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Evjen takes unexpected journey to becoming EWU’s first sanctioned wheelchair basketball coach

Evjen takes unexpected journey to becoming EWU’s first sanctioned wheelchair basketball coach

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

When David Evjen was playing high school basketball as an able-bodied person in Minnesota, he never thought that he’d one day make history as EWU’s first non-club wheelchair basketball coach. In fact, he barely knew what wheelchair basketball was.  “Honestly, I had no idea (what) it was,” Evje...

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

EWU fans would rather forget what has happened the past two years in the Big Sky Conference Championship: a first-half lead melts away as the Eagles’ hopes of advancing to the NCAA Tournament are crushed by the rival Montana Grizzlies.  This Thursday, EWU seeks revenge.  “We already have...

Bulldogs too much for Eagles in rout at The Kennel

Bulldogs too much for Eagles in rout at The Kennel

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 23, 2019

The No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs came into Saturday’s game as the highest ranked squad the EWU men’s basketball team has ever played. That fact was reflected on the court, as EWU (7-4) lost soundly 112-77. EWU gave up 64 first half points and trailed 64-33, never giving itself much of a chance. GU used...

EWU, Peatling achieve conference records in rout of Multnomah

EWU, Peatling achieve conference records in rout of Multnomah

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

Mason Peatling exited Friday’s game against Multnomah University with 12:28 to play and received a loud ovation from the EWU crowd. The applause was deserved, as the EWU senior forward scored a Big Sky Conference-record 54 points while tacking on 10 rebounds in the Eagles’ 146-89 victory.  “That wa...

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...

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