Tom Stebbins is quick to admit that the Spokane Golf & Travel Show he and his wife, Karen, first put on in 1999 suffered through some “ugly years” during its infancy. But the co-owners of Vision Marketing remained steadfast in their efforts to improve the quality of their annual event. And this year, they feel they have taken it to “a whole new level” with the addition of exhibits from many of the world’s leading golf equipment manufacturers.
With the first 12 games of his NCAA Division I head coaching career in his rear-view mirror, Jim Hayford admits to feeling more comfortable than he did in March, when he was hired to turn around the fortunes of Eastern Washington University’s struggling men’s basketball program. But he also is quick to confess he still has much to learn about his first Eastern team, and the Big Sky Conference, in general.
Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak. But with 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Northwestern (Minn.) College, first-year head coach Matt Logie called a timeout and sketched out a length-of-the-court play that freed up Idris Lasisi for a long 3-point shot from the right wing.
Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak.
But with just 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Northwestern (Minn.) College, first-year head coach Matt Logie called a timeout and sketched out a length-of-the-court play that freed up Idris Lasisi for a long 3-point shot from the right wing.
And when Whitworth’s senior forward, who had struggled with his shooting all game long, buried the mildly contested attempt with a second left on the game clock, the eighth-ranked Pirates escaped with a 78-76 over win the Eagles.
With 3D the recent rage in cinema, it’s comforting for certain NCAA Division I college basketball coaches to know D-III is still an option. Eastern Washington University’s Jim Hayford counted himself among those Friday night after his Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak with an 83-72 win over NCAA Division III Pacific Lutheran at Reese Court.
Former Eastern Washington University men’s basketball standout Glen Dean, who transferred to Utah following his sophomore year last spring, underwent surgery at a Salt Lake City hospital Wednesday to repair a ruptured blood vessel in his brain, according to former EWU coach Kirk Earlywine.
Eastern Washington University will continue its grueling nonconference men’s basketball schedule tonight when it squares off against UCLA at 7:30 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The Eagles (5-4) are coming off a 91-76 road loss to Cal State Fullerton on Sunday and hoping to add to the ongoing struggles of the Bruins (3-5), who suffered early-season losses to Loyola Marymount and Middle Tennessee at the Sports Arena, which is one of two arenas serving as home venues for UCLA this winter while Pauley Pavilion undergoes a major renovation.