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Football Recap- EWU Defeats Idaho

Football Recap- EWU Defeats Idaho

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor April 13, 2021

The EWU football team (5-1) defeated the University of Idaho (2-3) in a barn burner Saturday afternoon, 38-31. Redshirt senior QB Eric Barriere led EWU with 309 yards passing, 54 yards on the ground...

EWU head coach Shantay Legans walks to the bench in the Eagles' first meeting with Montana on Jan. 10. EWU lost to the Grizzlies 68-62 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game for the second straight year in 2019.

Year of the Transfer?

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor April 6, 2021

COVID-19 ended the 2019-2020 college basketball season on every level:  NAIA, Division I, II and III.  The NCAA granted all collegiate athletes an extra year of eligibility, allowing some athletes...

EWU Mens Basketball Season Recap

EWU Mens Basketball Season Recap

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor March 31, 2021

The unorthodox 2020-21 basketball season proved to be a historic season for the EWU men’s program. Among finishing second in the Big Sky regular season with a (12-3, 16-8) record, EWU won the Big Sky...

Freshman guard Grace Kirscher drives the ball against Norther Colorado on Monday. Kirscher scored 14 points and a team high four made 3-pointers in 2019.

EWU women’s basketball season recap

By Michael Spearman, Reporter March 12, 2021

After an up and down season the EWU women’s basketball team played their final game of the season after losing to Portland State 71-51 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The team...

EWU QB Eric Barriere threw for over 400 yards for the 4th time in his EWU career.

EWU defeats NAU for first victory of the season

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor March 9, 2021

  The EWU football team (1-1) soundly defeated Northern Arizona (1-1), 45-13 in Saturday's game.  This was the first game in over 15 months that EWU would be playing on the red turf.  Senior...

EWU falls to Idaho in first game of the 2021 Spring Season

EWU falls to Idaho in first game of the 2021 Spring Season

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor March 3, 2021

  The EWU football team (0-1) lost to the Idaho Vandals (1-0), 28-21, in both team’s first game for the 2021 Spring Football schedule. A very odd thing occurred early in the 4th quarter of...

EWU Wheelchair Basketball Club President Jeremy Weaver (left) and Vice President Tray Dwyer (right) at their first practice this year. The two teamed up with ParaSport Spokane to found Washington State's only collegiate para-sports team.

Update on Intramural Sports

By Michael Spearman, Reporter February 24, 2021

  Intramural sports have been on hold since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they could be making a return this spring quarter. In an interview with the Interim Director Chris Hoppe, we...

EWU junior guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr.

EWU men’s basketball sweeps Montana for first time in 18 years

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 24, 2021

  The EWU men’s basketball team (11-2, 12-6) swept the Montana Grizzlies (5-9, 9-12) this year for the first in nearly two decades.  EWU won the first game, 90-76, and was led in points by...

Sophomore guard Grace Kirscher is EWU's leading returning scorers this year in 2019.

EWU falls to Montana State twice in tough losses

By Michael Spearman, Reporter February 18, 2021

EWU’s women’s basketball team is now (6-13) on the year after their two losses to Montana State this last week. EWU lost their first match to Montana with a final score of 73-42 and 76-64 in the second...

EWU football players take the field. A faculty organization report presented seven possible alternative models for athletics, one of which was eliminating football.

Football preseason

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The EWU football team has not played a game since November 23, 2019 when EWU soundly defeated Portland State University.  In the last 15 months, the EWU football team has seen their fall season firstly...

Senior guard Jacob Davidson moved to number 11 on EWU's all-time scoring list

Second half three point surge pushes EWU over the top

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 9, 2021

The EWU men’s basketball team (7-2, 8-6) won both games against the Eagles rival, the University of Idaho (0-14, 0-17).  EWU won the first game at Idaho, 89-75 on Feb. 4. The Eagles had five players...

EWU and NAU volley back and forth. EWU lost to NAU in four sets on Oct. 19, 2019.

Women’s Volleyball Recap Against UNC

By Michael Spearman, Reporter February 3, 2021

  EWU’s women’s volleyball played their two-game series against the University of Northern Colorado and lost in both matches. The Golden Bears won the first game in a final score of 3-1. The...

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