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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014

Eastern Washington head coach Jim Hayford calls to his player in the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Washington, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77. (Stephen Brashear / Fr159797 Ap)

EWU basketball, day after: No time to sulk

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford spent part of Monday afternoon at a J.C. Penney store in Huntsville, Texas, doing some Christmas shopping for his assistants. "And if they don’t work out, they can always return them in Spokane,” said Hayford, dispensing the kind of…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014

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THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014

Eastern football links

Good morning from chilly Flagstaff, where it's 38 degrees outside, so I just hightailed it back to my hotel room to compile these links. First, here's my feature from yesterday on offensive lineman Jake Rodgers - a former Shadle Park star - and my preview…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014


Eastern basketball picked high in the Sky

The Eastern Washington men's basketball team is picked for a high finish in the Big Sky Conference. Despite missing the postseason the last two years, the Eagles are picked to finish second by Big Sky Coaches and third by the media,the conference announced Thursday. Defending…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

Eastern sports links

Eastern Washington running back Mario Brown handles more than a football. Here's my feature on Brown, plus a link to yesterday's live chat. ... There's also some interesting basketball news out of Eastern. ... Back to football: Here's all you need to know about Northern…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014


Eastern football links

The Eagles are back home this weekend, facing an improving Northern Colorado program that leads the nation in turnovers.. Here's our weekly notebook, a report from practice, and a link to today's live chat, where we can discuss all of it. .... Want more? Here's…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014


Eastern sports links

That's right, this morning's blog isn't confined to football. I caught up with basketball coach Jim Hayford, whose team opened practices last weekend amid a lot of optimism. ... On the football front, Eastern's next opponent, Southern Utah, also has faced a quarterback crisis the…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

Eastern football links

For several weeks, it will be Jordan West's football team at Eastern Washington. Here's our look at West, who will start Saturday at Southern Utah in place of the injured Vernon Adams. ... We'll have a chance to discuss that and more during Thursday's live…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014

Eastern and Big Sky links

You want tough? Meet Cody McCarrthy. the starting middle linebacker at Eastern Washington and the subject of this feature story. The Eagles are at home this week against Idaho State, and here a look at the game from EWU and from ISU. We also had…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014


Eastern football links

It's Hall of Fame weekend at Eastern Washington, but for one player, it's Homecoming - and he doesn't even play for the Eagles. Here's our story on former Ferris High star Cody Sorensen, now with the Idaho State Bengals. .. I also wrote a story…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014

Eastern Game Day football links

The Eagles are here in (mostly) sunny California, playing tonight at UC Davis in a game that perhaps won't come down to the wire - and perhaps it will. Here's my preview, along with a feature in the Sacramento Bee that examines the game as…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014

Eastern football links

Eastern safety and California native Tevin McDonald is playing in California this weekend for first time since joining the Eagles a year and a half ago. Here's my feature story on McDonald, who is coming off a huge day at Montana State. .. We also…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014


Eastern football links

Another week, another road trip for the Eagles, who visit sunny California this week for a game with UC Davis and running back Gabe Manzanares, the subject of our weekly notes column. We also will have a live chat today at noon - see you…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 2014

Eastern football links

It's game day here in Bozeman, where No. 2 Eastern Washington visits No. 14 Montana State. Here's my game preview, and, in case you missed it, the replay from Thursday's live chat. ... The hometown Bozeman Daily Chronicle has a big package on the game,…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

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