Eastern's Rodney Stuckey (right; Associated Press photo) has already earned some impressive honors in his one season playing for the Eagles. But being named one of the 50 preseason finalists on the Wooden Award list may be the most prestigious.
Stuckey is one of eight sophomores on the list, with the other seven coming from basketball powers like Duke, Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Washington, Arizona and Marquette.
From the football field, Dave Trimmer has a 56-yard story about EWU kicker Brett Bergstrom in today's paper. That's a yard short of a paper record by the way.
Actually, Bergstrom's path to becoming EWU's kicker has been anything but right down the middle, and Dave's interesting story takes you along on his journey.
Dave has more on Bergstrom and notes from around the Big Sky on his blog.
With UI headed to Hawaii for a big WAC game this Saturday (9 p.m.), Jim Meehan is keeping up with the Vandals on his blog. The Warriors received two votes in the AP poll this week, and the Idaho game is homecoming. As coach Dennis Erickson said earlier in the season, the Vandals are the homecoming opponent so often, there are going to be able to judge the floats.
On the hardwood, the Vandal volleyball team won a rivalry match with Boise State.