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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk powers Eastern Washington into Big Sky Tournament semifinals

On a day when the favorites played down to the level of the competition, the Eastern Washington Eagles elevated their game to new heights Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk leaves lasting legacy on, off court at Eastern Washington

Either way, Bogdan Bliznyuk is the surest thing in the Big Sky Conference, the basketball version of another lightly recruited Eagle by the name of Cooper Kupp.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball riding hot streak into Big Sky Tournament

Why not Eastern Washington? Coach Shantay Legans has been asking that question since before the season began, when his Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Conference MVP

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was honored Monday as the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, joining former Eagles Alvin Snow, Rodney Stuckey and Jacob Wiley as conference MVPs.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk breaks NCAA single-season record for consecutive free-throw makes

With three minutes, 46 seconds left in Eastern Washington’s 85-68 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday afternoon, Bogdan Bliznyuk made two foul shots to set the Division I record for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington honors trio of seniors, handles Northern Arizona in regular-season finale

Saturday afternoon at Reese Court was all about saying bye to a trio of seniors, including career scoring leader Bogdan Bliznyuk, Sir Washington and Benas Griciunas. Then the Eagles went …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Southern Utah, clinches first-round bye

Besides the obvious ones – the Eagles routed Southern Utah 74-51 in front of an appreciative crowd at Reese Court – they reinforced what coach Shantay Legans already knew: This …


Eastern Washington basketball has plenty to play for in final week of regular season

Besides the chance to build on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles have a chance to earn a first-round bye in next week’s Big Sky Conference tournament and send three …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins fourth Big Sky weekly award

Another weekend, another milestone for Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk hits 2,000-point mark as Eastern Washington holds off Idaho State 74-69

Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a late 3-pointer to put Eastern Washington in front for good, sending the Eagles to a 74-69 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk notches 27 points as EWU snaps Weber State’s winning streak

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Eastern Washington beat Weber State with a 75-70 victory on Thursday night that ended the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington men, women eye top-four finish in Big Sky standings

With four games left in the regular season, the Eastern Washington men and women have the same goal: a top-four finish in the final standings and first-round byes in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes automatic from free-throw line for Eastern Washington

After Saturday’s win over Montana State, the topic at Eastern Washington’s postgame presser turned to free throws – especially Bogdan Bliznyuk’s knack for making a lot of them. Bliznyuk has …


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins third Big Sky weekly award

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk capped another big week with another weekly award Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Montana State behind Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near triple-double

Eastern Washington was coming off its biggest win over the season, Thursday night over Big Sky Conference leader Montana. But if this were a trap game, the Eagles barely noticed. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hands Montana first loss of Big Sky season

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana’s 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Sir Washington has made huge strides on, off the court for Eastern Washington basketball

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball seeks statement win against conference-leading Montana

Eastern Washington has lost two straight games for the first time since mid-November. With the Big Sky tournament less than three weeks away, a win over the league leaders would …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Vandals edge Eagles after wild final minute

Nate Sherwood scored 23 points, and Brayon Blake blocked a shot in the final seconds to give Idaho a 66-64 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Idaho, Eastern Washington men meet again with Big Sky positioning in mind

The presence of Idaho’s Victor Sanders, the Vandals’ No. 2 career scorer, and Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Eagles’ all-time scorer, ought to help the gate, and the game has …