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Some Eagles hear the ski slopes calling

Some Eagles hear the ski slopes calling

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Walking to class in frigid temperatures, while the wind blows and snow falls, is common place during winter quarter at EWU. While this may be an ominous sign to students who prefer warm weather, others see the cold weather as an opportunity for recreation. Many students head to Mount Spokane, Schweit...

First place Northern Colorado outlasts Eagles in overtime

First place Northern Colorado outlasts Eagles in overtime

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Women

Kapri Morrow’s 21 points and seven rebounds weren’t enough for EWU at home on Monday night, dropping its third straight game conference game to Northern Colorado 67-62 in overtime. The Bears (4-0, 9-4) outscored the Eagles (1-3, 2-11) in the first quarter 19-16, but shot 50 percent in both the ...

Bison run over Eagles to repeat as champions

Bison run over Eagles to repeat as champions

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

North Dakota State University added another National Championship to the Bison’s ever-growing trophy cabinet, powering through EWU in the Eagle’s second-ever appearance in the title game. The Eagles (12-3) fell to the Bison (15-0) 38-24 in Frisco, Texas on Saturday. NDSU controlled the ball for...

Scoring drought dooms Eagles

Scoring drought dooms Eagles

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports

The EWU men’s basketball team started and finished strong against the University of Idaho on Thursday. The middle, however, was a disaster, with the Vandals going on a 34-7 run at the end of the first half to aid a 74-71 win. The Eagles (3-11, 1-2) jumped out to a 16-9 lead to start off the game ove...

Vandals’ Pierce shoots past Eagles

Vandals’ Pierce shoots past Eagles

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Women

While the EWU women’s basketball team was focused on containing Big Sky Conference leading scorer senior guard Mikayla Ferenz against Idaho on Thursday night, senior guard Taylor Pierce torched the Eagles with 30 points as the Vandals won 84-68. “Everyone in the league focuses on [Ferenz],”...

Eagles close 2018 with first Big Sky win

Eagles close 2018 with first Big Sky win

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Showcase, Sports

New year resolutions came a day early for EWU, as the Eagles defended home court and secured their first Big Sky win of the year against Idaho State on Monday. The Eagles (3-10, 1-1) came back to beat the visiting Bengals (5-6, 1-1) by a score of 65-55, while outscoring ISU by 14 points in the second...

Wildcats take advantage of Eagle scoring drought

Wildcats take advantage of Eagle scoring drought

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Showcase, Sports

The Eagles aimed to leave their nonconference schedule behind them, entering conference play last place in the Big Sky against Weber State on Saturday. Weber State handed EWU its biggest home loss against a conference opponent since falling 73-61 against North Dakota on Jan. 30, 2014. The Eagl...

Jackrabbits outpace Eagles

Jackrabbits outpace Eagles

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase

Coming back from a winless month-long five-game road trip, EWU was in need of a win to gain momentum toward the end of the nonconference schedule, when the team came up against South Dakota State on Tuesday. For the sixth straight time a win didn’t come. The Eagles (1-9) fell to the Jackrabbits...

Frisco Bound

Frisco Bound

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

No last second plays, no heartbreaks and no doubt. After powering through Maine, EWU will go to Frisco, Texas to play for the program’s second FCS national championship on Jan 5. The No. 3 seed Eagles (12-2) beat the No. 7 seed Blackbears (10-3) 50-19 in Cheney on Saturday, to snap a three game lo...

Late drive sends Eagles to Semifinal

Late drive sends Eagles to Semifinal

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Blood pressures in the Inferno stands were on the rise in the fourth quarter, as EWU trailed with the season on the line. Senior running back Sam McPherson saved the day with a 35 yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining on the clock. UC Davis returned to Cheney for a second time this season,...

Rebounds and free throws down Eagles

Rebounds and free throws down Eagles

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

A difficult start to the 2018-19 season continued Sunday for the EWU women’s basketball team. The Eagles (0-0, 1-5) fell to Fresno State (0-0, 4-2) by a score of 68-58, their fourth loss in a row. “I think we were better [today] than we’ve been,” EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said. “I think...

Hockey splits thrilling series

Hockey splits thrilling series

By Eric McCormick, Contributor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports, Sports Showcase

The No.9 EWU hockey club hosted No.10 Montana State over the weekend, splitting a two game series in a battle between the best teams from the PAC-8’s and Mountain West. In Friday’s game one, both teams showcased their physical might in the opening minutes with a multitude of collisions in front...

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