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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Experienced Washington State volleyball team primed to make run in NCAA Tournament

Washington State earned a No. 16 seed in the 64-team tournament and the right to host for the first time since 2001, both likely clinched by Saturday’s Apple Cup victory …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:19 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles offense puts up big numbers, but defense makes name for itself

With an offense as efficient as Eastern Washington’s, it’s defense – one of the most experienced in the Big Sky Conference – just has to do a serviceable job.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Eastern Washington strikes early, holds off Northern Arizona rally in 31-26 victory

When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Strong-armed showdown: Eastern Washington’s Gage Gubrud, Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus set to air it out

Two of the country’s top FCS quarterbacks share a conference, gaudy statistics and the amount of Division I scholarship offers coming out of high school: Zero.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Northern Arizona star receiver Emmanuel Butler poses a major threat to EWU’s experienced secondary

The first time Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best met Emmanuel Butler, he threw the Northern Arizona receiver a red jersey and jokingly requested his services in Cheney.


One-handed Northern Arizona player spreading inspiration

Northern Arizona guard Omar Ndiaye dishes out inspiration to his teammates and beyond. Born without a right hand, he fused talented and determination to become a Division I basketball player.


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., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Northern Arizona as Bogdan Bliznyuk perfect on 16 free throws

Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.


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 …


Montana coach Bob Stitt’s contract not renewed; NAU holds onto Jerome Souers

Bob Stitt is out as Montana’s football coach after three seasons, athletics director Kent Haslam said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Even with a win, Eastern Washington faces uncertain playoff fate

What are the odds of Eastern making the 24-team FCS field? Here’s a quick breakdown.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington adds Northern Arizona to nonconference schedules in 2018 and 2020

Eastern Washington will play Big Sky Conference football rival Northern Arizona in nonconference games in 2018 and 2020, athletic director Bill Chaves announced Thursday.


Gresch Jensen passes for 423 yards, 3 TDs as Montana wins 41-17

The battle of green quarterbacks went to freshman Gresch Jensen Saturday, after he threw for a career-best 423 yards to lead Montana past banged-up North Dakota 41-17 in Big Sky …


Northern Arizona holds off Idaho with 72-70 victory

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid. Marcus DeBerry …


EWU wins first Big Sky road game with 84-73 victory over NAU

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Austin McBroom scored 28 points, Bogdan Bliznyuk added 22 points and 10 rebounds and Eastern Washington beat Northern Arizona 84-73 on Thursday night for its third straight …


Victor Sanders shoots Idaho to Big Sky win over NAU

Victor Sanders pumped in a career-high 33 points to lead Idaho to an 83-76 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, 10:54 p.m.

Northern Arizona rolls past Eastern Washington

Corbin Jountti rushed for three touchdowns, Casey Jahn ran for two and Marcus Alford returned an interception 70 yards for a score as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 52-30 on …


Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote dies at 22 while vacationing

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska – Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died after apparently shooting himself with a gun while vacationing with his family in Alaska. The 22-year-old …


EWU-Montana notes: ‘Just like football’: Eagle fans let Griz hear it after Big Sky conquest

MISSOULA – As the confetti rained down Saturday night and Eagle Nation celebrated a Big Sky Conference championship, a few fans watched the fun – and had some of their …


Eastern Washington women make semifinals after 20th win

MISSOULA – As Wendy Schuller sees it, her first 20-win season at Eastern Washington was earned years ago. Moments after the Eagles dispatched Northern Arizona 73-57 in the Big Sky …


Northern Arizona pulls away late, tops Idaho

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Quinton Upshur’s 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play gave Northern Arizona the lead and the Lumberjacks padded it in the final minute to beat Idaho …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 9:35 p.m.

Northern Arizona shocks EWU

Picking up the pieces? That will have to wait another day. After their shocking 28-27 Big Sky Conference loss to Northern Arizona on Saturday afternoon, the Eastern Washington players and …


Eagles tackle altitude, Lumberjacks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After another close game, the Eastern Washington football team could use a breather today. It probably won’t happen. Not against a Northern Arizona team that has a …


EWU shoots down NAU

Suddenly, the long-range outlook looks bright for the Eastern Washington basketball team. While it rained outside, the Eagles unleashed a monsoon of 3-point shots on hapless Northern Arizona in an …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, 8:32 p.m.

Harvey scores 37, Eastern runs away from N. Arizona

Tyler Harvey had 37 points in his fifth 30-point game of the season to lead Eastern Washington to an 84-65 win over Northern Arizona.


Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Sacramento State, 6; Saturday vs. Northern Arizona, 2 p.m. OUTLOOK: Despite a road breakthrough at Montana State last week, the Eagles (11-13 overall, 5-7 Big Sky) …


Northern Arizona blasts Eastern Washington 84-65

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Quinton Upshur contributed a season-high 26 points and Northern Arizona remained atop the Big Sky Conference in drubbing Eastern Washington 84-65 on Thursday night. Northern Arizona (7-9, …


Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at Northern Arizona, 6:05; Saturday at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: After winning two at home, the Eagles hope to steal one on the road. The Eagles …