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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:19 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles offense puts up big numbers, but defense makes name for itself

With an offense as efficient as Eastern Washington’s, it’s defense – one of the most experienced in the Big Sky Conference – just has to do a serviceable job.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Eastern Washington strikes early, holds off Northern Arizona rally in 31-26 victory

When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …


College volleyball: Eastern Washington wins twice to improve to 7-2

Eastern Washington won its final two matches at the Pirate Invitational in Greenville, North Carolina, to improve to 7-3 for the first time since 2006.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Big sky picks: Eastern Washington, Montana State have stiff road tests

Week 2 Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Strong-armed showdown: Eastern Washington’s Gage Gubrud, Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus set to air it out

Two of the country’s top FCS quarterbacks share a conference, gaudy statistics and the amount of Division I scholarship offers coming out of high school: Zero.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Eastern Washington blanks Colorado State on the road

Brittany Delridge and Brooke Dunbar scored their first goals of the season Friday to lift Eastern Washington to a 2-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over Colorado State in Fort Collins, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Northern Arizona star receiver Emmanuel Butler poses a major threat to EWU’s experienced secondary

The first time Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best met Emmanuel Butler, he threw the Northern Arizona receiver a red jersey and jokingly requested his services in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

College volleyball: Host East Carolina sweeps Eastern Washington at Pirate Invitational

Toya Osuegbu finished with a match-high 12 kills Thursday to guide host East Carolina’s 3-0 volleyball sweep over Eastern Washington at the Pirate Invitational in Greenville, North Carolina.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Locals in the NFL: Idaho’s Jesse Davis, Eastern Washington’s Kendrick Bourne make most of opportunities

For every Deone Bucannon, Cooper Kupp and Mike Iupati there’s a surplus of of Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho alums fighting for permanence in the National Football League. Over a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Nsimba Webster steps up as big-play receiver

On an almost annual basis, Eastern Washington has produced some of the Big Sky Conference’s most dynamic pass catchers. Senior Nsimba Webster, a shifty, athletic former high school quarterback, appears …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington offense totals 677 yards as Eagles rout Central Washington in season opener

The ninth-ranked Eagles scored on the first play from scrimmage, jumped out to a swift 20-point lead, and kept their foot on the throttle in a 58-13 rout of NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington ready for Central Washington’s strong running game

There’s a glaring disparity in scholarships, depth, resources and, at many positions, talent between the Eastern Washington and Central Washington football programs.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Aaron Best expects another pesky, talented Central Washington team Saturday

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best still shakes his head when recalling the play. Three months before EWU captured the program’s first national title in 2010, the Eagles edged NCAA …


College volleyball: North Dakota hands Eastern Washington first loss of season

Jordan Vail totaled 16 kills and nine blocks Thursday to power North Dakota to a 3-0 volleyball sweep over Eastern Washington to open the UND Classic in Grand Forks, North …


Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game

With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.


Block buster: Back from injury, Eastern Washington’s Jay-Tee Tiuli ready to wreak havoc in Big Sky backfields

Over the last four years, Jay-Tee Tiuli, a preseason All-American, has bullied centers, guards and ballcarriers with his ferocity, size and off-the-ball speed. He’s establishing himself as one of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Central Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey ready to face his old squad in season opener at Eastern Washington

Reilly Hennessey respected the decision, but he didn’t like it. Before the strong-armed Central Washington quarterback guided the Wildcats to a 11-0 regular season last fall, he spent two years …


Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas named to preseason watch list

Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas was named to the Fred Mitchell Award watch list, an honor given to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker among FCS, NCAA II, III, NAIA and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:41 a.m.

With starters mostly out, Eastern Washington’s defense shines in second scrimmage

In the Eagles’ second and final scrimmage Saturday, the defense tallied three interceptions, yielded two scoring drives and surrendered just 269 yards.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Eleven on Eleven: taking a look at the toughest players Eastern Washington will face this season

Here are 11 individuals that could pose the most trouble for EWU.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

College volleyball: Eastern Washington head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud debuts with victory

Leslie Flores-Cloud’s first match as Eastern Washington’s head volleyball coach couldn’t have turned out much better.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington football’s special teams vie to build off success

Roldan Alcobendas, the Eagles’ kickoff and place-kicker the last three seasons, hopes for similar results. He’ll be punting this fall, too.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Mitch Fettig leads backside of Eastern Washington’s secondary

For the last three years, Mitch Fettig, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, has been a key cog in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 defense, leading the team in tackles last season (92) and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Tough times reshaped Eastern Washington’s defensive line

The return of Jay-Tee Tiuli, a preseason All-American, along with five starters and 10 letterwinners has this group expecting a dramatic improvement.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s first scrimmage displays ‘good, bad and ugly’

Of Eastern Washington’s 16 scripted and situational drives Saturday at Roos Field, just two resulted in the offense – first-, second- and third-team units – reaching the end zone.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington receivers looking for more in 2018

All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud has witnessed the growth of his top targets.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson lead ‘scary’ group of Eastern Washington running backs

Increased carries coupled with the return of proven ballcarriers Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson could end the 1,000-yard-back drought this fall.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Run-game improvement a priority among Eastern Washington’s deep group at offensive line

His coaching career in its genesis, 26-year-old Eastern Washington offensive line coach Jase Butorac has already lived a charmed life at the position.


Bills claim former EWU defensive lineman Albert Havili

The Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Albert Havili off waivers, and also signed fullback Sam Rogers. Havili was claimed a day after he was waived by the Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington football stocked with talent, experience at linebacker

Kurt Calhoun and Ketner Kupp, a pair of Yakima-area products, combined for 139 tackles a year ago, EWU’s second-and third-leading ballstoppers. They’ve been key cogs in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 scheme.