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Eastern Washington safety Mitch Fettig hauls down a Richmond wide receiver during an FCS playoff game last year. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington secondary is tough, experienced

This is the seventh of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the secondary Those young Eastern Washington cornerbacks sure have grown up. The two-deep of Nzuzi Webster, Victor Gamboa, D’londo Tucker and Josh Lewis have combined ...

Wide receiver Hayden Franco looks for running room Saturday against defensive back Joe Lang. (Jim Allen/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Eastern Washington defense highlights Eagles’ second scrimmage

There was a lot to like at Eastern Washington’s second spring scrimmage Saturday. The weather was perfect and the entertainment value was off the charts – and not only because admission was free. Big plays were everywhere, with two long ...

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best watches his team during a practice session on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Eastern Washington football plans longer scrimmage for Saturday

Eastern Washington’s scrimmage on Saturday will be longer and more comprehensive than last week’s 61-play affair, coach Aaron Best said. The Eagles expect to run about 80 plays, with a full complement of special teams players “because we want the ...

In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Eastern Washington linebacker Ketner Kupp, left, sacks Idaho State QB Trae Pilster in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington linebackers enjoy running downhill

This is the sixth of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the linebackers Miquiyah Zamora is gone, but he’s still offering pointers to the returning Eastern Washington linebackers. Among other things, says Eagle assistant coach Josh ...

Eastern Washington defensive lineman Jay-Tee Tiuli (left) had a breakout season in 2016. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Wed., April 19, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington defensive line ready to take the next step

This is the fifth of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the defensive line. New schemes and newfound physicality made a big difference last year for Eastern Washington’s defensive line. The next step: winning consistently at ...

Eastern Washington head football coach Aaron Best addresses his players after Saturday’s scrimmage. (Jim Allen/The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Passing game dominates first Eastern Washington football scrimmage

Aaron Best was in a generous mood Saturday. After presiding over his first scrimmage, Eastern Washington’s new football coach gave solid grades to his players and a much-prized “Eastern Kinda Guy” T-shirt to junior safety Mitch Fettig. Moments later, Best ...

Eastern Washington coaches hope quarterback Gage Gubrud will run less this fall. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud wants to build on success

This the second of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the quarterbacks Gage Gubrud may scramble less this year, but he’s not sitting still. He’s also taking nothing for granted. After a record-breaking sophomore year at ...

EWU offensive coordinator Fred Salanoa smiles with his players during warmups on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Cheney, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Fred Salanoa happy to be back on EWU campus

The ball is back in Fred Salanoa’s hands, and the former Eastern Washington quarterback couldn’t be happier. A decade and a half after he starred for the Eagles, Salanoa is back in Cheney and working with old teammate Aaron Best. ...

Antoine Custer took two kickoffs to the house last year for Eastern Washington. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington running backs plan to embrace bigger role

This is the first of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the running backs. Tamarick Pierce has a message for pass-happy Eastern Washington football fans: Running the ball can be fun, too. So is winning, especially ...

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud threw for 5,160 yards and 48 touchdowns last season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

How Eastern Washington football expects to look when spring practices begin

Despite graduating the best wide receiving trio in school history and turning over half its coaching staff, Eastern Washington enters spring practice with relatively few questions. Eastern returns 14 starters and 56 letterwinners from a team that finished 12-2 last ...

Season status

Record: 12-2

Previous game:
EWU vs. Youngstown State

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