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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, 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: 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.


Area women’s basketball: Eastern Washington outpaced by Idaho State

Grace Kenyon scored 19 points and Idaho State cruised past Eastern Washington 63-48 in a Big Sky matchup in Pocatello, while Idaho topped Weber State 79-74 behind 26 points by …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington surges back from first-half deficit to top Idaho State

Eastern Washington came from 11 points down in the first half to beat Idaho State 65-55, evening its conference record at 1-1.


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: 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.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Area college basketball: Jordan Lester’s late shot give Whitworth win over Johns Hopkins

Jordan Lester made a layup with 1.2 seconds remaining, and Whitworth edged Johns Hopkins 76-74 Saturday at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Weber State handles Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball opener

Weber State turned the Eagles’ misses into transition buckets, shot 53 percent from the field and took advantage of a near eight-minute lull in the second half in which EWU …


After tough nonconference slates, Eastern Washington, Idaho begin Big Sky play

Syracuse, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, upstart San Francisco and Summit League power South Dakota State provided tough tests for the guard-heavy Eagles, but undesirable results.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Aaron Best is best: Eastern Washington football coach named Hero Sports FCS Coach of the Year

Best earned 2,078 fan votes, nearly 40 percent of the total. North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman finished second with 1,127 votes.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Ex-Ferris High star Cody Benzel leads Eastern Washington men in win over Corban

Cody Benzel and Dalton Patchen turned Eastern Washington’s 92-73 dispatching of NAIA-member Corban into a local basketball showcase.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington embracing rare underdog role against FCS juggernaut North Dakota State

Over the span of three seasons, Vegas oddmakers have pegged the Eagles to lose four FCS games. Each was against North Dakota State, a program that’s captured six of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Status of Eastern Washington football standout Jay-Tee Tiuli uncertain following felony arrest

The playing status of Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli remains in question following his arrest earlier this month for felony assault after a police officer said he witnessed …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington keeps its faith in injured recruits, signs nine on national letter of intent day

Pittsburg (California) High quarterback Trey Turner’s recruiting took a hit when the talented dual-threat suffered a season-ending knee injury as a junior.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

All-American forward Mike Daum, South Dakota State pull away from Eastern Washington

Ten times EWU cut the South Dakota State’s lead to one in front of a meager Christmas break crowd at Reese Court. Ten times All-American forward Mike Daum’s senior-laden Jackrabbits …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Roldan Alcobendas leads trio of Eastern Washington players named to STATS FCS All-American team

Honors continue to roll in for Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas, nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli and center Spencer Blackburn.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington hopes to keep pace with North Dakota State on the field, in the stands

Eastern Washington wants to make sure the 4,100 tickets it’s been allotted stay out of green and gold hands.


Eastern Washington tasked with stopping All-America forward Mike Daum, South Dakota State

When EWU (1-9) concludes its brawny conference slate Tuesday at Reese Court against Summit League power South Dakota State (9-4), it won’t get any easier in the paint.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Area basketball roundup: Eagles women fall to UC Riverside at Maui Classic

The Eastern Washington women were held to 27 percent shooting from the field and fell 57-45 to UC Riverside on Saturday at the Maui Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles’ offensive line has its way with Maine’s ‘Black Hole’ defense

Eastern Washington’s veteran offensive front wasn’t fazed in Saturday’s semifinal by Maine, which came to Cheney leading the country in run defense and was second in sacks.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Stanford pulls away from Eastern Washington, 78-62

Daejon Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62. Cormac Ryan scored 12 points, all on three pointers, for the Cardinal …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Dan Thompson: Eastern Washington likely in this position with healthy Gage Gubrud, but Eagles are happy with Eric Barriere under center

But in the long run, the progression of Eric Barriere – still just a redshirt sophomore – is going to pay off big time for the Eastern Washington football team.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Eric Barriere’s record-tying performance leads Eastern Washington to rout of Maine, spot in FCS national championship game

Barriere completed 21 of 30 passes for 352 yards and a seven touchdowns for the Eagles (12-2), who will face top-ranked North Dakota State (14-0) on January 5, 2019 at …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

5 keys to an Eastern Washington victory: Limiting mistakes, strong finish are points of emphasis for Eagles

Here are 5 keys to Eastern Washington’s success against Maine in the FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Run-heavy Eastern Washington faces run-stopping Maine for a trip to the FCS national title game

All Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn could do was watch the from the freezing sidelines as Youngstown State marched down Roos Field in the closing seconds of the 2016 FCS …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Spokane products Jack Hunter, Beau Byus have helped boost Eastern Washington’s stout offensive line

They’re paired on the left side of Eastern Washington’s offensive line, but Beau Byus and Jack Hunter spent their teenage years separated by a Greater Spokane League rivalry.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Ralph Walter: With Frisco at stake, there’s no better time to catch Eastern Washington football at the Inferno

For the fourth time since the National Championship run of 2010, Eastern Washington University is just a win away from a return trip to the FCS title game in Frisco, …