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Getting to know the Groves Bros

Getting to know the Groves Bros

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The first time Tanner Groves drilled a contested three on one of his current teammates, he was just a kid playing in his driveway at home. The teammate was his younger brother, Jacob Groves. The first time Jacob Groves scored a tough layup over a current teammate that was bigger than he was, he scor...

Womens Rugby defies stereotypes

Womens Rugby defies stereotypes

By Ryan Hatten, Contributor

February 18, 2020

With National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) having recently passed, EWU’s women’s rugby team trains as hard as ever for their next match. Rugby, like many other contact sports, is often male dominated. According to a survey by Scrum Queens, out of the 60,00 registered rugby players in...

National Signing Day produces 12 new Eagles

National Signing Day produces 12 new Eagles

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

  Feb. 5 was National Signing Day across the college football world, and EWU announced the signing of nine players who signed national letters of intent and three walk-ons. These 12 players join the 15 who signed with EWU in December during the early signing period. They will join EWU for the 2020...

EWU snuffs losing streak with win over Portland State

EWU snuffs losing streak with win over Portland State

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2020

After a 12 game losing streak, the Eagles finally found a way to get back on track. The EWU women’s basketball team (2-12, 3-20) defeated the Portland State Vikings (6-8, 12-12) 79-75 in a nail-biting game that only came two days after a blowout loss to the Idaho Vandals. EWU had a phenomenal...

The Eagles could surprise people in March, but they have to beat Montana first…

The Eagles could surprise people in March, but they have to beat Montana first…

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

Drew Lawson is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner’s editorial board. With eight games to go in the regular season, the EWU men’s basketball team has mostly enjoy...

EWU digs large hole, can’t come back against last-place Idaho

EWU digs large hole, can’t come back against last-place Idaho

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

EWU (9-4, 16-8) has faced double-digit deficits in five of its six Big Sky Conference home games. EWU came back to win three times previously, but Thursday the Eagles dug a 24-point hole against the Idaho Vandals (3-10, 7-17) that proved to be too much to overcome. UI, which is in last place in the Big...

EWU falls to Idaho for 12th straight defeat

EWU falls to Idaho for 12th straight defeat

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

February 13, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (1-12, 2-20) lost 75-46 to the Idaho Vandals for its 12th straight defeat Thursday. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore center Bella Cravens, who had 12 points. Cravens also led the team with eight rebounds. Sophomore point guard Jessica McDowell-White had six...

EWU bounces back with win over Montana State

EWU bounces back with win over Montana State

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 8, 2020

Two nights ago EWU took the L, but today they bounced back. The EWU men’s basketball team (9-3, 16-7) beat the Montana State Bobcats in convincing fashion Saturday by a score of 74-49. The win came less than 48 hours after an emotional 92-82 loss to Montana Thursday. EWU played lockdown defense...

Eagles fall to Lady Griz as losing streak hits 10

Eagles fall to Lady Griz as losing streak hits 10

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (1-10, 2-18) is in the midst of a skid that it can’t seem to self-correct. EWU lost its 10th straight game  to the Montana Lady Griz (7-5, 12-9) 77-56 Thursday. Points off turnovers killed EWU, which trailed the entire game except for 22 seconds in the first quarter. UM o...

EWU men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches reflect on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

EWU men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches reflect on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

By Drew Lawson and Randle Kinswa

February 5, 2020

On January 26, the world was stunned when news broke that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna and seven other victims. The Easterner talked to several EWU men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches and asked them to reflect o...

Women’s volleyball club provides a space to compete

Women’s volleyball club provides a space to compete

By Sulamita Martynenko, Contributor

February 4, 2020

If you’re a woman who likes to play volleyball, but aren’t a member of the EWU athletics team, you can play with the women’s volleyball club. The women’s volleyball club is one of the many athletic clubs at EWU, which allow students with little to no experience to play their favorite sports. Peyton ...

EWU falls again despite Dickie’s double-double

EWU falls again despite Dickie’s double-double

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

February 3, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (1-9, 2-17) lost to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-3, 11-9) 70-62 Monday night. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore guard Grace Kirscher, who had 17. Freshman guard Jenna Dick tacked on 16 points. Freshman wing Kennedy Dickie, recorded her first double-double...

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