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Soaring achievement

FRISCO, Tex. – Eastern Washington University has been a fourth-down and fourth-quarter team throughout most of this magical college football season. The Eagles were again on Friday night.


Eastern Washington 20, Delaware 19: The Stats

The stats from Friday’s FCS title game in Frisco, Texas.


Sherritt wins Buchanan Award

FRISCO, Texas – After being “completely surprised” by his second-place finish is last year’s voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, Eastern Washington’s J.C. Sherritt was equally shocked to learn he …


3 Delaware players to watch

• QB Pat Devlin (17): The numbers this 6-foot-4 second-year transfer from Penn State have posted this fall are incredible. His amazing pass efficiency rating of 155.37 includes a completion …


Projected Delaware lineups

Projected offensive starters Pos. Name Yr. QB Pat Devlin Sr. RB Andrew Pierce Fr. WR Rob Jones So. LT Shea Allard Jr. LG Gino Gradkowski Jr. C Rob McDowell Jr. …


Blanchette: Eagles scaled heights with gratitude attitude

FRISCO, Texas – As in any college locker room, posted on the wall just inside Eastern Washington’s football sanctum is the usual paper blizzard of schedules, rules compliance cautions, academic …


Eagles can write own chapter tonight

FRISCO, Texas – In any national championship game, there is a tendency among some to get caught up in the history of the two schools involved. Which, in the case …


EWU’s Jones limited to highlights

FRISCO, Texas – Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin might have coined a new injury assessment term on Thursday afternoon when he called Taiwan Jones’ status for today’s NCAA …


Miami of Ohio finishes with win after 11 losses last season

MOBILE, Ala. – Austin Boucher threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns in his fourth career start and Miami of Ohio capped a historic turnaround season with a 35-21 win …


Johnson twins sharpen EWU defense

FRISCO, Texas – A package deal? No way. At least that’s the stand Matt and Zach Johnson took during the early stages of the football recruiting process that played out …


Blanchette: Colonial never goes out of style

FRISCO, Texas – The best thing about Eastern Washington playing for a national championship is … well, Eastern playing for a national championship. There doesn’t even have to be a …


EWU defense must contend with UD’s 6-foot-4 QB Devlin

Pat Devlin didn’t just drop out of the sky and land under center as the University of Delaware’s starting quarterback. Having grown up in Downingtown, Pa., just 40 miles from …


Ohio State nips Arkansas in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State might want to send a thank-you note to the NCAA for helping to end its bowl misery against the SEC. Terrelle Pryor threw two touchdown …


Roos: Red turf motivated Eagles

The major long-term investment former Eastern Washington University offensive lineman Michael Roos and his wife, Katherine, made in their alma mater’s football program in late-January 2010 has paid some very …


Loads of Luck

MIAMI – John Elway flashed his familiar grin and Jim Harbaugh gave a jubilant shout from the sideline as Andrew Luck sprinted up the field to join a celebration in …


See ya’ there

A list of former players and athletic department personnel who have made it known to EWU that they will be attending Friday’s national championship football game: Michael Roos (’01-’04)


Stanford rolls to Orange Bowl win

Andrew Luck, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns Monday night to lead fifth-ranked Stanford past No. 12 Virginia Tech, 40-12.


‘Perfect’ Luck leads Cardinal

MIAMI – Andrew Luck threw seven interceptions and 97 incompletions during the regular season. His knowledge of the NFL is less than encyclopedic – more on that shortly – and …


Pieces come together for Tide

ORLANDO, Fla. – The team picked to repeat as national champions gave a glimpse of everything it could’ve been and more. Too bad for Alabama it came too late.


Perfect finish in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif. – When Tank Carder leaped with perfect timing and swatted Wisconsin’s final pass to the turf, the TCU linebacker felt as if he got a boost from every …


Bulldogs trounce Michigan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mississippi State displayed a program and a coach on the rise with an overwhelming performance in the Gator Bowl. For Michigan, it could have been the final …


Meyer goes out a winner

TAMPA, Fla. – Joe Paterno and Urban Meyer met at midfield for a postgame handshake and hug, the 84-year-old Penn State coach looking forward to next season, the 46-year-old Florida …


Sooners enjoy Fiesta

GLENDALE, Ariz. – No more BCS losing streak for the Oklahoma Sooners. They busted it up in a big way. Landry Jones threw for a school bowl-record 429 yards and …


Raiders hold off Wildcats

DALLAS – Tommy Tuberville knew better. The last two onside kicks he called this season were returned for touchdowns. The most recent came in this very stadium. The thing is, …


EWU’s working class

They arrived in Cheney in the fall of 2006, some 30 naïve freshmen, harboring a good measure of uncertainty, hope and a desire to leave a lasting impression on Eastern …


Turnaround teams battle

MIAMI – Stanford’s football program was in a slump in 2006 when Thomas Keiser, a widely recruited prep defensive lineman from Pennsylvania, accepted a scholarship offer to play for the …


Heels overcome Vols

Casey Barth kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to send North Carolina past Tennessee, 30-27 in a Music City Bowl that will be remembered much more for …


FCS timing slips a tick or two for Eags

The most-watched game in Football Championship Subdivision history – nearly 2 million households – was last year’s playoff semifinal between Montana and Appalachian State. The momentum from that produced a …


Eastern A.D. warms to title game timing

Now that he’s had a chance to see exactly how the new Football Championship Subdivision playoff format plays out, Bill Chaves is an admitted convert. Eastern Washington University’s athletic director …


Happy Holiday!

SAN DIEGO – Jake Locker was finally healthy, and the University of Washington was finally bowling, and the Huskies’ opponent looked like it would rather be fishing. Mix it all …