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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.


Eastern Washington interim AD Lynn Hickey praises department, keeps mum on future status

After six weeks on the job, Eastern Washington interim athletic director Lynn Hickey said she’s “very impressed” with the quality of people in her department.


Athletic department vacancies nearing double digits at Eastern Washington

While Eastern Washington continues the search process for a new athletic director, vacancies in the department are threatening to reach double digits.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Eastern Washington deputy athletic director Marc Hughes steps down

After nearly 20 years at Eastern Washington, deputy athletic director Marc Hughes is resigning to pursue other interests, the school announced Wednesday.


Eastern Washington begins spring football practice with emphasis on positives

Aaron Best was more than ready to spring forward Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington still working to complete football schedule for upcoming season

Eastern Washington’s football schedule is still a less-than-perfect 10.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Area roundup: Whitworth’s Kyle Roach snags D-III’s top honor in West Region

Whitworth Pirates junior Kyle Roach was named the 2018 Division III West Region Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, it was announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Vandals won’t seek invitation to secondary postseason tournament

With five seniors who had a hand in Idaho winning 62 games over the past three seasons, but who were not of one mind that they had anything left to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Eastern Washington looks to postseason, beyond after tough setback against Montana

While stepping through the wreckage, Eastern Washington was already picking up the pieces Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington fades in second half as Montana wins Big Sky Tournament championship

The Big Sky Conference’s automatic bid belongs to Montana. The Grizzlies rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 82-65 on Saturday night in the championship game of …


Northern Colorado lights up Idaho, wins Big Sky women’s title

After a game like this, the Idaho women can’t wait to get back on the court. And the sooner the better, Vandals coach Jon Newlee said after his team lost …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes Big Sky’s all-time leading scorer while leading Eastern Washington to title game

By the end of the night, every basketball fan in the Big Sky Conference had to wonder: How much more history can Bogdan Bliznyuk and Eastern Washington make in one …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk powers Eastern Washington into Big Sky Tournament semifinals

On a day when the favorites played down to the level of the competition, the Eastern Washington Eagles elevated their game to new heights Thursday night.