Stories tagged: Big sky
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game
With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
For the last three years, Mitch Fettig, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, has been a key cog in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 defense, leading the team in tackles last season (92) and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
The return of Jay-Tee Tiuli, a preseason All-American, along with five starters and 10 letterwinners has this group expecting a dramatic improvement.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Kurt Calhoun and Ketner Kupp, a pair of Yakima-area products, combined for 139 tackles a year ago, EWU’s second-and third-leading ballstoppers. They’ve been key cogs in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 scheme.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Mason Petrino had a star turn at quarterback as Colton Richardson was among several prominent players who sat out the session.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
National accolades are beginning to pile up for Eastern Washington and Idaho’s top players.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:09 p.m.
Whoever takes snaps for Idaho will have David Ungerer and Kaden Elliss as veteran targets. But most of Idaho’s receivers are newcomers whose next catches for the Vandals will be …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Few rookies are expected to carve out substantial roles this fall, but a trio of redshirt freshmen – receiver Andrew Boston, defensive end Mitchell Johnson and offensive tackle Matt Shook …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Mason Petrino, Colton Richardson both showing signs of improvement at quarterback for Idaho football
Less than a week into the Idaho Vandals’ preseason camp, Mason Petrino’s overarching issue isn’t a looming quarterback competition with Colton Richardson.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
Chris Murray, Montana State’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons, will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
College track and field: Idaho’s Zachary Short, Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee win events at Big Sky Championships
Idaho sophomore Zachary Short won the men’s shot put and Eastern Washington sophomore Keshun McGee took the men’s long jump during the Big Sky Conference track and field championships Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:09 p.m.
A seven-play opening drive that began with a 20-yard pass from Mason Petrino to Kaden Ellis and ended with Petrino racing around right end from two yards out for a …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
The one time Wayne Eades made a tackle in the backfield during an Idaho practice this week, it unleased a tirade from coach Paul Petrino directed at the offensive line.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The University of Idaho has at least a one-year reprieve to deal with a projected deficit of approximately $1 million in athletics funding.
Wed., April 18, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Facing a series of postpractice interviews recently, Idaho senior wide receiver David Ungerer shucked off his shoulder pads before taking on questions.
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Vince Otoupal didn’t need a microphone Tuesday night.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Petrino said the Vandals might have delivered the most physical scrimmage in his five-plus seasons at Idaho.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
The offense rolled up 398 yards and the defense broke up seven passes and made a pair of interceptions, highlighting Eastern Washington’s first full scrimmage of spring camp on Friday …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Jay-Tee Tiuli leads group of Eastern Washington players ready to bounce back from injury-filled 2017 season
Jay-Tee Tiuli, all 330 pounds of him, walked slowly but purposefully toward the practice field on Wednesday afternoon. The purpose: to raise a little havoc.
Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
New University of Idaho linebackers coach John Graham must feel like he bought a house and found the former owner left a trio of luxury vehicles in the garage.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
As he seeks to become the University of Idaho’s new leader in the quintessential team game, junior quarterback Mason Petrino has already taken one for the team.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Five things to watch as Idaho football opens first spring camp after moving back to Big Sky Conference
Some years, on teams laden with experience, spring football is an accurate prologue to the coming season.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Poor shooting dooms Eastern Washington’s men in season-ending loss at College Basketball Invitational
The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday night, and Eagles coach Shantay Legans could easily have focused on the number 20 after an 87-65 loss …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Either way, Bogdan Bliznyuk is the surest thing in the Big Sky Conference, the basketball version of another lightly recruited Eagle by the name of Cooper Kupp.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Former Weber State star Damian Lillard follows Big Sky basketball, including Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk
Long before he hit the NBA, Damian Lillard was an inherent underdog. So it’s not surprising that the Trail Blazers’ All-Star point guard follows his alma mater, Weber State, with …