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SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2009

Eags' skid continues 

Eastern Washington dropped another men's basketball game Saturday night, losing to Montana on the road.I tried to post information on the game last night, but couldn't. So I'm back this morning with this link to the game story that ran in Sunday morning's S-R, this...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

Bobcats too much for Eags 

Eastern Washington, after leading by as many as 10 point in the first half, lost at Montana State Thursday night, further damaging their chances at making the Big Sky Conference tournament.You can read an unedited version fo the game story that will appear in Friday...

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Waiting for EWU-MSU tipoff 

Good evening.Just sitting here waiting to tune in the Eastern Washington-Montana State that tips off in a little less than an hour in Bozeman. I will cobble together a game story of some kind after it's over and post it here, so please check back.In...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

Walla Walla standout commits to Eastern 

Walla Walla High School’s Spencer Hessler, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder senior running back and linebacker, who led the Columbia Basin Big Nine Conference in rushing and scoring last fall, has made an oral commitment to play college football at Eastern Washington University next fall. According to...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2009

Eags waste big first half, lose to PSU 11 

Just thought I would leave a few belated links to stories about Eastern's lopsided loss to Portland State on Saturday night.Try this one to see what was reported in Sunday morning's S-R; check out what Eastern's sports information department had on the game here, and...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Eastern Washington’s Gary Gibson maneuvers for a second-half basket against Montana’s Brian Qvale, left, and Jack McGillis.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Looking back on blog glitch and Eags' nasty loss 

Good morning,And let me apologize about last night's post, which obviously didn't include the unedited version of the game story I wrote following Eastern Washington's 63-50 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana at Reese Court.Let's just blame it on my technological ineptitude and move on...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2009

EWU chemistry woes continue in loss to Montana

Montana put a 63-50 beatdown on Eastern Washington at Reese Court Wednesday night and will head into Saturday's road matchup against Big Sky leader Portland State without much momentum, confidence or chemistry.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2009

Eags hoping for better stretch run

Eastern Washington hosts Montana tonight as it nears the end of the first-half of its Big Sky Conference schedule.You can read an unedited version of the game advance that will appear in Wednesday morning's S-R below. In addition, I've included this link to to the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

Bears bully way past EWU 

Despite another big night offensively by Benny Valentine, Eastern's men's basketball team lost another road game on Thursday, this one to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado.I included this link the game story that was complied from wire reports for Friday morning's S-R; this link...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009


New Mexico's Jamaal Smith, right, drives past Eastern Washington's Trey Gross on Monday in Albuquerque. Associated Press
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Gross won't be returning to EWU

Trey Gross, who did not return to Eastern Washington University following Christmas break, has enrolled a junior college in his hometown of Stockton Calif., and will not be rejoining EWU's men's basketball team.Gross has still not informed Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine of his decision, but...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2009

Eagles take to road looking for BSC win 

With just one game -- a road trip to Northern Colorado -- scheduled this week, there's not a whole lot shakin' at Eastern.The school's sports information department did put out this Q&A with Rodney Stuckey, however. And I've also included this link to EWU's game...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Stanojevic leads Eastern past ISU 

Eastern Washington used the 20-point outburst of Milan Stanojevic and some near-perfect work at the foul line to turn back visiting Idaho State 71-65 on Thursday night.I've attached an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Friday morning's S-R below.

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Gross AWOL as Eags prepare for ISU

Good afternoon.I have links to several items concerning EWU's men's basketball team, which entertains Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State at 7:05 tonight at Reese Court.The Eagles will be without Trey Gross, whose whereabouts are still a mystery to EWU coach Kirk Earlywine after the...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

Randa recalls playing days at Eastern

As promised, I've attached an unedited version of the Then & Now yarn on former EWU center John Randa that will appear in Tuesday morning's S-R below.From his painful on-court encounter with Kevin Duckworth to his wedding on The Rock of Gibraltor, Randa has some...

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Valentine leads EWU past Sac

Eastern Washington's junior point guard Benny Valentine erupted for 33 points Sunday afternoon and the Eagles picked up an important Big Sky road win over Sacramento State.You can read the game story published by the Sacramento Bee here, check out the game details provided by...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Eags no match for NAU

Eastern Washington's second-half scoring woes were a key factor in Friday night's lopsided Big Sky Conference road loss to Northern Arizona.As promised, I've included this link to the game story posted by EWU's sports information department and this link to what the folks at NAU...

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Eags lose big to NAU

Northern Arizona held Eastern Washington to just 17 second-half points in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Friday night and cruised to a 72-49 win over the Eagles, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.You can get at early look at the final box...

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Eags finally return to Big Sky action

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to Big Sky Conference play tonight against Northen Arizona in Flagstaff. You can access a Friday morning S-R story that includes comment's from Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine about the Lumberjacks and how he sees the conference race playing out...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2008

Earlywine resolves "personal matter," returns to bench 

No one at Eastern Washington University is talking publicly about the “personal matter” that prevented Kirk Earlywine, the Eagles’ second-year head men’s basketball coach, from attending Monday night’s 57-48 road to Boise State University in Boise. But EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said Earlywine has...

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Earlywine misses Eags' loss to Broncos

Coach Kirk Earlywine was not on the bench Monday night when his Eastern Washington men's basketball team lost for the fourth time in five games, falling on the road to Boise State.EWU officials did not explain Ealrywine's absence other that to say he was tending...

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

Eastern returns to action against BSU

Eastern Washington University returns to the basketball floor following a short holiday break tonight, taking on Boise State University in a non-conference game that tips off at approximately 7:15 in the Broncos' Taco Bell Arena in Boise.The games will serve as the nightcap of a...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2008

Stuckey scores 40 in Piston's win 

Former Eastern Washington standout Rodney Stuckey stuck it to Chicago in a big way on Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 40 points in the Detroit Pistons' 104-98 NBA victory over the visiting Bulls.The Detroit News ran this account of Stuckey's heroics, while the Detroit Free...

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MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2008

Eagles edge pesky Geoducks

Kirk Earlywine did his best to convince his Eastern Washington men’s basketball team that Evergreen College was a special kind of NAIA Division II opponent.But once again, the Eagles failed to get the message.

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