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UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Foes become friends at Big Sky Conference media days

The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington picked first in Big Sky media and coaches polls

The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …


Big Sky football coaches, players come to Spokane for season kickoff event

On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …


Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest

Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.


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: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington ranked high in three preseason FCS football polls

HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Street and Smith’s magazine have the Eagles ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 14, respectively, in their recent preseason Top 25 polls.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Rough week for ex-Eastern Washington players in Canadian Football League

It’s been a rough few days for Eastern Washington University products in the Canadian Football League.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington football picks up steam well before season starts

Football season is three months away, but Eastern Washington already is on a winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Five-year deal with Eastern Washington will pay A.D. Lynn Hickey $179k annually

New Eastern Washington University athletic director Lynn Hickey will earn $178,566 annually during the course of a five-year contract signed last week. Hickey, who served as interim athletic director beginning …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ends spring camp with feeling of completeness

More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.


Eastern Washington football displays flash, substance in Red-White game

Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game opened with a sweet trick play for a touchdown and closed with a treat for dozens of children gathered on the red turf.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Lynn Hickey wasting no time checking items off her to-do list at Eastern Washington

No matter the challenge, Lynn Hickey seemingly has a plan for that.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington football bringing game-day intensity to Red-White Game

Even on a Tuesday afternoon in April, the Eastern Washington football players had their game faces on.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Press Box Podcast: Cooper Kupp reflects on his first year in the NFL, Draft experience

This time last year, Cooper Kupp was feeling a bit restless.


Eastern Washington completes football schedule, will host CWU on Sept. 1

All those months of work finally paid off Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

New rule will alter kickoff plans for Eagles

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best seldom has trouble fielding questions about football – or anything else. However, Best opted for a fair catch when asked this week how the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Analysis: EWU A.D. decision looms, as do questions over athletic funding

These are exciting times for Eastern Washington University sports fans. Anxious ones too.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Defense – and wind – dominate Eagles scrimmage

Eastern Washington had a clear idea of what it wanted to accomplish during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Roos Field: Put the players in some tough situations and see how they …


Eastern Washington athletic director candidate Lynn Hickey talks funding, facilities, future in public forum

Lynn Hickey has a resume as big as Texas. For better than four decades, she’s coached big-time women’s basketball, helped lead the athletic department at one of the biggest schools …


Eastern Washington’s offensive line features depth, talent

In some ways, Jase Butorac and the Eastern Washington offensive linemen are growing up together.


Eastern Washington football to focus on situational drills in second spring scrimmage

Consider Saturday’s Eastern Washington scrimmage as a dry run for next week’s Red-White Spring Game.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Eastern Washington ‘on the precipice of greatness,’ athletic director candidate Vince Otoupal says

Vince Otoupal didn’t need a microphone Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

As choices narrow, Eastern Washington all but sure to fill schedule with D-II or NAIA opponent

The window has all but closed on Eastern Washington’s chances of completing its football schedule against an FCS opponent.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

ROOT TV to show four Eastern Washington, three Idaho football games this fall

Eastern Washington football will appear on four ROOT sports telecasts this fall, the Big Sky Conference announced Monday.