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UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Jim Allen: Covering Eastern Washington athletics offered plenty of memorable career moments

Perhaps it was the proverbial seven-year itch to do something different, or a chance to spend more weekends with my wife. Either way, I’m now the K-12 education reporter for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington ranked high in three preseason FCS football polls

HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Street and Smith’s magazine have the Eagles ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 14, respectively, in their recent preseason Top 25 polls.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington football picks up steam well before season starts

Football season is three months away, but Eastern Washington already is on a winning streak.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ends spring camp with feeling of completeness

More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.


Eastern Washington football displays flash, substance in Red-White game

Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game opened with a sweet trick play for a touchdown and closed with a treat for dozens of children gathered on the red turf.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Lynn Hickey wasting no time checking items off her to-do list at Eastern Washington

No matter the challenge, Lynn Hickey seemingly has a plan for that.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington football bringing game-day intensity to Red-White Game

Even on a Tuesday afternoon in April, the Eastern Washington football players had their game faces on.


Eastern Washington completes football schedule, will host CWU on Sept. 1

All those months of work finally paid off Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Defense – and wind – dominate Eagles scrimmage

Eastern Washington had a clear idea of what it wanted to accomplish during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Roos Field: Put the players in some tough situations and see how they …


Eastern Washington football to focus on situational drills in second spring scrimmage

Consider Saturday’s Eastern Washington scrimmage as a dry run for next week’s Red-White Spring Game.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

As choices narrow, Eastern Washington all but sure to fill schedule with D-II or NAIA opponent

The window has all but closed on Eastern Washington’s chances of completing its football schedule against an FCS opponent.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington football faces tough slate this season, even with incomplete schedule

For all the hand-wringing over Eastern Washington’s incomplete football schedule, one thing is certain: The Eagles could fill one of their opens dates with a high school team and this …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Eastern Washington defense owns the day in first scrimmage of spring camp

The offense rolled up 398 yards and the defense broke up seven passes and made a pair of interceptions, highlighting Eastern Washington’s first full scrimmage of spring camp on Friday …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington offense primed for another big season with return of nine starters

Eastern Washington running back Antoine Custer Jr. never seems to have a grumpy moment. You get the sense that he does squats with a big fat grin.


Eastern Washington begins spring football practice with emphasis on positives

Aaron Best was more than ready to spring forward Tuesday afternoon.


Eastern Washington football enters spring with impressive numbers

Eastern Washington is coming into spring football with an attitude.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

EWU football player accused of crashing truck into Cheney apartment building, then fleeing

An Eastern Washington football player faces hit-and-run charges after crashing his truck into a Cheney apartment building, causing significant damage, then fleeing the scene.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington still working to complete football schedule for upcoming season

Eastern Washington’s football schedule is still a less-than-perfect 10.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

After playoff snub last season, Eastern Washington football ready to return for spring practices

Beginning April 3, the Eagles will spread 15 practices over 26 days, culminating in the annual Red-White Spring Game on April 28.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington football signing class looking better with each day

With a little hindsight, this year’s Eastern Washington football recruiting class looks even better than it did on signing day.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington recruiting haul bigger than expected

For the Eastern Washington football fans gathered Wednesday morning at Northern Quest, it was Christmas all over again.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington football adds eight players in early signing period

This could turn out to be signature recruiting class for Eastern Washington football. All the Eagles need are a few more signatures.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

2018 Eastern Washington Eagles will be loaded with experience

That wasn’t bad for a rebuilding year, right? Some would say there’s no such thing at Eastern Washington, which has done nothing but win during the last decade.


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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington football tries to focus on Portland State, seventh win

Come Saturday, will the Eastern Washington football players be guilty of playing while distracted?


Eastern Washington faces critical football game at North Dakota

This game was supposed to mean so much more, for both teams.


New Eastern Washington QBs have a history of rising to the occasion

If recent history is any guide, quarterback Eric Barriere will come up big in his debut for the Eagles this weekend.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington will turn to backup quarterback Eric Barriere against North Dakota

For Eastern Washington’s quarterback of the future, tomorrow has arrived.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington football players Gubrud, Calhoun were arrested on obstruction charges

Eastern Washington football players Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were arrested last weekend on charges of obstruction of a public servant, a Cheney Police officer told The Spokesman-Review on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud suspended for violating team rules

Eastern Washington All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud and starting linebacker Kurt Calhoun have been suspended for this week’s Big Sky Conference game at North Dakota, coach Aaron Best said Sunday afternoon.