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History of Roos Field and list of Big Sky football facilities

TIMELINE 1967: Eastern opens Woodward Field, named after former EWU football and basketball coach Arthur C. Woodward II. It replaces the original Woodward field located near the present JFK Library. 1978: Eastern football moves from NAIA to Division II. 1983: ...

In this photo taken, Thursday, June 20, 2013, a construction crew works on the main entrance to Illinois State’s Hancock Stadium in Normal, Illinois. (Steve Smedley / Associated Press)

As debate about Roos Field continues, other facilities receive upgrades

While Eastern Washington considers its options, other FCS schools have moved decisively toward expanding their football facilities with relatively modest expenditures. At Illinois State in 2011, president Al Bowman pronounced 48-year-old Hancock Stadium an “eyesore” and announced plans for renovation ...

The visitors seating area, the concession stand and restrooms at the south entrance and the track ringing Roos Field are all areas fans and boosters want upgraded. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

What next for Roos Field?

They’re celebrating another big football season at Eastern Washington. The Eagles are 10-1, ranked second in the nation and just won another Big Sky Conference title, their fifth in seven years. Now it’s on to the playoffs. Once again, coach ...

EWU football live chat, Dec. 1 (transcript)

GoEags: Time for playoff football again! SacredKupp: What’s scoop with Coop? Will he be playing Saturday? Jim: Kupp is listed as questionable, and Baldwin said as much on Tuesday. Guest4565: Any word on Beau Baldwin and the open Nevada job? Jim: He is definitely among the ...

EWU football chat, Dec. 1 (noon)

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Eastern faces tough Bears run defense

Good thing Eastern Washington likes to throw the ball. Running figures to be problematic on Saturday, when the Eagles face a rugged Central Arkansas defense that gives up just 72 yards on the ground. Looking ahead to EWU’s second-round FCS ...

Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) celebrates with quarterback Gage Gubrud (8) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a college football game on Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU’s Gubrud, Kupp are Payton Award finalists

They were good enough for the Big Sky Conference football coaches, and the rest of the nation feels the same way about Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud and wide receiver Cooper Kupp.

Eastern Washington Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin reacts after his team failed to score on the one yard line during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Oct 8, 2016, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. TYLER TJOMSLAND tylert@spokesman.com (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Baldwin mentioned for Nevada job

Once again, the football coaching carrousel is spinning close to Cheney. It’s become an annual affair for Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin, whose name came up again this week as Nevada looks to replace Brian Polian. “It’s just stuff that ...

Eastern Washington  linebacker Ketner Kupp, left, stepped up his game when the Eagles stuggled with injuries. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles get back to work for playoffs

Even with snowdrifts piled along the sidelines and temperatures in the mid-30s, Roos Field was full of warm feelings Tuesday night. The Eastern Washington football players are back from a well-earned Thanksgiving, the product of a 10-1 record and a ...

Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) celebrates with quarterback Gage Gubrud (8) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a college football game on Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU’s Kupp, Gubrud share top Big Sky award

An exceptional year by two Eastern Washington football players was repaid on Tuesday by the coaches of the Big Sky Conference. For the first time in league history, two players from the same team are the Big Sky offensive players ...

Coach Beau Baldwin and the Eastern Washington University are the No. 2 seed in the FCS playoffs. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU Eagles get No. 2 seed in FCS playoffs

Once again, the road to Frisco will go through Cheney. On Sunday morning, the entire Eastern Washington football team gathered to hear the news that they’ve earned the No. 2 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. That means that ...

Cornerback Victor Gamboa (27) and the Eagles celebrate another Big Sky Conference title. (Jim  Allen / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU football celebrates going from missing playoffs to Big Sky champs

PORTLAND – A year ago, an injured Shaq Hill watched helplessly from the sidelines as Eastern Washington failed to make the postseason. On Friday night, he and his teammates triumphed together. The Eagles won another Big Sky title after a ...

EWU beats Portland State, shares Big Sky title

PORTLAND – This was a moment 12 months in the making. It began last November with a season-ending loss to Portland State. After that came the soul-searching and the winter grind that carried the Eagles through summer and a surprising ...

In this Nov. 23, 2013 file photo, Eastern Washington football players celebrate their 42-41 win over Portland State at Roos Field in Cheney. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles have plenty of motivation to beat Portland State

PORTLAND, Oregon – As if Eastern Washington needed any more bits of motivation this week, coach Beau Baldwin threw another one onto the fire Monday afternoon. “A 10-win regular season, I don’t think that’s ever been done,” Baldwin mused as ...

EWU football chat, Nov. 17 (transcript)

Jim: Hello, everyone! Jim: What's the confidence level for the Portland State game? David C. Edwards: Where is everyone? Jim: I was wondering the same thing, David! David C. Edwards: Maybe they were all confused from the time change last week. Jim: Actually that was almost two weeks ...

EWU football chat, Nov. 17 (noon)

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Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum, right, has had a rough season after being named FCS coach of the year last season. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

Big Sky football notes: Portland State tries to regroup for EWU

Barney Ball has taken a few bad bounces this year. “A yard short, that’s our world right now,” Portland State coach Bruce Barnum said Wednesday. “It’s a game of inches, and we’ve got to find that inch.” The Vikings have ...

EWU running back Antoine Custer dives into the end zone to cap an 83-yard scoring scamper. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU running game gains traction

Just in time for the playoffs, the Eastern Washington running backs are hitting their stride. In the last two games, Eastern has piled up 399 yards on the ground and averaged over six yards a carry in the process – ...



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EWU vs. Central Arkansas
1:05 p.m., Roos Field

TV: ESPN3 Radio: 700-AM


Season status

Record: 10-1

Next game:
EWU vs. Central Arkansas, Dec. 3

Previous game:
EWU vs. Portland St.


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