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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.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington initiates the search for a new athletic director

The help-wanted ad went up last week on the Eastern Washington University web site. Two-thirds of the way down the list – just below ads for a custodian and food …


Brayon Blake, Victor Sanders combine for 50 points in Idaho men’s victory

Brayon Blake scored 28 points with eight rebounds, Victor Sanders added 22 points with seven assists and Idaho turned back Portland State 97-88 on Thursday night.


Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near-perfect night leads to 40 points, Eastern Washington victory

Bogdan Bliznyuk continued his climb up the Big Sky scoring ladder, pouring in 40 points on 15-of-18 shooting and Eastern Washington turned back Sacramento State in the second half for …


Idaho’s Mikayla Ferenz named mid-major player of the week

Idaho junior guard Mikayla Ferenz has been named the College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the website announced on Monday.


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Player of the Week

Records and honors are going hand-in-hand this week for Bogdan Bliznyuk


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington gets commit from explosive two-way star Tre Weed

For Sumner High School football coach Keith Ross, the toughest part of National Signing Day will be saying goodbye to Tre Weed.


Vandals’ Brayon Blake named Big Sky Player of the Week

Senior forward Brayon Blake has been recognized as the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week in men’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Vandals make it three in a row as Brayon Blake leads with 25

Brayon Blake scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Idaho held on to beat Northern Arizona 84-80 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Northern Arizona as Bogdan Bliznyuk perfect on 16 free throws

Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Delany Hodgins, Violet Kapri Morrow lead Eastern Washington to rout

Delaney Hodgins and Violet Kapri Morrow combined for 57 points and nine of Eastern Washington’s 13 3-pointers Thursday during an 82-62 Big Sky Conference women’s basketball win over visiting Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Brayon Blake, hot 3-point shooting lift Idaho Vandals to win over Southern Utah

Brayon Blake had game-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Idaho Vandals buried 12 3-pointers to defeat Southern Utah 80-76 on Thursday night in a Big Sky men’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

More road games ‘on the table’ for Eastern Washington football

Will Eastern Washington play just four home football games this year?


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington ponders next move as Bill Chaves introduced at North Dakota

While his current employer was making tentative plans to search for a successor, Bill Chaves was introduced Tuesday as the new athletic director at the University of North Dakota,


Eastern Washington tries to address $5.8 million athletic department budget deficit

Eastern Washington football fans can wish all they want for a better stadium, but that dream appears further away than ever.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bill Chaves named athletic director at North Dakota

Bill Chaves, who presided over more than a decade of unprecedented athletic success at Eastern Washington University, will now attempt to do the same at North Dakota.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Depth allows Eastern Washington women to hold off Idaho

This never was about revenge. Well, perhaps a little bit.


Idaho Vandals love the Rose City as a fertile recruiting ground

Poaching Oregon has been profitable for Idaho. In addition to six current players from Oregon, Idaho has benefited in the past, particularly from Portland’s Jefferson High. Jefferson alum Stephen Madison …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

EWU president declines to comment on status of AD Bill Chaves

As her athletic director pursues a similar position elsewhere, Eastern Washington University president Mary Cullinan declined to comment Friday on Bill Chaves’ future status.


Area women’s basketball: Sacramento State builds huge early lead, dispatches Idaho

Hannah Friend led four players in double figures with 29 points Thursday and Sacramento State (3-10, 1-1) broke a four-game losing streak by defeating Idaho 79-64 in Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves a finalist at North Dakota

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves is a finalist for the same position at the University of North Dakota, the school announced Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

EWU preps for ball-hawking Portland State

The pace was frantic Tuesday afternoon at Reese Court, just the way Shantay Legans wanted it.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Balanced Idaho begins Big Sky Conference men’s play with big road victory

Perrion Callandret scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Brayon Blake had 12 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat North Dakota 74-57 on Friday night in the Big …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Northern Colorado tops Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s opener

Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho women storm back to defeat North Dakota in Big Sky Conference opener

Mikayla Ferenz scored 33 points and the Idaho Vandals opened Big Sky Conference women’s basketball play Thursday with a big rally to turn back visiting North Dakota 80-75 in Moscow.


Eastern Washington men exude confidence in improved Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington took some lumps during the nonconference men’s basketball season. Now the Eagles hope to inflict a few on their Big Sky Conference brethren.