Jim Hayford gets new contract with Eastern worth $117,000 a year

Eastern Washington University basketball coach Jim Hayford has a new five-year contract and a big raise, the school confirmed Friday. After agreeing in principle on a new deal, Hayford and the Eagles made it official this week with a five-year contract worth $117,000 a year, … Read more

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Eastern’s Seiferth signs with German professional club

Eastern Washington University 6-foot-10 center Martin Seiferth will return to his native Germany for an opportunity to play professional basketball for Alba in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in 2014-15, EWU head men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford announced Monday. Seiferth signed a two year agreement with the Berlin-based club, after previously playing for Alba’s youth teams. He helped his club to the U19 German title in 2009. Read more

Big Sky examines predetermined site for basketball tourney

By March 2016, the Big Sky Conference may hold its men’s and women’s basketball championships at predetermined sites. Or it may stick to the current format, which rewards the regular-season champion with a home-court advantage but leaves players, fans and families hanging until five days before the events begin. Read more

EWU to extend Hayford’s contract

Eastern Washington is in “agreement mode” on a new five-year contract for basketball coach Jim Hayford, athletic director Bill Chaves…

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Hardwood future bright for Eagles’ men

The future looks bright, but on a rainy Monday morning, Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford couldn’t resist a look back at the might-have-beens. “Basketball is a game of nanoseconds and inches,” Hayford said nine days after a giving up a last-second bucket at North Dakota and less than 48 hours after a potential game-winning 3-point shot rimmed out Saturday in a season-ending home loss to Weber State. Read more

Eastern sophomore Harvey an All-Big Sky pick

As Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey elevated his game this season, the Big Sky Conference took notice. The leading scorer in the conference at 21.8 points a game, Harvey became a marked man, with opposing coaches focused on stopping him. Read more

EWU’s Harvey named first-team all-Big Sky

Big Sky Conference scoring leader Tyler Harvey of Eastern Washington has been named a first-team all-star selection, the league announced…

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North Dakota slips past EWU at buzzer

Troy Huff scored 14 points including a game-winning jumper at the buzzer as North Dakota beat Eastern Washington 69-67 on Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks, N.D. Read more

Eagles host Portland State

Men’s basketball: Eastern Washington is one of the hottest basketball teams in the Big Sky Conference, but the Eagles still need at least two more wins to secure a spot in the league’s postseason tournament. In tonight’s home game against Portland State, the Eagles (13-13, 8-7) can not only solidify their position in a crowded playoff race, they can move into a tie for third place. Read more

Full-court pressure

She never played basketball, but Sara Fortier is pretty quick off the dribble. It’s halftime at Reese Court, and her grandson Calvin is twirling his milk straw all over Sara’s lap, but the mess gets wiped up in a hurry. Read more

Life is a full-court press for coaching couple

Craig and Lisa Fortier work hard every day, raising a family against a full-court press of practices, games, meetings and recruiting trips – and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Read more

Late bloomer Harvey shines for Eagles

Tyler Harvey is the leading scorer in the Big Sky Conference and the offensive engine that drives the Eagles. He is averaging 21.1 points per game and shooting 44.3 percent. Read more

Eastern falls to PSU despite 32 from Ognjen Miljkoic

Andre Winston Jr. scored 23 points as Portland State got hot in the second half and came back to defeat Eastern Washington 92-83 Monday night despite the 32 points from freshman forward Ognjen Miljkoic. Read more

EWU plays at Portland State tonight

The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team returns to the road to play at Portland State tonight. The Eagles are unbeaten at home and winless on the road in Big Sky play. Overall, the Eagles are 0-9 on opponent home courts, 6-1 at home and 2-0 on neutral courts. Read more

EWU defeats Montana 69-62

Eastern Washington University defeats Montana 69-62 at home, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Read more

Seton Hall rolls Eastern Washington 92-70

NEWARK, N.J. – Freshman guard Jaren Sina took care of the ball in his first start at point guard and senior swingman Fuquan Edwin continued to take the ball away at a record pace for Seton Hall. Sina did not turn the ball over in his 35 minutes, producing 14 points, eight assists and three steals, while Edwin made his return from an ankle injury with 14 points, eight steals and four assists in leading the Pirates past Eastern Washington 92-70 on Sunday. Read more

Seton Hall rolls past Eastern, 92-70

Freshman guard Jaren Sina took care of the ball in his first start at point guard and senior swingman Fuquan Edwin continued to take the ball away at a record pace for Seton Hall. Sina did not turn the ball over in his 35 minutes, producing 14 points, eight assists and three steals while Edwin made his return from an ankle injury with 14 points, eight steals and four assists in leading the Pirates past Eastern Washington, 92-70, on Sunday. Read more