Stories tagged: Aaron Best
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
Join EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood as he attempts to answer your questions
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
There’s a glaring disparity in scholarships, depth, resources and, at many positions, talent between the Eastern Washington and Central Washington football programs.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game
With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
In the Eagles’ second and final scrimmage Saturday, the defense tallied three interceptions, yielded two scoring drives and surrendered just 269 yards.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
For the last three years, Mitch Fettig, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, has been a key cog in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 defense, leading the team in tackles last season (92) and …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Of Eastern Washington’s 16 scripted and situational drives Saturday at Roos Field, just two resulted in the offense – first-, second- and third-team units – reaching the end zone.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Increased carries coupled with the return of proven ballcarriers Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson could end the 1,000-yard-back drought this fall.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
“Injuries are part of the game. You can’t control them. You can try to minimize them with a lot of different variables, but you can’t avoid them,” Best said. “There …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Bodie Reeder, an offensive coordinator who was given the keys to Eastern Washington’s offense after head coach Beau Baldwin took the OC job at California, called the shots for a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
As high-powered as Eastern Washington’s offense has been, its defense is often ahead of the curve in early August.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Eastern Washington opens camp Sunday with 17 returning starters – nine on offense, eight on defense – including one of the top quarterbacks in the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
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.
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.
Football season is three months away, but Eastern Washington already is on a winning streak.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
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.
No matter the challenge, Lynn Hickey seemingly has a plan for that.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Even on a Tuesday afternoon in April, the Eastern Washington football players had their game faces on.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
All those months of work finally paid off Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
Aaron Best was more than ready to spring forward Tuesday afternoon.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Eastern Washington is coming into spring football with an attitude.