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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


Eastern Washington’s best football rivalry in recent years has been Montana State

With all the hot talk lately about football rivalries, Eastern Washington football fans might want to take a step back and re-evaluate exactly what that means.


For Eastern Washington football, the only numbers that matter are 3-0

Football coaches have been saying it for as long as the game has been played: “Statistics are for losers.”


Eastern Washington prevails over UC Davis despite allowing 551 yards, 38 points

Eastern Washington gave up 551 yards of offense, including a career-high 208 on 15 catches by Aggies wide receiver Keelan Doss, but managed to hold on for 41-38 Big Sky …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

UC Davis covets breakthrough win against Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington will face another surprising team Saturday night.


Eastern Washington overcame stiff wind with crucial drive before halftime

Eastern Washington’s early lead was almost gone with the wind.


Eastern Washington’s difference maker: Sam McPherson

Did anyone have more fun Saturday than Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson?


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Gage Gubrud accounts for 6 TDs as Eastern Washington tops Sacramento State, 52-31

Gage Gubrud threw two touchdown passes and had a third receiving, all in the first quarter, and Eastern Washington went on to defeat Sacramento State 52-31. Gubrud finished with 447 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Eastern Washington expects more out of Sacramento State

Before the season began, this looked liked one of the easier games on the Eastern Washington schedule. Not anymore.


Eastern Washington will hold open tryout Thursday night for offensive linemen

Who wants to be the “Rudy” of the Inland Northwest?


Eastern Washington defense learned from early mistakes against Montana

Lost in the Eastern Washington’s second-half comeback last weekend at Montana was a remarkable third quarter for the Eagles’ defense.


Eastern Washington digs deep for win over Montana in Missoula

These are the kind of Saturday night memories that will last a lifetime. Eastern Washington’s 48-41 win at Montana was that good.


Eastern Washington tries to keep momentum going in Big Sky opener at Montana

Like it or not, Montana fans, it’s a rivalry.


First things first: Eagles get first win for first-year head coach Aaron Best

The biggest takeaway from Eastern Washington’s trip to New York was the only one that mattered. A victory.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington records 10 sacks in 56-21 rout of Fordham

Gage Gubrud passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more and the Eastern Washington defense had a school-record 10 sacks to help the Eagles beat Fordham 56-21 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Fordham has been waiting for chance to challenge Eastern Washington

New Yorkers will barely bat an eye when Eastern Washington takes the football field Saturday.