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Last updated 7/12/2018 at 2:45pm


Eagles hire Sam Read as new cross country coach

Eastern Washington University has hired Sam Read, former assistant at Montana State University, to become EWU’s new head cross country coach, effective July 9. He received his master’s degree from MSU in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Read was at MSU from 2014-18 where he assisted Dale Kennedy, the recently-retired director of cross country and track and field for the Bobcats, and Lyle Weese, Bobcat head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach, with distance runners. Read also a taught statistics and mathematics courses and supervised the Math Learning Center during his time at MSU.

“His familiarity with the Big Sky will allow him to hit the ground running this week as he begins his new role at Eastern,” director of athletics Lynn Hickey said.

As coach of EWU’s distance runners, he will join a track and field coaching staff that includes veterans Stan Kerr, Marcia Mecklenburg, Dave Nielsen and Eric Allison. Combined, that quartet has over 100 years of collegiate coaching experience.



Game times set for EWU football games

Game times have been set for all of Eastern Washington University’s football games this fall.

Recently, ROOT Sports set the times of most of their Big Sky Conference game broadcasts, including a noon start Pacific time when Eastern hosts Southern Utah on Oct. 6. Eastern’s home game v. returning Big Sky member Idaho on Oct. 27 will be televised at either 3 p.m. or noon. The exact time will be determined at a later date based on other ROOT Sports programming that day.

Eastern’s home games against Cal Poly on Sept. 22 and Nov. 10 against UC Davis will start at 1 p.m., as will EWU’s previously announced non-league game at home against Central Washington on Sept. 1.

The Eagles will also play on ROOT against Montana State on Sept. 29, and that game will start at 1 p.m. Pacific time. Eastern’s game at Weber State on Oct. 13 will be telecast by Eleven Sports and begin at 3 p.m. Pacific time.

Eastern’s game at Northern Colorado (Nov. 3) will start at 11 a.m. Pacific time, and EWU’s non-conference game at Northern Arizona (Sept. 8) will start at 3 p.m. Pacific time.

Game times at Washington State (5 p.m. on Sept. 15) and Portland State (7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16) have previously been announced.

2018 Football Schedule

Date - Opponent - Site – Time (Pacific) * Big Sky game

Sept. 1 - Central Washington - Cheney, Wash. - 1:05 p.m.

Sept. 8 - at Northern Arizona - Flagstaff, Ariz. – 3:05 p.m.

Sept. 15 - at Washington State - Pullman, Wash. - 5:05 p.m.

Sept. 22 - Cal Poly - Cheney, Wash. - 1:05 p.m. *

(Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Day)

Sept. 29 - at Montana State* - Bozeman, Mont. - 1:05 p.m.

Oct. 6 - Southern Utah* - Cheney, Wash. - 12:05 p.m.

Oct. 13 - at Weber State* - Ogden, Utah - 3:05 p.m.

Oct. 20 - Open

Oct. 27 - Idaho* - Cheney, Wash. - 3 p.m. or Noon


Nov. 3 - at Northern Colorado* - Greeley, Colo. - 11:05 a.m.

Nov. 10 - UC Davis* - Cheney, Wash. - 1:05 p.m. (Senior Day)

Nov. 16 (Friday) - at Portland State* - Hillsboro, Ore. - 7:05 p.m.

Nov. 24 - FCS Playoffs Begin

*Big Sky Conference Game



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