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Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson leads Redbirds to FCS quarterfinal at Roos Field in Cheney

Vernon Adams Jr. is a Walter Payton Award finalist, but he wasn’t even the best quarterback at Roos Field on Saturday. Illinois State junior Tre Roberson was even better than advertised, keeping the Eagles defense off-balance all afternoon as the Redbirds claimed a 59-46 win in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. Read more

Illinois State takes down EWU in FCS quarterfinal

When push came to shove Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team was knocked flat on its back. Read more

Eastern, Illinois State set to rehash 2012 quarterfinal

Eastern Washington and Illinois State left an indelible impression on each other two years ago. In a clash of playing styles, the Eagles were battered and the Redbirds torched before Beau Baldwin’s crew emerged with a 51-35 FCS quarterfinal win. Read more

EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside Community College near Los Angeles. Read more

EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside Community College near Los Angeles. Read more

Marshaun Coprich, Tre Roberson carry weight for Illinois State

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it. ISU is 11-1 partly because it habitually puts the ball in the hands of two of the most talented players in the Football Championship Subdivision in running back Marshaun Coprich and quarterback Tre Roberson. Read more

EWU football: Redbirds put their trust in dangerous duo

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it. Read more

Freshmen stepped up on Eagles’ defensive line

Three months after being thrown in to the fire, Eastern Washington’s young defensive linemen are putting the heat on opposing offenses. And they’re making their coaches look pretty smart in the process: the Eagles are deep into the playoffs partly because the new guys are no longer out of their depth. Read more

Freshmen stepped up on Eagles’ defensive line

Three months after being thrown in to the fire, Eastern Washington’s young defensive linemen are putting the heat on opposing offenses. Read more

Montana’s healthy quarterback, Jordan Johnson, should give Eastern all it can handle

The quarterback is healthy now, more mobile and playing some of his best football when it matters most. And we’re not talking only about Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington. Read more

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. The latest and most plausible is Oregon State, which saw longtime head coach Mike Riley depart for Nebraska on Thursday morning. Within hours, Baldwin’s name was floated as a leading candidate by every major media outlet in the Willamette Valley. Read more

Five Eagles named All-Americans

Five Eastern Washington players have been named to the College Sports Madness All-American team. Read more

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

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