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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Five questions heading into camp: Eastern Washington Eagles

Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Eastern Washington opens camp Sunday with 17 returning starters – nine on offense, eight on defense – including one of the top quarterbacks in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Vandals report to camp and show plenty of optimism for return to Big Sky

Next to hoisting a trophy at the end of the year, the best day in a football season might be the day players report for fall camp.


Five questions heading into football camp: Idaho Vandals

As the Idaho Vandals head into their first preseason camp since their return to the Big Sky Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision, the many pieces of the puzzle of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Gage Gubrud named to STATS FCS preseason All-American third-team

Gubrud, who is 17-6 as a starter, has totaled 9,441 yards of offense, 8,568 passing yards and was the 2016 Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the year.


Big Sky Conference reveals basketball tournament brackets, schedules

The Big Sky Conference announced its revamped men’s and women’s basketball championship brackets and schedules Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Big Sky goes back to 20-game conference basketball schedule

The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a 20-game conference schedule, beginning this winter.


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.