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For Risone Ama and the Eastern Washington football program, the NCAA’s new early signing period is the best of both worlds. Ama, a standout offensive lineman at Mt. Spokane High School, plans to sign a national letter of intent next week with the Eagles and enjoy the rest of his senior year.
For Risone Ama and the Eastern Washington football program, the NCAA’s new early signing period is the best of both worlds. Ama, a standout offensive lineman at Mt. Spokane High School, plans to sign a national letter of intent next week with the Eagles and enjoy the rest of his senior year.

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Mt. Spokane’s Risone Ama eager to sign with Eastern Washington football

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, Mt Spokane offensive lineman Risone Ama practices with the team. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
For Risone Ama and the Eastern Washington football program, the NCAA’s new early signing period is the best of both worlds. Ama, a standout offensive lineman at Mt. Spokane High School, plans to sign a national letter of intent next week with the Eagles and enjoy the rest of his senior year.

Fuzzy math? Eastern FCS snub doesn’t quite add up

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

In what turned out to be his last college game, Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Nic Sblendorio runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown Saturday against Portland State. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
For Eastern Washington football fans, this was a real head-scratcher: Why didn’t the Eagles make the field for the FCS playoffs? The selection committee will never say, but apparently the little things added up: The Eagles lacked a signature win, two of its nonconference opponents (Texas Tech and Fordham) underperformed and the Big Sky Conference was down this year.

Eastern Washington states case, waits to hear playoff field

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud returned from a one-game suspension and led one of the biggest offensive outputs in program history. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Eastern Washington won the battle in convincing fashion. Was it enough to win the campaign? The Eagles will know soon enough: the NCAA will reveal the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision field on Sunday at 8 a.m.

Eastern Washington’s Nic Sblendorio splendid on Senior Day

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Nic Sblendorio battles for a pass that bounced off the helmet of a defender during the first half a college football game on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
In perhaps his final home game, senior wide receiver Nic Sblendorio rose to the occasion Saturday night to help Eastern Washington beat Portland State. His 273 yards receiving are the third most in program history.

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