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Cheney, Spokane join to bid for Big Sky tourney

The Big Sky Conference has many reasons for seeking a permanent site for its postseason basketball tournament. The latest reason is literally stirring up a Hornets’ nest. Sacramento State currently is in first place in the standings and could host the tournament for the first time, but it plays in a gym – the 1,012-seat Hornet’s Nest – that’s unsuitable for March Madness.

Eastern men ready to refocus after big comeback victory

The Eagles have landed, emotionally-speaking. Two days after what Jim Hayford called the best comeback he’s been a part of in 16 years of coaching, his team regrouped, rehealed and refocused Monday morning.

Eagles land Cheney High standout Williams

Keenan Williams, a top prospect from Cheney High who drew interest from around the nation, has decided to accept a football scholarship at Eastern Washington University.

No word from Adams on transfer decision

At Eastern Washington and at Oregon, fans and coaches are waiting to learn whether Vernon Adams will remain an Eagle or become a Duck.

Eastern Washington rallies past Idaho

Drew Brandon capped a furious rally with a buzzer-beating layup to force overtime and finished a rebound shy of a triple-double on Saturday as Eastern Washington defeated Idaho 98-95 at Reese Court.

EWU football assistants play musical chairs

In the first significant staff shake-up in Beau Baldwin’s seven years as football coach at Eastern Washington, he has promoted safeties coach Jeff Schmedding to defensive coordinator. In changes announced Friday morning, Schmedding replaces longtime coordinator John Graham, who moves to the offensive side of the ball as tight ends coach.

Big Sky basketball: Sacramento State wins fifth straight

Mikh McKinney had 23 points and eight assists, and Dylan Garrity scored 18 on Thursday night to help Sacramento State pull away from Montana State for a 75-59 win in Sacramento, California. Nick Hornsby added 12 points and seven rebounds for Sacramento State, which has won five in a row and 9 of 10.

EWU football coach Beau Baldwin provided raise

Even though he was mentioned as a candidate at other schools, Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin has signed a new 5-year contract, worth an additional $45,293 annually, to remain in Cheney. According to documents obtained this week from EWU Human Resource Services, Baldwin’s contract will pay him $212,717 a year, plus additionally approved increases.

Eastern’s star quarterback offered scholarship to attend Oregon

He’s still only 6 feet tall, but Vernon Adams’ stature is growing by the minute. Ignored in his youth by the bigger football schools, Eastern Washington’s record-setting quarterback is being courted by the University of Oregon as a possible replacement for Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.

Vandals use quick start to edge Bears

Mike Scott subtly shook his head in disappointment when reminded of two missed free throws that could’ve changed Idaho’s fate for the worse Saturday evening at the Cowan Spectrum. With 21 points and six assists going into the final 35 seconds, Scott’s aggressive play offensively had Idaho in position to snap its four-game losing streak. That is, until two consecutive missed free throws on the front ends of one-and-ones with under 35 seconds remaining allowed Northern Colorado to turn a 78-72 deficit into a 78-77 game in just 12 seconds.

Big Sky: Sacramento State edges Weber State, stay atop league

Mikh McKinney scored a career-high 33 points and Sacramento State beat Weber State 78-71 in Ogden, Utah on Saturday. McKinney was 10 of 16 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. Dylan Garrity added 18 points for Sacramento State (13-6, 7-1), which remains in first in the Big Sky by a half-game.

Unusual suspects spark Eagles

It was the perfect recipe – for disaster. The ingredients were already assembled Saturday afternoon at Reese Court: forward Venky Jois was off the court, Tyler Harvey was off his mark and Eastern Washington was off to an awful start against feisty North Dakota.

Unusual suspects lift EWU past North Dakota

It was the perfect recipe – for disaster. The ingredients were already assembled Saturday afternoon at Reese Court: forward Venky Jois was off the court, Tyler Harvey was off his mark and Eastern Washington was off to an awful start against feisty North Dakota.