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UPDATED: Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

It's currently unknown whether there will be football home games with fans present this fall or not.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 25, 2020

In a normal world, fall sports would be getting under way in the next few months. But the world is anything but normal right now, and as a result, uncertainty reigns about what fall sports will look like at EWU in 2020.  “The overall concern needs to be the health and safety of our students, our...

Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

It's currently unknown whether there will be football home games with fans present this fall or not.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

In a normal world, fall sports would be getting under way in the next few months. But the world is anything but normal right now, and as a result, uncertainty reigns about what fall sports will look like at EWU in 2020.  “The overall concern needs to be the health and safety of our students, our...

Campus Rec finds new ways to get students involved

Campus Rec finds new ways to get students involved

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

Intramural sports like basketball, flag football and ultimate frisbee might not be available this quarter at EWU, but I.M. Sports and EPIC Adventures are trying to accomplish one of its main goals through alternative methods: Increase student participation on campus.  I.M. has conducted esports tournaments featu...

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part three of a three-part series

EWU head coach Wendy Schuller and her staff are retooling a young roster amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments EWU recruiters have had to make amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancela...

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part two of a three-part series

EWU head coach Shantay Legans gives instruction during EWU's 74-71 loss to Idaho Thursday. Legans was largely unhappy with EWU's effort in the game.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments EWU recruiters have had to make amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancela...

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part one of a three-part series

EWU head coach Aaron Best coaches his players during the Eagles' 35-27 loss at Idaho on Sept. 21.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments EWU recruiters have had to make amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancela...

Laying the Law-COVID-19 didn’t do small school football players any favors

EWU players take the field during the 2019 season. As of press time, no EWU players had signed a UDFA contract or been invited to a rookie minicamp with an NFL team.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

Drew Lawson is The Easterner's sports editor/co-managing editor. His opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington University. This article has not been edited except for AP style. The Big Sky Conference is...

Several former EWU football players anticipate NFL Draft amidst COVID-19 chaos

Former EWU safety Dehonta Hayes is hoping to get an opportunity with an NFL team.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor / Co-Managing Editor

April 20, 2020

This upcoming weekend, hundreds of college football players will see their professional dreams come true as they hear their name called during one of the seven rounds of the now-virtual NFL Draft. Others won’t hear their name called, but will earn opportunities as undrafted free agents or training...

EWU spring seniors face decision regarding a return

EWU seniors in spring sports, including Madalyn Ardueser of the golf team and Mikayel Kachatryan of the men's tennis team, saw their final seasons at EWU come to an abrupt end this year.

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

April 14, 2020

The EWU men’s and women’s track teams were busy preparing for what promised to be a competitive outdoor season. The golf team was in the middle of a tournament in Utah. The men’s tennis team was full of confidence after finally notching a conference win, and the women’s tennis team was in Co...

Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

April 8, 2020

With social distancing practices changing the way students live their lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Sky Conference has taken the unprecedented decision to cancel the spring sports season and suspend practices and workouts for the remainder of the year. On March 18 the Presid...

EWU clubs and organizations face uncertainty as COVID-19 cancellations grow

Groups like SAIL and the Club Sports Federation have had to make adjustments in this uncertain time.

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has impacted the world in an unforgettable way. One of the ways it has affected the EWU student body is the closure of campus and all in-person clubs and organizations. This umbrella includes intramural sports, student-lead organizations and facilities such as EPIC Adventu...

Competitive gaming at EWU

Luke Sturgis (foreground) and Alexis Mendoza (background) in their first battle.

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

April 6, 2020

The EWU Gaming Club performed its final matchup of the season on March 8. This is the first official, functional year of the club at EWU, and club president Connor Stark heads the responsibility in full. “I see it as the next version of sports,” said Stark. “Sports have evolved over time …...

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