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Eastern Washington to face ex-Eagles coaches Jim Hayford, Ray Giacoletti

If third-year Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans can get the Big Sky Conference preseason favorite to the next NCAA Tournament, he’ll have done it faster than any previous Eagles head …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.


Seattle U gives former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford contract extension

Jim Hayford, who coached the Redhawks to a 20-14 record in his first season, received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Hayford’s Redhawks beat EWU 84-65

Matej Kavas scored 26 points, Josh Hearlihy added 20 and Seattle defeated Eastern Washington 84-65 on Sunday.


Eastern Washington basketball re-energized ahead of game against Seattle, former coach

After six games and two weeks on the road, Bogdan Bliznyuk could be excused for feeling a bit fatigued.


Former Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford still keeping tabs on Eagles, Shantay Legans

Jim Hayford is busy building a foundation for the Seattle U program he inherited in March, but that hasn’t come at the cost of keeping tabs on the Eastern Washington …


Shantay Legans finds basketball success at Eastern Washington with hard work, winning personality

Shantay Legans had accepted the inevitable back in the spring of 2011: He was out of a job. Now he’s the head coach at Eastern Washington


Chris Victor follows Jim Hayford to become assistant coach with Seattle University basketball

New Seattle University head basketball coach Jim Hayford named three assistants on Wednesday, including Chris Victor, his former assistant at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017

Shantay Legans introduced as new Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach

Shantay Legans got his dream job, but Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves figures he’s the lucky one.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Jim Hayford leaves Eastern Washington for Seattle U.; top assistant Shantay Legans named new basketball coach

The college coaching carrousel made another whirlwind appearance at Eastern Washington on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford going to Seattle U.

Seattle University has hired away EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Eastern Washington’s Jacob Wiley is Big Sky MVP

Three months ago, the rest of the Big Sky Conference didn’t know what to expect from Jacob Wiley.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Eastern Washington men hit the road with Big Sky championship hopes

If all goes well, this will be the best road trip in Eastern Washington basketball history.


Jacob Wiley leads Eastern Washington to Senior Day win over Idaho State

Jacob Wiley felt the emotion of Senior Day, all right. Idaho State felt it too, as Wiley and his Eastern Washington teammates channeled those emotions into an 89-77 win over …


Eastern Washington men’s basketball team faces crucial homestand

Will Eastern Washington’s basketball season be defined – again – by a late-season game against Weber State?


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Eastern Washington hosts Idaho in high-stakes game

Eastern Washington and Idaho barely knew each other on the basketball court until the Vandals rejoined the Big Sky Conference two years ago.


Jacob Wiley, Eagles soar into national spotlight

That chip on Jacob Wiley’s shoulder has been well and truly removed.


Jacob Wiley powers Eastern Washington past Sacramento State in Big Sky men’s basketball

You had to feel sorry for the Sacramento State big men against Eastern Washington’s Jacob Wiley


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Eastern Washington faces key trip to Montana

A cornered Grizzly is a dangerous thing. That’s what Eastern Washington faces Thursday night in Missoula as the Eagles try to stay in the upper echelon of the Big Sky …


Eastern coach Jim Hayford, Eagles prepare for tests from guards Ethan Telfair, Jeremy Senglin

The outlook for Eastern Washington this week? Guarded as Jim Hayford and the Eagles head to ISU and Weber


Jacob Wiley’s career night helps Eastern shut down Montana State

Times have changed at Reese Court. Now it’s the other guys who live and die with the 3-point shot.


EWU basketball hosts Montana schools this week

After taking a big win on the road, Eastern Washington gets a chance to protect its perfect home record this week against the Montana schools.


Eastern Washington travels to fierce rival Idaho for Big Sky opener

Even with snow on the highway, this one should be worth the trip.


Ty Gibson’s hot shooting helps Eastern Washington cruise past NAIA-member Great Falls

After Cody Benzel shattered his career high with 23 points last year against the Great Falls, sophomore guard Ty Gibson put together a similar performance with 19 points (6 of …


‘Point-forward’ Bogdan Bliznyuk leads EWU to 6-2 start

Sure enough, it’s the first week of December and junior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk already has two Big Sky Conference player of the week awards and is the biggest reason the …


EWU loses Harrell for season

EWU senior wing Julian Harrell will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.


EWU men’s basketball opens season with exhibition against St. Martin’s

For Eastern Washington basketball fans who didn’t have the time or money to visit Australia last summer, Sunday will be their first chance to see this year’s Eagles.


Despite turnover, Hayford optimistic about his Eagles’ chances in Big Sky

Jim Hayford has many goals for his year’s Eastern Washington basketball team.


Eagles increase home games

For the first time in several years, Eastern Washington basketball fans will get to see their team play early and often at Reese Court. “If Eastern fans want to enjoy …


Eastern signs big point guard, Luka Vulikic

Eastern Washington’s latest point guard signee has a good 5 inches on graduated star Austin McBroom.