2015-16 News Releases

  • Finally at Home, Eastern Hosts Red-Hot Vandals
    January 04, 2016
    For the longest stretch of the season, the Eagles will be re-acquainted with Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team begins a three-game homestand by playing the Big Sky Conference’s hottest team – the Idaho Vandals – in a key league game on Saturday (Jan. 9).
  • After Rallying from 10 Down in First Half, EWU Comes Up Just Short at UND
    January 02, 2016
    The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit in the first half to take a six-point lead in the second half, but the Eagles lost 79-71 to North Dakota Saturday (Jan. 2) in Grand Forks, N.D., at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
  • With Home Games in Sight, Eagles Play One More on the Road
    January 01, 2016
    The Eagles can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team makes one more road trip to North Dakota Saturday (Jan. 2) before finally getting to play a home game – a string of them in fact.
  • Northern Colorado Beats Eagles 96-90 to Open League Play
    December 31, 2015
    For the first 13 minutes, things went according to plan in the Big Sky Conference opener for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. But the defending champions couldn’t keep the Bears caged, and Northern Colorado exploded for 78 points in the final 27 minutes to beat the Eagles 96-90 Thursday (Dec. 31) at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley, Colo.
  • Coaches Shows Begin Monday, Jan. 4 at Swinging Doors
    December 30, 2015
    The weekly Eastern Washington University Men’s Basketball Coaches Show featuring head coach Jim Hayford and host Larry Weir will begin Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. Pacific time at the Swinging Doors Restaurant in North Spokane (W. 1018 Francis). Additional interviews with player and other guests will also be featured.
  • Road Won’t Be Anything New for Eastern as Title Defense Begins
    December 28, 2015
    Road-tested and battle-tested, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team begins defense of its Big Sky Conference titles. The defending regular season co-champ and reigning tournament titlist, the Eagles will open Big Sky Conference play at Northern Colorado (Dec. 31 at 4:05 p.m. Pacific time) and North Dakota (Jan. 2 at 12:05 p.m. Pacific).
  • Felix Von Hofe is Big Sky Conference Player of the Week
    December 21, 2015
    Eastern Washington University sharpshooter Felix Von Hofe is entering league play on a hot streak. The junior forward from Melbourne, Australia, was selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after back-to-back career-best performances, the league office announced Monday (Dec. 21).
  • Trio & Defense Leads Eastern to Huge 74-58 Road Win at Denver
    December 20, 2015
    What three other Big Sky Conference teams couldn’t do, Eastern Washington University did in resounding fashion. Australians Felix Von Hofe and Venky Jois joined Austin McBroom to combine for 72 points, and the Eagles used hot 3-point shooting some great defense to register a huge 74-58 non-conference road win Sunday (Dec. 20) at Magness Arena in Denver, Colo.
  • After Canceled Game, Eagles Back on the Road at Denver
    December 18, 2015
    Not all was lost by the loss of a rare home game for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. After the Morehead State game was canceled because of travel issues for the Kentucky-based university, the Eagles received valuable practice time and will now head back on the road and close their pre-Christmas schedule at Denver of the Summit League.
  • Thursday’s Eastern-Morehead State Game in Cheney is Postponed to Next Season
    December 16, 2015
    Due to travel issues, the Gotham Classic men’s basketball game between Morehead State and Eastern Washington scheduled for Thursday (Dec. 17) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., has been postponed, it was announced by Gazelle Group president Rick Giles.
  • Eagles Host Eagles Thursday at Reese Court
    December 15, 2015
    It will be Eagles versus Eagles in a much-needed home game for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. After a difficult and winless three-game East Coast road swing, the 5-6 Eastern Eagles return home to face the 5-3 Morehead State Eagles of the Ohio Valley Conference on Thursday (Dec. 17) at 6 p.m. Pacific time in a game that will be televised live regionally on SWX.
  • EWU Battles, but Western Carolina Explodes for 62 Second-Half Points in 97-80 Win
    December 14, 2015
    It had the feel of a typical Big Sky Conference road game, but there was nothing typical about Western Carolina’s second half shooting. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team battled for 35 minutes before the Catamounts surged ahead with 62 second-half points to defeat the Eagles 97-80 in a league-like non-conference game at Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C., Monday (Dec. 14) at the Ramsey Center.
  • Education of Eagles Continues Monday at Western Carolina
    December 13, 2015
    Finals week is over at Eastern Washington University, but the learning process continues for the EWU men’s basketball team. The Eagles end their stretch of playing three road games in six days when they play at Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C., on Monday (Dec. 14) at 4 p.m. Pacific time at the Ramsey Center.
  • EWU Falls 84-51 Against ‘Best Team’ Hayford Has Coached Against as an Eagle
    December 11, 2015
    Chalk it up to the old adage, “to be the best you have to play the best.” Pittsburgh used a 15-0 run to open a 19-point halftime advantage, and the Atlantic Coast Conference foe used runs of 11-0 and 13-0 in the second half to defeat the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team 84-51 Friday (Dec. 11) in a non-conference game at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 6-1 Pitt Provides Another Huge Challenge for 5-4 Eagles Friday on East Coast Road Swing
    December 10, 2015
    With the top three scorers for the Panthers also their top three leaders in assists, Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford knows his team will be facing a potent team more than the physical force Pittsburgh has always been known for.
