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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:54 a.m.

Blueprint to beat the Bison: Eastern Washington will have to slow North Dakota State rushing attack, force turnovers

Some of the most proven coaches in the country have burnt the midnight oil looking for Bison frailties, but their searches were often fruitless.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Official, unofficial watch parties give local Eastern Washington fans plenty of viewing options for national title game

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association is hosting two official viewing parties for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 9 a.m. PT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


John Blanchette: Please dig into your pockets to relocate these Bison

Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Longtime Washington State Director of Football Operations Antonio Huffman leaving Cougars for Texas Tech

The former Red Raiders cornerback was a three-year starter for Leach at Tech and returns to his alma mater more than 10 years after his playing career ended. Formerly the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tickets for College Football Playoff title game between Alabama, Clemson available for cheap

Tickets for the CFP title game between Alabama and Clemson have never been cheaper.


Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines AP’s all-bowl team

Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to earn his spot as the quarterback of The Associated Press …


Clemson’s NFL prospects step closer to championship goals

Clemson All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is grateful for the journey he has taken during his final college season. But he says he hasn’t reached his destination yet. The second-ranked …


Gutsy calls by a gambling Nick Saban have turned title games

Nick Saban showed he’s capable of derring-do in Alabama’s past two national championship game wins. The coach famed for his scowl, his process and his meticulous down-to-the-tiniest detail nature has …


Ralph D. Russso: Expand playoff to get the guess work out of the game

The satisfying simplicity of sports is in the definitive result. A game is played. There is a winner and a loser and the winner gets a reward.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Eastern Washington, North Dakota State players look back at 2010 FCS quarterfinal

Eight years after meeting in the 2010 FCS quarterfinals, Eastern Washington and North Dakota State are the gold standard of the decade.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Similarities between the 2010 and 2018 Frisco-bound Eastern Washington teams

When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington still looks for signature win under head coach Chris Petersen

UW didn’t look prepared for Tuesday’s Rose Bowl, coming out flat in the first half and punting on six of its first seven drives en route to its third consecutive …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Washington safety Taylor Rapp declares for NFL draft

Washington safety Taylor Rapp has declared for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility after being a second-team AP All-America selection.


Purdue super fan who inspired with fight against cancer dies

Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old.


Iowa rallies past No. 18 Mississippi State in Outback Bowl

Safety Jake Gervase made an interception in the end zone to help preserve a late lead, and ball-hawking Iowa Hawkeyes beat No. 18 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl 27-22 …


Benny Snell Jr. runs wild, No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State

Benny Snell Jr. ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns to become Kentucky’s career rushing leader and help the 16th-ranked Wildcats wrap up their best season in more than four …


Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension

Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the second-year coach being lured away by an NFL team.


Trayveon Williams runs wild, Texas A&M routs NC State 52-13 in Gator Bowl

Trayveon Williams ran for 236 yards and three touchdowns, smashing a 30-year-old school record and carrying No. 21 Texas A&M to a 52-13 victory against North Carolina State in the …


Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in Holiday Bowl

Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Gage Gubrud, other injured Eastern Washington players played important roles in run to national title game

The first time Gage Gubrud made the trip to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, he pledged to return.


Cameron Scarlett scores both TDs, Stanford tops Pittsburgh 14-13 Sun Bowl

Cameron Scarlett scored on a 1-yard run and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a second score to lead Stanford to a 14-13 victory against Pittsburgh in the …


Justin Herbert sparks Oregon past Michigan State 7-6 in Redbox Bowl

Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Dillon Mitchell in the fourth quarter, and Oregon held on after Michigan State botched a fake field goal attempt for a 7-6 victory …


Cincinnati rallies past Virginia Tech 35-31 in Military Bowl

Michael Warren ran for a career-high 166 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:29 left in a soggy Military Bowl to carry Cincinnati past Virginia Tech 35-31.


Oklahoma State edges No. 24 Missouri 38-33 in Liberty Bowl

Taylor Cornelius tied a Liberty Bowl record with four touchdown passes and Kolby Peel made a critical fourth-down stop with 1:01 left as Oklahoma State edged No. 24 Missouri 38-33. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

The Huskies have come a long way under Chris Petersen. Next step? Win a major bowl game

Three years ago, UW had just clawed its way to the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s been straight up from there, and the Huskies’ next goal is winning a big-time …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

New Year’s Day bowls: Who’s playing, who’s favored and who doesn’t care

It’s New Year’s Day, the one day on the calendar where it’s perfectly acceptable – nay, darn near mandatory – to sit on the couch for hours upon end watching …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

First look: No. 3 Eastern Washington vs. No. 1 North Dakota State, FCS national championship

Eastern Washington (12-2) of the Big Sky Conference meets North Dakota State (14-0) of the Missouri Valley Conference in the FCS national championship game.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Miami coach Mark Richt retires, Hurricanes hire Manny Diaz who was leaving for Temple

Mark Richt said he wants Miami to experience greatness again. And he decided someone else will have to lead the Hurricanes there.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Deep receiving corps has come up big during Eastern Washington’s run to FCS title game

If Eastern Washington receiver Jayson Williams is dropping anything, it’s a defender.