Friday, March 30, 2012

EWU Eagle Eye Links for Friday 3-30-12

Jordan Hickert goes for the block
photo from the Spokesman Review
Good Morning Eagle Fans and welcome to Friday!  Its that Spring break time of year and the Eagle news is a bit slow, but we'll find a way to keep your days lively and at the least well read.  Of course if you have a link that should be shared or an EWU Student or Alum that you want to see highlighted on this blog please let me know via email:

In the meantime, click your way past the break for our morning tour of the web:

Brandon Kaufman hopes to have a healthy 2012
photo from Cheney Free Press
For our first stop, we're heading over to the Cheney Free Press where they offer a look at the upcoming Spring Football Drills for the EWU Eagles Football team set to kick off April 3rd, "We need to hit spring ball running,” head coach Beau Baldwin said. “It will be two days back on campus and then we start.

Senior Mari Bingham hurls a hammer
photo from
Next stop to learn about the upcoming track and field invitational the Al Manuel Invitational.  “It does give us a good assessment of our conference,” said [ men's Head Coach Steve] Kerr. “This is a good indicator to show us where everyone is at early in the outdoor season." 

On we go with the web tour to to find out more about Eastern Washington University Freshman Punting phenom Jake Miller who was selected to the All Freshman All America in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.  A class of 2010 graduate of Central Valley High School in Spokane, "Miller did not meet the minimum of 3.6 punts per game to qualify and be ranked in NCAA statistics. But if he did, his 44.26 average would have ranked third nationally in FCS. He had 39 attempts and would have needed 40 to qualify."

And now for a brief, mostly extraneous Youtube diversion, the 2010 Swoop promo for the EeeWoo awards:

Back to our tour, we swing by the Deseret News where Randy Hollis tells us that despite a tremendous individual season, Weber State star Damian Lillard failed to reach his goals for the season.  According to Head Coach Randy Rahe, "I'm really proud of these kids, they did some special things. I mean, 25 wins is a lot of wins (sixth-best in the history of the program)."

Last stop, where else but, you can find out who makes those awesome EWU Basketball Highlight videos and learn how to get one made for yourself.  You can also find out all about the new men's Head Coach for the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds and finally be sure you've caught up on our review of the efforts by Head Coach Jim Hayford to lay the foundation for success at EWU.