2014-2015 Eastern Washington Eagles Men's Basketball Schedule
The Eagles are back with another team that is set on making a major impact in the Big Sky, where you can always find some very intense competition from one season to the next. Of course, the Eagles tend to be right in the thick of some of the most anticipated games of the season in the conference, as this is a team that can light up the scoreboard in a hurry if they get going and you never know what's going to happen when they tip-off. In 2013-2014, the Eagles flashed some major upside on their way to a.500 conference regular season, which showed what they're capable of but also pointed out that this is a team possible primed for a significant step forward.
With a talented team returning to Big Sky competition and the addition of a solid recruiting class and transfers, the Eagles are looking to make a big statement in the conference and a return to the NCAA Tournament come March. When the Eagles are playing some lock down defense and hitting big shot after big shot to secure a win, you will definitely want to be in the stands cheering them to victory. Against teams like Weber State, Montana and more in the Big Sky, the Eagles have plenty of competition on the schedule as well, ensuring that the atmosphere at Reese Court is sure to be absolutely electric throughout the season. Don't forget about the road matchups either, as this is a team that brings a strong fan base on road trips as well, giving you even more opportunities to watch your Eagles in action.
Eastern Washington Eagles Basketball Team Info
The Big Sky Conference always has top quality college basketball matchups throughout the regular season, and this year will certainly be no different. In addition to a quality preseason schedule, Eastern Washington will have home games against all of the biggest in-conference rivals, so we're talking about a steady string of big-time rivalries that will bring with them plenty of fanfare. This is a team that has building into a very respected program that always features a dangerous team, helping make them one of the staples of the Cheney, Washington sports scene in the process.
The NCAA Basketball Experience
College basketball is the type of sport that you're not really going to be able to fully appreciate until you get a chance to see it in person, as it gets immediately elevated to a completely different level that you simply can't conjure up anywhere else. Head out to the big game waving your favorite team gear and you'll end up right in the thick of the action, and it won't take long to get in sync with your favorite team as you join with the rest of the passionate fan base. Once you're there watching the Eagles bring the ball up the court in the middle of a game that has all of the makings of an instant classic, with the buzz of the crowd on the rise, you'll definitely be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else.
Eastern Washington Eagles Basketball History
Since joining the Big Sky in 1987, the Eagles have done some major damage and have continuously built out the program, helping to make them a significant part of the athletic tradition of Eastern Washington University. Over the years, the Eagles have had many winning seasons, but they really pulled it together in both 2000 and 2004, as they won the regular season conference title on both occasions. In 2004, the Eagles also took home the conference tournament title and went on to compete for the first time in the Big Dance, marking the best overall season in program history. With the team focused on getting back to the Tournament, there has never been a better time to be an Eagles' backer.
Eastern Washington Eagles Basketball Trivia
The highest draft pick out of Eastern Washington went 15th overall. Can you name the player?
The answer is Rodney Stuckey, who was scooped up in the first round by the Detroit Pistons in 2007 following a brilliant collegiate career playing for Eastern Washington.
Eastern Washington Eagles Fans
Reese Court, home court for the Eastern Washington Eagles, is regularly packed with loyal Eagles fans who know really how to show their support for Eastern Washington hoops, and this is one quality that you cannot fully appreciate by watching the game on television. The talent-heavy Eagles are hoping to really turn some heads in the Big Sky and NCAA at large this year and you will want to be there from the beginning as they have their hopes set on hoisting a Big Sky Conference championship banner to the rafters at Reese Court. All in all, the Eagles are sure to deliver some unbelievable thrills and bench-gripping moments throughout the season, and the fans are sure to be out in full force throughout the year once again this time around.