Eagles Games on 700-AM ESPN
All Eastern home and away football and men’s basketball games may be heard in the Spokane/Cheney area on 700-AM ESPN, www.700espn.com & via mobile phone app. (search for “700 ESPN the ticket” and download app). Games may also be heard via www.tunein.com and tunein’s mobile apps by searching for 700 ESPN.
Larry Weir returns as the play-by-play announcer for both football and men’s basketball games, and Paul Sorensen will handle football analysis and color commentary. Weir and Sorensen will also host weekly coaches shows live from Northern Quest Casino and Resort on Mondays at 6 p.m. Pacific time throughout the season. The 700 ESPN staff, including broadcaster Keith Osso, will continue to have a greater presence at football games as an analyst and sideline reporter at home games.
Weir will return for his 25th season as the voice of the Eagles in football, having broadcast all but one of EWU’s 286 games in that span. The only game he missed was a 2005 playoff game at Northern Iowa when he was broadcasting Eastern’s basketball games in Alaska. Weir has also spent 22 seasons calling men’s basketball action for the Eagles from 1991-2009 and again from 2012-15.
Sorensen, a former Washington State University football player, is in his 13th year of handling analysis and color commentary for Eagle football. He has been associated with the Eagles on radio since 1985. His son, Cody, is a senior safety at Idaho State in the 2015 season.
Basketball was handled for two seasons from 2010-12 by Dennis Patchin, an Idaho State University graduate. Patchin has been with the KXLY family of stations for over 25 years and has covered everything from the Washington State Cougars to the Seattle Mariners. During his time at KXLY, Patchin was also the voice of the Gonzaga Bulldogs on radio for four seasons, during which the Zags made three-straight Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He is currently doing play-by-play for Idaho radio broadcasts.
Patchin, Osso and Rick Lukens are hosts of their popular sports talk show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 700 ESPN. Also, Sean Widmer and Dan Dickau host the “Dickau and Slim” show on 700 ESPN from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Those talk show hosts, as well as producer Steve “The Wingman” Pry and the station’s technical staff, also help with Eastern broadcasts.
Weekly coaches shows feature EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin and men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford. Basketball shows will begin in January.
Paul Sorensen (background) is in his 13th year of handling analysis and color commentary for Eagle football. He has been associated with the Eagles on radio since 1985.
EWU Games on ROOT SPORTS
Below is the complete Big Sky Conference schedule on ROOT SPORTS:
|Sept. 19th||Montana State at Eastern Washington (NC)|
|Sept. 26th||Northern Arizona at Montana|
|Oct. 3rd||Montana at UC Davis|
|Oct. 10th||Sacramento State at Montana State|
|Oct. 17th||Montana State at Portland State|
|Oct. 24th||North Dakota at Montana|
|Oct. 31st||Weber State at Eastern Washington|
|Nov. 7th||Southern Utah at Montana State|
|Nov. 14th||Eastern Washington at Montana|
|Nov. 21st||Montana at Montana State|
ROOT SPORTS NORTHWEST - 687 DirecTV - 426 Dish
ROOT SPORTS ROCKY MOUNTAIN - 683 DirecTV - 414 Dish
ROOT SPORTS is also available through most cable providers. Most Big Sky games will also be shown live on DirecTV’s Audience Network (channel 101, and channel 1114 for subscribers of AT&T U-Verse)
EWU Games on SWX
The following games will televised regionally by SWX. Over-air digital stations for SWX are 6.2 in Spokane/Cheney/Sandpoint/Lewiston, 23.3 in Yakima and 25.3 in the Tri-Cities. The station is also available via Comcast 306/112 (Spokane); Davis Cable 52.11/514/59.2/81.2/12 (Cheney); Time Warner 306 (Coeur d?Alene & Pullman/Moscow); Charter 287 (Tri-Cities/Yakima), Cable One 466 (Lewiston) and Northland Cable 115 (Moses Lake & Sandpoint).
Oct. 10 – Cal Poly at Eastern Washington - 1 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 7 – Northern Arizona at Eastern Washington - 3 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 21 – Portland State at Eastern Washington - 2 p.m. Pacific time
To Be Announced
Other Televised Games
Sept. 5 - EWU at Oregon - Pac-12 Networks
Nov. 13 - EWU at Mississippi State - SEC Network - 6 p.m. Pacific
Dec. 11 - EWU at Pittsburgh - ESPN3 - 4 p.m. Pacific
Eagles on WatchBigSky
All Eastern home football (except those televised by ROOT), men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball games, as well as other conference match-ups in those sports, may be obtained live via webcast. The link to the free broadcasts is: