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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 …


Davis, Cal Poly to join Big Sky for football

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 …


EWU gets next shot at a D-II

Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona, the four Big Sky Conference teams that opened their college football seasons against Division II schools last week, outscored their opponents 234-12. …


Eagles set their clock for early Sky

Kirk Earlywine doesn’t have much of a feel for how the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball race might play out this winter. All Eastern Washington University’s third-year head coach knows …


John Blanchette: Big Sky commissioner drops the ball

For Eastern Washington University’s football community, there was no consolation in the Big Sky Conference’s acknowledgement Tuesday that Harpo, Chico and Groucho had infiltrated the officiating crew for Saturday’s loss …


Vikings repeat in Big Sky

Julius Thomas got free for a tie-breaking dunk with 3.5 seconds left and Portland State held on for a 79-77 win over Montana State on Wednesday night in the Big …


Bobcats post upset

Braden Johnson made four 3-pointers while scoring 16 points as Montana State upset top-seeded Weber State 70-61 in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals Tuesday night in Ogden, Utah. The …


Wildcats dominate awards

HELENA – Regular-season champion Weber State claimed three of the four individual awards and placed two players on the first team as the All-Big Sky men’s basketball team was announced …


Vandals blow late lead

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Jahmar Young made two free throws with 19 seconds remaining as New Mexico State rallied to beat Idaho 74-71 Thursday night. Young finished with 15 points …