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Blanchette: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Looks as if the NCAA’s picking panel was having so much fun with its bracket that it had no need to manufacture more by matching the 509’s finest in the big gym in the 206. Read more

Eagles soak in Selection Sunday announcement

Halfway through Sunday’s NCAA selection show, coach Jim Hayford and his players watched as the name of Eastern Washington appeared on national television alongside Georgetown, the Eagles’ opponent in a second-round game Thursday in Portland. Read more

EWU NCAA Tournament Selection Show party

Eastern Washington University hosted a NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. EWU, a No. 13 seed in the South Regional, will play Georgetown on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Read more

Backyard hoops: Gonzaga, EWU get NCAA slots in Northwest cities

Fans of Gonzaga and Eastern Washington won’t have far to travel this week if they want to watch their favorite team play in the NCAA tournament. Read more

Dancing? The Eagles did that last night

It was a special moment last night for Eastern Washington Read more

Resilient Eagles became believers

MISSOULA – Define belief. Is it grasping that an 11-point deficit on an opponent’s home floor with mere minutes to go is a speedbump and not a sierra? Read more

EWU-Montana notes: ‘Just like football’: Eagle fans let Griz hear it after Big Sky conquest

MISSOULA – As the confetti rained down Saturday night and Eagle Nation celebrated a Big Sky Conference championship, a few fans watched the fun – and had some of their own. “Just like football, just like football” they chanted in the middle of Dahlberg Arena after Eastern defeated host Montana 69-65. The final ledger in the two major sports: 4 to 1 in favor of the Eagles, including the two that mattered most: a 37-20 FCS playoff victory in November and Saturday’s dramatic win. Read more

EWU defeats Montana 69-65

EWU defeats Montana 69-65 to win the Championship game of Big Sky Conference tournament in Missoula, Mont., Saturday, March 14, 2015. Read more

Eagles win Big Sky, land in NCAA tournament

Tyler Harvey scored 18 points and Eastern Washington beat Montana 69-65 in the Big Sky championship game Saturday night to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. Read more

Eagles are one win away from NCAAs

After another great shooting performance, Eastern Washington is on the brink Read more

Von Hofe leads Eastern into Big Sky tourney title game

MISSOULA – Late in the game, during a timeout, Felix Von Hofe broke into a smile. It was as wide as the basket looked all night to the Eastern Washington sharpshooters in a 91-83 victory over Sacramento State on Friday in the semifinals of the Big Sky tournament. Read more

Women’s tourney staple in Missoula

MISSOULA – The University of Montana isn’t the permanent site for the Big Sky Conference women’s tournament. It only seems that way. The Grizzlies have hosted 21 of them, including this year’s event. That may change if the conference approves an official permanent site beginning next year. Read more

Previewing today’s EWU semifinal game

Here’s a look at today’s men’s Big Sky Conference semifinal game between Eastern and Sacramento State. The game begins at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time Read more

It’s a day of opportunity for Eastern

With both basketball teams in the Big Sky tournament semifinals, the Eagles have a chance to make a statement today Read more

Tyler Harvey pours in 42 points as EWU holds off Idaho

MISSOULA – It was almost unfair. The Idaho Vandals rose to the occasion of their Big Sky Conference quarterfinal game against Eastern Washington, but Tyler Harvey took his game to an even higher level in the second half of the Eagles’ 91-83 win Thursday afternoon. Read more

Eastern Washington women hope to give Montana the boot on Lady Grizzlies’ home court

MISSOULA – The Eastern women’s basketball players are in a good place, even if that place is Dahlberg Arena. “It’s every coach’s dream – actually a nightmare,” EWU coach Wendy Schuller joked of today’s Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals matchup against top-seeded Montana. Read more

Big Sky notes: Jim Hayford, Brian Katz friends to the end

MISSOULA – Their game plans will be tested tonight. Their friendship? Never. Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford and Sacramento State’s Brian Katz go back more than two decades, but only one will take his team to Saturday night’s Big Sky Conference title game. Read more

It’s all happening in Missoula

The Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments unfold at the University of Montana Read more

Key moments of Jim Hayford’s four seasons at EWU

2011 March 29 – After compiling a 217-57 record at Division III Whitworth, Hayford is hired as EWU’s 17th head basketball coach. Read more

Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey, Venky Jois first-team All-Big Sky

Fighting through injuries all the way to a championship, Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois of Eastern Washington earned another reward Monday: a place on the All-Big Sky Conference first team in men’s basketball. Two days after finishing with a 23-8 regular season and a Big Sky title, the Eagles snagged another honor when forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was named the Freshman of the Year. Read more

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