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Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Southern Utah, 6; Monday at Portland State, 7 p.m. OUTLOOK: On paper, tonight’s contest against the Thunderbirds is the easiest game for the Eagles. Southern Utah’s …


Area women’s basketball: Barr’s big day guides first-place Vandals

Stacey Barr led five players in double figures with 23 points Saturday as Idaho continued to lead the way in the Western Athletic Conference with a 96-69 win over Cal …


Northern Arizona blasts Eastern Washington 84-65

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Quinton Upshur contributed a season-high 26 points and Northern Arizona remained atop the Big Sky Conference in drubbing Eastern Washington 84-65 on Thursday night. Northern Arizona (7-9, …


Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at Northern Arizona, 6:05; Saturday at Sacramento State, 7:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: After winning two at home, the Eagles hope to steal one on the road. The Eagles …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 10:26 p.m.

Eastern Washington tops Montana

Martin Seiferth scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday night and Tyler Harvey added 25 points as Eastern Washington beat Montana 69-62 for its first Big Sky Conference win …


Eastern men lose Big Sky opener to Weber State after quick start

OGDEN, Utah – Jeremy Senglin scored 16 points and Joel Bolomboy added 13 with 12 rebounds as Weber State defeated Eastern Washington 74-67 in a Big Sky Conference opener Thursday …


Looking ahead at EWU’s next season

If your glass is half empty, the Eagles had 12 seniors start in the season-ending game against Towson. But if that glass is half full – and you’ve been paying …


Eastern seniors leave legacy

As the Eastern Washington seniors walked off the field Saturday afternoon, they left behind a legacy. And more than a few tears.


Eastern falters in final minutes of semifinal

Momentum shifted like a whipsaw Saturday afternoon at Roos Field in Cheney, and for once it was Eastern Washington that couldn’t hold on. The Eagles couldn’t hold a 10-point fourth-quarter …


Towson pulled off rare quick start

After a season of starting slowly and finishing well, Towson did almost the opposite Saturday against Eastern Washington. “We finally got the ball first and scored first,” Towson coach Rob …


Backup QB Frazier hurt Eagles’ cause

It was less about the Eastern Washington University football team collapsing and more about an anonymous backup quarterback coming up clutch when it mattered most. Sophomore Connor Frazier, called upon …


Eastern faces tough test in Towson’s West

Eastern, meet West. Three days ago, Towson coach Rob Ambrose was asked why Tigers running back Terrance West should win the Walter Payton Award, the top individual honor in the …


EWU duo kept win out of JSU’s grasp

In a game that often is all about momentum, Eastern Washington went out and seized it Saturday afternoon. That, plus some senior leadership, is a big reason the Eagles are …


Blanchette: EWU tosses out Plan A, uses Plan B to stay alive

In these dicey times, everyone’s supposed to have a Plan B. A career alternative. A financial fallback. Some folks find a backup romance to be necessary, too, though that’s the …


EWU moves on to FCS semifinals

On a day when it couldn’t take care of the football, Eastern Washington still managed to take care of business Saturday. In December, that might just be more important that …


EWU’s John Graham finalist for dream job at Central Washington

Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham hopes to realize a lifelong dream by becoming the next head football coach at Central Washington, he said Wednesday. “When I got into college …


Blanchette: Weather turned red turf blue, but Eags love it

Silk longjohns. Extra socks. Parkas rated to minus-45 and flasks filled with 100 proof. All the usual methods were trotted out and any number of new ones devised to deal …


Forte, Eagles run past Jackrabbits 41-17

Taking what they were given, the Eagles finally grabbed everything in sight Saturday afternoon. After a slow start, Eastern Washington tore several pages out of the South Dakota State playbook, …


South Dakota State RB Zach Zenner stocked with talent, on field and in classroom

On and off the football field, ZZ tops the charts. That would be South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner, the leading rusher in the Football Championship Subdivision – and …


EWU receives third seed for FCS playoffs

Sunday morning’s gathering lacked the drama of the night before, and that was just fine with the Eastern Washington football players, coaches and fans. About 100 of them gathered at …


Anteaters defeat EWU men

Luke Nelson scored 19 points and Alex Young added 16 as UC Irvine defeated Eastern Washington 81-58 Sunday on the final day of the 2K Sports Classic.


Eagles awaken in nick of time

Eastern Washington didn’t rise to the occasion until it was almost too late. The Eagles seem to like it that way.


Eagles clinch Big Sky share

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The final score doesn’t show it, but Eastern Washington earned this one the hard way. Overcoming a listless first quarter, poor field position all day, …


Cal Poly boasts best defensive numbers in Big Sky conference

In a classic showdown Saturday, the Cal Poly defense will play the part of the immovable object. The opposing force – Eastern Washington’s offense – is getting more irresistible every …


EWU dispatches Pacific Boxers 87-58

How about a little senior leadership when the basketball game gets tight? Not at Eastern Washington.


Eagles offense never lets up, rolls to huge win over Bobcats

Perhaps Eastern doesn’t know how to dial things down anymore. And doesn’t want to. Instead, the Eagles dialed it up all afternoon against Montana State, connecting on some of the …


Blanchette: Football gods truly smiled on Eagles’ masterful effort

The right time for anything is when it works. This is pretty much a universal heat shield against all second-guessing, and an all-purpose self-effacement for bashful geniuses. It comes in …


Big Sky notes: Bobcats follow McGhee’s lead

For almost four seasons, DeNarius McGhee has made it look easy. The Montana State quarterback is a two-time Big Sky Conference MVP, earning the first as a redshirt freshman. Last …


EWU-MSU: 1st matchup of top-5 teams since 1994

Even on the coldest football practice of the season, the Eastern Washington players and coaches had no problem warming to the subject of Saturday’s game against Montana State.


Eagles win to set up Big Sky showdown

POCATELLO – Eastern Washington’s offense was its best defense Saturday afternoon – especially when more Eagle defenders were dropping to the turf. On the strength of the biggest offensive output …