the sidelines, but as soon as the pile cleared away, his teammates started...

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Busch will leave EWU

Chris Busch, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound junior forward, who averaged 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and just over 15 minutes of playing time per game for Eastern Washington's men's basketball team last winter, has decided to transfer."It was just a mutual thing between Coach (Kirk Earlywine) and...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009

Eastern opens spring practice with optimism

Eastern Washington University opened spring football drills on Tuesday under sunny skies in Cheney. WIth their postseason fate still uncertain for next fall, the Eagles seem determined to not only improve on last year's 6-5 record, but to prove to the NCAA they are worthy...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009

Eags have football date at Qwest Field

Eastern Washington University's 2009 football schedule will include an Oct. 31 matchup against Big Sky Conference rival Portland State at Qwest Field in Seattle.You can read more details here.Is a late November road trip to watch a "home game" a good thing for Eagles fans?

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009

Gaels make statement with win over Eags 

Despite its noble intentions, Eastern Washington's men's basketball team did not accomplish what it had hoped to accomplish with a rare second chance to send its seniors out with a victory in their final game fo the 2008-09 college basketball season.Instead, the Eagles fell to...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

Eagles hope to make most of extra game

Eastern Washington will close its 2008-9 men's basketball season -- again -- when it faces Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.You can read an unedited version fo the game advance that will appear in Friday morning's S-R below, and you can read the game notes...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2009

Extra game worth $40,000 to EWU

Eastern Washington's athletic director Bill Chaves said the Eagles will get a monetary guarantee of $40,000 for traveling down to Moraga, Calif., to play Saint Mary's College on Friday.Sorry I didn't post this earlier as I had mentioned, but State B basketball has been taking...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009

Looking back at Eags' season-ending loss 

The Eastern Washington Eagles had hoped to spend the next few days doing a little scoreboard watching and hoping Montana State might stumble a couple of times and let them sneak into the Big Sky Conference Tournament that opens next Saturday.Instead they will be busy...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009

PSU puts end to Eastern's season

Portland State put an end to Eastern Washington's Big Sky Tournament hopes and season Saturday night by posting a 66-62 overtime win over the Eaglesa at Reese Court.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday's S-R below.

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Senior Night at EWU important in many ways

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team closes regular-season play at home tonight against Big Sky rival Portland State, needing a win to keep its slim post-season hopes alive.Tonight's game also marks the final appearance at home for four seniors on EWU's roster.You can read the S-R...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2009

Eagles former OC lands at Fresno State 

Joe Wade, who served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Washington last fall, has taken a new job as running backs coach at Fresno State.You can read an unedited version of the story -- which also includes Coach Beau Baldwin's comments about...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

Redhawks finish off Eagles in OT 

Eastern Washington University shot the ball horribly and executed poorly down the stretch in both regulation and overtime play Tuesday night, suffering a 63-59 overtime loss to Seattle University at Reese Court.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2009

Eags keep hopes alive by edging UNC

They are tearing down the press courtside press tables at Reese Court, and the power had bee n shut off, but I still wanted to post the story on Eastern's important 60-59 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday night.You can read an unedited version of...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2009

Viewing EWU's woes from afar

Stuff happens.Usually when I'm on vacation -- which was the case once again last week when all hell broke loose at Eastern while I was busy carving out an 85-86 golf win over one of my closest friends on his home course in Fort Worth,...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2009

Eastern avenges earlier loss to NAU

Eastern Washington got physical with Northern Arizona at Reese Court Saturday night and dug out a crucial 54-50 Big Sky win.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning's S-R below.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

Eags club Sac State behind big first half 

Eastern Washington held Sacramento State to just nine first-half points and breezed to an easy 67-46 Big Sky Conference win at Reese Court on Thursday night.I've attached an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Friday's S-R below.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009

Eagles sign 33 football recruits 

Beau Baldwin's second recruiting class at Eastern Washington University is both big in numbers and loaded with talent.The Eagles' second-year coach, coming off a 6-5 season, announced the signing of 33 high school seniors to national letters of intent on Wednesday. I've posted an unedited...

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