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Dean opts to stay at EWU

EWU's sophomore point guard Glen Dean, after considering the possibility of transferring, announce Thursday afternoon that he will remain with the Eagles and play for Coach Jim Hayford, who was hired late last month to replace Kirk Earlywine, the man who first convinced Dean to come to Eastern.

You can read more here.  And be sure to check back for updates.


EWU’s Dean explores transfer possibilities

EWU sophomore point guard Glen Dean may be transferring.  Or maybe not.

Check here for story that will run in Thursday morining's S-R.

EWU introduces Hayford as new men’s basketball coach

Eastern Washington University used the Spokane Club as the venue to officially introduce Jim Hayford as its new men's basketball coach.  The press conference was attended by many of the friends Hayford made during his 10 years as the head coach at Whitworth University, and it is EWU athletic director Bill Chaves' hope that many of those friends will now become Eagles fans.

You can get an early look at the story that will appear in Wednesday morning's S-R here, and you can read what EWU's sports information department posted about the new hire and view a video of Tuesday's press conference, as well, right here.

Feel free to leave any comments you might have.


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Hayford to take over EWU basketball program

Eastern Washington has hired Jim Hayford, Whitworth University ultra-successful head coach, to head its men's basketball program.  You can read more here, and stay turned for any updates that become available.

Chaves weighs in on firing of Earlywine

As promised, we've got an update on the firing of Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine.  You can read the latest version of the story — complete with comments from Eagles atheltic director Bill Chaves — that is scheduled to run in Tuesday morning S-R here, and you can see what EWU's sports information deparment released on the matter here.

Stay tuned for updates as they develop.  And feel free to let us know how you feel about Chaves' decision.


Earlywine out as Eagles head coach

Kirk Earlywine was fired Monday morning as the head men's basketaball coach at Eastern Washington University.

You can read an early story on the matter here, but be sure to check back later for updates. I am currently trying to contact Eagles athletic director Bill Chaves.  I will also have some additional comments from Earlywine.

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Eagles out to “prove it” in BSC tourney

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team will make its first postseason appearance in five years when it takes on Weber State in Ogden, Utah, in Saturday night's opening-round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

You can get an early look at the game advance that will appear in Saturday morning's S-R here; you can read the game notes posted by EWU's sports information department here, and you can check out the tournament preview supplied by the Big Sky office here.

Eags’ Dean second-team all-BSC pick

Eastern Washington's sophomore point guard Glen Dean was named to the second-team of the All-Big Sky Conference awards that were announced on Thursday. You can read more here, and you can see that EWU's sports information department post about the Eagles upcoming BSC tournament game against Weber State here.

BSC Tourney: Eagles are in!

Big Sky Conference officials, after exploring all remainin scenarios, announced on Monday that Eastern Washington University's men's basketball team has officially qualified for the six-team conference tournament for the first time in five years.

With one regular-season game remaining at Weber State on Wednesday, the Eagles still don't know who or where they will play in the first round of the tournament, which starts with quarterfinal matchups on Saturday.

You can get more details here.

Pirates get bye, second-round home game

Whitworth University, after claiming its fifth consecutive Northwest Conference men's basketball crown with a 74-50 win over Whitman in Saturday night's NWC title game, has been awarded a first-round bye and a second-round home game — to be played at 7 p.m. this Saturday — by the selection committe of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

You can read more details here.

Eags suffer tough loss to MSU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team didn't do itself any favors at Reese Court Thursday night, losing to Montana State.  You can read the game story Kevin Blocker wrote for Friday morning's S-R here, and you can check out what EWU's sport information department posted about the game here.

In addition, I've included this link to this game story that ran in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.




Vandersloot’s parents take charge of the ball

Jan and Bill Vandersloot — proud parents of Gonzaga women's basketball star Courtney Vandersloot — took charge of the trophy ball Courtney was presented Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center before the Zags game with St. Mary's. 

And nobody was able to take it away from them, either.

The trophy commemorates the senior point guard's college career milestone of 1,000 assists achieved during the Feb. 12 game against Pepperdine. Vandersloot joins the elite group of just three other women and three men who have done so at the Division I level.

