Eagles Games on 700-AM ESPN
Eastern home and away football and men’s basketball games may be heard in the Spokane/Cheney area on 700-AM ESPN, www.700espn.com & via mobile phone app. (search for “700 ESPN the ticket” and download app). Games may also be heard via www.tunein.com and tunein’s mobile apps by searching for 700 ESPN.
Larry Weir returns as the play-by-play announcer for both football and men’s basketball games, and Paul Sorensen will handle football analysis and color commentary. Weir and Sorensen will also host weekly coaches shows live from Northern Quest Casino and Resort on Mondays at 6 p.m. Pacific time throughout the season. The 700 ESPN staff, including broadcaster Keith Osso, will continue to have a greater presence at football games through the one-hour tailgate show and as sideline reporters at home games.
Weir will return for his 24th season as the voice of the Eagles in football, having broadcast all but one of EWU’s 272 games in that span. The only game he missed was a 2005 playoff game at Northern Iowa when he was broadcasting Eastern’s basketball games in Alaska. Weir has also spent 21 seasons calling men’s basketball action for the Eagles from 1991-2009 and again from 2012-14.
Basketball was handled for two seasons from 2010-12 by Dennis Patchin, an Idaho State University graduate. Patchin has been with the KXLY family of stations for over 25 years and has covered everything from the Washington State Cougars to the Seattle Mariners. During his time at KXLY, Patchin was also the voice of the Gonzaga Bulldogs on radio for four seasons, during which the Zags made three-straight Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Patchin, Osso and Rick Lukens are hosts of their popular sports talk show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 700 ESPN. That trio, as well as producer Steve “The Wingman” Pry and the station’s technical staff, also help with Eastern broadcasts. Weekly coaches shows feature EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin and men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford.CLICK HERE for more information on the Northern Quest Casino & Resort Coaches Shows.
|Dennis Patchin (far left), Keith Osso (second from left) and Steve "The Wingman" Pry (far right) pose with former Eastern student and current ESPN broadcaster Colin Cowherd.|
Paul Sorensen (background) is in his 12th year of handling analysis and color commentary for Eagle football. He has been associated with the Eagles on radio since 1985.
EWU Games on ROOT SPORTS
Below is the complete 10-game Big Sky Conference schedule on
Aug. 30 – Montana at Wyoming
Sept. 20 – Eastern Washington at Montana State - Noon Pacific time
Sept. 27 – Northern Colorado at Montana
Oct. 4 – UC Davis at Portland State
Oct. 11 – Montana State at UC Davis
Oct. 18 – Northern Arizona at Portland State
Oct. 25 – Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona - 12:30 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 1 – Sacramento State at Montana
Nov. 8 – Montana at Eastern Washington - Noon p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 15 – Idaho State at Montana State
Nov. 21 – Eastern Washington at Portland State - 7 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 22 – Montana State at Montana
Satellite Channels - DirecTV - Dish
ROOT SPORTS NORTHWEST - 687 - 426
ROOT SPORTS ROCKY MOUNTAIN - 683 - 414
ROOT SPORTS is also available through most cable providers. Big Sky games will also be shown live on DirecTV’s Audience Network.
EWU Games on SWX
The following games will televised regionally by SWX. Over-air digital stations for SWX are 6.2 in Spokane/Cheney/Sandpoint/Lewiston, 23.3 in Yakima and 25.3 in the Tri-Cities. The station is also available via Comcast 306/112 (Spokane); Davis Cable 514/81.2/12 (Cheney); Time Warner 306 (Coeur d?Alene & Pullman/Moscow); Charter 287 (Tri-Cities/Yakima), Cable One 466 (Lewiston) and Northland Cable 115 (Moses Lake & Sandpoint).
Aug. 30 - UM-Western at Eastern Washington - 6 p.m. Pacific time
Oct. 4 – Idaho State at Eastern Washington - 1:30 p.m. Pacific time
Oct. 18 – Northern Colorado at Eastern Washington - 1 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 1 – North Dakota at Eastern Washington - 2 p.m. Pacific time
Nov. 14 - Texas Southern – 8 a.m. Pacific time
Jan. 31 - Idaho – 2 p.m. Pacific time
Feb. 14 - Portland St. – 2 p.m. - Pacific time
Feb. 28 - Montana – 2:05 p.m. - Pacific time
Dec. 3 - Gonzaga – 6 p.m.
Other Televised Games
Aug. 23 - EWU vs. Sam Houston State - ESPN
Sept. 6 - EWU at Washington - Pac-12 Networks
Nov. 24 - EWU at Indiana - ESPNews - 4:30 p.m. Pacific time
Dec. 14 - EWU at Washington - Pac-12 Networks - 5 p.m. Pacific time
Dec. 19 - EWU at California - Pac-12 Networks - 7 p.m. Pacific time
Eagles on WatchBigSky
The Big Sky Conference has teamed with America One to bring you this season's action. Fans can enjoy all football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball games played in Big Sky venues for FREE!. Just go to www.watchbigsky.com or download the app for iphone or via Google play.
Big Sky TV will bring fans more than 400 live events each year. To view a day-by-day Big Sky Conference schedule, please click on the Big Sky channel link below. To view individual schools' schedules, please click on the appropriate link below. In order to view games, fans will need to create an account with a username and password.