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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington tries to regroup – indoors – as North Dakota State game looms

Eastern Washington just can’t catch a break. On Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles couldn’t even catch a healthy breath at Roos Field and were forced to practice in the fieldhouse.


Eastern Washington players feel cool, confident headed into Texas Tech game

The Eastern Washington football players weren’t exactly sweating with nerves as they walked onto the Texas Tech campus Friday night


2017 football: Eastern Washington Eagles preview

The Eagles are coming off another Big Sky Conference championship season, their fourth in five years, and are picked to contend for another despite a major coaching change and the …


Eastern Washington hopes physical approach pays off this season

According to Aaron Best’s master plan, an emphasis on physicality will pay off for Eastern Washington come playoff time, in the bitter cold of December.


Eastern Washington offense gets untracked in scrimmage

One play spoke volumes in Friday night’s scrimmage at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Plenty at stake at Eastern Washington’s final football scrimmage

It’s the next best thing to a game, and almost as important. On the field and off, Friday’s twilight scrimmage at Roos Field will set the tone for Eastern Washington’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington players stay focused during eclipse

While the rest of the country was staring off into space, the Eastern Washington football players were a focused bunch Monday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington starting offensive tackle Nick Ellison leaves program for personal reasons

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Nick Ellison, a projected starter at left tackle, has left the team for personal reasons, coach Aaron Best said Wednesday.


Eastern Washington looks to scrimmage to set two-deeps

Physically, the worst is over for the Eastern Washington football players in fall camp. Mentally, not so much.


Former Eastern Washington lineman Jase Butorac has his dream job

Jase Butorac had it all figured out. By the age of 25, he’d be putting that Eastern Washington marketing degree to good use and making a little money.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Sizing up Eastern Washington’s football opponents, from easiest to toughest

Eastern Washington’s football schedule appears to be one of the most forgiving in recent years.


Position battles add more heat to fall camp at Eastern Washington

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up fall camp at Eastern Washington. Coaches are paying close attention to the scorching competition at several positions.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens football practice with typical high expectations

Christmas in August? Why not, says Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best, who likened the first day of fall camp to opening a bundle of presents


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, new head coach Aaron Best open fall football camp on Thursday

His first game as a college head coach is barely a month away, but Aaron Best is sleeping just fine these days.


Heath Pulver returns to Eastern Washington football to guide tight ends and special teams

Heath Pulver will return to Eastern Washington and serve as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, Eastern head coach Aaron Best announced on Wednesday.


North Dakota edges Eastern Washington in Big Sky coaches, media polls

There won’t be an undefeated tie this year between North Dakota and Eastern Washington University in the race to the Big Sky Conference football championship, but they are expected to …


An early look at how the 2017 Big Sky Conference football race shapes up

Spring football has wrapped up around the Big Sky Conference, but it’s never too early to look ahead.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ‘not in panic mode’ after offensive coordinator resigns

The football season is less than three months away, but Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best isn’t sure who’ll be calling the Eagles’ offensive plays.


Best, Eastern Washington look back on successful month of spring football

From Aaron Best’s perspective, spring football at Eastern Washington was nothing short of incomparable.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Brandon Montgomery leads Red to 24-17 win in Eastern Washington spring game

From the pregame trash-talking to the celebratory ice bath for winning coach Jeff Schmedding, this felt like the real thing.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Passing game dominates first Eastern Washington football scrimmage

Aaron Best was in a generous mood Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Fred Salanoa happy to be back on EWU campus

The ball is back in Fred Salanoa’s hands, and the former Eastern Washington quarterback couldn’t be happier.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington running backs plan to embrace bigger role

Tamarick Pierce has a message for pass-happy Eastern Washington football fans: Running the ball can be fun, too.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington, new coach Aaron Best open spring football practice

Everyone had an extra spring in their step Tuesday afternoon at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Former EWU quarterback Fred Salanoa is Eagles’ new offensive coordinator

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best has reached deep into the Eagles’ past – and his own – to find a new offensive coordinator.


New Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best defined by work ethic, smarts

Cerebral and salty but also a gifted teacher, the 38-year-old Best represents the best of Eastern football’s past and present. Now he’s the face of the future.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington announces 2017 football schedule

New coach Aaron Best will be coming full circle when he takes the Eastern Washington football team to Lubbock, Texas, for the season opener on Sept. 3.


New coach Aaron Best impresses at Eastern Washington press conference

Aaron Best still brought his playbook to Monday’s introductory press conference on the EWU campus.


‘The right fit at the right time,’ Aaron Best introduced as Eastern Washington’s new football coach

Aaron Best rose to his own occasion Monday afternoon. Eastern Washington’s new football coach was both witty and charming at his on-campus introduction.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Aaron Best named head coach at Eastern Washington

Continuing a tradition of rewarding success, Eastern Washington announced Saturday evening that offensive line coach Aaron Best will become the school’s 21st head coach.