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Moore, Broncos finally get to prepare for bowl

BOISE – In between trips to Florida and New York and walking in graduation ceremonies, Boise State’s Kellen Moore is trying to squeeze in a little football. It’s been that …


Huskies line finally has stability as bowl approaches

SEATTLE – During the fall of change that was the 2010 University of Washington football season, no unit went through more turnover than the Huskies’ offensive line. And so it …


Eagles seek ways to approach three-week break

Under the old format of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, had Eastern Washington University survived until this weekend, it would have already played in the NCAA Division I Championship game, …


Clark: Band swelled with pride for EWU gridiron classic

After a four-decade absence, I was tooting my trumpet once again at an Eastern Washington University football game. Well, whaddya know. Guess you can go back.


Delaware advances to face EWU for title

NEWARK, Del. – When Pat Devlin left Penn State for Delaware two years ago, this is the kind of moment he envisioned. The senior threw two touchdown passes and Delaware …


Some bowls aren’t easy sell

TEMPE, Ariz. – Missouri didn’t reach its goal of getting into a BCS bowl and was headed to the desert to face a 7-5 team that had lost its final …


Washington State adds defensive end

Washington State football coach Paul Wulff announced Friday the signing of defensive end Ian Knight to a letter of intent. Knight played for Butler Community College last season, recording 56 …


Bowl lineup includes hits, more misses

SEATTLE – It’s your time, all you outliers. Yes, the college-football bowl season is about Auburn and Oregon and TCU and Wisconsin, but it’s also an opening for Troy and …


Cuban wants to break BCS

NEW YORK – Don’t expect Mark Cuban’s money to break the BCS. Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock doubts “financial inducements,” such as the one the Dallas Mavericks’ outspoken …


Szczur will come at EWU from many angles

Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham has never met Matt Szczur. But just from watching video of Villanova’s all-American wide receiver, kick-return specialist and “Wildcat” quarterback, Graham figures Szczur must …


Eastern hosts Villanova’s road warriors for title berth

Villanova coach Andy Talley won’t hazard a guess as to how the national title his team won last fall might impact its chances against No. 1-ranked and fifth-seeded Eastern Washington …


Cougars sign two offensive linemen

Offensive linemen Rico Forbes and Taylor Meighen have signed national letters of intent to play football at Washington State University, head coach Paul Wulff announced Wednesday. Both are expected to …


Blanchette: Kick in the tail feathers for no-show Eagles fans

Dear Montana fan, I’m not sure how to say this, so I’m just going to say it.


Lakeland graduate will play in third title game of career

Bubba Bartlett came in with a national championship and he’d like to go out with a national championship. As a backup tight end, the Lakeland High football standout caught Carroll …


True freshman replaces EWU’s injured Jones

Beau Baldwin insists the absence of All-America running back Taiwan Jones won’t alter Eastern Washington University’s offensive approach – to any major degree, at least – heading into Friday’s Football …


Broken foot sidelines RB for Friday’s semifinal at Cheney

Eastern Washington University’s Bo Levi Mitchell didn’t transfer from Southern Methodist just to play 11 regular-season games and sack up the footballs. “This is exactly why I came here,” the …


UW’s first three bowl practices look to future

SEATTLE – Sunday turned out to be the perfect day for a football game. Indoors.


EWU overcomes odds

Trailing by a touchdown with the snow-covered end zone a distant 90 yards away, Taiwan Jones huddled under a parka on the sideline with an injury and just less than …


Blanchette: Mitchell brushes off mistakes

By the way, the red turf does turn pink. If you order up a blizzard. And then if the skies really empty, the whole thing turns white and you forget …


Villanova reaps matchup with EWU

Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., on Saturday in the …


Jones’ injury creates angst

The Taiwan Jones Watch is nothing new for Eastern Washington football fans who waited anxiously for several weeks earlier this fall for the Eagles’ All-American junior running back to fully …


Newton seizes Heisman

NEW YORK – Auburn’s Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night the same way he played all season – running away from the competition. The prohibitive favorite, Newton, …


Dobbs directs Navy over Army

PHILADELPHIA – Ricky Dobbs sat in a small room deep inside Lincoln Financial Field and recalled a team meeting from earlier this season. Navy had just lost to Air Force, …


Newton is whole show

NEW YORK – Cam Newton and the other finalists for the Heisman Trophy strolled into the room together, posed for a couple of photos with the big bronze statue, then …


EWU’s Baldwin uses life’s experiences to create success

Beau Baldwin was only 11 years old at the time, but still vividly remembers that gray March day in 1984 and the eerie feeling that came over him when his …


Newton’s father won’t attend Heisman Trophy ceremony

The father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton said Thursday he will not attend the Heisman Trophy award ceremony because his presence might “rob Cam and the event of a sacred …


Newton’s father won’t attend Heisman ceremony

The father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton said Thursday he will not attend the Heisman Trophy award ceremony because his presence might “rob Cam and the event of a sacred …


North Dakota State’s Anderson never backed down

Even while wearing the halo brace that was attached to his skull following surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck, Matt Anderson never considered the real possibility that …


Cougars dismiss two players after charges

PULLMAN – Washington State dismissed two football players on Wednesday after they were charged in connection with their arrest in October after Pullman police discovered 38 marijuana plants in their …


Ducks, Cardinal each place 7 on Pac-10 first team

Heisman Trophy finalist Andrew Luck of Stanford was awarded Pac-10 offensive player of the year honors. In other awards announced by the conference on Tuesday, Oregon State defensive tackle Steven …