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Grizzlies QB Jordan Johnson helps Montana move on from turmoil

Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson came back from the brink last weekend. After 58 minutes of frustration against Cal Poly, Johnson took the Grizzlies 82 yards in less than 2 minutes …


Idaho has high hopes

The University of Idaho volleyball team seems well positioned for its last run through the Western Athletic Conference and the beginning of another stint in the Big Sky Conference next …


Eastern’s Eagles pay back Thunderbirds for loss last year

Meaningful snaps, they call them, when the freshmen get to play with the game on the line. This time, they meant even more.


Montana rushes for 255 yards in win

Jordan Johnson threw for two touchdowns and Montana ball carriers notched four more as the Grizzlies ran over UC Davis on Saturday at Davis, Calif. Behind a big offensive line …


Defense has field day in Eastern’s triumph

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Big plays aren’t just for quarterbacks anymore. The Eastern Washington defense finally joined the fun Saturday afternoon, seizing two late turnovers and the momentum in a …


Eagles put Weber St. away

On a perfect day for football, the Eagles almost lived up to the occasion Saturday night. Eastern Washington finally found some perfection in the third quarter in a 41-19 win …


Weber State head coach Sears keeps humor intact

At least Jody Sears hasn’t lost his sense of humor. His Weber State football team is 1-4, has been outscored 214-22 in its last four games and is coming off …


Work to do for Eagles

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The bottom line after Eastern Washington’s 49-34 loss Saturday at Sam Houston State? After a crazy month of ups and downs, the Eagles are 2-2 – exactly …


Flanders, Sam Houston State run over Eastern

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Long after the lightning storm had passed, Sam Houston State kept bringing the thunder. With all-everything running back Timothy Flanders leading the way, the Bearkats ran to …


NAU rolls to victory over Griz

Northern Arizona’s defense returned two fumbles for scores, including Ryan Reardon’s 98-yarder, and the Lumberjacks smothered the Montana offense in a 34-16 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday in Flagstaff, …


Eagles look to pay back Bearkats

No. 2 against No. 4. If this were big-time college football, the GameDay trucks would already by parked outside Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas.


Griz coach writes ‘get well’ note to Bobcats QB

Montana and Montana State have a heated rivalry on the football field, but that discord goes away when a player is injured. Montana State senior quarterback Denarius McGhee suffered a …


Rockets wear down No. 2 Eagles

Now it’s Eastern Washington’s turn to adjust. After looking almost unstoppable in its first two games, the Eastern offense was stymied for the entire second and third quarters in a …


Eastern suffers first loss of season at Toledo

Now it’s Eastern Washington’s turn to adjust. After looking almost unstoppable in its first two games, the Eastern offense was stymied for the entire second and third quarters in a …


Eagles face challenge against 0-2 Rockets

When Eastern Washington lines up against Toledo on Saturday, the Eagles may see a team and a program much like their own: Overachieving, yet flying under the radar at the …


Eagles soar past Western Oregon

Good defense was its own reward Saturday afternoon at Roos Field. Eastern Washington cruised to a 43-14 non-conference win over Western Oregon thanks partly to a big first quarter by …


Western Oregon Wolves are hungry for Eagles

The cleat is firmly on the other foot for Eastern Washington’s home opener on Saturday. Last week, it was the Eagles’ measuring themselves against a Pac-12 team in their opening …


Eagles enriched in couple of ways

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Please, no more body-bag games. They’re just too painful to watch, especially if you also have to pony up $450,000 to have your defense embarrassed by a …


Eagles enriched in couple of ways

Please, no more body-bag games. They’re just too painful to watch, especially if you also have to pony up $450,000 to have your defense embarrassed by a lower-division team.


Eagles soar to watershed win

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Half an hour after the game, Vernon Adams was still scrambling. Teammates, fans, coaches and reporters all wanted a piece of the Eastern Washington quarterback – something …


Eastern receivers rely on quickness, zone reads to move the football

New faces, new looks They don’t have the stature of the departed “Trio” of Brandon Kaufman, Nick Edwards and Greg Herd, but this year’s wide receivers have the quickness, which …


Playing catch-up

The tailgating scene has come of age in the parking lot above Roos Field. Country music blares over hundreds of cars, campers and motor homes while kids throw footballs and …


Eagles taking Beavers in stride

As the Eastern Washington football players take another shot at the Pac-12 this weekend, so do the coaches. They’ve done that since spring, in the film room and on the …


Younger Eagles get their last shot at scrimmage

Fall term at Eastern Washington University is still weeks away, but Saturday’s football scrimmage had the feeling of a final exam. With coaches and most of the starters watching from …


EWU’s linebackers ready to help out

The young linebackers at Eastern Washington are counting on some run support this season. The moral support is already in place, just ahead of them in the depth chart, in …


Depth maintains D-line’s quality

Despite losing three starters, the Eastern Washington defensive line is hardly in rebuilding mode. Assistant coach Ryan Sawyer doesn’t even need to reload, thanks partly to the Eagles’ emphasis on …


Depth maintains EWU’s D-line quality

Despite losing three starters, the Eastern Washington defensive line is hardly in rebuilding mode.


Special teams go back to basics

Happy returns, indeed. Nine months later, Shaquille Hill still gets teased about his kickoff return last year against Illinois State, the one he was taking to the house before dropping …


Special teams go back to basics

Nine months later, Shaquille Hill still gets teased about his kickoff return last year against Illinois State, the one he was taking to the house before dropping the ball on …


EWU QB’s ready if their number is called

The Eastern Washington quarterbacks have had a lot thrown at them this year. It seems to be sticking.