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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...

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

EWU sports season update and new COVID-19 requirements for attending sports events

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor November 17, 2021

The EWU football team lost their second game of the season on Nov. 6 to Montana State University, 20-23. Three days after, it was announced by EWU Athletic director Lynn Hickey that EWU offensive coordinator...

EWU football players take the field. A faculty organization report presented seven possible alternative models for athletics, one of which was eliminating football.

2021 Fall Sports Update

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor November 2, 2021

  This has been a very active fall for EWU sports.  With COVID-19 restrictions being effectively lifted in many aspects in the last two months, EWU’s athletics have had the most ‘regular’...

 Joddie Gleason will be leading the helm next season.

EWU’s new women’s basketball coach

By Michael Spearman, Reporter May 28, 2021

  EWU introduced their new women’s basketball coach on Monday; Joddie Gleason will be leading the helm next season after Eastern parted ways with Wendy Schuller who was fired back in April. In...

EWU Track and Field Finalists

EWU Track and Field Finalists

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor May 27, 2021

At the Big Sky conference finals in Ogden, Utah, three Eagles would win their individual events, one Eagle broke records, one team would win their event (men’s 4x100 meter relay), and nine Eagles would...

Sports recap

Sports recap

By Michael Spearman, Reporter May 20, 2021

End of the year EWU Football Accolades: Eastern Washington University quarterback Eric Barriere was selected as the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Offensive Player of the Year by the FCS Athletic...

EWU Track and Field Championships

EWU Track and Field Championships

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor May 18, 2021

This weekend the EWU track and field team flew down to Ogden, Utah for the 2021 Big Sky spring outdoor track and field championships.  The team was able to take home four titles earned during championship...

Steaven Zachman (left) participation in the steeplechase during the Pelluer Invitational on April 8, 2017.

EWU track looks back over the year

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor May 11, 2021

Just like every other sports program at EWU, the Track and Field program has had to follow COVID protocols, and have had a change in the structure of their daily routine. Yet, since COVID-19 showed...

David Riley takes over as the new EWU Head Coach.

David Riley takes over as new EWU head coach

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor May 6, 2021

The unique 2020-2021 men’s basketball season ended with a successful Big Sky tournament run, and the program’s third appearance ever in the NCAA national tournament.  But, just three days after...

Recap of EWU sports this week

Recap of EWU sports this week

By Michael Spearman, Reporter May 5, 2021

Recap from EWU track at OSU meet: Top Men’s Performances: Sophomore Justin Roosma set the school record for the fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:54.69. The previous record was...

Steaven Zachman (left) participation in the steeplechase during the Pelluer Invitational on April 8, 2017.

EWU sports recap for the week

By Michael Spearman, Reporter April 29, 2021

  Over this last weekend EWU had a few sporting events that took place such as track, golf, and football.  Recap from EWU track at Idaho Invitational: The EWU track and field team competed...

EWU QB Eric Barriere threw for over 400 yards for the 4th time in his EWU career.

Football Playoff Recap

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor April 27, 2021

The unorthodox 2021 football season has come to an end for the EWU football team. EWU finished (5-2) overall. The Eagles dropped the opening game of the season against Idaho, 28-21, which will be remembered...

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