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EWU Athletics' summer camps connect future students with teams' staff and players

EWU Athletics’ summer camps connect future students with teams’ staff and players

April 25, 2019

Youths spending their school vacation at a summer camp may experience all the same suburban cliches of open fires, rope swings over a green lake and close...

Basketball is a part of Spokane's culture. Successful programs at Gonzaga and Hoopfest—the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament fuel the city's love for the game.

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

April 14, 2019

You don’t have to spend much time in the Spokane area to notice that baseketball is a big deal in the community. Baskets stand on driveways, in garages...

EWU head coach Shantay Legans walks to the bench in the Eagles' first meeting with Montana on Jan. 10. EWU lost to the Grizzlies 68-62 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game for the second straight year in 2019.

Montana stops EWU one game from Big Dance for second straight year

March 16, 2019

For the second straight year, Montana wiped out EWU’s hopes of making the Big Dance. The Grizzlies (26-8) beat the Eagles (16-18) 68-62 in the Big Sk...

Senior forward Amira Chandler plays defense against Portland State on Jan. 24. The Eagles lost to the Vikings three times this year, including the 61-59 result in the tournament championship game on Friday.

EWU women’s basketball falls to Portland State in Big Sky Tournament championship

March 15, 2019

Senior Kapri Morrow’s baseline jumper at the buzzer bounced off the rim and the EWU women’s basketball team lost in the Big Sky Conference Championship...

Freshman guard Jessica McDowell-White shoots a free throw in EWU's 67-64 win over Montana on Feb. 9. McDowell-White made the winning shot to send the Eagles to the Big Sky Tournament championship game, after in bounding the ball off of a defender on Wednesday.

EWU backed out of a corner by game-winner to make Big Sky tournament championship

March 13, 2019

The No. 6 seed EWU women’s basketball team trailed No. 2 seed Northern Colorado by a point with 4.6 seconds remaining, with an impending inbounds play...

Sophomore guard Jacob Davison admires a shot in EWU's 88-78 win over Northern Colorado on Feb. 16. Davison suffered a high ankle sprain in the game against the Bears and is doubtful to return for the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

EWU men’s hoops on a roll, enter Big Sky Tournament as No. 3 seed

March 13, 2019

The Eagles are one of the hottest teams heading into the Big Sky Conference Tournament,  coming off their first road sweep of the season. EWU ho...

EWU's women athletes discuss gender equality and their experience playing sports

EWU’s women athletes discuss gender equality and their experience playing sports

March 13, 2019

In the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, athletes and coaches from four of  the seven women’s sports at EWU, along with athletic...

Senior guard Kapri Morrow embraces head coach Wendy Schuller during EWU's senior day ceremony. The Eagles lost the game 70-66 against Weber State.

Eagles fall to Weber State on senior day, face rematch against Wildcats to open Big Sky Tournament

March 9, 2019

The emotions of Senior Day were not able to propel the EWU women’s basketball team to a victory on Saturday, as the Eagles (9-11, 10-19) fell to last-place...

Sophomore guard Jacob Davison shoots a free throw against Montana  on Feb. 9. Davison sat down with The Easterner in February to discuss his journey to EWU.

Video interview—EWU sophomore guard Jacob Davison

March 9, 2019

In this candid interview we cover topics ranging from his all-time favorite dunk, to overcoming injuries and what it was like moving from Southern Califo...

Junior forward Uriah Howard pushes off on an Idaho State defender in EWU's 74-45 loss on Thursday. The loss guaranteed the Eagles the No. 6 seed in the upcoming Big Sky Conference Tournament.

EWU women’s hoops tie season low in defeat to Idaho State

March 7, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team struggled offensively Thursday night, falling to Idaho State 74-45. The scoring output tied a season low for EWU (9-10,...

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