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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Vandals rally late but fall to Nebraska-Omaha, 89-80

This is the current state of Idaho basketball: Elation and frustration are running neck-and-neck.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Stanford pulls away from Eastern Washington, 78-62

Daejon Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62. Cormac Ryan scored 12 points, all on three pointers, for the Cardinal …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Round 2: Big Sky foes Eastern Washington and UC Davis meet again for a trip to the FCS semifinals

Moments after UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier had one of the worst performances of his college career last month in 59-20 thumping at Eastern Washington, he made a premonition of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Tragedy helped sharpen Eastern Washington cornerback Josh Lewis’ focus

Earning a criminal justice degree is often a joyous occasion, but Josh Lewis, EWU’s trusty defensive back, had yet to shake the grief that consumed him the night before.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Same-season rematches have favored Eastern Washington in FCS playoffs

Twenty-eight days separate Eastern Washington’s 59-20 throttling of UC Davis at Roos Field and their rematch at the same chilly venue.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby, Robert Franks guide Washington State to 90-70 win over Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

Charged by a 22-point outing from their top scorer, Robert Franks, and 20 more from C.J. Elleby, a freshman who continues to look more comfortable in a crimson jersey, WSU …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

The Battle of the Palouse turns 114 when Washington State, Idaho meet on hardwood Wednesday

For the 114th time since 1906, the Cougars (4-2) and Vandals (3-4) will link up Wednesday night with regional bragging rights on the line. Tipoff at Beasley Coliseum is set …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles defense getting better each game in march toward FCS title

Consider Eastern Washington’s defense the Timex watch of the FCS.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington players haven’t blocked importance of special teams magic from memories

Not to slide the Eagles’ greatest hits album onto the turntable yet again, but consider what might be the most forgotten defining play in Eastern Washington football history.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Jake Constantine leads Weber State past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS playoffs

Jake Constantine threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and the Weber State defense picked off four passes to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 48-23 win over Southeast …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington turns to defense, special teams in FCS playoff-opening victory over Nicholls State

Linebacker Ketner Kupp’s 95-yard interception return in the final minutes put an exclamation point on the rout.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

FCS Playoffs: Montana State tops Incarnate Word in opener; Nicholls State to face Eastern Washington

Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another, leading Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs. His touchdown …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington had home-like atmosphere in road win at Portland State

The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Logan Jones’ late touchdown run lifts Montana State over Montana 29-25

Senior running back Logan Jones’ 13-yard touchdown run with 2:19 left pushed Montana State into the lead, and a goal-line fumble with under 10 seconds left sealed the Bobcats’ 29-25 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

No. 15 Florida rides Feleipe Franks’ arm to rout Idaho 63-10

Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half – and No. 13 Florida ran up 600 total yards to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

No doubt about it: Eastern Washington wins at least share of Big Sky crown after thumping Portland State

Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Eastern Washington men can’t hold late lead, lose in overtime in home opener

Eastern Washington welcomed the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix to Reese Court on Friday for its first home game of the season. After struggling against two top-20 teams (Syracuse and Oregon) on …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens home slate against Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2K Empire Classic

After lopsided losses to a pair of college basketball heavyweights, Eastern Washington is ready to take on someone its own size. And in its own arena. The Eagles (0-2) host …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to lock up Big Sky title, first-round bye at Portland State

Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Idaho’s Ed Hall brings technical precision to everything he does

In his senior year at the University of Idaho, where four years of a disciplined approach to the classroom and the football field should have paid off in a sunset …


Cameron Tyson’s big night not enough as Idaho falls to Nicholls State

The Vandals fell to 0-2 with the 83-80 loss in their first home game. But the freshman Tyson introduced himself to Idaho’s fans with a flourish.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Tysen Prunty returns home to face Portland State

When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles secondary steps up in win over UC Davis; Webster twins relish big Senior Day

Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Josh Davis runs Weber State over Southern Utah 31-18

Josh Davis ran for 225 yards and two touchdowns and Weber State kept pace in the Big Sky Conference race with a 31-18 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Montana beats Idaho 46-27 for the Little Brown Stein

Dalton Sneed threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, linebacker Dante Olson set a program record and Montana beat Idaho 46-27 on Saturday for the Little Brown Stein.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


Idaho’s Isaiah Saunders followed in his father Walt’s footsteps during career with Vandals

As he headed off the field after practice to a team meeting Thursday, with his father sitting in the Kibbie Dome stands watching, Idaho senior running back Isaiah Saunders must …