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Largemouth bass fishing is a popular outdoor activity in the Inland Northwest.

Fish on: Largemouth bass fishing around EWU

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter March 14, 2020

While trout and salmon will always be favorites of anglers in the Inland Northwest, largemouth bass, an aggressive, predatory fish that strike bait ferociously, will always hold a special place in the...

EWU freshman long snapper James Durr.

EWU football player charged with identity theft, making false statement to police

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor March 9, 2020

EWU freshman long snapper James David Durr, 18, of Vancouver, Washington, is scheduled for an arraignment in Spokane County Superior Court March 18. According to court records acquired by The Easterner,...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie led the Eagles with 20 points and seven rebounds in EWU's first round loss to Portland State Monday.

Women’s basketball bounced in first round of Big Sky Tournament

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Editor March 9, 2020

Although the Eagles put up a good fight in the second half, they came up just short against the Portland State Vikings. The No. 10 seed Eagles lost their Big Sky tournament first round matchup against...

The EWU men's basketball team celebrates its Big Sky regular season title. EWU clinched the title with a 78-69 victory over Weber State Saturday.

EWU wins outright regular season Big Sky Championship for second time in school history

EWU’s “Big Three” carries team to title-clinching victory over Weber State
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor March 7, 2020

Jubilation flooded Reese Court Saturday as the EWU men’s basketball team lifted the Big Sky Conference regular season champions trophy and cut down the Reese Court nets as Queen’s “We Are the Champions”...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison launches a three. Davison led EWU with 23 points Thursday.

EWU clinches share of Big Sky title with win over Idaho State

EWU pulls away from ISU with dominant second half and controls own destiny for outright Big Sky regular season title
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor March 5, 2020

On Dec. 30, 2019, the EWU men’s basketball team lost to the Idaho State Bengals on the road 75-69. Tonight was a much different story. EWU (15-4, 22-8) dominated offensively and pulled away in...

Dr. David Syphers, author of the recent ad hoc faculty report concerning athletics, presents his findings at the Feb. 27 board of trustees meeting.

Board decides against independent review

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter March 3, 2020

EWU’s board of trustees decided against an independent review of Athletic Department funding Feb. 28, despite a faculty committee report highly critical of the amount of money the university spends on...

EWU senior Keshun McGee won the triple jump at last year’s Big Sky Indoor Championships.

Four Eagles get top-three finishes at Big Sky Indoor Championships

By Ben Blakney, Sports Reporter March 3, 2020

EWU track and field athletes put their best feet forward last weekend as they traveled to compete in the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. The environment of the indoor track...

Bowe Rojas of the men’s volleyball club.

Spotlighting the men’s volleyball club

By Sulamita Martynenko, Contributor February 29, 2020

Members of the EWU men’s volleyball club described their group as fun, exciting and even stress-relieving. “I cannot picture where my life would be if I hadn’t found this club,” said club member...

EWU sophomore center Bella Cravens (left, No. 14) and freshman forward Milly Knowles (right, No. 21) battle for a rebound. Cravens had 20 points and 16 rebounds in EWU's 70-67 loss to Southern Utah Thursday.

EWU battles back, but eventually falls to Southern Utah at home

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Editor February 28, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (3-14, 16-10) lost to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (10-7, 16-10) 70-67 in a nail-biter Thursday after losing to the Thunderbirds by 21 earlier this year. EWU was...

Five takeaways from the faculty report discussion

Five takeaways from the faculty report discussion

Mildly hot takes from The Easterner’s Sports Desk
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor February 26, 2020

Drew Lawson 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. Like...

EWU football players take the field. A faculty organization report presented seven possible alternative models for athletics, one of which was eliminating football.

Hickey, Syphers share perspectives regarding faculty report on athletics

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor February 26, 2020

Is EWU going to cut athletics? That question has been stirring around social media in the past couple of weeks in the wake of a faculty organization report written by four members of the EWU faculty...

EWU senior forward Mason Peatling goes up for a putback layup. Peatling scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in EWU's 80-70 win over NAU Saturday.

EWU knocks off Northern Arizona behind another Peatling double-double

EWU clinches a first-round bye in Big Sky Tournament following win and Southern Utah loss
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor February 22, 2020

This season, the EWU men’s basketball team (12-4, 19-8) has turned to senior forward Mason Peatling whenever its opponent puts the pressure on. Saturday was no different, as Peatling poured in 27 points...

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