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From the good to the injured

Where to start? Well, let’s begin in Cheney, where there was good news, in the form of the Eastern scrimmage, and bad news, in Jerramy Stevens’ knee injury.

First the bad. As I linked to below, Mike Sando of the News Tribune, writing on his blog last night, sees the injury as a setback, but not crucial. He goes into the ramifications a little more in his story today.

Everyone covered the injury, including our Steve Bergum in his coverage, though the lead was about the trip to the movies (see post below). The Stevens injury was big news in the Times, the P-I and everywhere else, including Everett.

The good news coming out of Cheney yesterday included the Eagles’ first scrimmage of the fall. Dave Trimmer’s story and blog tell the tale. Dave mentions wide receiver Aaron Boyce in his blog. Keep that name in your mind, because the freshman is someone you are going to be hearing about for a while.

There was quite a bit of other Eagle-related news Thursday in the S-R, including Jim Meehan’s piece on EWU’s contribution to the Spokane Shock. This is really worth reading, especially if you are an Eastern fan.

The Shock also received some press in the P-I today, with Jim Moore taking a break from slobbering over the Cougs to talking about E.T., Charles Frederick, and his role in the Shock’s success. One little nitpick: This area hasn’t been called the Inland Empire since Dennis Erickson was last coaching in the Palouse.


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