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EWU’s fortunes tied directly to Quincy Forte, the ‘Energizer Bunny’

The playoffs are here and Quincy Forte still has that look. That give-me-the-ball look, the one Forte has worn all season, through the highs and lows of his senior season at Eastern Washington. Read more

EWU coach Beau Baldwin mentioned as strong candidate at Oregon State

As the college football coaching carrousel picked up speed Thursday, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin was mentioned as a candidate at several Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Read more

Jim McElwain, former EWU QB, new head coach at Florida

After working though a buyout issue, Jim McElwain is leaving Colorado State to become Florida’s next head coach. Read more

Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus. “It’s brought us closer together,” All-American defensive end Zack Wagenmann said of a 36-26 defeat in Cheney on Nov. 8 that left the Grizzlies in must-win mode since. Read more

Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus. Read more

Beau Baldwin pleased with job at EWU

As the rumors swirled Tuesday afternoon, Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin did his best to quash them. “There’s no other FCS program I’m going to coach at,” Baldwin said as his Eagles prepared for Saturday’s second-round playoff game against Montana – the very program that may be trying to woo him. Read more

Vernon Adams finalist for Walter Payton Award

For the second straight year, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. And just as he did last year, Adams considers it a compliment to the entire Eastern offense. Read more

Beau Baldwin says he’s not interested in Montana job

“There’s no other FCS program I’m going to coach at,” Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin said Tuesday. Read more

Vernon Adams finalist for Walter Payton Award

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is again a finalist for one of the biggest individual honors in college football Read more

Winner up North

Once again, Bo Levi Mitchell is rising to the occasion. Four years after leading Eastern Washington to a national title, Mitchell is poised to grab another brass ring, this time in the Canadian Football League. Read more

Big Sky notes: Eagles fine-tune while awaiting next foe

Even after winning their third straight Big Sky football title, the Eastern Washington players and coaches spent the week fine-tuning the little things. For coach Beau Baldwin, that means tackling on defense, kickoff coverage and pad level on both sides of the ball as the Eagles enjoy a bye week while awaiting the winner of Saturday’s Montana-San Diego game to see whom they’ll host in a second-round FCS playoff game on Dec. 6. Read more

Eastern quarterback Vernon Adams Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year

In the end, Vernon Adams’ football season was judged by his body of work, not by the health of his body. Despite missing four games to injury, the Eastern Washington quarterback still threw for 2,876 yards and 30 touchdowns – and earned the healthy respect of coaches around the Big Sky Conference. Read more

EWU’s Vernon Adams repeats as Big Sky Offensive MVP

Vernon Adams has done it again, earning Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second year in a row. Read more

EWU could have date with Griz

Some things never get old. For Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin, it’s the postseason – familiar territory for his Eagles, who were rewarded on Sunday for another outstanding season with the No. 4 seed in the Football Championship Division playoffs. Read more

Eastern earns No. 4 seed in FCS playoffs

Eastern Washington has earned the fourth seed in the upcoming Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the NCAA announced Sunday morning. Read more

Jabari Wilson, EWU race past Portland State, win Big Sky title

Jabari Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and Vernon Adams Jr. passed for 309 yards and two more as Eastern Washington scored six TDs after halftime, defeating Portland State 56-34 Friday night and winning its third-straight Big Sky Conference championship. Read more

Big Sky notes: Season put Portland State to test

When asked Wednesday how he deals with stress, Portland State football coach Nigel Burton said he relies on an old prayer: “Lord, give me the courage to change the things I can change, the patience to handle the things I can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Read more

PSU has given Eagles fits of late

Among other things, the Eastern Washington football players used the recent bye week to get healthy. They also rediscovered a healthy respect for Portland State, their final regular-season opponent Friday night. Read more

Rested Eagles have plenty at stake

Among other things, the Eastern Washington football players used the recent bye week to get healthy. Read more

Big Sky notes: Eastern Washington takes full advantage of bye week

In addition to the usual benefits, Eastern Washington’s bye week has given football coach Beau Baldwin a chance to make a healthy assessment of his team. The Eagles “as are healthy as we’ve been all year” following Saturday’s 36-26 win over Montana, said Baldwin, who has watched a lengthy injury list shrink dramatically over the past three weeks as the fifth-ranked Eagles get a week off ahead of their regular-season finale on Nov. 21 at Portland State. Read more