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EWU begins quest for fourth straight Big Sky football title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As they stretched on the turf at Hornet Stadium on Friday afternoon, the Eastern Washington players felt the heat. It was 96 degrees in the shade but decidedly warmer on the turf where Saturday night against Sacramento State the Eagles will open defense of the Big Sky Conference title they won last year, the year before and the year before that.

Freshmen power Huskies in 49-0 win

Myles Gaskin rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns as Washington cruised to a 49-0 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday. Jake Browning passed for 326 yards and two touchdowns.

Eastern Washington women’s good basketball season ends with bad loss in WNIT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rash of turnovers in the first half put Eastern Washington in a hole and cold shooting in the second half finished off the Eagles in an 84-49 loss to Big Sky Conference rival Sacramento State on Monday night in the second round of the Women’s NIT. Eight turnovers led to a 16-0 run and 17-point lead for the Hornets midway through the first half.

Big Sky notes: Jim Hayford, Brian Katz friends to the end

MISSOULA – Their game plans will be tested tonight. Their friendship? Never. Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford and Sacramento State’s Brian Katz go back more than two decades, but only one will take his team to Saturday night’s Big Sky Conference title game.

Vandals seize moment, topple Sacramento State

MOSCOW, Idaho – With the, at the time, Big Sky’s top team visiting the Cowan Spectrum on Saturday, most saw a title-contending team looking to take advantage of Eastern Washington’s loss hours earlier. Idaho coach Don Verlin saw opportunity through challenge, an opportunity his Vandals seized in a 69-58 win over Sacramento State.

Vandals seize moment, topple Sacramento State

MOSCOW, Idaho – With the, at the time, Big Sky’s top team visiting the Cowan Spectrum on Saturday, most saw a title-contending team looking to take advantage of Eastern Washington’s loss hours earlier.

Eastern’s defense topples Hornets to take over first place

Defending the home court never felt this good. In the biggest game at Reese Court in more than a decade, Eastern Washington literally rose to the occasion Thursday night with a season-high 13 blocked shots in a 64-61 win over Sacramento State.

Blanchette: Big Sky also benefits from Eastern’s ascent to first

There was no sign of anyone from the Big Sky Conference hierarchy on hand to outwardly root against Sacramento State during Thursday’s big basketball summit at Reese Court – though no one checked inside Swoop’s costume to see if that might be commissioner Doug Fullerton flapping Eagle feathers around the court with talons crossed.

Eastern Washington tops Sacramento St., leads Big Sky

Defending the home court never felt this good. In the biggest game at Reese Court in more than a decade, Eastern Washington literally rose to the occasion Thursday night with a season-high 13 blocked shots in a 64-61 win over Sacramento State.

Sacramento State takes over first place from EWU

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s hard to make a statement when you’re missing one of your standouts. Playing without leading rebounder, and second-leading scorer Venky Jois, Eastern Washington’s reign as the top team in the Big Sky Conference came to an end after a 90-77 defeat to Sacramento State Saturday night.

EWU faces Hornets; Jois’ status TBD

Eastern Washington star forward Venky Jois suffered an ankle injury early in EWU’s win over Portland State on Thursday. His status will be a game-time decision tonight (Saturday), when the Eagles face Sacramento State.

Sacramento State surges in second half to defeat Idaho

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mikh McKinney hit five 3-pointers and finished with 32 points, including 27 in Sacramento State’s 46-point second half, as the Hornets came from behind to defeat visiting Idaho 79-76 in a Big Sky Conference game Thursday night. Idaho (7-8, 2-2) led 41-33 at halftime, but McKinney’s second-half outburst, coupled with 17 turnovers, led to the Vandals’ demise.

GU basketball begins season of promise

Gonzaga, featuring a seasoned backcourt, a talented big man, high-profile transfers and depth, tonight launches one of its most highly anticipated men’s basketball seasons. Six of ESPN.com’s 22 basketball staffers projected the 13th-ranked Zags will reach the Final Four for the first time.

Zags open Friday with high expectations

Gonzaga, featuring a seasoned backcourt, a talented big man, high-profile transfers and depth, tonight launches one of its most highly anticipated seasons.

Eagles hold off Hornets

For starters, Martin Seiferth said he doesn’t need to be one. He wouldn’t admit it, but the Eastern Washington center relished his role from start to finish in the Eagles’ wire-to-wire, 85-72 Big Sky Conference victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night at Reese Court.