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In brief: ‘FCS Showcase’ tickets on sale

Football: Tickets for the first game of the college football season – the “FCS Showcase” contest between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State on Aug. 23 at Roos Field in Cheney – go on sale today at 10 a.m.

The tickets, priced from between $10 and $30, will be available at all TicketsWest outlets, including via the web at

Tickets for EWU’s game on Aug. 30 versus Montana Western will also be available, with a special two-game package also offered. Single game RV/Tailgating passes for those two games will also be sold starting today.

Single game tickets for all Big Sky Conference games will be available for purchase on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Hamlin on Buchanan Award Watch List

Football: Not only will he be chasing the record of J.C. Sherritt, but Eastern Washington University linebacker Ronnie Hamlin will also be chasing the same prestigious award won by the former EWU standout.

Just 71 tackles behind Sherritt’s school record of 432, Hamlin has been selected as one of 20 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision players selected to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Buchanan Award is presented annually by The Sports Network to the top defensive player in FCS.

Hamlin recently was selected to the 2014 TSN preseason All-America squad. In 2013, he finished 12th in the voting for the Buchanan Award.

New Idaho coach headed to World Juniors

Track and field: Tim Cawley, who was hired this week as Idaho’s Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, was selected as an assistant coach for Team USA at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Junior Championships July 22-27 in Eugene.