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EWU Board of Trustees focus on football playoff budget during meeting

EWU Board of Trustees focus on football playoff budget during meeting

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 27, 2019

EWU’s athletics director Lynn Hickey, along with other staff members, presented an athletics budget update focused around the football team’s January appearance in the FCS National Championship to President Mary Cullinan at last week's Board of Trustees meeting. Hickey and Vice President of Business...

McGee doubles up on Big Sky indoor championships

McGee doubles up on Big Sky indoor championships

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Fifty EWU track and field athletes competed across 30 events at the Big Sky Conference indoor championships in Bozeman, Montana, last weekend. The team came away with two first place medals, both worn by junior Keshun McGee. McGee won his third career long jump championship on Feb. 22, breaking an...

Butler serves up EWU records at indoor championships

Butler serves up EWU records at indoor championships

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 27, 2019

Senior Dominique Butler broke two EWU records at the Big Sky Indoor Championships in Bozeman, Montana, on Feb. 21-22, stepping onto the podium with a third place finish in the triple jump. Her 3,597 points in the pentathlon broke her own record she set earlier in the season, and her 39-foot-7-inch...

Eagles’ 3-point scoring lifts them over Lumberjacks

Eagles’ 3-point scoring lifts them over Lumberjacks

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 23, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team were lights out from behind the 3-point line on Saturday, scoring a season-high 13 3-pointers, topping Northern Arizona on Reese Court. The Eagles (8-8, 9-16) have now won four of their last five games, with the 81-76 victory over the Lumberjacks (5-12, 9-17). E...

Bench and back-court boost Eagles over Thunderbirds

Bench and back-court boost Eagles over Thunderbirds

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Five members of the EWU women’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Eagles (7-8, 8-16) defeated Southern Utah (3-13, 6-19) Thursday by a score of 80-66. EWU was led by freshman guards Grace Kirscher and Jessica McDowell-White, who scored 16 and 14 points. McDowell-White added five assists...

Women’s vaulters raise the bar

Women’s vaulters raise the bar

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 20, 2019

Over the past two years, the EWU men’s and women’s pole vaulters have climbed to new heights, tallying 16 first-place finishes in total. This year’s team has been led by senior Liz Prouty, who has three first-place finishes in six meets this season. Prouty was one of two women pole vaulters...

Analyzing Big Sky men’s basketball fans

Analyzing Big Sky men’s basketball fans

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

The Big Sky Conference isn’t a premier stage in the ranks of Division I college basketball, but some team’s fans take it more seriously than others. Up to this point in the season, most fan bases have been taking it more seriously than EWU’s. Out of the 11 teams in the BSC, EWU is ranked seventh...

Discover Washington state parks

Discover Washington state parks

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The weather outside may be frightful, but spring is just around the corner. Many students love to go outside when the sun thaws out campus, and that includes taking trips to one of Washington’s 142 state parks. Since legislation passed by Washington State Parks in 2011 to aid in park funding, all...

Football ticket prices increase by 37 percent

Football ticket prices increase by 37 percent

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

Football season ticket renewals opened on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., and following the program’s second ever trip to the FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas, ticket prices are expected to increase according to EWU director of ticketing and marketing Nicole Guerra. “We’re saying about...

Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half

Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 18, 2019

EWU’s home win streak is now up to seven games. The Eagles (10-15, 8-6) blew past Idaho (4-21, 1-13) in the second half on way to a 82-57 win on Monday. Senior forward Mason Peatling led the way for EWU scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. With sophomore guard Jacob Davison sidelined...

Eagles stunned by Vandals in controversial finish

Eagles stunned by Vandals in controversial finish

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Freshman guard Grace Kirscher scored 19 points and a clutch layup, while senior guard Kapri Morrow added 17 points and 11 rebounds. That wasn’t enough for the EWU women’s basketball team to overcome a controversial finish, as the Eagles (6-8, 7-16) fell to the rival Idaho Vandals (11-3, 14-9) 75-7...

Sealby sets the standard

Sealby sets the standard

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 17, 2019

As a four-year senior for the EWU women’s basketball team, forward Alissa Sealby knew going into this season that it was time to step up her game. “I finally realized that this is my senior year,” Sealby said. “For us to be successful I need to do more than I have in the past.” Over 21...

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