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EWU defeats Sac State twice for first sweep of season

EWU defeats Sac State twice for first sweep of season

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 2, 2021

The EWU men’s basketball team (5-2, 6-6) swept Sacramento State University (4-4, 6-5) in a back-to-back series on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  The two-game series format is how the Big Sky conference has...

Junior quarterback Gage Gubrud scans the field in 2017. Credit to EWU Football and EWU Athletics.

Big sky football spring schedule

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

The Big Sky conference published their spring football schedule on Jan. 25th. Five Big Sky schools choose to opt out of the 2020 schedule that has now stretched into the new year. Montana, Montana State...

Cunningham high-fives teammate Baylee Rexing on Feb. 22, 2018. In her EWU basketball career Cunningham averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 113 games. Image from 2019.

EWU women’s basketball falls to UNC twice

By Michael Spearman, Reporter January 26, 2021

  EWU finished their two-game series against the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday in a 19-point loss to the Golden Bears, 74-55.  EWU lost on Thursday as well to UNC 58-55.  EWU...

Redshirt junior Kim Aiken Jr. added nine points and 10 rebounds in Thursday’s win.

EWU splits with league foe Southern Utah University

By Randle Kinswa, Co-managing Editor January 19, 2021

The EWU men’s basketball team (2-1, 3-5) won their first game in their first home Big Sky conference against Southern Utah on Thursday, 75-63. They lost the second 99-94. Junior redshirt  forward...

Tanner Groves goes for a dunk.

Looking ahead-men’s basketball

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor January 14, 2021

The EWU men’s basketball team (1-0, 2-4) takes on Southern Utah (4-0, 9-1) on January 14 and 16 for a doubleheader at home.  EWU has played only one Big Sky conference game so far, which was a 16...

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.

A Catch Up on Men’s Basketball

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

The EWU men’s basketball team has started this odd 2020-2021 season with a 1-0 record in Big Sky Conference play, and a 2-4 record overall.  The team has lost four games this year so far, two of...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison drives to the hoop. Davison led EWU in scoring with 17 points Saturday Dec 21, 2019.

Opening Weekend of Men’s Basketball

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor December 1, 2020

The NCAA men’s and women’s Division-1 basketball season is underway across the United States.  Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2019-20 season was never finished and every athlete was awarded...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the basket. Davison scored 26 points in EWU's 71-69 victory over PSU Saturday.

EWU basketball teams look forward to their seasons

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor October 28, 2020

EWU men’s and women’s basketball teams have begun practicing, and are both looking forward to the start of their seasons.  EWU women’s basketball lost two starters from last year's team due to...

Athletic director Lynn Hickey and senior associate athletics director for external affairs Devon Thomas sit in front of the board of trustees on Friday. The BOT approved Hickey's decision to postpone the Roos Field renovation proposal until another meeting in October. This meeting occurred in 2019.

A catch-up on EWU athletics

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor September 29, 2020

  Reese Court, Roose Field and the URC have been quiet, with EWU joining the majority of universities across the country to halt all athletics until Jan 1.  Now, it looks like sports will be...

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor 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 this article, The Easterner takes a chronological...

The process of replacing the turf at Roos Field has begun.

Roos Field renovation under way as work to replace turf begins

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor June 5, 2020

The process of “out with the old and in with the new” in regards to EWU’s famous red turf at Roos Field has begun. Construction on replacing the old turf with new, more modern turf is under way...and...

The EWU Football team did not play in the fall, but moved their season to the spring of 2021.

UPDATED: Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

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...

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