In sports briefs from Thursday, the French Open schedule is pushed back a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Paul George's 33 points lead the Clippers past the Suns in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top teams.
Dropping EWU to a lower NCAA competitive division was one of the options presented in February as the university explores ways to stabilize its athletics department, which has racked up an accumulated budget deficit of approximately $5.5 million since the 2014 fiscal year.
Winning a pivotal fifth game in a truncated six-game schedule alleviated some stress for Eastern Washington, perhaps more than the pressure its come-from-behind 38-31 win over Idaho at Roos Field on Saturday, April 10, provided.
Dennis Merritt ran for three touchdowns and Eric Barriere threw for 309 yards and a pair of scores Saturday in Cheney, and No. 9 Eastern Washington rallied to beat Idaho 38-31.
Shantay Legans is leaving Cheney. Eastern Washington's successful men's basketball coach has accepted the same position at the University of Portland, the 39-year-old confirmed, on the heels of the Eagles' third NCAA Tournament appearance.
If Eastern Washington kicked off any rust during its 75-63 dispatching of Southern Utah on Thursday, it wasn’t much.
If Division I football is played in the coming months, it won’t be on red turf.
Cooper Kupp is back, and he’s better than ever.
CHENEY — The largest individual donation in Eastern Washington University history has given an early boost to the university’s ambitious plan to raise $25 million for renovations of Roos Field.
CHENEY — Eric Barriere threw for 522 yards and five touchdowns on a record-breaking Saturday that saw Dre Dorton surpass Cooper Kupp’s single-game receiving record and Eastern Washington outscore Division II Lindenwood 59-31.
BOISE (AP) — Mason Peatling had 28 points plus 14 rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Montana State 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Cody Benzel added 22 points for the Eagles.
CHENEY — When Mikayla Ferenz banked in the game-winning bucket Monday at Reese Court, Idaho’s record-breaking guard smacked her hands together in frustration.
SPOKANE — As Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison prepared to inbound the ball near Weber State’s bench earlier this season, a voice inquired about the Boy Scouts of America insignia tattooed on his left arm.
ATLANTA — Cooper Kupp has stayed under the radar this week. The injured Los Angeles Rams receiver has kept a prudent distance from the spotlight, choosing not to wear team gear and to stand back from the throng so he’s not approached by reporters.
CHENEY — A trio of former Eastern Washington football stars – each a member of the Los Angeles Rams – are headed to the Super Bowl.
CHENEY — Mason Peatling tossed in 17 points to lead five players in double figures and Jesse Hunt grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds — nearly half of Eastern Washington’s total — as the Eagles defeated Montana 78-71 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO — Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.
CHENEY — If they didn’t watch Nicholls State’s 49-30 dispatching of San Diego on their parents’ couch Saturday, members of the Eastern Washington football team absorbed a video of the FCS first-round playoff game on Monday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The good for Eastern Washington: The Eagles limited 16th-ranked Syracuse to 28 first-half points in Tuesday night’s season opener at the Carrier Dome.
OGDEN, Utah — Josh Davis scored on a 75-yard punt return less than two minutes into the game and the Weber State defense dominated high-scoring Eastern Washington, including two fourth-quarter interceptions, as the Wildcats earned a 14-6 win on Saturday night.
CHENEY — Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson had two rushing touchdowns apiece, the defense returned two fumbles for touchdowns and Eastern Washington rolled to a 70-17 win over Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference opener on Saturday.
The first time Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best met Emmanuel Butler, he threw the Northern Arizona receiver a red jersey and jokingly requested his services in Cheney.
CHENEY — Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley is headed overseas again.
CHENEY — A day before he was slated to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Los Angeles Clippers, former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Israel’s Bnei Herzliya.
CHENEY — A remarkable season got even better Tuesday for Eastern Washington senior Bogdan Bliznyuk.
CHENEY — A history-making season isn’t over for Eastern Washington.
CHENEY — Bogdan Bliznyuk, who has won the last two Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors, staked a big claim to a third straight honor, putting up 32 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to help power Eastern Washington to a 74-51 rout of Southern Utah in the penultimate game of the regula…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bogdan Bliznyuk continued his climb up the Big Sky scoring ladder, pouring in 40 points on 15-of-18 shooting and Eastern Washington turned back Sacramento State in the second half for a 74-54 victory Thursday night.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.