Eagle Report


MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2016

Portland State University's A.J. Schlatter knocks the ball loose from Eastern Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey in game last Nov. 21 at Roos Field . Schlatter died Sunday night after a tonsillectomy Friday. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Portland State mourns death of linebacker AJ Schlatter

Portland State mourns death of linebacker AJ SchlatterPortland State is mourning the sudden death of a freshman linebacker. AJ Schlatter died Sunday night, the school said. James Schlatter said in a Facebook tribute to his 20-year-old son that the death came after a tonsillectomy Friday.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016

Eastern Washington graduate and former Eagle assistant Eti Ena returns to EWU to coach the defensive line.

It’s official: EWU hires Eti Ena to coach defensive line

It’s official: EWU hires Eti Ena to coach defensive lineEastern Washington graduate and former Eagle assistant Eti Ena has returned to coach the Eagles’ defensive line, head coach Beau Baldwin said Thursday. Ena comes to Eastern from Cal Poly, where he coached the defensive line from 2013-15. Before that, ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016

Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. celebrates an Oregon touchdown against TCU during the first half of the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. He later suffered a concussion and did not play in the second half when TCU staged a dramatic comeback.

Vernon Adams’ most unusual odyssey 

Vernon Adams’ most unusual odysseyNothing went as planned in 2015 for Vernon Adams Jr. But as the former Eastern Washington quarterback likes to say, it wasn’t his plan. “I like to think it was all in God’s hands,” Adams said of a year that ...

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Taiwan Jones back to RB, excited for career

Taiwan Jones back to RB, excited for careerThe football season has barely ended for Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones, but he can’t wait for the next one to begin. Jones is back where he feels he belongs: in the backfield. The former Eastern Washington star had spent the last three years on defense and special teams, but got a fresh start with new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016

Kupp wins STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year award

Kupp wins STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year awardThe most prolific receiver in Eastern Washington history capped a season for the ages Friday night, winning the most prestigious award in the Football Championship Subdivision. With his family looking on in Frisco, Texas, Kupp was presented with the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Award, emblematic of the best player in the nation.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

Former players, left to right, Greg Peach, Matt Nichols and J.C. Sherritt of the Eastern Washington Eagles football team pose for photos at a reunion to comemmorate the Eagles’ 2010 FCS national championship season. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles celebrate 5-year anniversary of FCS championship

Eagles celebrate 5-year anniversary of FCS championshipTime has moved oh-so-swiftly this year for J.C. Sherritt, who appreciated the chance to freeze it in place. The occasion was the five-year anniversary of Eastern Washington University’s proudest athletic moment, when the Eagles won the Football Championship Subdivision title. ...

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EWU defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer is leaving the team to pursue other professional interests. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU loses defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer

EWU loses defensive line coach Ryan SawyerEastern Washington defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer is leaving to pursue other professional interests, he said Thursday. Sawyer, a member of Beau Baldwin’s staff since 2008, said he plans “entrepreneurial” work in the fields of health and fitness. Eastern has ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016

Cooper Kupp wins another national player of the year award

Cooper Kupp wins another national player of the year awardEastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp has earned his second national player of the year award. Kupp was named the Offensive Player of the Year by the FCS Athletic Directors’ Association, the organization announced Wednesday. Previously, the organization selected him ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2016

Oregon says goodbye to Vernon Adams with a loss

Oregon says goodbye to Vernon Adams with a lossThe Oregon Ducks’ lone season with Vernon Adams at quarterback didn’t go at all as expected. In fact, it opened a lot like it closed, with Adams injured. The graduate transfer’s finger was broken in a collision in his Oregon ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

EWU’s Kupp wins Payton Award 

EWU’s Kupp wins Payton AwardEastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp is the winner of the Walter Payton Award, Mickey Charles LLC of www.FCSAwards.com announced Monday. The awards program for the NCAA Football Championship was founded by Charles and The Sports Network, and is now ...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015

EWU wide receiver Cooper Kupp picks up fifth All-America award

EWU wide receiver Cooper Kupp picks up fifth All-America awardEastern Washington University wide receiver Cooper Kupp has earned his fifth All-America award of the season. Kupp was named a first-team NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the organization announced on Friday. Kupp has previously ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

Eastern’s Cooper Kupp selected FCS Wide Receiver of the Year

Eastern’s Cooper Kupp selected FCS Wide Receiver of the YearEastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp has been named FCS Wide Receiver of the Year, the NCAA announced Thursday. Kupp’s spectacular 2015 season included 114 receptions, which broke the previous league record of 112 and ranks eighth all time in FCS history. ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

Three Eagles recognized on AP All-America team

Three Eagles recognized on AP All-America teamThe honors keep rolling in for a trio of Eastern Washington football players. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp and offensive linemen Clay DeBord and Aaron Neary were named Wednesday to the Associated Press NCAA Football Championship All-America squad Neary, a senior ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015


EWU’s Cooper Kupp, Clay DeBord named STATS All-Americans

EWU’s Cooper Kupp, Clay DeBord named STATS All-AmericansEastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp and offensive lineman Clay DeBord are first-team selections on the STATS FCS All-America squad, the organization announced Tuesday. Kupp, who became only the second wide receiver in 42 years to win the Big Sky ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

EWU QB coach Zak Hill takes offensive coordinator job at Hawaii 

EWU QB coach Zak Hill takes offensive coordinator job at HawaiiEastern Washington assistant Zak Hill has been hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Hawaii, he said Thursday. “It’s all gone by pretty fast,” said Hill, who was contacted several weeks ago by new Hawaii coach ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

Cooper Kupp followed his heart in decision to stay at EWU 

Cooper Kupp followed his heart in decision to stay at EWUAfter hearing for weeks why he should leave Eastern Washington University and pursue his dreams, Cooper Kupp paused to consider the reality: He’s already living the dream in Cheney. The All-American wide receiver took a few folks by surprise on ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015

EWU’s Cooper Kupp one of three finalists for FCS top player

EWU’s Cooper Kupp one of three finalists for FCS top playerEastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp is one of three finalists for the Football Championship Subdivision’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. Already the top receiver in FCS, Kupp will learn on Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas, whether he’s the top ...

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MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp, who caught 114 balls for 1,642 yards this past season, says he will return for his senior season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Cooper Kupp says he’ll be back at EWU for senior season 

Cooper Kupp says he’ll be back at EWU for senior seasonRecord-setting wide receiver Cooper Kupp will stay at Eastern Washington for his senior year, he announced Monday night via social media. Nine days after the end of the Eagles football season, Kupp broke his silence on Twitter: “I believe in ...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

EWU receiver Cooper Kupp named Big Sky offensive MVP

EWU receiver Cooper Kupp named Big Sky offensive MVPCooper Kupp made more history on Tuesday. After another record-breaking season, the Eastern Washington junior became only the second wide receiver in 42 years to win the Big Sky Conference’s Offensive MVP award.

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Season status

Record: 6-5

Previous game:
EWU vs. Portland State


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