  • Eagles Open East Coast Road Trip With 96-86 Loss to Red-Hot Davidson
    December 09, 2015
    Like it’s most famous alum, firepower is the key to Davidson Basketball. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team sank 49 percent of its shots from the field, but the Wildcats were even hotter and used a 14-2 run early in the second half and 66 percent shooting after intermission to defeat Eastern Washington University 96-86 Wednesday (Dec. 9) in a non-conference men’s basketball game at the John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C.
  • Eagles Play First-Ever Games in State of North Carolina
    December 07, 2015
    If Indiana is the holy grail of hoops, North Carolina can’t be far behind. A year after playing and winning at college basketball legend Indiana, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will make its first-ever trip to play twice in another mecca of basketball -- the state of North Carolina -- in the Gotham Classic presented by the Gazelle Group.
  • With Underclassmen Leading the Way, Eastern Picks Up Fifth Victory With 104-64 Romp
    December 06, 2015
    The youth movement was in full force Sunday afternoon (Dec. 6) at Reese Court. With eight of its 10 players who played consisting of either freshmen or sophomores, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team tuned up for a difficult upcoming road trip to the East Coast by romping past Great Falls 104-64 in a non-conference game in Cheney, Wash.
  • Hot Stretches Propel Eagles to 81-77 Win Over Dons
    December 02, 2015
    When you’re hot, you’re hot. Propelled by hot shooting during a trio of scoring runs, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team beat San Francisco from the West Coast Conference for the second-straight year, winning 81-77 in a non-conference game Tuesday (Dec. 1) at War Memorial Gymnasium.
  • Eagles Host Impressive Great Falls Squad on Sunday
    December 02, 2015
    Great Falls may be a lower-level opponent, but the Argos have already proven that NCAA Division I schools better not treat them as a pushover. After winning two of three games in a difficult four-day stretch on the road, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team returns home to face the Argos on Sunday (Dec. 6) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
  • Eagles End Road Trip Tuesday at 4-2 San Francisco
    November 30, 2015
    Before they can return home, another challenge against the West Coast Conference looms for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. The 3-3 Eagles end a three-game road trip to California with their third game in four days when they play at 4-2 San Francisco on Tuesday (Dec. 1).
  • Tough Eagle Defense Prevails In Nip-and-Tuck Second Half in 70-63 Win Over Tigers
    November 29, 2015
    This was a tough, gritty victory that will pay dividends down the road. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team held the University of the Pacific without a field goal for 5:27 late in the game to beat the Tigers 70-63 in a tightly-contested non-conference game Saturday (Nov. 28) at “The Nest” in Sacramento State.
  • South Dakota Heats Up and Knocks Off Eagles 77-71
    November 29, 2015
    For 29 minutes, it was vintage Eagle Basketball. But for the last 11, the Coyotes had the corner on hot shooting. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team used 11 3-pointers to open a nine-point second half lead, but South Dakota made 10 of its last 13 shots and defeated EWU 77-71 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon (Nov. 29) at “The Nest” in Sacramento State.
  • 2-2 Eastern Heads for Sacramento to Face Pacific & South Dakota
    November 24, 2015
    Jim Hayford and Brian Katz are coaching colleagues and good friends who both shared the Big Sky Coach of the Year a year ago in breakout seasons for their schools. Now they are sharing a tournament. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team heads for Sacramento, Calif., this week, but it won’t be to play Sacramento State in “The Nest.”
  • Eastern Falls to Seattle 58-52 In Down to the Wire Rematch
    November 23, 2015
    It was a grinder that just didn’t go EWU’s way down the stretch. Just five days after recording a 76-70 home victory, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team went the final 2:57 without scoring and fell to Seattle 58-52 Monday (Nov. 23) in the rematch at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash.
  • Part II of Eagle-Redhawk Series is Monday in Seattle
    November 20, 2015
    If the Hunger Games can have a Part II, so can the Eagles and Redhawks. Just five days after meeting in Cheney, Wash., the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will take on Seattle University again on Monday (Nov. 23) at 7 p.m. Pacific time at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash.
  • Zone-Busting Eagles Beat Redhawks 76-70 in Postponed Game
    November 18, 2015
    There are only five days before the rematch, but Felix Von Hofe may wish he could play the Redhawks again tomorrow. The junior sharpshooter made seven of EWU’s 15 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 25 points for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team in a 70-50 victory Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 18) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
  • Eastern-Seattle Game POSTPONED to Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
    November 17, 2015
    A historic wind storm in the Inland Northwest has caused the postponement of tonight’s Eastern Washington versus Seattle men’s basketball game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. The game will now be played Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Eagles Host Seattle Tonight in First of Back-to-Back Games With Redhawks
    November 17, 2015
    Fresh off setting records offensively and defensively two days ago, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team returns to action tonight (Nov. 17) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash., in the first of back-to-back games against Seattle University. Tipoff is 6:05 p.m. when the Big Sky Conference Eagles (1-1) meet the Western Athletic Conference Redhawks (0-2).
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