About Us

As the banner above decrees, our mission here is to bring the EWU Eagles Men’s Basketball team to the community through news, analysis and discussion.  I attended Eastern Washington before enlisting in the US Navy and eventually ended up in Cedar Park, TX.  I have many fond memories of the Eags both as a student and rooting them on in post season play. I remember being in San Diego, CA on a rare Morale, Welfare and Recreation day with my shipmates at the base bowling alley watching the Eagles play Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2004 NCAA tournament.  It was a fun game to watch and the Eagles played the Cowboys to a 36-36 draw in the first half before the Cowboys pulled away in the second.

Recently my good friend moved back home to Spokane and rediscovered the Eagle’s Basketball team.  He pointed me to the video of Coach Hayford’s press conference on being hired as the Head Coach.  I was, and continue to be, struck by his thoughts on building a gathering place for the community around the college basketball team.  To paraphrase, Coach said that this comes with winning, but more than that it comes by building a quality program with quality student athletes and then winning.

That is the kind of sports I think a lot of us want to watch, its the kind of attitude I want my community built around and beyond that its the type of program I think we all can support.  So let’s begin the process of community building here.  I will strive to bring quality observation and thorough analysis to the blog.  I look forward to meeting folks, inevitably being corrected, and sharing in your own thoughts and opinions on what is written and what should be written on the blog.