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Aaron Best gives a final send-off to the team after the scrimmage. (Photo edits by Emily Powers)

Soaring Through Struggles- Eagles continue responding to adversity

By Luke Pickett, Reporter June 8, 2022

Following a ten win season and second round elimination last season in the Division 1-AA/FCS playoffs, HERO Sports puts the Eagles in the 18th spot in the top 25 preseason rankings. With a new group...

The Schaplow family (from left to right), Duke, Kallie, Angela, and Don, pose for a photo after the competition Saturday.

Friendly family showdown on the track field

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor June 4, 2022

The Schaplow family always loved athletics, especially track and field. Don Schaplow, the head coach at Toledo High school, started off as an athlete in high school. Upon attending Eastern Washington University,...

EWU Senior QB Eric Barriere broke the record for most Big Sky player of the week awards.

Three Eagle alumni are offered the chance to play in the NFL

By Luke Pickett, Reporter May 20, 2022

The 2022 NFL pro day featured seven former Eagles eligible to move onto the pros.  Those players sought to become the first EWU player to be drafted to the NFL since Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp in 2017.   The...

The crowd was lead in some cheers by the young cheer squad. (Photo edits by Emily Powers)

Family Day brings Cheney and EWU together

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor May 3, 2022

Children screamed "Go Eags!" from the stands as the football team scrimmaged on the field. Parents cheered and EWU students mingled in the crowd. This Saturday EWU held two family events. One of which...

Intramural sports offers students a chance to connect

Intramural sports offers students a chance to connect

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor April 13, 2022

Tired of battling spring fever, sitting in a class with the cold air conditioning blowing in one’s face while the professor reads off a PowerPoint at the front? The sun is shining outside and now is...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the perimeter. Davison scored 20 points in EWUs 89-84 victory over Northern Colorado Monday.

EWU basketball finishes their 2022 season

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director March 16, 2022

The basketball seasons for both the men and women’s basketball teams have drawn to a conclusion in Boise Idaho for the Big Sky tournament. The men’s team finishes with a record of 18-16 on the season...

Basketball is a part of Spokanes culture. Successful programs at Gonzaga and Hoopfest—the worlds largest 3-on-3 tournament fuel the citys love for the game.

EWU Basketball faces a chance to win the Big Sky Tournament in Idaho

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director March 4, 2022

With the Big Sky tournament getting closer and closer for both the EWU Women’s and Men’s Basketball programs, they’re both hoping to close out their seasons with some quality play.  The Big Sky...

Cooper Cup, EWU alumni, accepts the MVP trophy before an entire nation.

A Look Back: From EWU Legend to Super Bowl Champion

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director February 25, 2022

Cooper Kupp was born and raised in Washington State and attended Davis High School in Yakima before going on to break countless records at Eastern Washington University. On February 13th Kupp added Super...

Broomball is similar to hockey except it is played with shoes and a broom.

URC hosts Broomball and Disco night on Feb. 18th

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor February 15, 2022

This year the URC is holding a few different events on February 18th. Not least of these events is the Broomball tournament and the Disco Inferno events. Both of these are held on the ice skating rink...

Linton Acliese III performs a pass against MSU on Jan. 27. EWU lost the game 65-69.

Basketball hits a wall while PLAY4KAY sponsors women’s games

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor February 8, 2022

EWU Men’s Basketball: The EWU Men’s basketball team went 1-4 on their five game road trip that rounded out the last week of Jan. and first week of Feb. EWU won their first game of the road trip,...

EWU sports takes a slight downturn

EWU sports takes a slight downturn

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor December 7, 2021

The EWU football team lost Dec. 3 against the University of Montana Grizzlies, 41-57, in the second round of the 2021-22 FCS playoffs.  The Eagles rushed 208-78, and the Grizzlies had five times as...

EWU players celebrate after EWU defeated the University of Montana 34-28 on Oct. 2

EWU is victorious in athletics

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor November 30, 2021

The EWU football team won their first playoff game on Nov. 27 against Northern Iowa University 19-9.  It was the first playoff game EWU has hosted since the championship run during the 2018 season.  Senior-redshirt...

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