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Monthly roundup podcast (March)

Monthly roundup podcast (March)

By Jeremy Burnham, Dylan Harris, and Drew Lawson

April 7, 2019

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we sit down with EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey for a candid discussion on her experiences as a woman in athletics. We also cover the death of Charles Mutschler, EWU interim dean of libraries and former archivist.

Column: Bring baseball back to Cheney

Column: Bring baseball back to Cheney

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Stumbling through the dark frozen tundra of the EWU campus during winter quarter seeded gloom ...

EWU’s band trumpets spirit for sports

EWU’s band trumpets spirit for sports

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Football Saturdays give off familiar senses to EWU students and alumni, with the red turf shining in the foreground, the smell of hot dogs in the air and the sound of slightly intoxicated screams carrying into the distance. Another familiar sound on game day is the EWU marching band, which leads fans,...

EWU baseball and softball clubs keep hardball spirit alive

EWU baseball and softball clubs keep hardball spirit alive

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Baseball has not been an official sport at EWU since 1990, and the school is one of four Big Sky Conference members without a softball team, which leaves club sports as the only opportunity for Eagles to toss the hardball. The baseball club consists of 26 members. They play with aluminum bats and...

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

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

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

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 Sky Conference Tournament championship game, paced by 60.7 percent shooting in the second half. EWU led until just over the 11 minute mark in the sec...

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

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

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

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 to Portland State 61-59 Friday. EWU led by as many as seven points in the fourth quarter, but PSU came back, utilizing a 9-0 run. Freshman Desirae...

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

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

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

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 under their own basket. Freshman guard Jessica McDowell-White stepped behind the baseline to throw it in, and without passing to a teammate, scored...

Dear soccer haters, it’s time to square up

Dear soccer haters, it’s time to square up

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board. If you’re a sports fan and you’ve ever found yourself saying that you don’t watch soccer b...

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

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

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

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 holds the conference’s longest win streak at three games and has won six of its last eight. The Eagles are the No. 3 seed in the tournament. EWU play...

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

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

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

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 director Lynn Hickey shared their stories and thoughts on women’s athletics with The Easterner. Basketball The Easterner talked to EWU...

EWU football fuels food pantry awareness on campus

EWU football fuels food pantry awareness on campus

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

There are seven food pantries across  campus and EWU safety Dehonta Hayes, who will be a redshirt senior next season, wants you to know about every one of them. Hayes, who is a communications studies major, partnered with the Office of Community Engagement as a part of a public relations campaign...

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