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Bogdan Bliznyuk continues NBA Draft preparation

May 31, 2018

Since capping off a record-breaking EWU career by being named the 2018 Big Sky Conference MVP, senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk has been working tirelessly to ...

Editors' Picks: Golden

Editors’ Picks: Golden

May 11, 2017

Over the last three seasons, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has taken the NBA by storm with his breathtaking long-range three pointers and d...

Unpredictability making hockey playoffs that much better

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

June 3, 2015

The NBA can’t compete with the NHL. Professional basketball may draw bigger ratings and have bigger stars, but in terms of excitement, it simply cannot compete up with professional hockey. Both leagues have reached their respective conference finals and are mere days away from championship finals, but as all four series are shaping up and entering the home stretch there...

Let couch season begin

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015

Spring is the best time of year to be a sports fan. The NCAA tournament, MLB opening day, the Masters, NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs are all rolling and more than enough to keep me planted on the couch until the dulls of mid-season baseball set in. The early season hasn’t disappointed with the best NCAA tournament in recent memory that was capped with a thrilling Duke...

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

Men’s basketball success beams bright future for program

April 8, 2015

Harvey set lofty expectations for the 2014-2015 EWU men’s basketball team back in October, and it was with good reason. “Win the Big Sky and go...

Seattle needs to shift focus from NBA to NHL

By Brandon Cline, Sports Writer

March 13, 2015

While the NBA continues to scorn Seattle and use it as leverage against cities resistant to publicly funding basketball arenas, the NHL continues to wait on Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced on Feb. 25 that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Seattle Arena proposal, which would be suited for both a basketball and hockey arena, will be completed by...

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivering a speech.

Former CEO makes winning bid for NBA team

June 4, 2014

  On May 29, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer signed a bidding agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion from banned-owner Donald...

Clippers scandal sparks reaction at EWU

Clippers scandal sparks reaction at EWU

May 19, 2014

Donald Sterling euro-stepped his way back to an 18th century plantation and the NBA v. Sterling battle is just beginning. On April 29, new NBA commissioner...

Racism persists, NBA resists

Racism persists, NBA resists

May 11, 2014

Throughout the recent Donald Sterling fiasco, one notion is certain: it is not about the Clippers, it is not about the playoffs and it is not about basketball. Rather,...

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