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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 7:53 a.m.

Disappointing first half of season has EWU Eagles hoping to win out

More than five minutes had burned off the halftime clock Saturday at Hornet Stadium, and a group of EWU coordinators and assistants were still half-circled around head coach Aaron Best …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Weber State runs past Cal Poly 41-24

Josh Davis ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Kris Jackson added two short scoring runs, powering Weber State to a 41-24 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night …


Move to offensive line paying off for Eastern Washington right guard Kaleb Levao

If not for the switch from defense in 2016, Levao, who swiftly developed into an All-Big Sky Conference right guard, his college career would likely be over.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed leads Montana past South Dakota in opener

Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Big Sky Picks: Eastern Washington will have its hands full with big, talent-stocked Huskies in Week 1

EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Saturday’s Big Sky Conference football games.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Live thread: Updates on which Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Spokane-area prep players made NFL 53-man rosters

These next 24 hours are some of the most nerving on the football calendar for NFL hopefuls. All 32 teams will have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by 1 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Bigger, faster Idaho Vandals hold back-to-back scrimmages

With two weeks to go before the season opener, Idaho’s practices will begin to focus heavily on its plan for Penn State, according to head coach Paul Petrino.


Coaches, media pick Eastern Washington to win another Big Sky Conference crown

The Eagles were picked first in both Big Sky preseason media and coaches polls on Monday. Idaho was picked eighth.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Five things to watch at the Big Sky Football Kickoff media event

For two days, downtown Spokane will be the epicenter of Big Sky Conference football.


Former Big Sky Conference players well represented at Hoopfest

A decade removed from his last Hoopfest appearance, former Post Falls High and Montana State standout Marcus Colbert quickly regained his familiarity with the world’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday …


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann soaks in Augusta as part of historic women’s golf tournament

When I received my invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship at the end of January, first I was speechless, but obviously super excited. I couldn’t wait to get …


Five predictions for Washington Huskies’ football team heading into Aug. 31 opener against EWU

Regardless of the program, spring football and its 15 practices provide very little in the way of stone-cold certainties. But here are five predictions as coach Chris Petersen and his …


Big Sky Conference announces football schedules for 2020 through 2023 seasons

There will be more Montana on Idaho’s football schedule and less Montana on Eastern Washington’s.


Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

The Idaho men’s basketball team may have to restart its rebuild.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Idaho State hires Central Valley graduate Ryan Looney as men’s basketball coach

Success has followed Central Valley High graduate Ryan Looney at his three previous head coaching stops: Eastern Oregon, Seattle Pacific and Point Loma (California) Nazarene. Now he’s a Division I …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Portland State’s late surge denies Eastern Washington women their first NCAA Tournament berth in 32 years

Desirae Hansen hit a 12-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift Portland State to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Washington and claim the Big Sky Conference tournament title and …


All-Big Sky men: Eastern Washington trio of Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison and Jesse Hunt honored

Jesse Hunt averaged 14.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the regular season for EWU, the No. 3 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in Boise.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

Davison scored a career-high 41 points in a 82-64 home win over Northern Arizona on Monday, two days after scoring 21 in 82-79 win over Southern Utah.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 11 p.m.

Southern Utah hands Idaho seventh straight defeat

A second half in which they outplayed Southern Utah down the stretch left the Idaho Vandals frustrated as they absorbed a seventh straight loss, 75-64, on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington describes playoff opponent Nicholls State as fast, athletic

Nicholls State led by as many as 32 points in its handling of San Diego, earning the right to face EWU on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Aaron Best named Co-Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

The second-year head man helped the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) earn a share of the Big Sky title and a No. 3 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

All-Big Sky Conference: Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli named Defensive Player of the Year

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound nose tackle was named the Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first EWU player to earn the honor since linebacker J.C. Sherritt …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington won’t let Big Sky title, first-round bye slip from its hands

Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Idaho hosts former Big Sky rival Montana with perfect home record, Little Brown Stein on the line

Among the arcane assortment of cups, boots, boats, bells, buckets, artillery and statuary that comprise trophies in college football rivalries, Idaho coach Paul Petrino may have vied for one of …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Who is Geno Crandall? Graduate transfer from North Dakota on fast track learning Gonzaga’s system

Geno Crandall considers himself a positive person, which came in handy during several of the most stressful months of his young life.