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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.


Loss to Weber State eliminates Eastern Washington from Big Sky title contention

Cold reality set in with half a minute to go: Eastern Washington won’t be winning a Big Sky Conference football title this year.


Eastern Washington never took advantage of crucial situations against Weber State

Didn’t Eastern Washington used to win games like this?


Difference maker: Weber State’s Stefan Cantwell made the biggest plays

It happens so rarely in a Big Sky Conference game, but Eastern Washington didn’t have the better quarterback on Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington football faces crucial challenge against Weber State

In every way that matters, December showed up a month early on the West Plains.


Eastern Washington faces rugged road to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

The bottom line: Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best simply can’t bring himself to root for Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best lightens mood at practice

The sun was still high in the sky when Halloween descended on the Eastern Washington campus.


Turnovers took toll during Eastern Washington’s loss to Southern Utah

As the Eastern Washington players trudged off the Eccles Coliseum field on a chilly Saturday night, they offered the same refrain.


Difference maker: Eastern Washington kickoff returner Dre’Sonte Dorton

Despite a second quarter otherwise dominated by Southern Utah, the halftime scoreboard showed Eastern Washington leading 21-15.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington gives up game’s final 21 points in loss to Southern Utah

Patrick Tyler had three touchdown passes and James Felila ran for 143 yards with two scores on 27 carries and Southern Utah beat Eastern Washington 46-28 Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Eastern Washington faces another hot Big Sky Conference team in Southern Utah

As the Big Sky Conference football race heads into the final month, it’s best to ditch the rear-view mirror.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

Eastern Washington receivers share spotlight while piling up numbers

Spreading the wealth certainly has enriched the lives of a few wide receivers at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s clutch scoring drive turns back Montana State, 31-19

Antoine Custer Jr. ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and the Eastern Washington Eagles all but split their rushing and passing yards down the middle in a 31-19 victory …


Montana State coach Jeff Choate marvels at Eastern Washington’s consistency

Jeff Choate has Montana State moving in the right direction, but he figures the Bobcats need to make a few more strides to catch up with Eastern Washington