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EWU’s quarterback Adams chooses Oregon

After weighing the pros and cons of “the toughest decision of my life,” Vernon Adams Jr. delivered the news Eastern Washington fans didn’t want to hear: Adams will play for …


Eastern Washington turns to Jordan West, who gained valuable experience last season as Vernon Adams’ backup

Suddenly, that broken foot seems like a blessing. When Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. missed four weeks last fall to injury, the starting job fell to backup Jordan West, …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, 7:57 p.m.

Eastern Washington turns to Jordan West to lead Eagles

When Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. missed four weeks last year to injury, the starting job fell to backup Jordan West, who gained valuable playing time while leading the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, 1:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams headed to Oregon

Ending two weeks of drama, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. announced Monday morning that he will play football at Oregon next fall


EWU draws recruits through success on the field

They’ve gone toe-to-toe with the big boys on the field. Now Eastern Washington is winning some battles in the living room. Among the Eagles’ 21 prep signees are some players …


Eastern football reloads, signs 21 prep standouts

A little familiarity went a long way for Eastern Washington University during 2015 recruiting season. Including six offensive linemen, a home-grown defensive player and the brother of a two-time Eastern …


Eagles, Ducks awaiting decision from Vernon Adams

The football is in Vernon Adams’ hands. At Eastern Washington and at Oregon, fans and coaches are waiting to learn whether he’ll remain an Eagle or become a Duck.


No word from Adams on transfer decision

At Eastern Washington and at Oregon, fans and coaches are waiting to learn whether Vernon Adams will remain an Eagle or become a Duck.


Beau Baldwin’s new contract at EWU worth $212K a year

Even as he was mentioned as a candidate at other schools, Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin signed new a 5-year contract, worth an additional $45,293 annually, to remain …


Oregon opener highlights Eagles’ challenging schedule

A football program that thrives on challenges, Eastern Washington is getting just what it wants this fall. Road games at Oregon, Montana and Northern Iowa are just part of the …


Eastern’s star quarterback offered scholarship to attend Oregon

He’s still only 6 feet tall, but Vernon Adams’ stature is growing by the minute. Ignored in his youth by the bigger football schools, Eastern Washington’s record-setting quarterback is being …


Inspired by late father, Jake Rodgers pursues dream to play professionally

Jake Rodgers is moving forward, but not without a bittersweet look back. The former Eastern Washington offensive lineman is in southern California this week. On Saturday he’ll play in the …


Eastern Washington football team loses 20 seniors but has experience returning

The Eastern Washington football team said goodbye last weekend to 20 seniors, including 10 starters. The Eagles will lose starters at three positions on offense, five on defense and two …


Eastern Washington football players will miss most their times together this season

If Eastern Washington’s football fans were burdened this year by high expectations, it seldom weighed on the players. After the season ended Saturday, senior captain Dylan Zylstra said the biggest …


Eastern Washington football players will miss most their times together this season

If Eastern Washington’s football fans were burdened this year by high expectations, it seldom weighed on the players. After the season ended Saturday, senior captain Dylan Zylstra said the biggest …


Eastern Washington junior QB Vernon Adams Jr. finishes 2nd again in Walter Payton Award balloting

Truth be told, Vernon Adams Jr. would rather have been in Cheney on Monday, preparing for Eastern Washington’s next football game. The next best thing was the Football Championship Subdivision …


Adams second again in Payton balloting

For the second year in a row, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has finished second in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award.


EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside …


EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside …


Montana’s healthy quarterback, Jordan Johnson, should give Eastern all it can handle

The quarterback is healthy now, more mobile and playing some of his best football when it matters most. And we’re not talking only about Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 4, 2014, 10:38 a.m.

Jim McElwain, former EWU QB, new head coach at Florida

After working though a buyout issue, Jim McElwain is leaving Colorado State to become Florida’s next head coach.


Beau Baldwin pleased with job at EWU

As the rumors swirled Tuesday afternoon, Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin did his best to quash them. “There’s no other FCS program I’m going to coach at,” Baldwin said …


Beau Baldwin says he’s not interested in Montana job

“There’s no other FCS program I’m going to coach at,” Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin said Tuesday.


Winner up North

Once again, Bo Levi Mitchell is rising to the occasion. Four years after leading Eastern Washington to a national title, Mitchell is poised to grab another brass ring, this time …


Eastern quarterback Vernon Adams Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year

In the end, Vernon Adams’ football season was judged by his body of work, not by the health of his body. Despite missing four games to injury, the Eastern Washington …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 25, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

EWU’s Vernon Adams repeats as Big Sky Offensive MVP

Vernon Adams has done it again, earning Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second year in a row.


EWU could have date with Griz

Some things never get old. For Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin, it’s the postseason – familiar territory for his Eagles, who were rewarded on Sunday for another outstanding season …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 23, 2014, 8:19 a.m.

Eastern earns No. 4 seed in FCS playoffs

Eastern Washington has earned the fourth seed in the upcoming Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the NCAA announced Sunday morning.


Big Sky notes: Season put Portland State to test

When asked Wednesday how he deals with stress, Portland State football coach Nigel Burton said he relies on an old prayer: “Lord, give me the courage to change the things …


PSU has given Eagles fits of late

Among other things, the Eastern Washington football players used the recent bye week to get healthy. They also rediscovered a healthy respect for Portland State, their final regular-season opponent Friday …