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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.

Eastern Washington men clamp down on NAIA Providence before holiday break

For Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans, this really was the best of both worlds.

Vandals sign 12 players, including five offensive linemen

Idaho’s first experience with the new NCAA early signing period for football had coaches “pressing a little bit harder earlier” to get players signed.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington football adds eight players in early signing period

This could turn out to be signature recruiting class for Eastern Washington football. All the Eagles need are a few more signatures.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington men finally return home after rugged road schedule

After five weeks and 10 games on the road, Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans tried his best to find some humor in the situation.

Eastern Washington men focus on bouncing back after emotional defeat in Seattle

By now, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball players should be in the right state of mind.

Eastern Washington basketball re-energized ahead of game against Seattle, former coach

After six games and two weeks on the road, Bogdan Bliznyuk could be excused for feeling a bit fatigued.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

2018 Eastern Washington Eagles will be loaded with experience

That wasn’t bad for a rebuilding year, right? Some would say there’s no such thing at Eastern Washington, which has done nothing but win during the last decade.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Hebard leads No. 10 Oregon to 81-40 win over EWU

Ruthy Hebard scored 22 points, while not missing a shot, and Lexi Bando added 14 to lead No. 10 Oregon to an 81-40 victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Gubrud, league-leading Eastern Washington offense snubbed in All-Big Sky balloting

The hits keep coming for Eastern Washington football.

‘It’s a gut punch,’ Eastern Washington AD says of FCS snub

A day after Eastern Washington’s exclusion from the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, athletic director Bill Chaves said he was still “confused and stunned” by the decision.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

Fuzzy math? Eastern FCS snub doesn’t quite add up

For Eastern Washington football fans, this was a real head-scratcher: Why didn’t the Eagles make the field for the FCS playoffs? The selection committee will never say, but apparently the …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Eastern Washington football fails to make FCS playoff field

Despite a 7-4 overall record and a third-place finish in the Big Sky Conference, the Eastern Washington football team was left out of the 24-team field for the FCS playoffs.

Eastern Washington states case, waits to hear playoff field

Eastern Washington won the battle in convincing fashion. Was it enough to win the campaign? The Eagles will know soon enough: the NCAA will reveal the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Eastern Washington rolls past Portland State, keeps playoff hopes alive

Gage Gubrud passed for 445 yards and four touchdowns, Antoine Custer Jr. ran for a career-high 177 yards and three scores and Eastern Washington defeated Portland State 59-33 on Saturday …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Even with a win, Eastern Washington faces uncertain playoff fate

What are the odds of Eastern making the 24-team FCS field? Here’s a quick breakdown.

Eastern Washington must tackle emotions as well as Portland State on Senior Day

When 14 Eastern Washington seniors leave Roos Field on Senior Day, they won’t be looking for validation from a committee.

Pre-trial hearing scheduled Dec. 7 for Eastern Washington football players Gage Gubrud, Kurt Calhoun

Spokane attorney Bevan Maxey will represent Eastern Washington football players on obstruction charges stemming from an incident earlier this month in Cheney.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Area roundup: Opening-round sweep advances Idaho to Big Sky volleyball tournament semifinal

Sarah Sharp finished with a match-high 17 kills and third-seeded Idaho opened the Big Sky Conference volleyball tournament Thursday with a 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 sweep of sixth-seeded Idaho State in …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Fresh off big Stanford win, Eastern Washington takes on UNLV

After a big win, Eastern Washington faces another tall task Friday night.

EWU chat from Nov. 16, the full replay

Here’s the full replay from the live chat with Eastern Washington beat writer Jim Allen of The Spokesman-Review

EWU Chat, Nov. 16

Join Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen as he talks about about Eastern Washington sports

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Samson Ebukam hopes for more after first NFL sack

Samson Ebukam’s NFL career took a few steps forward last weekend – straight to the quarterback.