Posts tagged: Eastern Washington basketball
I spent a fine day yesterday in Cheney. Among other things, I wrote this practice report from football and covered the Eagles' basketball win over Walla Walla. The stakes are pretty high for the football game against Portland State; here is a preview from Eastern and from PSU. … Elsewhere, it's win or be done for Montana State against arch-rival Montana, whose quarterback Jordan Johnson is just fine, thank you. .. Of course, there are old friendships that transcend even this game. … An ever bigger game looms at Southern Utah, where the Thunderbirds need to knock off second-place Northern Arizona to have a chance at the FCS playoffs.
The college basketball season is closer than you think. On Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference released its men's preseason basketball poll. Here's my story with quotes from Eagle head coach Jim Hayford. On the football front, here's my feature on versatile tight end Zack Gehring, along with a partial transcript from our live chat. … This week it's homecoming at sold-out Roos Field, the Eagles face Southern Utah's rugged defense. … Montana's offense is clicking thanks largely because of the return of quarterback Jordan Johnso, according to the Missoulilan. Speaking of the Griz - Eastern's opponent next week - their defense is very tough in the red zone lately; Here's the story from the Billings Gazette…. Montana State is at Weber State this weekend.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – It’s Homecoming weekend here in the heartland, with all the trappings: alumni events, dinners, and the big game this weekend against … Vermont.
That happened Friday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena drew 12,000 for North Dakota’s season-opening hockey match with the Vermont Catamounts.
Whatever a Catamount is, it’s one nickname more than what North Dakota has right now, which is another story.
A mile away, at the empty Alerus Center, the Eastern Washington football team was holding its walkthrough for today’s Big Sky Conference game against UND.
The Alerus will get several thousand fans for today’s game, which already means more to sixth-ranked Eastern than it will to a disappointing North Dakota team that is inconsistent on offense and struggling mightily on defense. That’s partly due to a tough schedule that’s left UND 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Sky, as Eagle coach Beau Baldwin points out.
Here's the replay of Thursday's online chat on Eastern Washington football.
The Eagle football team is home this weekend, but meanwhile the basketball team opened practice at Reese Court. Here's my story from practice, along with interviews with forward Venky Jois and guard Parker Kelly. The Eagles open their season on Nov. 10 against Division III Pacific of Oregon.
Eastern Washington guard Parker Kelly of Spokane talks about the upcoming basketball season after the Eages' first practice of the year, Oct. 1 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
Eastern Washington forward Venky Jois discusses the upcoming season following the Eagles' first practice, on Tuesday at Reese Court.
My name is Jim Allen and this is my first week on the job as I return to The Spokesman-Review Sports Desk after a short interruption of … 24 years.
Because of the holiday, this first week lasts only four days, which offers even less time for “housekeeping,” a euphemism for getting me electronically hooked up to cover sports teams at Eastern Washington and Whitworth universities.