Wednesday, February 1, 2012

EWU Eagle Links for Wednesday Morning

Good Morning Eagles Fans!  Before we jump into the morning tour around the web, I wanted to announce a new idea.  Search engines are great, and we all use them to find information and articles on the Eagles, amongst other things, but I thought it would be great to share what we read in a more collaborative manner.  Follow this link to the Community Eagle Links and add what you’ve read.  I’ll post the link and some tidbits from the links gleaned there each morning.  Let me know if you have any trouble by email ( or commenting.

Kenny McGowen,
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Now back to our regularly scheduled web tour, Jon at had another busy day blogging, giving us a review of the Northern Colorado Bears 64-62 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.  He also put together a post regarding Idaho State Senior Guard Kenny McGowen’s conference player of the week award.  Lastly he has a brief piece about two Northern Colorado Bears, Elliot Lloyd and Aaron Hawk-Harris, that have been suspended indefinitely.

Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review offers this analysis of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the link between their success and free throws.  I thought it relevant because he points to the disparity of free throws attempted for Gonzaga and their opponents.  Gonzaga has attempted 220 more free throws than their opponents so far this season.  That’s pretty much the opposite of the Eagles so far.

Kyle Franko of the Easterner offers a profile of Eagle Javelin thrower Michelle Coombs and her road to recovery from Tommy John Surgery which replaced a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Jim Allen of the Spokesman Review offers this profile about former Eagle Hoopster Glen Dean and his recovery from brain surgery to correct a congenital issue that caused him to experience symptoms similar to an aneurysm.  Dean is now serving a red shirt year with his new school the University of Utah.  Jim also gives us his quick thoughts on the Eagle’s Brackbuster match up and other musings around the Big Sky.

Greg Crawford has a nice piece on Coach Hayford.  You have to scroll down a bit to find it, but its worth the trouble.  “In my mind it was a gutsy move by Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves to hire Hayford, but at the same time, I think it was a brilliant move.  Not many people have even heard of Hayford, but in years to come many will know him.  He has a style that is infectious when it comes to not only being a good basketball coach, but also knowing what to accomplish to make Eastern Washington a player in the ever changing world of college basketball.” has their statistics laden review of the Eagles recent victory up here. has this preview of the Eagles upcoming Bracketbuster match up with UC- Irvine.

That’s it for now, but come back to soon for a look at the upcoming action for the Eagles and the Big Sky as well as continuation of my series of Player Profiles, up next Laron Griffin (#15).