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UI battles, but falls to Nevada

Idaho gave Nevada fits for most of the game but the Wolf Pack pulled away with a 20-4 finishing kick and won 75-61 in the WAC women's tournament quarterfinals. It sounds like the Vandals will have a postseason opportunity in the Women's Basketball Invitational. They'll likely be on the road. An announcement could come by Monday.

Here's my game story.

A look back at EWU’s loss

Like Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin explained, in this S-R story, following Thursdays 49-24 road loss to Nevada, the Eagles have some positives to build on despite the season-opening defeat.

One of the biggest was the play of junior running back Taiwan Jones, who gets a few props in this game story that ran in the Reno Gazette-Journal this morning. I’ve also included this link to the gamer that was posted on EWU’s website, and this link to Chris Murray’s assessment of Nevada’s performance on his Wolf Pack blog.

Some additional personal thoughts and a few more postgame comments from Baldwin appear below, so read on.  And leave any comments you might want to share on the game right here.


EWU, Nevada to kick it off in about eight hours

We’re in Reno and just a little over eight hours from the start of Eastern Washington’s 2010 football opener against the University of Nevada in 29,993-seat Mackay Stadium. 

According to an article that ran in this morning’s Reno Gazette-Journal, The Wolf Pack seems a bit more confident than they did heading into last year’s season opener, and for good reason. You can read more here, and for those who missed the game advance that ran in this morning S-R, I’ve included this link.

In addition, the Gazette-Journal had this video preview of the game on its website, along with this post of NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper’s opinion of Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick.lin

 I’ve also included this link to a feature story on Eagles running back Taiwan Jones that ran in the RGJ Wedesday morning.

Tha’ts it for now, but check back later — much later — this evening for a link to the EWU-Nevada game story that will run in Friday morning’s S-R.

Eags land safely in Reno

The charterer plane carrying Eastern Washington’s football team touched down in Reno late this morning after a smooth, uneventful flight from Spokane, and the team is scheduled to work out late afternoon in Mackay Stadium, where the Eagles will open their 2010 season with a 6:05 p.m. Thursday showdown against Nevada.

Those aboard the charter were amused when a flight attendent informed passengers that the name of the captain flying the plane was Joe Eagle.

An omen? We’ll see.

Here is my advance on the Thursday’s game.

Nevada QB could be handful for Eags

Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator, John Graham, admitted recently that his team faces a difficult challenge in trying to deal with Nevada’s starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound senior.

Kaepernick is one of two 1,000-yard rushers returning for the Wolfpack this fall, and has somehow managed to fly under the national radar, despite his running ability and the fact that he also completed 58.9 percent of his passes (166-282) for 2,052 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman last fall.

I’ve included some of Graham’s comments on Kaepernick below, along with this link to an entertaining story on the adopted QB that ran recently in the New York Times.

Late bucket burns Eagles

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Kirk Earlywine liked the effort — for the most part — but not the outcome of Thursday night’s 73-70 non-conference road loss to Nevada.

You can check out the game story that appeared in Friday morning’s S-R here, read the gamer that ran in the Reno Gazette Journal  here and access the post-game report supplied by EWU’s sports information department here.

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