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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Victor Sanders has big game as Vandals wear out North Dakota

Victor Sanders became Idaho’s career No. 2 scorer and his 26 points led the Vandals to a 96-71 win over North Dakota on Saturday night in Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Hard-nosed Eastern Washington Eagles get it done in end, defeat Northern Colorado 67-65

There will be more games like this for Eastern Washington, with hard-nosed defense, multiple lead changes and clutch plays at the end. Saturday afternoon’s Big Sky Conference encounter with Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Slow start dooms Vandals in loss to Northern Colorado

Chaz Glotta led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points and was perfect from the field as Northern Colorado took down Idaho 80-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk sets Eastern Washington’s career scoring record in win over North Dakota

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 28 points and his first basket, a pretty 3 from the corner a little over a minute into the game, made him the all-time leading scorer at …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho’s Trevon Allen, Chance Garvin serve as role models to reservation kids

Idaho will observe its second annual Tribal Nations Night when the Vandals play host to the University of North Dakota on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Southern Utah edges Eastern Washington 66-62 in OT

With Bogdan Bliznyuk coming up just short in his quest for the school’s career scoring record, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team came up just short of a road …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball seeking revenge against Northern Arizona

Last March, in the final game of the regular season, Eastern needed a win at last-place Northern Arizona to earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title. Instead, the …


John Blanchette: Any Big Sky road win can be declared masterpiece

Parachuted into the heart of a Big Sky basketball renaissance on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Idaho puts the defensive clamps on Eastern Washington men in 58-51 victory

The result left both teams at 3-2 in the conference, but the Eastern players and coaches felt they left something on the court: their offensive identity.


Vandals play to the buzzer again, but Portland State prevails 73-72

In a one-point win over Sacramento State Thursday and a 73-72 loss to Portland State Saturday, Idaho played basketball as a complete 40-minute game, against the Vikings, down to a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Vandals hang on to defeat Sacramento State 69-68

By the narrowest margin and with great effort Idaho overhauled Sacramento State then outlasted the Hornets 69-68 in Cowan Spectrum on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Portland State as Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 28

In the closing moments of Eastern Washington’s 81-74 win over Portland State on Thursday night, Bogdan Bliznyuk raised his arms in triumph and the Reese Court crowd responded in kind.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 29 as Eastern Washington tops North Dakota 77-64

Bogdan Bliznyuk went on a tear in the second half, scored 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 77-64 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Northern Colorado withstands Idaho flurry for 81-77 win

Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.


After 22 seasons of ups and downs, Idaho football is headed back to the Big Sky

MOSCOW, Idaho – On Aug. 31, 1996 the University of Idaho narrowly lost a football game to the University of Wyoming, 40-38. On Dec. 2, 2017 the Vandals decisively defeated …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington men top Stanford 67-61 to end Pac-12 drought

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 23 points to help Eastern Washington, which hit 11 3-pointers, beat Stanford 67-61 on Tuesday night and get its first win against a Pac-12 team in nearly …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best lightens mood at practice

The sun was still high in the sky when Halloween descended on the Eastern Washington campus.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche

Faced with the incredible sorrow of losing his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy “chose to end his life” the following day, his family said Tuesday.


Young Eastern Washington defensive linemen take lessons to heart

Jay-Tee Tiuli isn’t making any tackles these days, but he’s helping the young Eastern Washington linemen get a grip.


Big Sky capsules: Eli Dunne’s TD pass in OT gives Northern Iowa 45-38 win over Cal Poly

Eli Dunne threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and Northern Iowa beat Cal Poly 45-38 on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Difference maker: Eastern Washington had no answers for Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek

The biggest wild card in the deck came up aces Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington wide receivers had their moments, but not enough of them

Eastern Washington fans were probably thinking it midway through the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Texas Tech: Last year’s receivers would have caught that ball.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington falls to Texas Tech in Aaron Best’s coaching debut

Unable to make the big plays on offense or prevent them on defense, the Eastern Washington Eagles found themselves overmatched against an FBS opponent for the first time in half …


Eastern Washington’s cornerbacks stand out as savvy, experienced

The best unit at Eastern Washington this fall just might be the cornerbacks.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho to play men’s-women’s doubleheaders this season

The Eastern Washington-Idaho basketball rivalry just got bigger. The Eagles and Vandals will play a pair of men’s and women’s double-headers this winter, in Cheney on Jan. 12 and in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Cooper Kupp’s Madden 18 numbers are well, maddening, his former Eastern Washington teammates say

It’s only a video game, but Cooper Kupp is getting dissed again.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Any worries, Eastern Washington football fans? We’re here to help

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best says he sleeps pretty well these days, no matter what might worry him on the field.


Last year’s Eastern Washington redshirts are ready to prove themselves on the field

Conner Crist is ready to get back in the game. The lineman is one of 14 Eagles who redshirted last year as freshmen, a college football rite of passage that …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud on Payton Award watch list

There are at least 5,160 reasons why Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud is among the favorites to win the Walter Payton Award.