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UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

On the court or in the classroom, Eastern Washington’s Sir Washington has overcome all obstacles

Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Jim Allen: Covering Eastern Washington athletics offered plenty of memorable career moments

Perhaps it was the proverbial seven-year itch to do something different, or a chance to spend more weekends with my wife. Either way, I’m now the K-12 education reporter for …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds high-scoring guard Mike Meadows

Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Five-year deal with Eastern Washington will pay A.D. Lynn Hickey $179k annually

New Eastern Washington University athletic director Lynn Hickey will earn $178,566 annually during the course of a five-year contract signed last week. Hickey, who served as interim athletic director beginning …


Eastern Washington athletic director candidate Lynn Hickey talks funding, facilities, future in public forum

Lynn Hickey has a resume as big as Texas. For better than four decades, she’s coached big-time women’s basketball, helped lead the athletic department at one of the biggest schools …


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk impresses in several pre-NBA Draft performances

Bogdan Bliznyuk is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of former Eastern Washington teammate Jake Wiley.


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.


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.


Former Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk plays well at college all-star game

Former Eastern Washington men’s basketball star Bogdan Bliznyuk is making the most of his opportunities.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

After successful season, Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans ready to roll into next year

With the season over, you’d think Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans could relax. Not so fast – his wife Tatjana is due soon with their second child.


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 …


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 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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins fourth Big Sky weekly award

Another weekend, another milestone for Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk.


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins third Big Sky weekly award

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk capped another big week with another weekly award Monday.


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: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hands Montana first loss of Big Sky season

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana’s 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.


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.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington seeks public comment this week on athletic director search

Eastern Washington University is hosting three public listening sessions this week as it begins the search for a new athletic director.


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 …


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, 10 p.m.

It’s been ‘quite a ride’ for Ex-Eastern Washington Eagles standout Jake Wiley

In the past year, Jake Wiley has learned much about basketball, life and himself. Most of all, he discovered that he loves peace and quiet – a rare commodity in …


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.


Former EWU coach, Gonzaga aide Jerry Krause is still in the game of basketball

Jerry Krause was recently selected to help write a 2018 curriculum for the National Association of Basketball Coaches for youth basketball. At the center of the curriculum is a pilot …


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: 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: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Twice the fun: Eastern Washington, Idaho meet in basketball doubleheader

The idea was so good, Wendy Schuller wondered why they hadn’t done it sooner.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk, Delaney Hodgins poised to become career scoring leaders at Eastern Washington

Quietly but surely, Bogdan Bliznyuk and Delaney Hodgins are about to become the leading career scorers in Eastern Washington basketball history.