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Eagles fall to Weber State on senior day, face rematch against Wildcats to open Big Sky Tournament

Eagles fall to Weber State on senior day, face rematch against Wildcats to open Big Sky Tournament

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

March 9, 2019

The emotions of Senior Day were not able to propel the EWU women’s basketball team to a victory on Saturday, as the Eagles (9-11, 10-19) fell to last-place Weber State (3-17, 6-25) 70-66 in the final game of the regular season. Weber was aided by a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter, to flip a five-point...

Video interview—EWU sophomore guard Jacob Davison

Video interview—EWU sophomore guard Jacob Davison

By Richard N. Clark IV and Taylor Newquist

March 9, 2019

In this candid interview we cover topics ranging from his all-time favorite dunk, to overcoming injuries and what it was like moving from Southern California to Cheney.

EWU women’s hoops tie season low in defeat to Idaho State

EWU women’s hoops tie season low in defeat to Idaho State

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

March 7, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team struggled offensively Thursday night, falling to Idaho State 74-45. The scoring output tied a season low for EWU (9-10, 10-18). “We have to get more locked in and put this behind us quickly,” EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said. “We have to get back after it...

EWU basketball aims to play in a postseason tournament for the fifth straight year

EWU basketball aims to play in a postseason tournament for the fifth straight year

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Men’s basketball has played in a postseason tournament the past four years, with a total of six appearances in the program's history. The last three seasons have been more forgettable with EWU playing in the College Basketball Invitational, the third-string tournament behind the NCAA Tournament...

EWU’s 1987 women’s basketball team set the mark for the program’s success

EWU’s 1987 women’s basketball team set the mark for the program’s success

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

March 6, 2019

In 1987, the EWU women’s basketball team traveled to Missoula for the Mountain West Athletic Conference Tournament and beat Montana in the championship to become the first team to make the NCAA Tournament in school history. Since then, EWU has made four postseason appearances, but is still waiting...

Opinion: Don’t pick the Big Sky at the Big Dance

Opinion: Don’t pick the Big Sky at the Big Dance

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board. Every year the hardest part of filling out a March Madness bracket is scouring through the list of schools and choo...

Kidd carves a path from community college to EWU starting point guard

Kidd carves a path from community college to EWU starting point guard

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Junior guard Tyler Kidd’s path to the EWU roster is unlike any of his teammates. Kidd is the only Eagle to not make the jump to Division I basketball straight out of high school. The Seattle native graduated from O’Dea High School in 2014, and played two years at Skagit Valley College where he...

Aiken’s 3-pointer steals win at the buzzer

Aiken’s 3-pointer steals win at the buzzer

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

Trailing by one point with just over nine seconds remaining in the game, it took a freshman to save senior night. Kim Aiken pulled up and hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Eagles (12-17, 10-8) a 68-66 win over Portland State (14-15, 9-9). As soon as the shot went through the net, Aiken...

Sac State snaps EWU’s seven-game home win streak

Sac State snaps EWU’s seven-game home win streak

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Sacramento State snapped a seven-game EWU home win streak on Thursday, topping the Eagles 59-56 in a sloppy, tightly contested contest at Reese Court. EWU (11-17, 9-8) shot 33.3 percent from the field with 18 turnovers and 20 fouls, while the Hornets (13-13, 7-10) shot 38.8 percent with 14 turnovers...

WA state bill questions NCAA student athlete compensation

WA state bill questions NCAA student athlete compensation

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Washington state 1st District Sen. Guy Palumbo proposed a bill on Feb. 8, that if passed, would put the state in the forefront of the national conversation about a compensation for student athletes beyond their education. Washington Senate Bill 5875 called for students to receive compensation for use of their name, image or...

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