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Idaho overcomes limited roster to overtake Roadrunners in overtime

For 44 minutes, Idaho and Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t have played a tighter game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington down Multnomah, Justin Martin in record-breaking rout

EWU forward Mason Peatling – whose 6-foot-8 frame towered over most of the diminutive Lions – scored a conference- and school-record 54 points in just 23 minutes of work.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Jacob Davison’s 39-point outburst helps Eastern Washington surge past North Dakota

Eastern Washington has three weeks before its Big Sky Conference slate opens, but Jacob Davison’s league MVP candidacy is well underway.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

FCS Playoffs: Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana 73-28

Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores, leading the Montana Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jill Townsend powers No. 18 Gonzaga women past Montana State 70-55

Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs’ fifth …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Miller time: Washington State sparked by walk-on forward Tony Miller in 13-point win over Idaho

Their rotation shortened because of illness and their top scorer battling offensive inconsistency, the Cougars turned to an unlikely source in the Battle of the Palouse. Tony Miller showed up …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Washington State pulls away, beats Idaho 78-65

Miller, who averaged 3.2 points per game entering the night, was 6-of-7 shooting, and made 6-of-8 free throws.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

No. 22 Washington holds off Eastern Washington 90-80

Quade Green had 20 points and eight assists, Jaden McDaniels added 17 points before fouling out and No. 22 Washington beat Eastern Washington 90-80 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Terrell Brown’s 20 points help Seattle cruise past short-handed Idaho 74-55

Terrell Brown scored 20 points, Aaron Nettles added 15 and Seattle beat Idaho 74-55


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women surrounded by family going into Gulf Coast Showcase

For the second straight year, Melody Kempton is spending Thanksgiving far from home but close to her families.


Eastern Washington basketball records big midmajor win over Belmont

The Eagles (4-2) flexed their experience, depth and freshman fortitude in their final game of the five-team Gotham Classic, taking down a Belmont (4-3) program that’s advanced to the NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

North Dakota State takes long-range approach in 70-53 win over Idaho

NDSU outscored the Vandals 41-26 in the second half. The Bison were committed to hoisting shots beyond the arc. They connected on 13 of 38 3-pointers. Idaho hit just 4 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho players earn spots on All-Big Sky teams

Several Eastern Washington and Idaho football players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington football finished strongly in 2019 but fell below expectations

The Eagles, who finished 7-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play, missed the playoffs for the second time in head coach Aaron Best’s three seasons.


Numbers add up well for Gonzaga women

Numbers don’t mean much at this point in the Gonzaga women’s basketball season, but they make for entertaining reading. Consider what the Zags have done to earn a 3-1 record …


Eastern Washington notebook: A look back at the Eagles’ decorated senior class

Eastern Washington’s steady senior class had a 27-5 record in Big Sky Conference play, advanced to the FCS national title game appeared in the 2016 FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Idaho hits century mark in rout of Walla Walla

Idaho has rarely dominated opponents the past two seasons. But when it was presented the opportunity Saturday, it took full advantage.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Eastern Washington tops Portland State in final chance to impress FCS Playoff committee

Eastern Washington’s 53-46 dispatching of Portland State was representative of its fluctuate campaign.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Mason Petrino, Jeff Cotton have record game as Idaho tops Northern Arizona in OT

Mason Petrino threw for a career-high 491 yards and tied the school record with six touchdown passes to lead Idaho past Northern Arizona 60-53 in overtime.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: Isaiah Ifanse leads Montana State past Montana

Isaiah Ifanse ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead Montana State to a resounding 48-14 win over Montana in Bozeman on Saturday in the 119th Cat-Griz game


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Kim Aiken Jr., Jacob Davison lead Eastern Washington past High Point

Mason Peatling added 15 points with eight rebounds for Eastern Washington (3-2). Magnuson had scored just four points in the first four games of his career.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Washington finds its footing, breaks free to top Montana 73-56

The Washington Huskies got a glimpse of life without prized freshman forward Isaiah Stewart and for a while things looked pretty hairy on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Gonzaga heads into holiday tournament on a high note with 84-44 victory over Eastern Washington

All things considered, Gonzaga just had one of the best .500 weeks in recent memory.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Portland State looks to spoil Senior Day, playoff hopes for Eastern Washington

When Eastern Washington (6-5, 5-2 Big Sky) plays host to the Vikings (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday in a regular-season finale at Roos Field, the Eagles have a lot more to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

One final win would sweep any clouds away for Idaho football

With a nod to “Sesame Street,” this game is brought to you by the number 5.


Idaho seniors use Northern Arizona game as last chance to make strong impression for professional scouts

At the conclusion of practice Wednesday, Jeff Cotton and Noah Johnson were dripping sweat. Cotton was the last guy off the field after catching a few passes from Idaho’s freshman …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Boston College holds off Eastern Washington in first meeting between schools

Nik Popovic scored 13 points that included two clutch free throws with 8.2 seconds left and became the 45th player at Boston College to reach 1,000 career points in a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Playoffs or no playoffs? That is the question for surging Eastern Washington

Of the several dominoes that will likely need to fall for Eastern Washington to crack the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field, the biggest is respect from the playoff committee.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Eastern Washington avoids road upset as Cal Poly misses winning field-goal attempt

Quarterback Eric Barriere fumbled on EWU’s last two possessions Saturday, giving the run-heavy Mustangs ample opportunity to pull off the late-season upset.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Sacramento State wears down Idaho in final home game for Vandals seniors

Being held to a net 16 yards of offense in the first half and finding itself trailing 24-0 should have left Idaho demoralized against Sacramento State.