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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Locally: Washington State Senate honors former Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves

Former Eastern Washington University athletic director Bill Chaves was honored Thursday by the Washington Senate in Olympia with an adopted resolution.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Before leaving, Bill Chaves reflects on positive times as Eastern Washington’s athletic director

For Bill Chaves, it’s never been about the trophies – even the one he passes several times a day outside his office.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Eastern Washington names former UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey to interim AD role

Longtime athletics administrator Lynn Hickey will serve as interim athletic director at Eastern Washington University, president Mary Cullinan said in a release Friday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington moves forward with process to replace departing athletic director

Sometime next week, Eastern Washington University president Mary Cullinan is expected to publicly announce formation of a search committee and an interim athletic director to replace the departing Bill Chaves.


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,


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, 5:47 p.m.

Sources say Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves a front-runner for North Dakota job

The odds are good that Eastern Washington University may soon be looking for a new athletic director.


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.


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: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Eastern Washington cross country coach Chris Shane leaves program

Eastern Washington no longer has a cross country coach following the abrupt departure of Chris Shane earlier this week.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington adds Northern Arizona to nonconference schedules in 2018 and 2020

Eastern Washington will play Big Sky Conference football rival Northern Arizona in nonconference games in 2018 and 2020, athletic director Bill Chaves announced Thursday.


Eastern Washington fans wonder why Montana wasn’t made ‘protected rival’

Eastern Washington football fans don’t care much for Montana, which makes the Grizzlies such perfect rivals. So why mess up a good thing?


Big Sky athletic directors pondered options with conference’s new look

The athletic directors of the Big Sky Conference considered several choices in handling the departure of North Dakota and the arrival of Idaho in football in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington won’t have Montana on its football schedule next season

Eastern Washington and Montana will not meet on the football field next year, the Big Sky Conference confirmed Thursday.


Success, location, money complicate Eastern Washington’s ability to schedule

As Eastern Washington flies across the country in search of its first football win of the season, it’s fair to wonder when the Fordham Rams will return the favor.


Analysis: Fans will have to contribute even more to get EWU athletics on par with rivals

Some EWU football fans are missing the point in the school’s hiring of an outside fundraising consultant.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Shantay Legans introduced as new Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach

Shantay Legans got his dream job, but Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves figures he’s the lucky one.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Aaron Best named head coach at Eastern Washington

Continuing a tradition of rewarding success, Eastern Washington announced Saturday evening that offensive line coach Aaron Best will become the school’s 21st head coach.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington will soon interview in-house football coaches Aaron Best, Jeff Schmedding

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves is keeping to his promise of an “expedited search” for the successor to football coach Beau Baldwin.


Eastern Washington faces tough choice in new head football coach

Eastern Washington just lost its head coach, but athletic director Bill Chaves said he hopes to preserve the program’s identity. Which is what, exactly?


Beau Baldwin leaving EWU to become offensive coordinator at Cal

His voice choking at times, Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin confirmed Monday afternoon that he’s joining new California coach Justin Wilcox’s staff as offensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Blanchette: Baldwin leaves behind blueprint for success

Blanchette: With a date in the national championship game at stake in 2010, Beau Baldwin called a timeout and summoned quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to his side. Just 91 seconds …


Eastern Washington plans ‘expedited search’ for Beau Baldwin’s successor

Eastern Washington football is running its hurry-up offense – in January.


New contract rewards Beau Baldwin’s winning ways with Eastern Washington football

Even at $240,000 a year, Beau Baldwin is one of the biggest bargains in college football. Baldwin’s 85-32 record is seventh best in the history of the Big Sky Conference. …


Field of dreams: EWU considers farmer’s land for new football stadium

The answer to Eastern Washington’s football stadium problems may be near.


Eastern Washington announces times for football games

Game times for all 11 Eastern Washington football games this season have been finalized, the school announced Thursday. All five Eagles home games will be played in the afternoon, starting …


EWU athletic director Bill Chaves joins committee studying transfers

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves has been named to a committee that will study Division I transfer rules, the NCAA announced this week. It’s an issue that struck close …


EWU honors outgoing president Arévalo

Rooting for the underdog comes a little easier at Eastern Washington University, especially when your leader is one. On Wednesday night at Showalter Hall, the athletic department held its sixth …


Eastern faces tough 2013 slate

Eastern Washington’s toughest opponent next year may be the schedule, which again includes two road trips to FBS schools. But instead of a short hop to the Palouse against Idaho …