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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington will soon interview in-house football coaches Aaron Best, Jeff Schmedding

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves is keeping to his promise of an “expedited search” for the successor to football coach Beau Baldwin.


Eagles work hard to keep recruiting class intact

Perhaps the best news for Eastern Washington football on Tuesday was delivered by a 17-year-old via social media.


New contract rewards Beau Baldwin’s winning ways with Eastern Washington football

Even at $240,000 a year, Beau Baldwin is one of the biggest bargains in college football. Baldwin’s 85-32 record is seventh best in the history of the Big Sky Conference. …


EWU spring football: Staff stresses physical line play

While Eastern Washington fans focused on the quarterbacks, the Eagles’ coaches devoted much of their energies this spring where it matters most: in the trenches. That’s doubly true this year …


EWU spring football: Eagles’ offensive line a work in progress with high ceiling

To all the defensive coordinators in the Big Sky Conference: Don’t feel sorry for Aaron Best. In a year or two, Best plans to shove that pity down your throat.


Eastern starts spring football with plenty of question marks

There’s more than the usual amount of mystery surrounding Eastern Washington football this spring.


EWU offensive lineman Jake Rodgers paid dues before wins came

Sometimes it really is all about gettin’ the ‘W.’ Winning can make the barbells lighter, the injuries more bearable and the trips a lot shorter – especially the bus ride …


Eastern Eagles may be in a lower division, but not in awe of Pac-12 Huskies

Just another game? Not when half your team grew up within an hour’s drive of Husky Stadium, where Eastern Washington plays on Saturday.


Eagles not in awe of Huskies

Just another game? Not when half your team grew up within an hour’s drive of Husky Stadium, where Eastern Washington plays on Saturday.


EWU’s Brandon Murphy hooked on Eagles

Brandon Murphy is playing guard instead of tackle because “God didn’t give me the gift of redirection.” But the Eastern Washington senior wouldn’t even be in Cheney without a change …


Variety is spice of spring for Eastern football

For Aaron Best, spring practice offers another chance to get creative – even with some players on the mend and an icy wind pulling at hamstrings Wednesday afternoon at Roos …


Variety is spice of spring for Eastern

For Aaron Best, spring practice offers another chance to get creative – even with some players on the mend and an icy wind pulling at hamstrings Wednesday afternoon at Roos …


EWU’s Leahy fights back after mangling leg

You never know. Those three simple words are scrawled in magic marker on a small, broken rearview mirror that hangs in the office of Eastern Washington University’s offensive line coach, …