Friday, March 9, 2012

EWU Eagle Eye Links for Friday Morning 3-9-12

Good Morning Eagle Fans, we’re back after a brief hiatus in the wake of the Eagles season ending loss to the University of Montana Grizzlies.  Those same Grizzlies will represent the Big Sky Conference in this years NCAA Tournament, with bracketologists anticipating them getting a seed somewhere in the 14-16 range.  That means they will take on one of this years best programs in the first round.

So today we’ll take a tour of the web, covering the basics of recaps, individual player stories and we’ll delve into a bit about Montana and the rest of the Big Sky as well.  Keep with us after the break for the links:

Jim Allen of the Spokesman Review offers his recap, “I felt really confident going into the game,” said Senior Guard Cliff Colimon.

As always you can find the highlights from the radio booth with Dennis Patchin at including the final post game interview of the season with Head Coach Jim Hayford.

Cliff Colimon (#11)
photo from offers their recap of the Semi Final match up, “I thought we played a great game,” said Hayford. “I can’t imagine an Eastern fan who watched it or was here, who wouldn’t be tremendously proud of this team.”  They also have an article posted detailing Cliff Colimon’s selection to the Big Sky All Conference Tournament Team, the first Eagle to earn that honor since Rodney Stuckey in 2006.  “Cliff played a superb game – it was everything you could ever want from a senior,” praised Eastern head coach Jim Hayford after the Montana loss.

Head over to for the rest of the All Tournament team which naturally features a heavy dose of Montana Grizzlies.

Head over to where Jon is giving us a full dose of news around the conference, including notes about Idaho State’s new coach, incoming Big Sky Conference Member Southern Utah’s longtime head coach retiring and of course some coverage of Montana’s Big sky Conference tournament win over Weber State.  He also offers a look at where Montana may end up seeded in the NCAA tournament and why.

Be sure to head over to the Eastern Washington team Page on to view the box scores and a very clean play by play review of most of the seasons games including Tuesday’s defeat.

Lastly congratulations to Jeffrey Forbes (#22) our EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week.

That is all I’ve got for now, but we do have one more EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week to select for the season and I’ll post my recap of Tuesday’s game this evening.  The Eagles season may be finished, but stay tuned to throughout the off season as I’ve got some exciting posts, ideas and topics to cover until tip off of the  2012-2013 season of Eagles hoops!