And she hasn't stopped there.  In Thursday's route of WCC second place St. Mary's, Vandersloot added another 13 assists along with 22 points, six rebounds, six steals and no turnovers.

EWU hosts Bobcats in key Big Sky game

Eastern Washington, still entertaining thoughts of not only making the Big Sky Conference tournament, but perhaps hosting a first-round game, as well, takes on Montana State at 7 tonight at Reese Court in a game Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine calls a “monster.”

You can read the related story that ran in Thursday morning's S-R here; you can check out the game notes supplied by EWU's sport information department here; you can see what Montana State's sports info department posted about the game here, and you catch up on the rest of Big Sky here.

Northridge bumps off Eagles 68-59

Cal State Northridge used a 14-2 run midway through the second half Satuday night to overcome a four-point halftime lead and hand Eastern Washington a 68-59 non-conference loss in front of a Reese Court crowd of 1,012.


Lenny Daniel paced the Matadors (11-16) with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while teammate Rashaun McLemore added 14 points.  Glen Dean finished iwth a team-high 17 points for Eastern (8-18), followed by Cliff Colimon with 14 and Jeffrey Forbes with 10. 

Eagles up 30-26 at intermission

Eastern Washington overcame some poor shooting early in the game and eight missed free throws to take a 30-26 lead at halftime of its ESPN BracketBusters matchup against Cal State Northridge at Reese Court on Saturday night.

Sophmore point guard Glen Dean finished the half with eight points for Eastern, which also got five points, each, from Kevin Winford and Jeffrey Forbes.  The Eagles, who made only 2 of their first 11 shots from the field, finished the period 11-for-28, but made only four of 12 free throws.

Lenny Daniel put together a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double in the first 20 minutes of the game, and appears unstoppable from inside.  The Matadors' 6-foot-8 senior forward was 5-for-9 from the floor and also blocked a couple of shots.

He had all but 10 of CSUN's first-half points.

Eags falter at NAU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team surrendered an 18-point first-half lead in Flagstaff, Ariz., Wednesday night in losing to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Arizona 83-74.

You can read the game story that ran in Thursday morning's S-R here; you can see what EWU's sports information department posted about the game here, and you can take a look at what NAU's sports info folks had to say about the game here.


Weber turns back Eagles 80-68

Kyle Bullinger and Scott Bamforth each scored 17 points and three other Weber State players finished in double figures as the Wildcats turned back Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington 80-68 at Reese Court on Saturday night.

Glen Dean finished with a game-high 24 points and six assists for Eastern (8-16, 5-7), which also got 14 points from Tremayne Johnson.

Dean fell to the floor late in the game clutching his right ankle, but was able to limp to the bench.

Here is the story.

Late Weber run puts EWU in 36-31 halftime hole

Weber State scored the final eight points of the first half at Reese Court Saturday night and led Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington 36-31 at intermission.

Eastern, after falling behind 17-8 midway through the opening period, scored 11 unanswered points to take an short-lived 18-17 lead and was up 31-28 before the Wildcats came up with their big first-half finish.

EWU's Glen Dean leads all scorers with 14 points, having made three of six 3-pointers and five of six free throws.  No other Eagle has more than seven points.

Byron Fulton, whose two 3-pointer fueled Weber's late first-half run, finished the period with a team-high 10 points.

Red-hot Weber next up for EWU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to Reese Court tomorrow night  to play its first game since breaking an 18-game road losing streak with a 69-67 win at Idaho State last Saturday.

But the well-rested Eagles might be catching Weber State at just the wrong time.

You can read more here, and check out the game notes supplied by EWU's sports information department here

Eags snap road losing streak

Eastern Washington's Glen Dean scored six of his team-high 17 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, and assisted on two other buckets, Saturday night as the Eagles snapped an 18-game road losing streak by tripping Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State 69-67 at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.

Tremayne Johnson finished 15 points for Eastern (8-15 overall, 5-6 in the BSC), which greatly enhanced its chances of earning one of the six berths in the league tournament.  You can get an early look at the game story the will appear in Sunday's S-R here.


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