Eagle Report


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016

Second EWU scrimmage will emphasize depth at all positions

Second EWU scrimmage will emphasize depth at all positionsEastern Washington’s second and final scrimmage probably won’t have a lot of star quality. Come Friday morning, the Eagle second- and third-stringers will see most of the action, coach Beau Baldwin said Wednesday after morning practice at Roos Field. “It’s ...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016

EWU safety safety Zach Bruce, left, jokes with teammates during a recent practice. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington secondary is growing, maturing

Eastern Washington secondary is growing, maturingHe’s not the vocal type, but Eastern Washington safety Zach Bruce is making himself heard this fall. “I’ve kind of stepped up into that role since the offseason,” said the senior from University High School, who understands the growing pains ...

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Eastern Washington plays its first game at Roos Field this season on Sept. 17 against Northern Iowa. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Most EWU football games to begin in late afternoon or evening 

Most EWU football games to begin in late afternoon or eveningEastern Washington football fans will get a heavy dose of late-afternoon and night games this year. Game times for all 11 Eagle games were announced Tuesday, and six will begin at 3:30 p.m. or later. Of Eastern’s six road games, ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016

EWU’s young offensive line is making progress

EWU’s young offensive line is making progressIf all goes according to plan for Tristen Taylor, he’ll be an All-America left tackle before he turns 20. Eastern Washington offensive line coach Aaron Best appreciates the confidence – a scarce commodity when 10 of your 14 linemen are ...

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Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson runs for a short gain during practice Monday morning (Jim  Allen / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagle practices looking more like game week

Eagle practices looking more like game weekEastern Washington’s football practices are beginning to have that game-week feel. And why not: the season begins in 12 days. “We’re going to have a lot of combo work this week,” coach Beau Baldwin said Monday morning after the first ...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016

Gubrud solidifies chances to start EWU opener

Gubrud solidifies chances to start EWU openerEastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin has said it since spring ball: If the football season begins tomorrow, Gage Gubrud will be the starting quarterback. Well, bring on Washington State – the sooner, the better. With every eye in Roos Field ...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016

Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin has his team pointed toward a difficult opening month. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern players and coaches embrace a tough September schedule

Eastern players and coaches embrace a tough September scheduleEWU has a chance to do something special next mont against the likes of that Washington State, five-time defending FCS champ North Dakota State, fifth-ranked Northern Iowa and Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Northern Arizona.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin talks to his players after practice at Roos Field in Cheney on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Jim  Allen / The Spokesman-Review)

Baldwin picks up EWU defense after tough practice

Baldwin picks up EWU defense after tough practiceAt the end of practice Wednesday morning, the Eastern Washington defense needed a little pick-me-up. The Eagle defenders had just given up four straight touchdown passes during red-zone drills late in the first fall practice at Roos Field. Operating from ...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud is the front-runner - so far. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gage Gubrud leads the pack so far for Eagles

Gage Gubrud leads the pack so far for EaglesQuarterback Gage Gubrud was the first one out of the Eastern Washington lockerroom Monday morning. All the better to stay ahead of the pack. “Actually, I’m just trying to get better every day and make every minute count,” Gubrud said. ...

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Action heats up this week for Eagles

Action heats up this week for EaglesIn some ways, this might be the defining week of fall camp at Eastern Washington. After 10 days on the grass practice fields, the Eagles are moving for good to Roos Field, which promised to be Inferno-ish for most of ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016

Eastern Washington wide receiver Shaq Hill has worked hard to come back from a knee injury that cost him most of the 2015 season. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU receiver Hill hopes to finish strong after knee injury

EWU receiver Hill hopes to finish strong after knee injury“Start fast, finish strong,” said the motto on last year’s Eastern Washington football poster, the one that featured coach Beau Baldwin and six of his top seniors. None of them had started their Eastern careers faster than Shaq Hill, a ...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016

EWU freshman Eric Barriere is the quarterback of the future for the Eagles. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Future bright for Eagles freshman QB Eric Barriere

Future bright for Eagles freshman QB Eric BarriereEric Barriere is taking a lot of “mental reps” these days. The physical reps are harder to come by, thanks to the depth and talent at the quarterback position at Eastern Washington. And that’s OK for now, said Barriere, one ...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016

Eagles start fall practice with determination, upbeat mood

Eagles start fall practice with determination, upbeat moodBeau Baldwin figures he’s a lucky man. “How many jobs are there where you’re about to work four months, seven days week, and you’re in a good mood on day one?” the Eastern Washington football coach said Tuesday morning. Not ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016

Eastern football ranked 14th and 17th, with tough schedule ahead

Eastern football ranked 14th and 17th, with tough schedule aheadBased on the Football Championship Subdivision preseason polls, it should be a September to remember for Eastern Washington. On the eve of their first practice, the Eagles were ranked 14th by the coaches poll and 17th in the STATS media poll, both released on Monday.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin has asked his players to reach the standards representative of the program. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU football vows to return to championship level

EWU football vows to return to championship levelFor Eastern Washington football fans, it was a November to forget: three straight losses and no postseason. Instead, Eagles players and coaches chose to burn the memory into their heads – all the easier to say, “Never again.” Now’s the ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016

Eagles gear up for first practice

Eagles gear up for first practiceEastern Washington will open football practices on Aug. 9, the school announced Monday. Players will report on Aug. 7 and 8. The Eagles will practice at the Sports and Recreation Center fields at 9:15 a.m. Eastern will practice in pads ...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

EWU’s Cooper Kupp unanimous preseason Big Sky pick

EWU’s Cooper Kupp unanimous preseason Big Sky pickEastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp leads the 2016 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Football Team. Kupp, who is the reigning FCS Offensive Player of the Year, was selected as the Big Sky’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year for the ...

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

Washington 100

Washington 100From the preps to the pros, the State of Washington has produced a long list of outstanding athletes and teams. Read along to learn a thing or two – 100 things, to be exact – about our state’s sports history.

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

Former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. (Ryan Kang / Associated Press)

Vernon Adams signs with Montreal of the CFL

Vernon Adams signs with Montreal of the CFLLess than a year ago, as he sweated through an incomplete math class, Vernon Adams Jr. was contemplating a career in the Canadian Football League. Now it’s a reality. After failing to sign a free agent contract with two National ...

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Record: 6-5

Previous game:
EWU vs. Portland State


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