I spent a fine day yesterday in Cheney. Among other things, I wrote this practice report from football and covered the Eagles' basketball win over Walla Walla. The stakes are pretty high for the football game against Portland State; here is a preview from Eastern and from PSU. ... Elsewhere, it's win or be done for Montana State against arch-rival Montana, whose quarterback Jordan Johnson is just fine, thank you. .. Of course, there are old friendships that transcend even this game. ... An ever bigger game looms at Southern Utah, where the Thunderbirds need to knock off second-place Northern Arizona to have a chance at the FCS playoffs.