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Balanced attack leads EWU to big win over Belmont

Balanced attack leads EWU to big win over Belmont

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

NCAA Tournament regulars don’t often come to Cheney, and EWU doesn’t often knock off an NCAA Tournament regular. Both those scenarios occurred Tuesday, however, as the Eagles (4-2) got a big win over the Belmont Bruins (4-3) 87-82 to close the 2019 Gotham Classic. “Our guys came out, took it...

Student leaders respond to hateful rhetoric by preaching positivity

Student leaders respond to hateful rhetoric by preaching positivity

By Dylan Harris, Managing Editor

November 21, 2019

When anti-abortion activists arrived on campus Wednesday, it appeared the scene on Nov. 7 might repeat itself. The demonstrators shouted their disapproving messages about abortion and the LGBTQ community. Some students shouted back at them. Police were spread out throughout the campus mall ensuri...

2019-20 EWU basketball preview

2019-20 EWU basketball preview

By Drew Lawson and Randle Kinswa, Sports editor and sports reporter

October 30, 2019

Women's basketball relying on young core Eagles looking to build on late 2018-19 success The EWU women’s basketball team is looking to build off its success from last season, when the Eagles advanced to the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship  game for the first time in 31 years. EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said the goals for the team are to win the Big Sky champio...

Second half unraveling spells another EWU road loss

Second half unraveling spells another EWU road loss

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

When senior running back Tamarick Pierce ran in a 5-yard touchdown to give the EWU football team a 14-3 lead over the Montana Grizzlies with 6:29 left in the second quarter, it looked like the Eagles might be on their way to their first road win of the season. Instead, EWU (2-2, 3-5) was outscored...

EWU heads to Missoula for crucial rivalry bout

EWU heads to Missoula for crucial rivalry bout

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

There’s nothing better than a good rivalry in sports. The storylines are cliche, but classic: Neither team likes the other. Legacies are on the line. The stakes have never been higher.  For the EWU football team (2-1, 3-4), those cliches ring true as a trip to Missoula to take on the No. 10/11...

The dangers of a single story

The dangers of a single story

By Hamine Mendez, Arts & Features Editor

October 21, 2019

Diversity extends beyond race and nationality. It includes all identities; sexual orientation, race, religion, age and gender. The EWU Pride Center began pride month with a new campaign titled: "Facts Over Fiction.” This campaign is designed to direct students to credible sources of information...

Volleyball snaps lengthy conference skid

Volleyball snaps lengthy conference skid

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 18, 2019

EWU players euphorically rushed the court to celebrate as head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud embraced her assistant coaches. Looks of celebration, relief and elation were visible on their faces. The volleyball team was celebrating one simple fact: The losing streak is over. EWU (1-6, 3-16) was victorious...

Sherman relieved of head coaching duties

Sherman relieved of head coaching duties

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 17, 2019

EWU is parting ways with head hockey coach Greg Sherman, the team announced today. EWU was 2-6 with a minus-19 goal differential under Sherman. Former EWU goalie Tyler O’Donnell will act as head coach for tonight’s game against Santa Rosa Junior College. Assistant coaches have yet to be de...

EWU decimates Northern Colorado in Homecoming onslaught

EWU decimates Northern Colorado in Homecoming onslaught

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

“Protect the Red.” That is what the EWU football home mantra states. The Eagles (2-1, 3-4) certainly did that Saturday, dominating the Northern Colorado Bears (1-2, 1-6) 54-21.  With the win, EWU set a program record with its 12th straight home victory.  EWU junior quarterback Eric Barri...

EWU looks to turn the tide during Homecoming

EWU looks to turn the tide during Homecoming

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 12, 2019

Famous author Charles Dickens once said, “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”  That sentiment rings especially true for the EWU football team (1-1, 2-4), which enters Saturday’s homecoming matchup against the Northern Colorado B...

Q & A with EWU football radio announcer Larry Weir

Q & A with EWU football radio announcer Larry Weir

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Larry Weir is the radio play-by-play announcer for the EWU football and men’s basketball teams. Games are broadcast on 700 ESPN. Weir also hosts the Press Box Podcast for the Spokesman-Review. Follow him on Twitter @LarryWeirPBP. Questions by Drew Lawson. Any opinion expressed in the questions does not ...

EWU alumnus Jason M. Burke self-publishes his first book: “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country”

EWU alumnus Jason M. Burke self-publishes his first book: “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country”

By Richard N. Clark IV, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2019

By publishing his first book, “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country,” EWU alumnus and former Easterner writer Jason M. Burke earned the title of author. As the description of the book says, “part guide, part memoir and part humorous essay, ‘Secretly Seeki...

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