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Seattle U gives former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford contract extension

Jim Hayford, who coached the Redhawks to a 20-14 record in his first season, received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Shadle Park hoops standout Jacob Groves commits to Eastern Washington

Shadle Park senior sharpshooter Jacob Groves announced his verbal commitment to EWU on Sunday, where he’ll join his 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman brother, Tanner Groves.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley signs with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers

Wiley, who recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a one-year deal with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers.


Eagles to face Syracuse in basketball opener

It will be a season full of challenges for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team when the Eagles embark upon their 2018-19 nonconference schedule. The schedule, announced Monday, has …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Big Sky goes back to 20-game conference basketball schedule

The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a 20-game conference schedule, beginning this winter.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk signs with Israel club

A day before he was slated to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Los Angeles Clippers, former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Israel’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley joins Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team

Former Eastern Washington basketball star Jacob Wiley will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, the team announced Thursday.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington hoops star Bogdan Bliznyuk awaits his professional destination

Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …


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: 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: Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington women’s basketball adds five players to roster

Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller has signed five new players, bringing this year’s recruiting class to eight.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Spokane, Cheney hoop fans receive high marks in WalletHub rankings

A round of applause for basketball fans in Spokane and perhaps a standing ovation for Cheney.


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.


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.


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: Tue., March 27, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington senior Bogdan Bliznyuk named honorable mention All-American

A remarkable season got even better Tuesday for Eastern Washington senior Bogdan Bliznyuk.


Bogdan Bliznyuk chosen for Reese’s College All-Star Game

Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington has been chosen for the


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: Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Poor shooting dooms Eastern Washington’s men in season-ending loss at College Basketball Invitational

The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday night, and Eagles coach Shantay Legans could easily have focused on the number 20 after an 87-65 loss …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

EWU coach Shantay Legans says his team is happy to be playing in CBI

A history-making season isn’t over for Eastern Washington. The Eagles made some more Sunday night, earning a third straight invitation to play in the College Basketball Invitational.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Eastern Washington looks to postseason, beyond after tough setback against Montana

While stepping through the wreckage, Eastern Washington was already picking up the pieces Saturday night.


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 …