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John Blanchette: Bobby Hauck tasked with making Grizzlies relevant in football again

News is as unlikely as rain at college football’s mid-July conference gabfests, unless Nick Saban announces he’s changed his brand of coffee filters. As the coaches of the Big Sky …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Foes become friends at Big Sky Conference media days

The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …


Big Sky football coaches, players come to Spokane for season kickoff event

On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews works to stay in NBA after summer league with the Los Angeles Clippers

After not being selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jordan Mathews joined the New Orleans Pelicans last summer, and then signed with the Atlanta Hawks in September before getting released …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Sam Read as head cross country coach

Eastern Washington University has hired Sam Read to become the Eagles’ new head cross country coach, the school announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington sensation Jacob Wiley works hard to secure spot on Dallas Mavericks roster

Since earning 2017 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year honors at Eastern Washington, Jacob Wiley is one well-traveled young man.


Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest

Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep guard Liam Lloyd, son of longtime Gonzaga assistant coach, offered by EWU

Gonzaga Prep prep guard Liam Lloyd, the son of longtime Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, announced on Twitter Thursday that his first scholarship offer is from Eastern Washington.


Eastern Washington hires Nate Barry as assistant athletic director for athletic performance

Nate Barry has been hired as Eastern Washington University’s new assistant athletic director for athletic performance, the school announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington ranked high in three preseason FCS football polls

HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Street and Smith’s magazine have the Eagles ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 14, respectively, in their recent preseason Top 25 polls.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Rough week for ex-Eastern Washington players in Canadian Football League

It’s been a rough few days for Eastern Washington University products in the Canadian Football League.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball will face Syracuse, Oregon at 2K Classic

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team is returning to the 2K Classic, where it will play four games in November and face major programs Syracuse and Oregon at their respective venues.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon …


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.


Press Box Podcast: Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans discusses Bogdan Bliznyuk’s talents, comings and goings of his Eagles

On Friday, Shantay Legans joined host Larry Weir on The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu

Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ends spring camp with feeling of completeness

More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington football bringing game-day intensity to Red-White Game

Even on a Tuesday afternoon in April, the Eastern Washington football players had their game faces on.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Press Box Podcast: Cooper Kupp reflects on his first year in the NFL, Draft experience

This time last year, Cooper Kupp was feeling a bit restless.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was …


Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans says mid-major upsets might become more rare with new college basketball reforms

Is March about to lose some of its Madness? Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans agrees with most of the recommendations made Wednesday by the Commission on College Basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …


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 offensive line features depth, talent

In some ways, Jase Butorac and the Eastern Washington offensive linemen are growing up together.


Eastern Washington football to focus on situational drills in second spring scrimmage

Consider Saturday’s Eastern Washington scrimmage as a dry run for next week’s Red-White Spring Game.


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 18, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Eastern Washington ‘on the precipice of greatness,’ athletic director candidate Vince Otoupal says

Vince Otoupal didn’t need a microphone Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington football faces tough slate this season, even with incomplete schedule

For all the hand-wringing over Eastern Washington’s incomplete football schedule, one thing is certain: The Eagles could fill one of their opens dates with a high school team and this …