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TRACK & FIELD Candy Cane XI opens EWU indoor season The Eastern Washington University track and field teams begin their 2018-19 indoor season this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30, Dec. 1) hosting the Candy Cane Xl at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse. “The...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Saturday, Dec. 1, EWU at Seattle Univ. 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, EWU at North Dakota State, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, EWU at Univ. of...

 

Turkey Bowl business

At their final practice before the Thanksgiving break on Nov. 21, members of the Eastern Washington football team participated in what was called the Turkey Bowl. Offensive line coach Jase Butorac...

 

EWU's Tiuli lands Big Sky's top defender honor

In a program generally known for its offense, the Big Sky Conference spotlight this year shines on Eastern Washington University, particularly Jay-Tee Tiuli. The senior nose tackle was named as the le...

 

Mitchell is Grey Cup MVP

Former Eastern Washington University and Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was named the 106th Grey Cup Most Valuable Player after leading his team to a victory over Ottawa 27-16 in the 106th Grey Cup played Nov. 25 in Edmonton....

 

Best earns league's top coach award

Two head football coaches in their second year on the job share the honor as the Big Sky Conference’s Coach-of-the-Year. Eastern Washington’s Aaron Best and California-Davis’ Dan Hawkins were...

 

Swoop-straction

Swoop, the Eastern Washington mascot, has a variety of jobs at the many events and activities at which he attends. At last Saturday’s 2K Empire Classic basketball game between Eastern and...

 

Waiting game

Eastern Washington head football coach Aaron Best and daughter Tenli wait patiently on Sunday for the news that the Eagles would earn a berth in the upcoming Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Not only did Eastern receive that good news,...

 

Eagles riding high in the Big Sky again

The Thanksgiving feast for all those associated with the Eastern Washington University football team ought to taste much better this year. Gone is the indigestion and bad taste from their snub...

 

Eastern brings December football back to Cheney

So, here we go again. Eastern Washington University’s No.3 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision 24-team playoffs bodes well for a return trip to the national title game in Frisco, Texas if it weren’t for one thing. We have to play other...

 

Eastern's playoff history at-a-glance

2016 – (No. 2 seed, ranked #3) #13 Youngstown State – L, 40-38 (Semifinals/Cheney) #12 Richmond – W, 38-0 (Quarterfinals/Cheney) #14 Central Arkansas – W, 31-14 (Second Round/Cheney) 2014 – (No. 4 seed, ranked #4) #7/No. 5 seed Illinois...

 

Eastern races by Portland State for piece of Big Sky title

Eastern Washington added a large exclamation point, and a big dose of hurt on the Portland State Vikings, in the Eagles return to the top of the Big Sky Conference football standings. Scoring the...

 

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HOCKEY Eastern splits with Boise State In a battle of American Collegiate Hockey Association ranked teams, Eastern Washington split a pair of Pac-8 Conference games with Boise State Nov. 16 and 17 in Boise. The Broncos, ranked No. 3 in the ACHA West...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Tuesday, Nov. 27, EWU at Univ. of Washington, 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, EWU at Seattle Univ. 5 p.m. Women Wednesday, Nov. 28, EWU at...

 

Eagles battle in overtime to top Missouri-Kansas City at 2K

Two games that went into overtime delivered a split for the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team last weekend and the Eagles first victory of the young season. Behind the career-high effort — and clutch shooting of Jesse Hunt — Eastern...

 

Medical Lake Middle School also wins league cross country title

The future appears to be bright for Medical Lake cross country with both its middle school varsity and junior programs winning league championships. Medical Lake High School, which were the defending...

 

Barriere earns FCS, Big Sky player awards

Eastern Washington sophomore quarterback Eric Barriere has been honored by College Football Performance Awards as its FCS Player of the Week after guiding Eastern Washington University to its 10th Big Sky Conference football title in school history...

 

Always plenty on the line when EWU, PSU meet

For the last seven years, Eastern Washington and Portland State have met to conclude their respective Big Sky Conference football seasons. And in five of those it has had some sort of championship or...

 

Eagles double down on 'leave no doubt' mantra

They certainly left little doubt. OK, maybe just a little, in the game's opening eight minutes? But overall - without a doubt from the second time they touched the ball on offense - Eastern...

 

Both Eastern men's, women's basketball must fill big holes

Both the Eastern Washington men's and women's basketball teams have big shoes and roles to fill. Each needs to replace their program's all-time leading scorer. For the Eagle men that is Bogdan...

 

Cheney has impressive showing at state swimming

The Cheney girls swim team gave an impressive performance at the state championships in Federal Way last week, bringing home 12th place overall and smashing a 28-year-old school record in the process. The team earned their spot out of 30 schools comp...

 

Blackhawk runners compete in Portland as Pacific Pod

Cheney High cross country runners took a trip to Portland to compete at the NXR Northwest Regional championships Nov. 10, running as team Pacific Pod. Bas Holland posted the highest place and time for the mens’ team. Running by himself in the...

 

Former Blackhawks, Cards runners wrap up seasons

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor Cheney and Medical Lake high schools weren’t the only ones putting finishing touches to their cross country seasons. Several former Blackhawks and Cardinals were also wrapping up their collegiate campaigns as well...

 

West Plains Sports Briefs

Eastern men open home basketball schedule with 2K Empire Classic Eastern Washington will host Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday, Nov. 16 and either the University of Missouri-Kansas City or Morehead State the following day as part of a sub-regional of...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Nov. 16, EWU hosts Wisconsin/Green Bay, 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, EWU hosts team TBD at time TBD. Tuesday, Nov. 27, EWU a...

 

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