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Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

June 8, 2020

The wildly eventful, usually unpredictable and never expected school year that has occurred around the country in 2019-20 extends to EWU athletics. In...

It's currently unknown whether there will be football home games with fans present this fall or not.

UPDATED: Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

May 25, 2020

In a normal world, fall sports would be getting under way in the next few months. But the world is anything but normal right now, and as a result, unc...

EWU head coach Aaron Best coaches his players during the Eagles' 35-27 loss at Idaho on Sept. 21.

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part one of a three-part series

May 4, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recru...

EWU players take the field during the 2019 season. As of press time, no EWU players had signed a UDFA contract or been invited to a rookie minicamp with an NFL team.

Laying the Law-COVID-19 didn’t do small school football players any favors

April 28, 2020

Drew Lawson is The Easterner's sports editor/co-managing editor. His opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of ...

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

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...

Dre' Sonte Dorton breaks Cooper Kupp's record.

Dre’ Sonte Dorton takes advantage of time to shine

October 5, 2019

Dre’ Sonte Dorton spent three years waiting in the wide receiver ranks behind EWU greats such as Cooper Kupp, Shaq Hill, Nic Splendorio and Nsimba Webst...

One of the renderings of the proposed football stadium renovation. Construction will begin as soon as the $25 million is raised.

Ready or not, here comes a Roos renovation

September 6, 2019

EWU announced plans on Friday, Sept. 6 to move forward with a $25 million renovation of its football stadium. The EWU Board of Trustees unanimously approved...

Dehonta Hayes, redshirt junior safety, poses for The Easterner's first student-athlete of the year award. “I’m more than just a football player,

Student-athlete of the year: Dehonta Hayes

June 5, 2019

Our inaugural Eag of the Year awards recognize three members of EWU who have gone above and beyond to represent the campus community. One scholar, one athlete...

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,...

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...

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...

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