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Members of the EWU volleyball club compete at a recent meeting. The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the Phase.

Women’s volleyball club provides a space to compete

By Sulamita Martynenko, Contributor February 4, 2020

If you’re a woman who likes to play volleyball, but aren’t a member of the EWU athletics team, you can play with the women’s volleyball club. The women’s volleyball club is one of the many athletic...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie soars to the rim. Dickie scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in EWU's 70-62 loss to NAU Monday.

EWU falls again despite Dickie’s double-double

Eagles can't end skid as losing streak extends to nine
By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter February 4, 2020

The EWU women’s basketball team (1-9, 2-17) lost to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-3, 11-9) 70-62 Monday night. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore guard Grace Kirscher, who had 17. Freshman...

EWU freshman wing Kennedy Dickie attacks the basket.

Women’s basketball loses eighth straight

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter February 2, 2020

The EWU women's basketball team (1-8, 2-16) lost 74-67 against the Sacramento State Hornets (4-6, 5-13) Saturday. EWU led for nearly 37 minutes of the game. After the first quarter, EWU led 27-13....

EWU cheerleaders shout for the EWU men’s basketball team as students cheer in the background. Student attendance is increasing at men’s basketball games, but has been steadily decreasing at football games.

Drop in game attendance appears to correlate with EWU student participation

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter February 1, 2020

There is a trend on U.S. college campuses concerning athletic attendance.   Across the nation, college students have attended fewer and fewer sporting events in the last decade. EWU has seen a...

EWU junior Rylee Braeden looks to backhand the ball during a recent practice. Braeden figures to be one of EWU’s top players this season.

Trust the process

Women’s tennis attempts to maintain consistent mindset from last season
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 29, 2020

  Last season, the EWU women’s tennis team enjoyed its most successful campaign in head coach Dustin Hinson’s seven-year tenure and the best regular season Big Sky Conference record in school...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the perimeter. Davison scored 20 points in EWU's 89-84 victory over Northern Colorado Monday.

EWU knocks off Northern Colorado for another overtime victory

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 27, 2020

For the second time in as many games, the EWU men’s basketball team (6-2, 13-6) won in overtime Monday. The Eagles knocked off the Northern Colorado Bears (5-3, 12-7) 89-84 to gain sole possession of...

EWU players celebrate a goal during the Eagles' 6-4 victory over Montana State Saturday.

EWU hockey splits series, gets big Senior Night win

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter January 26, 2020

The EWU hockey team (13-17-1) split the last weekend home series of the year against the No. 3 ranked team in the West, Montana State (18-7-1). The final of Friday’s game was 6-0 MSU. Head coach...

EWU senior forward Mason Peatling ducks in for a layup. Peatling scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in EWU's 81-78 victory over Southern Utah Saturday.

EWU comes back in regulation, hangs on in overtime to top Southern Utah

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 26, 2020

The EWU men’s basketball team (5-2, 12-6) trailed the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-3, 11-7) by six points with one minute left in regulation Saturday. Two three-pointers by junior guard Jacob Davison...

David Evjen (No. 5) competes for the Colombian National Team. Evjen played for the team for two years.

Evjen takes unexpected journey to becoming EWU’s first sanctioned wheelchair basketball coach

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 21, 2020

When David Evjen was playing high school basketball as an able-bodied person in Minnesota, he never thought that he’d one day make history as EWU’s first non-club wheelchair basketball coach. In...

EWU sophomore guard Jessica McDowell-White looks to pass. McDowell-White had 18 points and 12 assists in EWU's 89-85 double-overtime loss to Montana State Saturday.

Women’s basketball falls in double overtime to first-place MSU

EWU hits a school-record 17 threes in defeat
By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter January 18, 2020

The EWU women's basketball team (1-5, 2-13) fell short 89-85 in double overtime to the Montana State Bobcats Saturday. MSU is in first place in the Big Sky Conference. It wasn’t all bad for the Eagles...

EWU freshman point guard Ellis Magnuson has his shot blocked by Montana's Derrick Carter-Hollinger. EWU lost to UM 90-63 Thursday.

Eagles thumped by Griz in disappointing home loss

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 9, 2020

EWU (2-2, 9-6) coasted through most of its first six home games, winning each one and winning four of the six by double-digits. That streak ended Thursday, as the Eagles got dominated by the first-place...

EWU true freshman point guard Ellis Magnuson directs the offense. Magnuson leads the Big Sky Conference in assists per game.

Magnuson puts in the work and dishes the rock

EWU's true freshman point guard impresses teammates and coaching staff with his passing ability and strong work ethic
By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor January 8, 2020

EWU point guard Ellis Magnuson moves up the court and calls out a play to his teammates. A true freshman, he takes a pick from senior Mason Peatling and dribbles to the right of the free throw line, drawing...

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