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For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener on June 14.

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener on June 14.

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

UPDATED: 11:28 p.m.

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon quarterback is trying to make an impression. However, despite being listed as second on the Tiger-Cats’ depth chart, Adams was working in the shadows.
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Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is hoping for a Grey Cup this season after falling in the title game the past two seasons. (AMBER BRACKEN / AP)

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener on June 14.
Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is having a hard time hooking on with a Canadian Football League team.
throws against Washington Huskies in the second half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 59-52. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson / AP)

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon quarterback is trying to make an impression. However, despite being listed as second on the Tiger-Cats’ depth chart, Adams was working in the shadows.
New Eastern Washington University athletic director Lynn Hickey will earn $177,566 annually in a five-year contract approved last week. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Five-year deal with Eastern Washington will pay A.D. Lynn Hickey $179k annually

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

New Eastern Washington University athletic director Lynn Hickey will earn $178,566 annually during the course of a five-year contract signed last week. Hickey, who served as interim athletic director beginning Feb. 12, was hired full-time last week by university president Mary Cullinan.

New EWU Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey give a high-five to head football coach Aaron Best after Hickey’s introduction ceremony, Wednesday, April, 25, 2018 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Lynn Hickey introduced as new athletic director at Eastern Washington

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Lynn Hickey’s improbable journey to Eastern Washington University began with a late-January phone call from the parking lot at a Dairy Queen in south Texas. On the other end was EWU President Mary Cullinan with an intriguing offer: Would Hickey be willing to serve as the school’s interim athletic director?
Eastern Washington University has named Lynn Hickey the school’s new athletic director

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.
Eastern Washington’s Dre' Sonte Dorton averaged 27.4 yards per kickoff return last season. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

New rule will alter kickoff plans for Eagles

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best seldom has trouble fielding questions about football – or anything else. However, Best opted for a fair catch when asked this week how the Eagles will be fielding kickoffs under a controversial rule approved last week by the NCAA. “I’m going to have to hear from some officials,” Best said as he looked ahead to Saturday’s scrimmage at Roos Field.