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College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner Andrea Williams as chief operating officer

Andrea Williams has led the Big Sky for the past two years. She has also been a member of the College Football Playoff’s advisory committee and stadium operations team.


John Blanchette: Bobby Hauck tasked with making Grizzlies relevant in football again

News is as unlikely as rain at college football’s mid-July conference gabfests, unless Nick Saban announces he’s changed his brand of coffee filters. As the coaches of the Big Sky …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Foes become friends at Big Sky Conference media days

The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington picked first in Big Sky media and coaches polls

The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …


Big Sky football coaches, players come to Spokane for season kickoff event

On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Sam Read as head cross country coach

Eastern Washington University has hired Sam Read to become the Eagles’ new head cross country coach, the school announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall picks Gonzaga

Gonzaga added an important piece to its roster next season with the addition of North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall.Crandall, a native of Minneapolis, picked Gonzaga over Xavier and Minnesota. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

New EWU volleyball coach Leslie Flores-Cloud embraces challenges

Leslie Flores-Cloud isn’t afraid of hard work. It’s one of the reasons she has swiftly climbed the coaching ladder. As a player, she put in the time to help NCAA …


Eastern Washington hires Nate Barry as assistant athletic director for athletic performance

Nate Barry has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s new assistant athletic director for athletic performance, the school announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington ranked high in three preseason FCS football polls

HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Street and Smith’s magazine have the Eagles ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 14, respectively, in their recent preseason Top 25 polls.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington football picks up steam well before season starts

Football season is three months away, but Eastern Washington already is on a winning streak.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener …


Jim Meehan: Sophie Hausmann, Idaho Vandals take another swing at NCAA women’s golf regional

It turns out there is a pretty simple answer to an interesting question. How exactly did German native Sophie Hausmann end up playing golf – really good golf – for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Five-year deal with Eastern Washington will pay A.D. Lynn Hickey $179k annually

New Eastern Washington University athletic director Lynn Hickey will earn $178,566 annually during the course of a five-year contract signed last week. Hickey, who served as interim athletic director beginning …


Idaho completed spring football with optimism despite some setbacks

Idaho football was not spared the irrevocable calculus of spring.


Eastern Washington football displays flash, substance in Red-White game

Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game opened with a sweet trick play for a touchdown and closed with a treat for dozens of children gathered on the red turf.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Lynn Hickey wasting no time checking items off her to-do list at Eastern Washington

No matter the challenge, Lynn Hickey seemingly has a plan for that.


Eastern Washington completes football schedule, will host CWU on Sept. 1

All those months of work finally paid off Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

New rule will alter kickoff plans for Eagles

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best seldom has trouble fielding questions about football – or anything else. However, Best opted for a fair catch when asked this week how the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Analysis: EWU A.D. decision looms, as do questions over athletic funding

These are exciting times for Eastern Washington University sports fans. Anxious ones too.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Defense – and wind – dominate Eagles scrimmage

Eastern Washington had a clear idea of what it wanted to accomplish during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Roos Field: Put the players in some tough situations and see how they …


Eastern Washington’s offensive line features depth, talent

In some ways, Jase Butorac and the Eastern Washington offensive linemen are growing up together.


Eastern Washington football to focus on situational drills in second spring scrimmage

Consider Saturday’s Eastern Washington scrimmage as a dry run for next week’s Red-White Spring Game.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

As choices narrow, Eastern Washington all but sure to fill schedule with D-II or NAIA opponent

The window has all but closed on Eastern Washington’s chances of completing its football schedule against an FCS opponent.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

ROOT TV to show four Eastern Washington, three Idaho football games this fall

Eastern Washington football will appear on four ROOT sports telecasts this fall, the Big Sky Conference announced Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington football faces tough slate this season, even with incomplete schedule

For all the hand-wringing over Eastern Washington’s incomplete football schedule, one thing is certain: The Eagles could fill one of their opens dates with a high school team and this …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball signs Cameron Tyson, Bothell High’s all-time leading scorer

Cameron Tyson of Bothell, Washington, signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to join the Idaho men’s basketball program this summer.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball signs 6-foot-4 guard Austin Fadal to national letter

Austin Fadal can do a little of everything, and next year he’ll be doing it at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington offense primed for another big season with return of nine starters

Eastern Washington running back Antoine Custer Jr. never seems to have a grumpy moment. You get the sense that he does squats with a big fat grin.