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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...

Sophomore Zoey Nelson swings at practice on April 20. Nelson finished conference play with a 5-1 record in No. 3 singles and a 7-2 record in No. 2 doubles with partner freshman Louise Waite.

EWU women’s tennis enters Big Sky championships with all-time best conference record

April 25, 2019

After a regular season that featured the best winning percentage in head coach Dustin Hinson’s seven seasons at EWU, and the best conference record in...

EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

April 10, 2019

The Eagles had 87 days to reflect on their heartbreaking season, which they finished as FCS runners-ups, before starting spring camp on April 2. Like...

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

April 10, 2019

As qualifiers of seven of the past 10 FCS Playoffs, the EWU football team is no stranger to program success. It is also familiar with the costs of that...

Sophomore defensive tackle Keith Moore celebrates the Eagles 50-19 victory over Maine on Saturday. Moore forced and recovered a fumble, playing in a bigger role with Big Sky player of the year Jay-Tee Tuili sidelined due to a team rule violation.

Frisco Bound

December 15, 2018

No last second plays, no heartbreaks and no doubt. After powering through Maine, EWU will go to Frisco, Texas to play for the program’s second FCS nati...

Lynn Hickey during a University of Texas at San Antonio press conference in 2016. Hickey, who left UTSA in 2017, was hired as EWU's new athletic director on April 25 | Photo courtesy of San Antonio Express-News

Lynn Hickey named EWU athletic director

April 25, 2018

Lynn Hickey has been named EWU’s permanent athletic director, the university announced on Wednesday. The decision came after Hickey and Vince Otoupal ...

Then-freshman Keshun McGee at the 2017 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships. McGee's triple jump of 51-4 1/2 feet at the UW Invitational last weekend was a personal best, and ranks as the second-best triple jump in EWU history | Photo courtesy of Brad Wall

Track and field travels to Seattle for UW Invitational, McGee soars again

January 31, 2018

The EWU track and field team traveled to Seattle to compete in the University of Washington Invitational last weekend.  The Eagles’ top finishers w...

Sophomore Keshun McGee performs a triple jump during a home meet last season. McGee became Big Sky conference leader in the event last week with a jump of 50-8 1/4 | Photo courtesy of EWU Athletics

Men’s and women’s track & field compete at Washington State Open

January 24, 2018

A week after the EWU men’s and women’s track and field teams took home a combined nine individual titles at the Vandal Indoor Invitational in Idaho, b...

Then sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud speaks with media after EWU football's spring game on April 22. Gubrud was arrested for obstructing a public servant in downtown Cheney in the early morning of Nov. 5.

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

November 7, 2017

[UPDATE: On Dec. 6, 2017, the obstruction charges against Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were dismissed. The two had been scheduled to appear in Cheney Mun...

Meet the six teams competing in the Big Sky soccer championship

Meet the six teams competing in the Big Sky soccer championship

November 1, 2017

The Big Sky Conference soccer championship tournament will be played in Cheney from Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 5. The top six teams in the BSC wi...

Senior forward Savannah Hoekstra fights for the ball during EWU's win over NAU on Sept. 24

EWU women’s soccer pick up four points at home as conference play begins

September 29, 2017

After a 10-game non-conference schedule that saw EWU women’s soccer team finish with a record of 6-4-0, the Eagles finally opened up Big Sky Conference pl...

EWU football's Roos Field ranks 12 out of 14 stadiums in the Big Sky Conference in terms of seating capacity

Keeping up With the Big Sky

June 1, 2017

EWU has been very competitive in the Big Sky Conference over the past decade. However, one thing the athletic department has not been able to keep up on...

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