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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Bol Bol’s double-double leads No. 14 Oregon over Eastern Washington

Bol Bol’s double-double, his second for the Ducks, was capped by a spinning drive from the left wing that sent his defender sprawling and led to a rim-hanging, two-hand dunk …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn is a man beyond his years

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn, a three-year starter and team captain, has received much of his respect for his detail-oriented approach, his technique and preparation, the ability to spot an …


Eastern Washington notebook: UC Davis star receiver Keelan Doss draws comparisons to Cooper Kupp

When fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) plays host to fourth-ranked UC Davis (8-1, 6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in a key conference battle, the Eagles’ …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

No. 3 Gonzaga tips off season against Idaho State

The preseason rankings and hype surrounding Gonzaga basketball take a backseat to an actual basketball game Tuesday. The third-ranked Zags entertain Idaho State at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which hasn’t …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Trey Tuttle, Jake Constantine lift Weber State over Sacramento State

Jake Constantine passed for two touchdowns and Trey Tuttle added a pair of field goals and Weber State defeated Sacramento State 26-14 on Saturday in Ogden, Utah to win its …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Late score lifts Vandals to home win over North Dakota

In an era of run-pass options and spread offenses, Idaho and North Dakota met in a Kibbie Dome battle that could have been played on tall grass, outdoors under a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington handles Northern Colorado, sets up showdown with UC Davis

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) tallied six sacks, three interceptions and held Northern Colorado (2-8, 2-4) to just 259 total yards, extending its win streak against the Bears …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Kicker, punter Roldan Alcobendas is Mr. Consistency for fifth-ranked Eastern Washington

Roldan Alcobendas is often tempted to use his crafty footwork on the pitch, but Eastern Washington’s record-breaking kicker refrains.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington won’t look past struggling Northern Colorado

As Eastern Washington begins its late-season push for a Big Sky Conference crown, one can’t help but think of a key Nov. 10 date in Cheney with sixth-ranked UC Davis.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Idaho opens two-game homestand against independent North Dakota

After practice one day early this week, when everyone had jogged into the locker room, Idaho senior linebackers Kaden Elliss and Ed Hall and a couple of teammates reassembled on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Don’t expect Northern Colorado to give Eastern Washington trouble in Greeley this time

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Eastern Washington men: ‘Next man up’ approach for guard-heavy Eagles

When EWU begins its 2018-19 campaign Nov. 6 at national power Syracuse, the Eagles will have four returning starters who averaged less than double figures.


Idaho men: Losses force Vandals to rebuild around young talent

An Idaho Vandals team that was going to be light on experience in the best of circumstances has the additional challenge of managing the loss of its best returning player …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Eric Barriere era officially begins for Eastern Washington football

Whether it’s in casual conversation or the moments following one of his electric touchdown runs, Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere is smiling.


Eastern Washington notebook: All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud out for the season

EWU head coach Aaron Best announced that two-time All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud would miss the rest of the season due to a toe injury he sustained in a win at …


Idaho notebook: Vandals’ hopes of quick start against Eastern Washington faded away

Leading up to the renewal of the Big Sky rivalry with Eastern Washington, Idaho coach Paul Petrino preached about the importance of getting off to a good start and limiting …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: UC Davis rallies past Montana 49-21 behind Jake Maier

Junior quarterback Jake Maier threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading a second-half rally that carried UC Davis past Montana 49-21 on Saturday in Missoula.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Eric Barriere shines as Eastern Washington tops Idaho in return to Roos Field

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best confirms that quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery.


Q&A: Eastern Washington safety, Spokane product Cole Karstetter big part of Eagles’ defense

Add Eastern Washington safety Cole Karstetter to the growing list of Eagles with Idaho ties.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Blast from the past: Eastern Washington’s wins over Idaho helped build program into national powerhouse

Was Idaho and Eastern Washington an unrequited rivalry? Depends who you ask. There was never a question of who had the better football program, though.