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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

For EWU, more than just a win

Moments after Eastern Washington’s 36-26 Big Sky Conference win over Montana on Saturday, Eagles football coach Beau Baldwin pondered the last three years and wondered aloud: “Before this, have we ever beaten both Montana schools three years in a row?” Read more

Eagles keep adding milestones

Since the beginning of the 2012 football season, Eastern Washington is 6-0 against Montana and Montana State. In that same period, the Eagles are 21-2 in Big Sky play. Read more

John Blanchette: Vernon Adams shows there is more to him than meets the eye

The sand- bagging was still in high gear mid-week, when Vernon Adams Jr. kept hedging – stoking the will-he-play-or- won’t-he mystery in the name of gamesmanship. His charade lasted all the way until Eastern Washington hit the bloodstain of Roos Field on Saturday, and he started to Shane Sparks his way through warm-ups. Read more

EWU-UM notes: Freshman Jake Hoffman sets EWU record for pass breakups

Almost from the opening kickoff Saturday afternoon, Montana was going after Eastern Washington cornerback Jake Hoffman. Hoffman’s reward: a school-record six pass breakups and a big boost of confidence. Read more

John Blanchette: Vernon Adams shows there is more to him than meets the eye

The sand-bagging was still in high gear mid-week, when Vernon Adams Jr. kept hedging – stoking the will-he-play-or-won’t-he mystery in the name of gamesmanship. Read more

Fantastic catches, strong finish lift Vernon Adams, Eagles past Grizzlies

Eastern Washington proved it again Saturday afternoon: Steady doesn’t always win the race. Read more

Can’t ignore other side of EWU-Montana matchup

So what about the other guys? With everyone’s attention focused on the Montana defense and the will-he-play-or-won’t- he questions surrounding Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., it’s easy to overlook the other key matchup in today’s Big Sky Conference showdown at Roos Field. That would be Eastern’s improving defense against Montana’s steady offense – a battle that will go far in deciding the game. Read more

EWU linebacker Ronnie Hamlin counts more than tackles

Come Saturday at Roos Field, folks will be making a big fuss over Eastern Washington linebacker Ronnie Hamlin. At some point in the game, Hamlin will throw a Montana ball carrier to the ground and become the leading tackler in school history. The action will stop, teammates will slap his back, and the feat will be announced over the loudspeakers. Read more

EWU linebacker Ronnie Hamlin counts more than tackles

Come Saturday at Roos Field, folks will be making a big fuss over Eastern Washington linebacker Ronnie Hamlin. Read more

Montana defense aims to just slow Eastern offense

The Montana defense is hitting its stride and answering a few critics’ questions along the way. A bigger question: Will Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. find his stride – or even find the field – in Saturday’s crucial Big Sky Conference game at Roos Field? Read more

Montana defense aims to just slow Eagles

The Montana defense is hitting its stride and answering a few critics’ questions along the way. A bigger question: Will Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. find his stride – or even find the field – in Saturday’s crucial Big Sky Conference game at Roos Field? Read more

Gateway project still a dream at EWU

Patience doesn’t come naturally for Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves. Better than anyone, Chaves can relate to the restlessness of Eagles football fans. Many are waiting impatiently for the program to take the next step forward with the Gateway Project, a potentially game-changing, multi-use endeavor that’s been up in the air for 2 1/2 years while the school courts potential donors. Read more

Plenty on line when Eagles host Grizzlies

Even before it began, football practice at Eastern Washington on Tuesday had a different feel from the week before. As the Eagle players crossed the track at the south end of Roos Field, they were confronted by twin portable grandstands that will loom over them all the way to Saturday’s Big Sky Conference game against Montana. Read more

Gateway project still a dream at EWU

Patience doesn’t come naturally for Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves. Read more

Eagles play guessing game with Griz

The question was on everyone’s lips, but Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin had the answer before anyone could ask it. “They’ll both practice and it will be a game-time decision,” Baldwin told a crowd of Eagles fans at the weekly coaches’ show Monday night at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Read more

EWU-UND notes: Supporting cast steps up for Eags

Saturday was a day for unlikely heroes at Roos Field. There was junior safety Todd Raynes, who erased half a season’s worth of injuries by not only getting back in the game, but coming up with the Eagles’ third interception of the day. Read more

EWU cruises past North Dakota

Eastern Washington proved Saturday afternoon that the best way to fight through adversity is to heap it on somebody else – in this case an overmatched North Dakota team during a 54-3 romp in the rain at Roos Field. Read more

UND has tough times of its own

As bad as last weekend was for the Eastern Washington football team, it was worse for North Dakota. Not only did UND lose by three scores last week at 2-7 Southern Utah, it also lost its quarterback for the rest of the season. Read more

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