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Eastern gets 1st win but gives up most of big lead

There was some sloppy play and some anxious moments down the stretch that probably could have been avoided. But Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t about to give back …


Eagles can’t keep up with Huskies in 2nd half

SEATTLE – Washington can now think about Maui without getting in trouble for looking ahead. For one half Tuesday night, it looked like the 17th-ranked Huskies were already island bound.


No. 3 Eagles wary of Idaho State University

To Beau Baldwin’s way of thinking, Idaho State didn’t need any extra motivation heading into this weekend’s Big Sky Conference football showdown against his Eastern Washington University Eagles at EWU’s …


Blanchette: Eagles’ ‘playoff’ should pay off

Count it. Already Eastern Washington is 1-0 in the Football Championship Subdivision stepladder. By decree of the athletic director, at least.


EWU’s late push too much for Southern Utah

The downside to breaking a 62-yard touchdown run on the game’s first play from scrimmage is the stark realization that there is a good chance that’s as good as your …


San Jose State’s guards give Eagles pause

Eastern Washington University’s injury-plagued men’s basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Reese Court against San Jose State. Tipoff, in the first game of a men’s-women’s doubleheader, is set …


Transfer Mitchell has guided Eagles toward new heights

As Eastern Washington University headed into winter workouts following a highly successful 2009 football season in which the Eagles advanced to the FCS playoffs for the fourth time in six …


Strong finish for Eagles should enhance playoff bid

The sense of urgency might not measure up to what Eastern Washington University was feeling last fall when it needed to put together a dramatic late-season run – much like …


Ailing Eagles stumble in exhibition

Not surprisingly, the nearly unfathomable run of injuries that continues to plague the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team made the Eagles’ 66-60 exhibition loss to Montana State-Billings at Reese …


Spokane stars as 1948 Manhattan in city’s next role

The next movie to be filmed in Spokane will be “Camilla Dickinson,” based on the coming-of-age novel “Camilla” by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s set in Manhattan in 1948, and yes, the …


Eagles not up to task in exhibition opener

Anyone hoping to get an early-season read on Eastern Washington University’s renovated men’s basketball team at Reese Court Tuesday night probably didn’t. At least, Eagles fans better hope they didn’t.


EWU football recruit shot to death

Devin Topps, a former football standout at Kentridge High School and member of Eastern Washington University’s 2010 recruiting class, was beaten and shot to death early Sunday morning, after a …


Eagles pick apart Portland State

The Big Sky’s hottest football team took it up a notch Saturday when No. 8 Eastern Washington blasted Portland State 50-17 in Hillsboro (Ore.) Stadium. The Eagles (7-2, 6-1 Big …


Kids carnival Friday at EWU

Ghouls and witches, from toddlers through fifth grade, are welcome to wear their favorite costume Friday to the Pence Union Building at Eastern Washington University for the Harvest Tour and …


Eastern’s task: disarm Vikings’ potent ‘pistol’

Another Saturday, another big challenge for the Eastern Washington University defense. The Eagles, in a tie with Montana for first in Big Sky Conference football with a 5-1 mark, will …


Eastern offense delivers with game on the line

Aside from the short field they were facing, courtesy of a woeful 26-yard punt by Sacramento State’s Augie Heath, there wasn’t much reason for optimism among the members of Eastern …


Blanchette: It’s the Big Sky, not the Big Easy

Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?


Spotlight: Capitol Steps arrive on a timely note

The Capitol Steps are coming to town on Wednesday, so I thought I’d whet your appetite for their brand of musical political satire.


Kansas hate group met by strong opposition at each stop

There’s nothing like an extremist hate group to bring out the best in Spokane residents. Hundreds arrived to counterprotest Thursday and advocate for peace, love and inclusion in the face …


EWU senior leader has made crucial plays all season

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


Eagles prepare minus point guard who injured left foot

The mood at Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball practice Wednesday afternoon was remarkably upbeat, considering Glen Dean did little but watch from the sidelines after learning earlier this week that …


College presidents plead for state funding

SEATTLE – The Legislature doesn’t get back to work for about three months, but leaders of Washington’s public colleges and universities began their fight for a share of dwindling state …


Westboro plans pickets Thursday, Friday

Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., is planning to picket several cklsites in Spokane on Thursday and in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. …


Vestal: Improving job prospects through school has hefty price

Sara Kerbs-Ridenour is a schoolteacher working on a master’s degree in special ed. She’s 24, with three years of experience in the classroom. A Spokane native, she returned to Eastern …


Enrollment rises at state’s public colleges

SEATTLE – Enrollment is up again this fall at Washington’s public universities, despite cuts in state dollars to support their operations. Part of the enrollment jump comes from an intentional …


Eagles learning to rely less heavily on star running back

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin hinted prior to last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference matchup against Northern Colorado that it might have been a good thing – for some of …


Sherritt and Co. rally Eagles to victory at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – With its offense struggling to establish any kind of rhythm for the second week in a row, Eastern Washington University’s defense came up huge again Saturday, lifting …


Hunter denies taking money from ex-agent

Torey Hunter is convinced some of his Washington State University teammates took money from former sports agent Josh Luchs in the early 1990s – just like Luchs claimed in the …


Running back for EWU defies foster care’s higher ed record

The letters arrive on a semiregular basis, sometimes as often as twice a month. Scrawled on each are the words, “I love you.” Occasionally, there’s a reminder to “brush your …