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Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

June 8, 2020

The wildly eventful, usually unpredictable and never expected school year that has occurred around the country in 2019-20 extends to EWU athletics. In...

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

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

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 recru...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie led the Eagles with 20 points and seven rebounds in EWU's first round loss to Portland State Monday.

Women’s basketball bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

March 9, 2020

Although the Eagles put up a good fight in the second half, they came up just short against the Portland State Vikings. The No. 10 seed Eagles lost the...

EWU sophomore center Bella Cravens (left, No. 14) and freshman forward Milly Knowles (right, No. 21) battle for a rebound. Cravens had 20 points and 16 rebounds in EWU's 70-67 loss to Southern Utah Thursday.

EWU battles back, but eventually falls to Southern Utah at home

February 28, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (3-14, 16-10) lost to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (10-7, 16-10) 70-67 in a nail-biter Thursday after losing to the...

EWU Women’s rugby team posing for a photo after a long night of practice. Photo Credit: Alisha Trevaskis.

Womens Rugby defies stereotypes

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. ...

EWU sophomore point guard Jessica McDowell-White in control against Northern Arizona on Feb. 3. McDowell-White had a double-double in EWU's win over PSU Saturday.

EWU snuffs losing streak with win over Portland State

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...

EWU sophomore point guard Jessica McDowell-White rises up for a midrange jumper against Idaho. EWU lost to Idaho 75-46 Thursday.

EWU falls to Idaho for 12th straight defeat

February 14, 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...

EWU sophomore center Bella Cravens looks to make a move on Feb. 3 versus NAU. Cravens had 11 points and 10 rebounds in EWU's 77-56 loss to UM Thursday.

Eagles fall to Lady Griz as losing streak hits 10

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...

Left: EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. wears No. 24, one of Kobe Bryant's numbers. Photo by Mckenzie Ford for the Easterner. Right: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

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

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 a...

Members of the EWU volleyball club compete at a recent meeting. The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the Phase.

Women’s volleyball club provides a space to compete

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...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie soars to the rim. Dickie scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in EWU's 70-62 loss to NAU Monday.

EWU falls again despite Dickie’s double-double

February 4, 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...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie attacks the basket.

Women’s basketball loses eighth straight

February 2, 2020

The EWU women's basketball team (1-8, 2-16) lost 74-67 against the Sacramento State Hornets (4-6, 5-13) Saturday. EWU led for nearly 37 minutes of the...

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