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UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk agrees to NBA Summer League contract with LA Clippers

Former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk has agreed to a NBA Summer League contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.


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: 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 …


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.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho men one win away from Big Sky Tournament semifinal showdown

As Idaho and Eastern Washington step under the lights Thursday night, they can only hope their opponents don’t shoot them out.


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: 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: 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: 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 …


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: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington men encounter opportunity for road sweep at perfect time

Eastern Washington’s motto this week: two for the road. For several reasons, the Eagles could use a sweep this weekend at Sacramento State and Portland State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Hard-nosed Eastern Washington Eagles get it done in end, defeat Northern Colorado 67-65

There will be more games like this for Eastern Washington, with hard-nosed defense, multiple lead changes and clutch plays at the end. Saturday afternoon’s Big Sky Conference encounter with Northern …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Eastern Washington names former UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey to interim AD role

Longtime athletics administrator Lynn Hickey will serve as interim athletic director at Eastern Washington University, president Mary Cullinan said in a release Friday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Southern Utah edges Eastern Washington 66-62 in OT

With Bogdan Bliznyuk coming up just short in his quest for the school’s career scoring record, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team came up just short of a road …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball seeking revenge against Northern Arizona

Last March, in the final game of the regular season, Eastern needed a win at last-place Northern Arizona to earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title. Instead, the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Six headed to Seattle for 2018 Special Olympics Games

Six athletes got a welcome surprise at the EWU Men’s basketball game Sunday – an invitation to participate in the 2018 Special Olympics games in Seattle.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Fresh off big Stanford win, Eastern Washington takes on UNLV

After a big win, Eastern Washington faces another tall task Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5 p.m.

Eastern Washington signs Seattle guard Elijah Jackson

Hoping to reap more success in its own backyard, Eastern Washington has signed Seattle guard Elijah Jackson


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington faces Walla Walla in rare home nonconference game

If you want to get a sneak peek at this year’s Eastern Washington basketball team, better make it to Reese Court on Friday afternoon


New coach Shantay Legans intent on keeping Eastern Washington in the mix at top of Big Sky

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans is expecting great things next spring.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington is first-team all-Big Sky preseason pick

Eastern Washington University senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk is one of six players on the All-Big Sky Conference preseason basketball team, the league announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho to play men’s-women’s doubleheaders this season

The Eastern Washington-Idaho basketball rivalry just got bigger. The Eagles and Vandals will play a pair of men’s and women’s double-headers this winter, in Cheney on Jan. 12 and in …


Former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey takes his game to the Riviera

A guy could do a lot worse than chase his dreams in the south of France. That’s where former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey finds himself after signing this week …


Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley busy ahead of NBA Draft

With the NBA Draft less than two weeks away, former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley is in overdrive.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington shines in NCAA Academic Progress Report

With women’s basketball leading the way, all 12 intercollegiate teams at Eastern Washington surpassed the NCAA’s academic threshold for competing in the postseason.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Jim Hayford, Eastern Washington men’s basketball look to build on success

Big Sky Conference basketball coaches will be a bit nervous this spring signing period, wondering what – or who – Jim Hayford will come up with next.