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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Area basketball: Ben College scores 29 points as Whitworth’s men turn back Poets

Ben College scored a game-high 29 points, including a crucial three-point play and 3-pointer in the second half, and Whitworth (2-0) defeated Whittier 90-76 on Saturday to complete its stay …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington had home-like atmosphere in road win at Portland State

The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Jesse Hunt helps Eastern Washington top UMKC in overtime for first win of season

Wide open in the corner in the final minute overtime, Eastern Washington forward Jesse Hunt squared up, hesitated, then remembered he had the hot hand.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

No doubt about it: Eastern Washington wins at least share of Big Sky crown after thumping Portland State

Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Eastern Washington men can’t hold late lead, lose in overtime in home opener

Eastern Washington welcomed the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix to Reese Court on Friday for its first home game of the season. After struggling against two top-20 teams (Syracuse and Oregon) on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Matt Nichols square off for ticket to Grey Cup

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens home slate against Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2K Empire Classic

After lopsided losses to a pair of college basketball heavyweights, Eastern Washington is ready to take on someone its own size. And in its own arena. The Eagles (0-2) host …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to lock up Big Sky title, first-round bye at Portland State

Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.


Hard work, perseverance help Sam McPherson lead stable of talented EWU running backs

His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Uriah Howard, Violet Kapri Morrow lead Eastern Washington women past Eastern Oregon

Uriah Howard and Violet Kapri Morrow combined for 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Eastern Washington Eagles pulled away in the second half for a 66-45 victory over the …


Shadle Park’s Jacob Groves headlines Eastern Washington’s signing class

Eastern Washington men’s basketball has signed a pair of players – including the brother of a current member of the team – to letters of intent to play for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Tysen Prunty returns home to face Portland State

When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Gonzaga outlasts Eastern Washington 63-51 in women’s basketball

Eastern Washington held Gonzaga’s offense in check for about three quarters on Sunday. But the Eagles’ offense didn’t take advantage of the Bulldogs’ early shooting woes, and eventually Gonzaga pulled …



UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles secondary steps up in win over UC Davis; Webster twins relish big Senior Day

Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


Gonzaga women working through changes ahead of game at Eastern Washington

The weaknesses – inconsistent rebounding and some defensive lapses in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against Montana – are all relative. After all, the Zags won 76-52 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Bol Bol’s double-double leads No. 14 Oregon over Eastern Washington

Bol Bol’s double-double, his second for the Ducks, was capped by a spinning drive from the left wing that sent his defender sprawling and led to a rim-hanging, two-hand dunk …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn is a man beyond his years

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn, a three-year starter and team captain, has received much of his respect for his detail-oriented approach, his technique and preparation, the ability to spot an …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington selects Spokane’s ALSC Architects for predesign of renovated football stadium

ALSC designed Washington State’s Cougar Football Complex, Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and dozens of other notable buildings in the region.


Eastern Washington notebook: UC Davis star receiver Keelan Doss draws comparisons to Cooper Kupp

When fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) plays host to fourth-ranked UC Davis (8-1, 6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in a key conference battle, the Eagles’ …


Eastern Washington soccer player Ashley Valdivieso uses CPR to resuscitate man on team’s flight to tournament

Napping on a flight from Spokane to Denver, Ashley Valdivieso, a freshman on the Eastern Washington women’s soccer team en route to last week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament, woke up …


No. 16 Syracuse shuts down shorthanded Eastern Washington in season opener

The good for Eastern Washington: The Eagles limited 16th-ranked Syracuse to 28 first-half points in Tuesday’s season opener at the Carrier Dome. The bad: scoring a meager 10 points. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington handles Northern Colorado, sets up showdown with UC Davis

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) tallied six sacks, three interceptions and held Northern Colorado (2-8, 2-4) to just 259 total yards, extending its win streak against the Bears …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Kicker, punter Roldan Alcobendas is Mr. Consistency for fifth-ranked Eastern Washington

Roldan Alcobendas is often tempted to use his crafty footwork on the pitch, but Eastern Washington’s record-breaking kicker refrains.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington won’t look past struggling Northern Colorado

As Eastern Washington begins its late-season push for a Big Sky Conference crown, one can’t help but think of a key Nov. 10 date in Cheney with sixth-ranked UC Davis.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Don’t expect Northern Colorado to give Eastern Washington trouble in Greeley this time

Big Sky Conference football predictions


Eastern Washington men: ‘Next man up’ approach for guard-heavy Eagles

When EWU begins its 2018-19 campaign Nov. 6 at national power Syracuse, the Eagles will have four returning starters who averaged less than double figures.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Eric Barriere era officially begins for Eastern Washington football

Whether it’s in casual conversation or the moments following one of his electric touchdown runs, Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere is smiling.