Eagle Report


SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016

EWU receivers have good day at scrimmage

EWU receivers have good day at scrimmageAs the ball left quarterback Reilly Hennessey’s hand late in Saturday’s scrimmage, Eastern Washington receiver Simba Webster knew he had to make the catch. Especially in the corner of the end zone, with his twin brother, Nzuzi, covering him like ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

EWU spring football: Eagles’ defensive line ready to push back

EWU spring football: Eagles’ defensive line ready to push backThis is the fifth of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the defensive line. Spring didn’t come a moment too soon for Eastern Washington’s defensive linemen. The Eagles got pushed around last season – a major ...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

EWU wide receiver Cooper Kupp has laser focus, even during spring practices. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU spring football: Cooper Kupp raises bar for Eagles’ receivers

EWU spring football: Cooper Kupp raises bar for Eagles’ receiversThis is the third in an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: wide receivers. Besides the obvious ones, Eastern Washington is reaping some big benefits from Cooper Kupp’s decision to stay in Cheney for his senior season. ...

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Eagles thin at running back

Eagles thin at running backThere’s nothing like a little individual attention. The Eastern Washington running backs – all three of them – are getting plenty this spring from assistant coach Kiel McDonald. That’s a good thing, insists Sam McPherson, a true sophomore-to be who ...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

EWU spring football: Gage Gubrud places himself in QB mix

EWU spring football: Gage Gubrud places himself in QB mixAs the Eastern Washington coaches assess this year’s quarterback competition, one thing is certain: There are a lot more things to Gage. That would be Gage Gubrud, who was third on the depth chart last year but definitely in the ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

Eastern Washington quarterbacks, left to right, Reilly Hennessy, Andrew Zimmerman and Jordan West are looking to turn heads in spring practice. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU spring football: Quarterback competition heats up

EWU spring football: Quarterback competition heats upThis year, there really is a quarterback controversy at Eastern Washington. He didn’t use that word – “controversy” – but coach Beau Baldwin said as much last week as returnees Jordan West, Reilly Hennessey and Gage Gubrud took the field for the first day of spring practice.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016

Root unveils Big Sky football TV games

Root unveils Big Sky football TV gamesFour Eastern Washington University football games will be televised by Root Sports, the network and the Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday. The 10-game Root schedule includes EWU road games at Montana State on Oct. 22 and Portland State on Friday, ...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

EWU lineman Aaron Neary gathers with his teamates on the sidelines during the Weber State game on Oct. 31, 2015, in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Eagles show their stuff during Pro Day at Roos Field

Former Eagles show their stuff during Pro Day at Roos FieldAfter a Friday morning that he said “couldn’t have gone much better,” former Eastern Washington football star Aaron Neary said he’s hopeful of playing professionally this fall. Neary, a two-time All-American left guard, joined former Eagles offensive linemen Clay DeBord ...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016

EWU quarterbacks, left to right, Reilly Hennessy, Andrew Zimmerman and Jordan West throw the ball during the first day of spring practice on Roos Field on Thursday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Eagles spring into action at Roos Field

Eastern Eagles spring into action at Roos FieldPerhaps it was the warm weather, but the Eastern Washington football players had a pronounced spring in their steps as they walked on to Roos Field on Thursday afternoon. Four months ago, they were trudging off the field after a ...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016

Eastern starts spring football with plenty of question marks

Eastern starts spring football with plenty of question marksThere’s more than the usual amount of mystery surrounding Eastern Washington football this spring. During the next 14 practices and 29 days, the Eagles will renew the quarterback battle that ended so inconclusively last year, rebuild their offensive line, try ...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

EWU football coach Beau Baldwin, entering his ninth season as the Eagles’ head coach, opens spring football on March 31. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern football to open spring practice on March 31

Eastern football to open spring practice on March 31Eastern Washington will kick off spring football on March 31, coach Beau Baldwin announced Tuesday. Over the next 29 days, the Eagles will hold 14 practices as they try to take another step toward improving on last year’s non-playoff season.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016

Paul Wulff returns to Big Sky with Sac State

Paul Wulff returns to Big Sky with Sac StateFormer Eastern Washington and Washington State football coach Paul Wulff is back in the Big Sky Conference. The three-time Big Sky coach of the year has joined the Sacramento State staff as assistant head coach and run-game coordinator, the school ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016

Eastern Washington fans will see five home games next season at Roos Field, including FCS perennial power Northern Iowa and Montana. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern football schedule looks daunting 

Eastern football schedule looks dauntingEastern Washington is always up for a challenge, but this year’s football schedule takes it to a new level. The Eagles’ three nonconference opponents – Washington State, North Dakota State and Northern Iowa – went 31-11 last year and 7-1 ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016

Eastern takes different direction in signing impressive class

Eastern takes different direction in signing impressive classIn almost every way, Eastern Washington broke new ground on National Signing Day. Instead of an after-the-fact luncheon, Eagle coaches and fans enjoyed breakfast while high school football players pledged – in real time – to spend the next few ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

Jesuit running back Jason Talley runs the ball against Central Catholic. Talley has decided to play for Eastern Washington next season. (Beth Nakamura / The Oregonian)

EWU recruit Jason Talley a big find for Eastern

EWU recruit Jason Talley a big find for EasternJason Talley is following the path of his older brother, but he could leave an even bigger footprint. For one thing, the running back from Portland is a bigger version of Jordan Talley, who played for three years at Eastern ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

EWU recruiting gains steam as LOI day nears

EWU recruiting gains steam as LOI day nearsKids say the funniest things. Highly touted quarterback Eric Barriere, a three-star prospect out of La Habra, California, told his coach that he committed to Eastern Washington partly because Cheney is a college town that reminds him of his home ...

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Season status

Record: 6-5

Next game:
EWU vs. Washington St., Sept. 3

Previous game:
EWU vs. Portland State


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