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UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

Cody Benzel’s big night leads Eastern Washington over Idaho State 91-62

Cody Benzel scored a career-high 30 points and Jesse Hunt scored 14 with 16 rebounds and Eastern Washington pulled away from Idaho State in the second half for a 91-62 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-North Central star Brianna King named Frontier Conference MVP again

The 5-foot-5 senior led the Frontier in scoring (22.3 points per game) and steals (80) and was also among the best in assists (91) for the fourth-ranked Bulldogs (25-4).


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Idaho State preview: Bengals seek revenge on Eagles

Eastern Washington goes for the season sweep over Idaho State after winning the previous matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Bryan Mills promoted to Eastern Washington safeties coach

The Eagles recently promoted Bryan Mills, who was on EWU’s staff the last two seasons as a defensive analyst.


Fast food at White House for FCS football champ North Dakota State

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Mikayla Ferenz’s late 3 lifts Idaho to win over Sacramento State

Mikayla Ferenz scored 25 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, and Idaho defeated Sacramento State 69-65 in Sacramento, California, on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Kim Aiken Jr. lifts Eastern Washington past Portland St. 68-66

Kim Aiken Jr. drained a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer to give Eastern Washington a 68-66 win over Portland State on Saturday. Aiken finished with 19 points to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Versatile forward Jesse Hunt has been a steady presence for injury-plagued Eastern Washington

Jesse Hunt’s Australian accent is noticeable, but not as thick as it was a decade ago when his basketball-centric family moved to California.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Portland State preview: Eagles look for home win vs Vikings

Eastern Washington looks for its fourth straight win over Portland State at Reese Court


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Area roundup: Mikayla Ferenz sets Big Sky scoring record in Idaho win over Portland State

Mikayla Ferenz broke the Big Sky career scoring record Thursday as she scored 14 points in Idaho’s 81-68 women’s basketball win over host Portland State.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington can’t overcome cold shooting in loss to Sacramento State

Shantay Legans couldn’t remember the last time Eastern Washington shot this poorly in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Ex-Northern Iowa assistant Pat McCann to be named EWU receivers coach

Pat McCann will be Eastern Washington’s new wide receivers coach, the 33-year-old Olympia native confirmed Thursday.


Women’s basketball notebook: Former Central Valley standouts Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull head to Palouse to take on Washington State

The first time former Central Valley guards Lacie and Lexie Hull returned to the Inland Northwest, Stanford’s twin freshmen were handed a rare loss.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Sacramento State preview: Eagles look to make it 10 straight wins over the Hornets

Eastern Washington looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Sacramento State


EWU hires Ian Shoemaker as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

On Monday, Central Washington head football coach Ian Shoemaker accepted the job as OC and quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, according to EWU coach Aaron Best.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Area basketball roundup: Violet Kapri Morrow leads EWU women to win over Northern Arizona

Violet Kapri Morrow scored 19 points and Eastern Washington held off Northern Arizona 81-76 Saturday at Reese Court.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Tyler Kidd leads Eastern Washington past Northern Arizona 86-73

Tyler Kidd scored 19 points as Eastern Washington got past Northern Arizona 86-73. Jesse Hunt and Ty Gibson added 16 points each for the Eagles.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Northern Arizona seeks revenge against Eastern Washington

Northern Arizona seeks revenge on Eastern Washington after dropping the first matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Area roundup: Grace Kirscher leads Eagles women past Southern Utah

Sandpoint’s Grace Kirscher scored 16 points and Violet Kapri Morrow added 12 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night as Eastern Washington defeated Southern Utah 80-66 in Cheney. Jess McDowell-White scored …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Dre Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory over Eastern Washington

Dre Marin had a career-high 20 points as Southern Utah defeated Eastern Washington 76-62 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-Central Valley star Madison Hovren breaks records at West Point

Army senior forward Madison Hovren – the Greater Spokane League’s all-time leading scorer during her time at Central Valley – is back to her record-breaking ways.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Mason Peatling, Eagles keep Vandals reeling

Eastern Washington forward Mason Peatling made one thing clear following the Eagles’ 82-57 rout of Idaho on Monday: He isn’t fond of the Vandals. “We’ve got a little bit of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Idaho women defeat Eastern Washington when officials reverse call

When Mikayla Ferenz banked in the game-winning bucket Monday at Reese Court, Idaho’s recording-breaking guard smacked her hands together in frustration. She thought it didn’t count. But in the end, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington bests Northern Colorado in OT, continues winning ways at home

The Eagles needed an extra session Saturday to dispatch second-place Northern Colorado 88-78 at Reese Court, an overtime win fueled by a quartet of double-digit scorers and a key steal …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Violet Kapri Morrow powers Eagles at Northern Colorado

Violet Kapri Morrow hit four of six 3-pointers, scored 29 points and grabbed a team-high eight reboundsThursday night, powering the Eastern Washington women past Northern Colorado 76-72 in a Big …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

All-American EWU center Spencer Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

The NCAA approved Spencer Blackburn’s hardship request for a sixth year of eligibility, stemming from a thumb injury that sidelined him his entire redshirt freshman season in 2015.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Washington’s Jenna Moser will make one last stop in old neighborhood

When Washington guard Jenna Moser toes the hardwood of Beasley Coliseum on Friday, she’ll have a sense of comfort amid the rivalrous frenzy.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Reports: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder headed to North Texas

Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has accepted the same position at North Texas, according to multiple reports.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Montana uses late free throw to edge Eastern Washington 75-74

Michael Oguine sank the second of two free throws in the closing seconds to give Montana a 75-74 edge over Eastern Washington.