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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.

A catch-up on EWU athletics

September 29, 2020

  Reese Court, Roose Field and the URC have been quiet, with EWU joining the majority of universities across the country to halt all athletics u...

EWU head coach Shantay Legans walks to the bench in the Eagles' first meeting with Montana on Jan. 10. EWU lost to the Grizzlies 68-62 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game for the second straight year in 2019.

Laying the Law: Rudy Gobert, The Cabana Inn and my brief, school-funded trip to Boise

March 23, 2020

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington University. Thi...

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...

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

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,...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. shoots a jump shot over a Montana defender. UM returns to Reese Court Thursday for an important Big Sky Conference matchup.

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

January 8, 2020

EWU fans would rather forget what has happened the past two years in the Big Sky Conference Championship: a first-half lead melts away as the Eagles’...

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the basket. Davison scored 26 points in EWU's 71-69 victory over PSU Saturday.

EWU hangs on to beat PSU behind trio of big performances

January 4, 2020

It got tense in the last minute, but the EWU men’s basketball team (2-1, 9-5) squeaked out a 71-69 victory over the Portland State Vikings (1-3, 7-9)...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. shoots a fadeaway jumper. Aiken recorded his seventh double-double of the season Tuesday against Omaha.

EWU stays hot at home in high-scoring blowout over Omaha

December 18, 2019

The EWU men’s basketball team was on a 13-1 run as the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Omaha Mavericks wound to a close. That run was extended...

Sophomore center Bella Cravens takes a free throw against the Gonzaga bulldogs on Nov. 22.

Sophomore center Bella Cravens grabs boards and raises intensity

November 27, 2019

EWU sophomore center Bella Cravens has an easy-going personality off the court, but a fiery one on it. “I just love her attitude and her spirit,...

EWU sophomore guard/foward Kim Aiken Jr. attempts a jump shot. Aiken had 11 points and 11 rebounds in EWU's 87-82 victory over Belmont Tuesday.

Balanced attack leads EWU to big win over Belmont

November 26, 2019

NCAA Tournament regulars don’t often come to Cheney, and EWU doesn’t often knock off an NCAA Tournament regular. Both those scenarios occurred Tuesday,...

EWU redshirt sophomore Tanner Groves embraces junior guard Jack Perry on Jan. 10. Groves redshirted the 2017-18 season.

The life of a basketball redshirt

November 20, 2019

This is part two of a two-part series on athletic redshirts. Part one, which is about football redshirts, was published in The Easterner on Nov. 13. They may not b...

EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. will look to build upon his successful ending to last season.

2019-20 EWU basketball preview

October 30, 2019

Women's basketball relying on young core Eagles looking to build on late 2018-19 success The EWU women’s basketball team is looking to build off it...

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