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EWU coach thanks Zamberlin for help

Beau Baldwin’s lower lip was quivering late Saturday afternoon just moments Eastern Washington University’s head football coach had watched his Eagles earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title …


Montana State clinches automatic berth

Denarius McGhee threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and Montana State held on to beat Montana 21-16 and clinch the Big Sky Conference football championship.


ISU in Eags’ way

John Zamberlin has lost his job, but not his football team. At least that’s the read Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington University’s third-year head coach, gets after watching video of Zamberlin’s …


Eastern gets 1st win but gives up most of big lead

There was some sloppy play and some anxious moments down the stretch that probably could have been avoided. But Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t about to give back …


Eagles can’t keep up with Huskies in 2nd half

SEATTLE – Washington can now think about Maui without getting in trouble for looking ahead. For one half Tuesday night, it looked like the 17th-ranked Huskies were already island bound.


Big Sky roundup: Late rally lifts Weber State Wildcats

Vai Tafuna’s 2-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds remaining lifted the Weber State Wildcats to a 27-26 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz. Backup quarterback …


San Jose State’s guards give Eagles pause

Eastern Washington University’s injury-plagued men’s basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Reese Court against San Jose State. Tipoff, in the first game of a men’s-women’s doubleheader, is set …


Ailing Eagles stumble in exhibition

Not surprisingly, the nearly unfathomable run of injuries that continues to plague the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team made the Eagles’ 66-60 exhibition loss to Montana State-Billings at Reese …


Montana State Bobcats win, tie for first

Denarius McGhee threw for 325 yards and a touchdown and Orenzo Davis rushed for 114 yards and two scores as Montana State kept pace atop the Big Sky Conference with …


Blanchette: Apparently, this Sky has no limit

The Pac-10/12 gets jock-teased by Texas. The Big Sky gets deked by South Dakota.


Eagles not up to task in exhibition opener

Anyone hoping to get an early-season read on Eastern Washington University’s renovated men’s basketball team at Reese Court Tuesday night probably didn’t. At least, Eagles fans better hope they didn’t.


Big Sky Conference adds two schools

Eastern Washington University athletic director Bill Chaves and Eagles head football coach Beau Baldwin both reacted positively to Monday’s announcement that Southern Utah University and the University of North Dakota …


Eagles pick apart Portland State

The Big Sky’s hottest football team took it up a notch Saturday when No. 8 Eastern Washington blasted Portland State 50-17 in Hillsboro (Ore.) Stadium. The Eagles (7-2, 6-1 Big …


Eastern’s task: disarm Vikings’ potent ‘pistol’

Another Saturday, another big challenge for the Eastern Washington University defense. The Eagles, in a tie with Montana for first in Big Sky Conference football with a 5-1 mark, will …


Blanchette: It’s the Big Sky, not the Big Easy

Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?


Eastern offense delivers with game on the line

Aside from the short field they were facing, courtesy of a woeful 26-yard punt by Sacramento State’s Augie Heath, there wasn’t much reason for optimism among the members of Eastern …


Big Sky roundup: Late TD propels Grizzlies

C.J. Atkins snared a 1-yard touchdown pass from Justin Roper with 5 seconds to play Saturday to give Montana a 24-21 Big Sky victory over Northern Arizona in Missoula. Atkins …


EWU senior leader has made crucial plays all season

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


Eagles prepare minus point guard who injured left foot

The mood at Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball practice Wednesday afternoon was remarkably upbeat, considering Glen Dean did little but watch from the sidelines after learning earlier this week that …


Eagles learning to rely less heavily on star running back

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin hinted prior to last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference matchup against Northern Colorado that it might have been a good thing – for some of …


Sherritt and Co. rally Eagles to victory at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – With its offense struggling to establish any kind of rhythm for the second week in a row, Eastern Washington University’s defense came up huge again Saturday, lifting …


Big Sky roundup: NAU throttles Montana State

Michael Herrick threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns and Northern Arizona beat Montana State 34-7 Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lumberjacks scored 28 points while keeping Montana State scoreless …


EWU coaches won’t let players get complacent

If the worst is, indeed, over for Eastern Washington University’s football team, the Eagles’ coaching staff would like to keep it a secret, especially as far as its players are …


McGhee’s play propels Montana State Bobcats

Denarius McGhee didn’t fret about his poorest quarter of the season, and neither did Montana State. McGhee, a redshirt freshman who misfired on six of his eight first-quarter passes, rebounded …


Finally, Big Sky quarterbacks air it out

In what was supposed to be another “Year of the Quarterback” in the Big Sky Conference, the guys under center hadn’t done all that much this fall – until last …


Big Sky roundup: Bobcats outlast Hornets

Julius Lloyd caught eight passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns, the last one forcing overtime, as Montana State earned a wild 64-61 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday in …


Big Sky roundup

Bryan Hilliard ran for 136 yards and scored a touchdown with 3:23 remaining to lead Sacramento State a 24-17 victory against Weber State on Saturday night. After Hilliard’s 4-yard TD …


Grizzlies will throw local talent at Eagles

The University of Montana has never been shy about diving into the Spokane area’s deep pool of high school football talent. So it made sense that UM’s first-year head coach, …


Around the Big Sky Conference

Cal Poly 35, Montana 33: Backup quarterback Doug Shumway threw two touchdown passes and Scottie Cordier had a 45-yard interception return for a score as the Mustangs (2-0) rallied to …


Eastern excited about Big Sky’s additional teams

Eastern Washington University’s officials reacted favorably to Tuesday’s announcement that the University of California-Davis and Cal Poly have accepted invitations to join the Big Sky Conference as affiliate members in …