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  • Eagles not in awe of Huskies

    Just another game? Not when half your team grew up within an hour’s drive of Husky Stadium, where Eastern Washington plays on Saturday.


  • EWU host to NAIA Montana Western

    As it turns out, Eastern Washington didn’t have a monopoly on the opening weekend of college football. A few hours after the Eagles dispatched Sam Houston State last Saturday, the …


  • Eagles face NAIA opponent

    A few hours after the Eastern Washington dispatched Sam Houston State last Saturday, the Bulldogs of Western Montana did the same to NAIA rival Montana Tech, 38-6.


  • Eagles, Bearkats kick off season for nation

    College football starts here, all right – in the third week of August. Which means the road to the FCS national title game is that much longer for two programs …


  • ESPN’s Cowherd returns to take in EWU’s ‘wow moment’ in football

    Offered a chance to be a part of a landmark football weekend at Eastern Washington University, Colin Cowherd didn’t hesitate. “It makes me proud and it makes me smile,” the …


  • College football kicks off at EWU

    College football starts here, all right – in the third week of August. Which means the road to the FCS national title game is that much longer for two programs …


  • Cowherd visits in support of alma mater

    Offered a chance to be a part of a landmark football weekend at Eastern Washington University, Colin Cowherd didn’t hesitate. “It makes me proud and it makes me smile,” the …


  • Story lines

    Spreading the wealth Last year, the Eagles got 2,924 of their 5,247 receiving yards (or 55.7 percent) from just two players: the graduated Ashton Clark (1,233 yards and 10 touchdowns) …


  • K.C. Keeler faces Texas-size rebuild at Sam Houston State

    K.C. Keeler is a Texan now. He hasn’t just accepted the stereotypes, he’s embraced them, from his wife’s first trip to a gun club to his own growing midsection.


  • EWU defensive lineman Dylan Zylstra understands the commitment needed to play college football

    There are days when Dylan Zylstra asks himself, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to just go to class?” Just class, nothing else. No endless sessions in the film room, no lifting …


  • True story: Grady will see action for Eagles

    “Trueing,” Terence Grady calls it, which means getting on the college football field as a true freshman. Mission accomplished: The wide receiver from Kent, Washington, got the word last week …


  • EWU Defensive backfield talented, but inexperienced

    No man is an island, but try telling that to the young Eastern Washington cornerbacks. “It’s tough because we got these practices and we’re going against the best offense that …


  • Inexperienced EWU secondary has plenty of talent

    No man is an island, but try telling that to the young Eastern Washington cornerbacks.


  • EWU has embarrassment of riches at wide receiver

    The receivers at Eastern Washington look younger than ever. That’s despite the fact that senior Cory Mitchell is 26 years old, classmate Blair Bomber wears a goatee and redshirt sophomore …


  • Eagles need to work on finishing

    As Eastern Washington resumed two-a-days on a warm Monday morning, coach Beau Baldwin said he hopes the players respond to the heat and pressure between now and Aug. 23. That’s …


  • Eagles need to work on their finishing touches

    As Eastern Washington resumed two-a-days on a warm Monday morning, coach Beau Baldwin said he hopes the players respond to the heat and pressure between now and Aug. 23.


  • Eagles open season at No. 1 in media poll; reach deal with NDSU

    While the Eastern Washington football team was hard at work Friday morning, the Eagles were getting a quite a payoff. Minutes apart, the Eagle program got two big pieces of …


  • Young EWU linebackers coming of age

    It was a tough day at the office Wednesday morning for the Eastern Washington linebackers. Gap control was more concept than a reality, and overpursuit was punished by screens and …


  • Rough day for Eastern’s linebackers

    It was a tough day at the office Wednesday morning for the Eastern Washington linebackers.


  • EWU has plenty of options to run with it

    Quincy Forte isn’t about to slow down – somebody might be gaining on him. Eastern Washington’s first football practice on Thursday was already in the books when Forte, the Eagles’ …


  • Eagles come up second to North Dakota St. in first poll

    For the first time in this year’s preseason, Eastern Washington isn’t No. 1. Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State was a narrow 21-point choice over the Eagles in the …


  • Alcobendas happy to get 2nd chance

    Eastern Washington has some questions at kicker, but none bigger than the ones Roldan Alcobendas faced a year ago. Three months after signing with the Eagles early in 2013, the …


  • Eagles have healthy competition at kicker

    Eastern Washington has some questions at kicker, but none bigger than the ones Roldan Alcobendas faced a year ago.


  • At home in the CFL

    When T.J. Lee III dreamed of playing football “at the next level,” he didn’t expect the Canadian Rockies. An All-America cornerback at Eastern Washington, Lee is a rookie again, trying …


  • Lessons on life

    Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin spoke Monday afternoon of battling, staying focused and finishing strong in the fourth quarter. But instead of a few dozen football players, Baldwin seized …


  • EWU kickers battle

    This is the last of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: special teams The wind was gusting to 30 mph at a recent Eastern Washington football …


  • EWU stresses life’s lessons during Eagle Week

    Instead of grabbing the attention of a few dozen football players, EWU coach Beau Baldwin seized the attention of hundreds of students at Rogers High School, where he and quarterback …


  • Overview: EWU special teams

    As redshirt freshman Roldan Alcobendas and walk-on Trevor Merritt were blasting the ball past the track at the south end of Roos Field, the coaches were sizing up the two …


  • EWU secondary steps up at scrimmage

    Saturday’s Eastern Washington scrimmage had a little of everything: a fired-up defense, efficient offense, and a feeling that the young Eagles cornerbacks are starting to, well, turn the corner. And …


  • EWU spring football: Eagles deep at linebacker

    T his is the sixth of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the linebackers The teacher-student ratio at Eastern Washington looks even better these days, especially …


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