The Eastern Washington University track and field teams wrapped up their season May 30-31 at the NCAA West Regionals. After solid performances at the Big Sky Championship that sent 10 Eastern athletes to the Regionals in Northridge, Calif., the Eagles’ best finish was ninth place.
Taylor Reed: Let’s face it, the Los Angeles Lakers are the team to beat going into the finals. After going through the much stronger Western Conference, the Lakers are peaking at the right time. As for their opponent, the Boston Celtics, they’ve narrowly beaten injury-plagued and/or young and inexperienced teams to reach the finals.
Brandon Hansen, Senior Reporter You can always spot those complete morons who latched onto a sports team with no idea what they were getting into. If they can’t name the starting lineup or even a single player on the squad and yet they claim to be a lifelong fan.
Football The Eastern Washington football team proved skeptics wrong by finishing the 2007 season with a 9-4 record. With a season-ending 38-35 loss at Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Eagles shocked the Big Sky after a disappointing 3-8 season in 2006.
It is very common for children to have dreams of one day being a professional athlete. The sad reality for most, however, is that the dream is just that: a dream. But for some Eastern athletes, that dream doesn’t fade and actually becomes a reality.