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Eastern players don’t figure to be intimidated

With four days left before the season opener at Oregon State, Eastern Washington’s football players are duly – but not unduly – impressed with the 25th-ranked Beavers. That includes the …


McDonald enhances experienced secondary

The two-lane streets and wheat fields beyond are only two reminders that Tevin McDonald is far from Los Angeles. The differences end at Roos Field, where McDonald, a junior safety …


EWU’s linebackers ready to help out

The young linebackers at Eastern Washington are counting on some run support this season. The moral support is already in place, just ahead of them in the depth chart, in …


Eagles’ wide receivers have plenty of speed to unleash

The Eastern Washington wide receivers aren’t faster this year; it only seems that way. “I don’t know what it is, but they’re definitely quicker,” Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams said before …


Running backs aplenty for Eagles

Grab some more chairs, because the running back committee at Eastern Washington just got even bigger. With the Eagles’ top two returning backs already questionable for the opener at Oregon …


Running backs aplenty for Eagles

Grab some more chairs, because the running back committee at Eastern Washington just got even bigger.


Depth maintains D-line’s quality

Despite losing three starters, the Eastern Washington defensive line is hardly in rebuilding mode. Assistant coach Ryan Sawyer doesn’t even need to reload, thanks partly to the Eagles’ emphasis on …


Depth maintains EWU’s D-line quality

Despite losing three starters, the Eastern Washington defensive line is hardly in rebuilding mode.


Special teams go back to basics

Happy returns, indeed. Nine months later, Shaquille Hill still gets teased about his kickoff return last year against Illinois State, the one he was taking to the house before dropping …


Special teams go back to basics

Nine months later, Shaquille Hill still gets teased about his kickoff return last year against Illinois State, the one he was taking to the house before dropping the ball on …


Eastern tight ends hope receiving catches on

Zach Gehring hopes to establish himself as a receiving threat this season at Eastern Washington. “I’ve tried to get more involved with the receivers,” said Gehring, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior …


Eastern’s offense owns the day at Red-White Game

If spring football is about progress, the Eastern Washington offense made plenty on Saturday. The Eagles found their way into the end zone five times, but more important found themselves …


Eastern’s Kaufman awaits NFL call

This is the longest spring quarter of Brandon Kaufman’s life. And it’s only April. Kaufman is still enrolled in classes at Eastern Washington and trying to pay attention to the …


Eastern QB Adams prepares for new season

Vernon Adams has another new look. If you can get past the eye-catching eyebrows – each is chisled in half – you’ll see some serious muscle.


Eastern trustees to see Gateway Project presentation

Details of the Gateway Project, Eastern Washington University’s vision for a multimillion-dollar, multi-use athletic-cultural facility, will be shared Friday morning with the school’s Board of Trustees.


Eastern emphasized balancing act in spring

If the Eastern Washington football coaches had one goal going into spring drills, it was to get more physical. Which sounds a bit trite – this is football, after all. …


Cowboys select EWU’s Johnson in fourth round

As a child, Matt Johnson’s Thanksgivings were all about family – and the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson’s football dreams came full circle Saturday morning when the Cowboys chose the strong safety …


Defense carries the day at EWU’s Red-White game

All things considered, it’s been a pretty good month for Ronnie Hamlin. The Eastern Washington linebacker is three weeks removed from a broken hand, which healed just in time for …


QB Padron cleared to play at Eastern

Quarterback Kyle Padron confirmed Wednesday night that he has been approved for a medical hardship that paves the way for him to play two years for Eastern Washington University. “It’s …


EWU counts on deep defensive line

This is the fifth in an eight- part series on Eastern Washington football. Today: the defensive line.


EWU veterans Pavel, Vitto show poise

Two veteran players showed their poise Wednesday as the Eastern Washington football team neared the halfway point in spring drills. For kicker/punter Jimmy Pavel, the challenge came from the elements, …


Eastern men overcome 17-point deficit

Parker Kelly knows he has the green light. “If you’re open, you have to shoot it,” said Kelly, who hit three 3-pointers – the last with 14 seconds left – …


EWU’s 2012 football schedule favors fans

Will Eastern Washington University football fans get a bigger kick out of this year’s schedule? That depends: Is your gas tank half-full or half-empty?


Another win gives Eastern slight hope at postseason

POCATELLO – Could it actually happen? Some of those close to Eastern Washington University’s football program were speculating after Saturday’s 45-14 rout of Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State that …


EWU will have its eye out for ISU’s Rumble

Eastern Washington University will get back to trying to defend the pass – make that many passes – when it travels to Pocatello on Saturday to take on Big Sky …


Eagles outlast Cal Poly in three OTs

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 436 yards and five touchdowns, and Eastern Washington stopped Cal Poly on a two-point conversion in triple overtime to hang on for a 53-51 victory …


Eastern prepares for Cal Poly’s classic spread option

Eastern Washington’s defense has dealt with its share of option offenses this fall. But the one the Eagles (4-5) will face in Saturday’s 6 p.m. nonconference game against Cal Poly …


Eastern’s playoff hopes end in loss to Portland State

It was difficult to determine the most fitting omen for Eastern Washington University’s 43-26 Senior Day loss to Portland State at Roos Field Saturday afternoon. For some in a sellout …


Big Sky Notes: Eastern’s defense zeros in on PSU’s Kavanaugh

John Graham is convinced the trigger man in Portland State’s pistol offense is much more important that any single bullet. That’s why Eastern Washington’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator …


Eastern plays Villanova on Friday at Roos

The Eastern Washington University football team, coming off a 38-31 overtime triumph over North Dakota State on Saturday at Roos Field, will play host to Villanova on Friday on ESPN2 …