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The Eagles kickoff team gets ready to cover the play against Idaho on Oct. 27.

EWU football struggles to keep up

By Luke Pickett, Reporter November 18, 2022

Eagles Football: Montana 63, EWU 7 The Eastern Washington Eagles are having their worst season since 2006.  After a gritty win at Cal Poly, the Eagles haven’t recovered from the 38-35 loss where...

EWU women’s basketball takes their final official tune-up

EWU women’s basketball takes their final official tune-up

By Leo Sprankle, Contributor November 3, 2022

Eastern Washington University women’s basketball was on Reese Court for the first time this season as they defeated Eastern Oregon 67-54.  This game was classified as an exhibition game for EWU....

Young athlete on wheelchair throwing ball in basketball basket, sunset effect in background.

Wheely Hoopin at Reese Court

By Leo Sprankle, Contributor October 28, 2022

On a rainy day at Reese Court, the wheelchair tournament was brewing. The teams, University of Arizona, Eastern Washington, Parasport and St. Luke’s were participating in the two day event.   The...

EWU takes the field for its home opener against Lindenwood on Sept. 7. EWU won the game 59-31.

EWU Rallies Late to Beat Cal Poly 17-10, Snaps 5-Game Losing Streak

By Luke Pickett, Reporter October 28, 2022

The visiting Eagles secured their second win of the season in a hard-fought battle against the Cal Poly Mustangs 17-10. After a brutal six game to start the season, the Eagles found relief on Saturday...

Mens and womens basketball embrace new talent this season

Men’s and women’s basketball embrace new talent this season

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor October 26, 2022

The college basketball season is just around the corner as both the Men and Women’s basketball teams get ready to open up their seasons in early November. In a hunt for building upon last season's success,...

EWU went cold after halftime as the Hornets maintained scoring drives.

EWU Falls Short Against Undefeated Sacramento State

By Luke Pickett, Reporter October 19, 2022

The Eags suited up in black for a showdown on the red turf last weekend against Sacramento State.   Sacramento State beat EWU 52-28 in Cheney on Saturday Oct. 15.   The unbeaten Hornets move...

Eags Early Season Struggles Continue

Eags Early Season Struggles Continue

By Luke Pickett, Reporter October 12, 2022

It was a back and forth game at Stewart Stadium in Ogden before Weber State shut out the Eagles offense in the second half.  The Eagles lost their fourth straight game on Saturday against the Wildcats...

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

Eagles play Florida in highly anticipated matchup

By Luke Pickett, Reporter October 10, 2022

EWU football traveled to Gainesville, FL this week for a game played on Sunday against the Florida Gators.  The Eagles (1-3, 0-2) were defeated 52-17 by the heavily favored SEC program, Florida (3-2). The...

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...

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