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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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Hot-shooting Southern Utah surprises Idaho in Big Sky Tournament quarterfinal

After two narrow wins against the 10th-place team in the Big Sky Conference, surely the Idaho Vandals would take care of business when it mattered most.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Conference MVP

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was honored Monday as the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, joining former Eagles Alvin Snow, Rodney Stuckey and Jacob Wiley as conference MVPs.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

EWU’s Hodgins, Idaho’s Ferenz are again All-Big Sky first-teamers

Eastern Washington senior forward Delaney Hodgins and Idaho junior guard Mikayla Ferenz were named to the All-Big Sky women’s basketball first team for the second straight season, it was announced …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Southern Utah, clinches first-round bye

Besides the obvious ones – the Eagles routed Southern Utah 74-51 in front of an appreciative crowd at Reese Court – they reinforced what coach Shantay Legans already knew: This …


Eastern Washington basketball has plenty to play for in final week of regular season

Besides the chance to build on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles have a chance to earn a first-round bye in next week’s Big Sky Conference tournament and send three …


Area roundup: Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins eclipses 2,000 points in women’s basketball win

Delaney Hodgins scored 30 points and surpassed 2,000 for her career Thursday to power Eastern Washington to a 77-68 win over visiting Weber State in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Montana State behind Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near triple-double

Eastern Washington was coming off its biggest win over the season, Thursday night over Big Sky Conference leader Montana. But if this were a trap game, the Eagles barely noticed. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Sir Washington has made huge strides on, off the court for Eastern Washington basketball

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.


Victor Sanders a virtuoso in his own right for Vandals

In late February, the University of Idaho’s Cowan Spectrum will be transformed for a few days into the performance hall for the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Up and coming …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington football signing class looking better with each day

With a little hindsight, this year’s Eastern Washington football recruiting class looks even better than it did on signing day.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington recruiting haul bigger than expected

For the Eastern Washington football fans gathered Wednesday morning at Northern Quest, it was Christmas all over again.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Meridian High quarterback Simon Burkett among dynamic offensive recruiting class for Eastern Washington football

After 44 years of coaching, Bob Ames isn’t given to gushing about his players at Bellingham’s Meridian High School. Unless that player is quarterback Simon Burkett.