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

Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor May 18, 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...

Campus Rec finds new ways to get students involved

Campus Rec finds new ways to get students involved

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor May 11, 2020

Intramural sports like basketball, flag football and ultimate frisbee might not be available this quarter at EWU, but I.M. Sports and EPIC Adventures are trying to accomplish one of its main goals through...

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

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor 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 recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments...

EWU head coach Shantay Legans gives instruction during EWU's 74-71 loss to Idaho Thursday. Legans was largely unhappy with EWU's effort in the game on February 14th, 2020.

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

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor May 5, 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 recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments...

EWU head coach Aaron Best coaches his players during the Eagles' 35-27 loss at Idaho on Sept. 21.

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

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor May 4, 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 recruitment path.  That’s just one of the adjustments...

EWU players take the field during the 2019 season. As of press time, no EWU players had signed a UDFA contract or been invited to a rookie minicamp with an NFL team.

Laying the Law-COVID-19 didn’t do small school football players any favors

Opinion: Many small school NFL hopefuls, including recent EWU players, are feeling the negative effects COVID-19 caused on the NFL Draft process
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor April 28, 2020

Drew Lawson is The Easterner's sports editor/co-managing editor. His opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington...

Former EWU safety Dehonta Hayes is hoping to get an opportunity with an NFL team.

Several former EWU football players anticipate NFL Draft amidst COVID-19 chaos

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor / Co-Managing Editor April 20, 2020

This upcoming weekend, hundreds of college football players will see their professional dreams come true as they hear their name called during one of the seven rounds of the now-virtual NFL Draft. Others...

EWU seniors in spring sports, including Madalyn Ardueser of the golf team and Mikayel Kachatryan of the men's tennis team, saw their final seasons at EWU come to an abrupt end this year.

EWU spring seniors face decision regarding a return

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor April 14, 2020

The EWU men’s and women’s track teams were busy preparing for what promised to be a competitive outdoor season. The golf team was in the middle of a tournament in Utah. The men’s tennis team was...

Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter April 8, 2020

With social distancing practices changing the way students live their lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Sky Conference has taken the unprecedented decision to cancel the spring sports...

Groups like SAIL and the Club Sports Federation have had to make adjustments in this uncertain time.

EWU clubs and organizations face uncertainty as COVID-19 cancellations grow

By Ben Blakney, Reporter April 6, 2020

The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has impacted the world in an unforgettable way. One of the ways it has affected the EWU student body is the closure of campus and all in-person clubs and organizations. This...

Luke Sturgis (foreground) and Alexis Mendoza (background) in their first battle.

Competitive gaming at EWU

By Ben Blakney, Reporter April 6, 2020

The EWU Gaming Club performed its final matchup of the season on March 8. This is the first official, functional year of the club at EWU, and club president Connor Stark heads the responsibility in full. “I...

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.

Laying the Law: Rudy Gobert, The Cabana Inn and my brief, school-funded trip to Boise

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor March 23, 2020

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington University. This letter has not been edited except for AP style. I...

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