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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Boise State guard Riley Lupfer reaches 1,000-point milestone

Boise State guard and former Lewis and Clark star Riley Lupfer can score in a variety of ways, but her driving, left-handed floater Saturday at Fresno State put her in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington promotes Eti Ena to defensive coordinator

Eti Ena was named Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator on Wednesday, replacing Jeff Schmedding, who recently joined Boise State’s coaching staff as a co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Three former Eastern Washington stars headed to the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams

Former EWU linebacker Samson Ebukam had three tackles and a forced fumble, helping the Rams clip the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime Saturday in the NFC championship game at …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Brett Rypien helps West beat East 21-17 in Shrine Game

Brett Rypien displayed some of his pedigree in the East-West Shrine Game.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Jacob Davison, Tyler Kidd spark EWU’s win over Montana State on record-breaking night for Tyler Hall

Before EWU downed the Bobcats (7-10, 4-3), it upset rival and preseason conference favorite Montana 78-71 on Jan. 10, the Eagles’ first back-to-back wins of the season.


Eastern Washington basketball faces tough test in Montana State, high-scoring talent Tyler Hall

Eastern will have plenty more time to savor its last victory, but head coach Shantay Legans prefers to embrace the extra rest and practice time afforded his team.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding leaves Eastern Washington to join staff at Boise State

The University High grad will join the Broncos as their outside linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …



UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s 2019 schedule includes Washington, FCS power Jacksonville State

The Eagles’ full 12-game schedule was released Friday, which includes seven away games including road dates with rivals Montana and Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington overcomes early struggles, surges past Montana for second Big Sky win

Saddled with foul woes, too many turnovers and an early deficit, EWU dramatically reversed course and roared back to secure a 78-71 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference …


Area roundup: Violet Kapri Morrow hits milestone as Eagles down Griz

Violet Kapri Morrow scored 17 points, surpassing the 1,000-point career mark, as Eastern Washington held off Montana 68-62 Thursday night in Big Sky action in Missoula.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud enters name into NCAA transfer database

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud’s college football career may not be over, after all.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


Eastern Washington club hockey team gives players chance to compete, succeed at high level

After this season, goalie Tyler O’Donnell knows that this is about it for his hockey career.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Montana match up for first time since Big Sky championship

The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.


Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State

FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Plenty of talent and high hopes returning for EWU

By the time Eastern Washington reached the program’s second FCS national title game Saturday at Toyota Stadium – it fell 38-24 to juggernaut North Dakota State – the Eagles’ best …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win

Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Steady Sam McPherson steps up in FCS title game loss for Eagles

Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington vows to get the next party started

As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington star Jay-Tee Tiuli misses FCS national title game against North Dakota State

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli, the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, did not play in Saturday’s FCS national championship game against North Dakota State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Easton Stick’s five touchdowns pace North Dakota State in 38-24 national title win over Eastern Washington

Seven times in the last eight years, various opponents have tried to stand in the way of the green and gold FCS machine known as North Dakota State.


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington hoping to make Frisco a home away from The Inferno

Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles likely to face road-game atmosphere at Toyota Stadium

It’s not Fargo, but it might as well be.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Dual-threat sophomore Eric Barriere the next star in long line of decorated Eastern Washington quarterbacks

Erik Meyer, the first in Eastern Washington’s string of All-American quarterbacks since 2005, nearly swallowed his whistle the first time he saw Eric Barriere operate.