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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Several of Eastern Washington’s top players are back stronger after injury-plagued 2017

“Injuries are part of the game. You can’t control them. You can try to minimize them with a lot of different variables, but you can’t avoid them,” Best said. “There …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Jay-Tee Tiuli lone FCS player on Polynesian Player of the Year watch list

All but one of the 50 players on the Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year watch list are playing at the FBS level, the majority from Power 5 programs. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho land three players apiece on Phil Steel Preseason All-America Teams

National accolades are beginning to pile up for Eastern Washington and Idaho’s top players.


Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Second year could be big for Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder

Bodie Reeder, an offensive coordinator who was given the keys to Eastern Washington’s offense after head coach Beau Baldwin took the OC job at California, called the shots for a …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington corners hungry for interceptions after totaling six in 2017

For senior corner Josh Lewis, who came down with three of the team’s six picks a year ago, takeaways have been a point of emphasis.


Redshirt freshmen earning first-team reps on senior-heavy Eastern Washington squad

Few rookies are expected to carve out substantial roles this fall, but a trio of redshirt freshmen – receiver Andrew Boston, defensive end Mitchell Johnson and offensive tackle Matt Shook …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Five questions heading into camp: Eastern Washington Eagles

Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Eastern Washington opens camp Sunday with 17 returning starters – nine on offense, eight on defense – including one of the top quarterbacks in the …


Former Central Valley standout Beau Byus ready for final season on EWU line

Beau Byus is entering his fifth and final season as an Eastern Washington University football season. But there’s just one catch.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp experiences rookie season of fatherhood

On July 3, nearly one month before Kupp embarked on his second pro season in Los Angeles, his wife Anna gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son they’d …


Former Eastern Washington offensive lineman Aaron Neary tries to find foothold in NFL

Neary was one of three ex-EWU players listed on the official roster when the Los Angeles Rams opened up training camp last Thursday on the UC Irvine campus.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams experiences bumpy ride in Canadian Football League

When Vernon Adams registered his fourth career start in three years Thursday for the Montreal Alouettes, one-third of the CFL’s first-string quarterbacks were pupils of ex-EWU head coach Beau Baldwin.


Big Sky Conference reveals basketball tournament brackets, schedules

The Big Sky Conference announced its revamped men’s and women’s basketball championship brackets and schedules Tuesday.


Eastern Washington’s career scoring leader, Delaney Hodgins, signs with pro team in Finland

August will be a quite a month for former Eastern Washington University women’s basketball star Delaney Hodgins.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Johnny Manziel to back up former Eastern Washington standout Vernon Adams for Montreal Alouettes against Edmonton Eskimos

Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams’ backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Big Sky goes back to 20-game conference basketball schedule

The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a 20-game conference schedule, beginning this winter.


John Blanchette: Bobby Hauck tasked with making Grizzlies relevant in football again

News is as unlikely as rain at college football’s mid-July conference gabfests, unless Nick Saban announces he’s changed his brand of coffee filters. As the coaches of the Big Sky …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Foes become friends at Big Sky Conference media days

The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …


Big Sky football coaches, players come to Spokane for season kickoff event

On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews works to stay in NBA after summer league with the Los Angeles Clippers

After not being selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jordan Mathews joined the New Orleans Pelicans last summer, and then signed with the Atlanta Hawks in September before getting released …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington hires Sam Read as head cross country coach

Eastern Washington University has hired Sam Read to become the Eagles’ new head cross country coach, the school announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington sensation Jacob Wiley works hard to secure spot on Dallas Mavericks roster

Since earning 2017 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year honors at Eastern Washington, Jacob Wiley is one well-traveled young man.


Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest

Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep guard Liam Lloyd, son of longtime Gonzaga assistant coach, offered by EWU

Gonzaga Prep prep guard Liam Lloyd, the son of longtime Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd, announced on Twitter Thursday that his first scholarship offer is from Eastern Washington.