College football may start in Cheney, but your Eastern links begin here. To start, here is my story on EWU practice, plus a preview from the EWU athletic site. ... Gee, Sam Houston State has a preview as well, along with a retrospective on their 2004 playoff win over the Eagles. ... A UW defensive end is grateful for a second chance to play, while the Husky safeties are still locked in competition for the two starting spots. ... Montana State has settled on a starting quarterback.