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EWU’s Venky Jois, Austin McBroom named All-Big Sky

Eastern Washington seniors Venky Jois and Austin McBroom were selected to the All-Big Sky Conference basketball team, the league announced Monday.


Eastern men face Northern Arizona in Big Sky tournament opener

“I’m the most confident coach in the world on a four-game losing streak,” Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford joked as the sixth-seeded Eagles (16-14 overall and 10-8 in …


Sun Belt decides to drop Idaho after 2017 season

The Sun Belt has decided on Tuesday it does not want Idaho as a member after the 2017 season, which leaves the Vandals scrambling to find a place to call …


Montana State topples Eastern with outside shooting

Tyler Hall scored 24 points and Marcus Colbert had 23 to lead Montana State to an 85-71 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.


Colfax grad Brandon Gfeller named Big Sky player of week

University of Montana junior Brandon Gfeller has been named the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week after leading the Grizzlies to a 2-0 start in conference play.


Men’s basketball: South Dakota gets hot late to nip EWU; CCS wins tournament

Shy McClelland scored 18 points and South Dakota made its last seven shots to defeat Eastern Washington 77-71 on Sunday at the Sacramento State Basketball Invitational in California.


Jacksonville State is top seed in FCS playoffs

Three Big Sky Conference football teams _ league champion Southern Utah plus Montana and Portland State _ are in the field for the FCS playoffs.


Sherwood brothers have big night as Idaho defeats Linfield

Chad and Nate Sherwood summoned up a little bit of déjà vu from their days at West Albany High.


College volleyball: North Idaho stays alive at NJCAA national tournament

Penny Gwynn, Brenna Meehan (Post Falls) and Brooke Bell combined for 41 kills Friday as North Idaho College defeated Hill (Texas) College 3-1 to stay alive at the NJCAA Division …


College volleyball: Idaho State sweeps Eastern

Tressa Lyman had a match-high 12 kills Thursday as Idaho State swept Eastern Washington in Big Sky volleyball.


EWU bounces past Cal Poly for 42-41 Big Sky victory in overtime

Amid the pandemonium at Roos Field on Saturday afternoon, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin tried his best to bring Eagle Nation back to earth. No such luck. Several players called …


Basketball assistant at Idaho put on leave

The University of Idaho has placed men’s basketball assistant coach Joe Ford on administrative leave pending an investigation into his conduct while he was an assistant at University of Pacific. …


Big Sky roundup: Cal Poly stuns Montana with late field goal

Alex Vega nailed a 48-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Cal Poly a season-opening 20-19 nonconference win over Montana on Saturday in Missoula. The Grizzlies (1-1) took …


EWU Eagles take on seventh-ranked Oregon, former teammate

EUGENE – Autzen Stadium was so quiet during the Eastern Washington walkthrough Friday afternoon, you could hear the chin straps being tightened from 20 yards away. Players loped through drills, …


EWU goes up against seventh-ranked Oregon

Autzen Stadium was so quiet during the Eastern Washington walkthrough Friday afternoon, you could hear the chin straps being tightened from 20 yards away.


Eagles embrace ‘second season’

The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team would love to repeat history when it takes on Northern Arizona today in the Big Sky Conference tournament in Missoula. The No. 4 seed …


Joel Bolomboy leads Weber State past Idaho

Joel Bolomboy scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Weber State kept its bid for a spot in the Big Sky Conference tournament alive with a 74-63 win over …


Big Sky basketball: Idaho overcomes Montana in double overtime

Connor Hill fell short in his five previous career tries at the Montana Grizzlies. Maybe the most agonizing setback occurred at Memorial Gym last season, when Montana pulled out a …


EWU men cruise past Montana State to move into tie atop Big Sky standings

It all felt so right Thursday night for Eastern Washington. Forgotten were the aches and pains, the recent shooting slump, the self-doubt. All were swept away, along with the Montana …


EWU’s Drew Brandon brings complete game

It wasn’t Drew Brandon’s idea to become one of the best rebounding point guards in the country. The notion was forced on him as a child, by his older brother …


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 …


Pair not enough to trump Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. – Christian Behrens scored a career-high 20 points, including eight late in the second half, and California beat Eastern Washington 78-67 on Friday night despite a season-high 31 …


Griz name new football coach

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bob Stitt has been named the new head football coach at Montana.


Eagles record milestones in win over Eastern Oregon

The Eastern Washington basketball team reached a few milestones Sunday afternoon – the perfect moment to pause and enjoy the moment. After playing seven games in 17 days, a five-day …


Mike Kramer named Big Sky coach of year

Idaho State’s stunning turnaround wasn’t rewarded with a playoff berth, but coach Mike Kramer earned the next best thing Wednesday.


EWU sets team shooting record during rout of Wolves

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Certainly it won’t this year for the Eastern Washington basketball team, which rolled past Walla Walla University 95-34 on Wednesday night at Reese …


Montana football coach Mick Delaney to retire

Montana coach Mick Delaney is retiring at the end of the season. Delaney told his assistants and players about his decision on Sunday as they began preparations for this weekend’s …


Mkrtuchyan powers Vandals to victory

MOSCOW, Idaho – Arkadiy Mkrtuchyan only had two exhibition starts and a handful of practices’ worth of experience coming into Idaho’s regular-season opener. But 15 seconds into the game it …


Eastern pulls away from Puget Sound

Even after a 34-point win Sunday afternoon, Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford saw plenty of room for improvement. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been happy as a coach …


For EWU, more than just a win

Moments after Eastern Washington’s 36-26 Big Sky Conference win over Montana on Saturday, Eagles football coach Beau Baldwin pondered the last three years and wondered aloud: “Before this, have we …