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Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

Big Sky and EWU suspend all spring sports activities

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 un...

Jacob and Tanner Groves cheer after a made basket. The Groves are key members off EWU’s bench.

Getting to know the Groves Bros

February 19, 2020

The first time Tanner Groves drilled a contested three on one of his current teammates, he was just a kid playing in his driveway at home. The teammate ...

Left: EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. wears No. 24, one of Kobe Bryant's numbers. Photo by Mckenzie Ford for the Easterner. Right: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

EWU men’s and women’s basketball players and coaches reflect on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 5, 2020

On January 26, the world was stunned when news broke that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna a...

Senior Larry Still has battled through adversity to become EWU's top pole vaulter. At the 47 Pueller Invitational he set the school record vault of 17-feet-6.5-inches.

EWU vaulter Larry Still reaches new heights in the pole vault

May 13, 2019

EWU senior Larry Still is accustomed to reaching new heights. Still cleared 16-feet-5.5-inches in the pole vault on May 11 to win his fourth Big Sky...

Athletic director Lynn Hickey and senior associate athletics director for external affairs Devon Thomas sit in front of the board of trustees on Friday. The BOT approved Hickey's decision to postpone the Roos Field renovation proposal until another meeting in October. This meeting occurred in 2019.

Roos Field renovation proposal postponed until October

May 10, 2019

Eagle football fans eagerly looking forward to a renovation proposal for Roos Field will have to wait until the fall. At the board of trustees meeting t...

The majority of EWU's student-athletes do not have full ride scholarships, including the entirety of the football team. Out of 335 athletes from 2017-2018, 242 were on some sort of scholarship aid, while 93 received no form of scholarship aid according to the athletic department's grant-in-aid breakdown.

Breaking down EWU’s athletic scholarships

May 8, 2019

It’s no secret that most NCAA athletes, including those at EWU, receive athletic scholarships to attend school and participate in their respective sport. However,...

Thousands make their way through downtown Spokane on Sunday as a part of the 43rd annual Bloomsday.

Bloomsday brings out EWU track and field members

May 6, 2019

Bloomsday is one of the vanguards of Spokane’s culture. Over the past 43 years the 12 kilometer road run has become one of the largest in the world, wi...

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Nsimba Webster catches one of his four touchdowns in the FCS semifinal game against Maine on Dec. 15. Webster signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent on April 27.

Undrafted players have that special chip, and Webster fits the bill

May 1, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily refl...

Sophomore Zoey Nelson swings at the Big Sky Conference championships on April 25. EWU lost to Southern Utah in the first round of the tournament 4-3.

EWU women’s tennis falls in first round of conference tournament

May 1, 2019

Coming up short The women’s tennis team failed to capitalize on the most successful conference record in program history, losing 4-3 to Southern Utah in ...

Senior wide receiver Jayson Williams earned the Red-White game's MVP award after catching four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

EWU concludes spring camp with annual Red-White game

April 28, 2019

Wind gusts as high as 28 mph took center stage in EWU’s annual Red-White game on Saturday, blowing kickoffs, extra points and passes awry. “The...

EWU Athletics' summer camps connect future students with teams' staff and players

EWU Athletics’ summer camps connect future students with teams’ staff and players

April 25, 2019

Youths spending their school vacation at a summer camp may experience all the same suburban cliches of open fires, rope swings over a green lake and close...

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