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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

Eastern Washington receiver Ashton Clark sprints downfield in the first half of Saturday’s game in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland)

EWU receivers gaining stature

This is the third in an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the wide receivers. Junior Adams is ready to branch out. The Eastern Washington University wide receivers coach doesn’t have a lot of tall players this spring, but he does have guys “who...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

The Eagles will be counting on the versatile Quincy Forte, pounding the ball inside during Saturday’s scrimmage, to carry a big load this fall. (Dan Pelle)

EWU offense is well-grounded

This is the first in a series of eight stories on Eastern Washington University spring football. Today: the running backs. Kiel McDonald knows the drill. Lots of them. During practice at Roos Field, the Eastern Washington running backs coach moves almost as fast as his...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

EWU football links

Game Day,Cheney, a chance for the Eagles to return to the national spotlight with a win today over Sam Houston State, a chance for a title game against North Dakota State that would match the last two national champions. Here's our pre-game package, including story...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

EWU playoff links

It's a big week in Cheney, and our hopefully our coverage will live up to the moment. Three stories today, including John Blanchette's column on football attendance, my report from practice and a look at the Sam Houston State triple/double-option/pistol. Whatever it is, you get...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

'Tis the season ... for two seasons of sports at the same time at Eastern Washington University. On Monday night, the Eagle men's basketball team fell to visiting Seattle University. Meanwhile, the football team is preparing for the FCS semifinals. So are their opponents, the...

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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It' FCS semifinal week in Cheney, where the Eagles are riding momentum from a 51-35 win over Illinois State last weekend. Two more stories: John Blanchette's column on EWU quarterback Kyle Padron, and the official EWU release from the game. This week it's Sam Houston...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

As I'm writing this the snow is falling on the South Hill in Spokane. Thoughts turn to trimming the tree and who the heck can handle the snow in tomorrow's FCS playoff game between Eastern Washington and Illinois State. Eagle wide receiver Nick Edwards can...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

It's Thursday, which means another Live Chat at noon today on Eastern Washington football - quarterfinal edition. Until then, here's my weekly notebook and a look ahead to tonight's men's basketball game with Idaho. Back to football, Illinois State just came out with its official...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's a big football weekend in Cheney, not least of all for Luke Huard,the younger brother of Damon and Brock and also the offensive coordinator for Illinois State. The host Eagles earned another award on Tuesday, and later practiced at Roos Field as finals week...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The honors are pouring in for Eastern Washington players, especially wide receiver Brandon Kaufman; Here's our story. There's more to come, including today's Coach of the Year announcement from the Big Sky. Will Beau Baldwin win the award, or will it go to Tim Walsh...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

In addition to the big prize - a No.2 seed in the FCS playoffs- Eastern is collection some individual recognition. Here's my story. From Dave Cook at Eastern, more details on awards. Today, the Big Sky Conference will hand out its biggest hardware, including MVPs...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles are ready to fly south, if only to Portland for the final game of the regular season. Tuesday night's practice was intense; here's my report, plus a feature on senior linebacker Tyler Washburn. There's a big game in Missoula this week, with plenty...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's Senior Day at Eastern Washington, which hopes this won't be the last home game this year. A win today vs. UC Davis and next week at Portland State will do the trick. A Big Sky title is also possible, but the Eagles need some...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The best EWU-related story of the day: John Blanchette's profile of fomer Eag and current CFL star J.C. Sherritt. We had a live Live Chat yesterday, and here is the transcript. The Eags play UC Davis tomorrow, and here are the details from EWU and...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Election is over, but pollsters are still busy, and the Eastern Washington football coaches and players are paying attention. I also have a feature on Eagle kicker Jimmy Pavel, and don't forget our Live Chat tomorrow. The Eagles face UC Davis on Saturday: here's...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Election season is almost over: final FCS ballots will be cast in just 12 days. I'll be at Eastern practice this afternoon; until then, here are a few links from around the Big Sky Conference - starting with the official release from Dave Cook...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles got back to work Tuesday, and here's my story. Here's the official release from Dave Cook at Eastern, packed with info on EWU and Cal Poly. ...From the San Luis Obispo newspaper, here's a notebook ... Out of Missoula, a Montana player faces...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

I'm late posting by blog, because 'connectivity,' as they call it in Verizon-land, isn't too great here in Cedar City. But the weather's great for today's Eastern Washington game against Southern Utah. Here's my preview, and a preview of the game from Dave Cook at...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles are concerned, rightly, about stopping Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen, who is the focus of today's Big Sky notebook, which is loaded with information. So is this week's release from Dave Cook at Eastern Washington; it has more informnation about this week's game...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles began their second week atop the FCS poll by preparing for Saturday's game at Southern Utah. ...There's a lot of respect for SUU quarterback Brad Sorensen, whose Thunderbirds almost upset the Eagles two years ago in Cheney. More on Mr. Sorensen tomorrow, I...

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