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Men’s Basketball Postseason Survives With Second NIT Invitation Ever

By Luke Pickett, Reporter March 13, 2023

The Eagles remarkable 22-win-season quickly became overshadowed after the team dropped the last three games of the year, including an 81-80 defeat at the hands of NAU in the second round of the Big Sky...

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Eagles Aim for Madness in March

By Luke Pickett, Reporter March 3, 2023

The 2022-23 regular season completed Monday, as the Eastern Washington men’s and women’s basketball programs look forward to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Boise, ID, starting Saturday.  Men’s...

EWU Basketball Prepares for Big Sky Tournament

EWU Basketball Prepares for Big Sky Tournament

By Isaiah Gessner, Editor-in-chief February 27, 2023

Only three things in this crazy world are guaranteed: death, taxes, and Eagles basketball getting hot as March Madness quickly approaches.  With the Big Sky Conference tournament swiftly approaching...

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Eagles are Soaring under Second Year Head Coach

By Luke Pickett, Reporter February 21, 2023

If there’s one moment that may have turned around the season for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, it may have come in a hotel conference room in Brookings, SD following a devastating...

Photo taken by Photographer Emily Powers

EWU Men’s Basketball Makes History

By Luke Pickett, Reporter January 29, 2023

The Eagles took care of business at home this week, stretching their winning streak to a new program record of 12 straight wins. EWU is now 10-0 on the season against Big Sky opponents, also a school record.  After...

Photo captured by photographer Emily Powers

EWU Back On Top of Big Sky

By Luke Pickett, Reporter January 20, 2023

Eagles basketball is back and better than ever. EWU men’s basketball picked up their ninth straight victory Thursday in a 83-75 win at Northern Colorado. EWU, having high hopes for this season, held...

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...

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