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EWU’s undersized, underrecruited QB Vernon Adams enjoys meteoric rise

Vernon Adams wants to explain his actions: the high-stepping, the gyrating, the sudden change of direction. In other words, his dance steps during warmups before every Eastern Washington football game, …


EWU’s undersized, underrecruited QB Vernon Adams enjoys meteoric rise

Vernon Adams wants to explain his actions: the high-stepping, the gyrating, the sudden change of direction.


Eagles ready to adjust to new-look Sam Houston State

The best advice the Eastern Washington football players could get this week? Be yourself. To a man, the top-ranked Eagles understood that game-day adjustments may the biggest factor in who …


In brief: Connor Halliday named to Manning Award Watch List

College football: Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Manning Award Watch List, announced by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Thursday. Halliday is one of seven Pac-12 …


Quality, quantity at QB for Eagles

Zak Hill’s plate is full. It’s Five Guys every day, with double helpings for two-a-days – and he wouldn’t have it any other way.


Quality, quantity at QB for Eagles

Zak Hill’s plate is full. It’s Five Guys every day, with double helpings for two-a-days – and the EWU quarterbacks coach wouldn’t have it any other way.


Matthew Sommer, Samson Ebukam are EWU’s sophomore ‘old-timers’

On a muggy August morning, Matthew Sommer was soaking it all in – and not just his own sweat. “It’s fun being an older guy, getting quality reps and watching …


New dimension

Eastern Washington’s first football scrimmage had a little of everything on a feel-good Saturday morning at Roos Field: 409 yards of up-tempo offense, eye-popping plays on both sides of the …


EWU offense shows added dimension

Eastern Washington’s first football scrimmage of fall camp featured 409 yards of up-tempo offense, eye-popping plays on both sides of the ball and an autograph party for hundreds of fans.


Eastern Washington football reloads on the offensive line

Moments before another sweltering round of two-a-days at Eastern Washington, assistant coach Aaron Best paused to consider some weighty matters. Such as his offensive line, which is retooling and reshuffling, …


Eagles retool offensive line

Moments before another sweltering round of two-a-days at Eastern Washington, assistant coach Aaron Best paused to consider some weighty matters. Such as his offensive line.


Give and Take: Blog matters

Spokane Shock Shock coach Andy Olson probably has a long list of worries when it comes to his team, but Mike Washington isn’t one of them.


EWU football’s returing redshirts ready to get back into the action

Jake Hoffman is hungry, and he’s not talking about lunch. “I haven’t played a football game in almost two years, and I’m ready to be unleashed,” said Hoffman, a two-way …


EWU’s class of redshirts eager to perform

Adapting to life as a redshirt football player is a story repeated thousands of times a year on every college campus and this year’s EWU redshirt freshmen are hungry to …


Starting on top: Eagles open football camp with All-Americans, No. 1 ranking

With 10 minutes left in Thursday’s opening football practice at Eastern Washington, the loudspeaker began to blare out the 1990 MC Hammer hit, “U Can’t Touch This.” Almost on cue, …


EWU starting out on top

It was just like old times Thursday as the top-ranked Eastern Washington Eagles opened football practice in Cheney: Vernon Adams was on the mark and Cooper Kupp was hauling them …


In brief: Eastern will play at Texas Tech in 2017

College football: In a repeat engagement of Beau Baldwin’s head coaching debut at Eastern Washington, the Eagles will play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017, the school announced Tuesday …


Eagles intent on matching their expectations

Beau Baldwin doesn’t have time to be burdened by great expectations – there’s too much work to do.


Eagles picked to win Big Sky in football

Seeking an unprecedented third straight Big Sky Conference title, the Eastern Washington football team has been picked by coaches and media to reach its goal. The Eagles soared to 8-0 …


In brief: ‘FCS Showcase’ tickets on sale

Football: Tickets for the first game of the college football season – the “FCS Showcase” contest between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State on Aug. 23 at Roos Field …


EWU well-represented on lists of Big Sky highlights

This year, the Big Sky Conference celebrated its golden anniversary with a yearlong stroll down memory lane. Eastern Washington was mentioned several times in the Top 50 lists compiled by …


Jim Hayford gets new contract with Eastern worth $117,000 a year

Eastern Washington University basketball coach Jim Hayford has a new five-year contract and a big raise, the school confirmed Friday.


NCAA track and field: Three Eagles soar to new heights for EWU

After making some history this year, a trio of Eastern Washington track and field performers are hoping to make a little more this week at the NCAA meet. Distance runner …


Big Sky considers changes to basketball tournament

By March 2016, the Big Sky Conference may hold its men’s and women’s basketball championships at predetermined sites. Or it may stick to the current format.


Pundits pick Eagles as top FCS team

Eastern Washington is No.1 … in the magazine aisle at your local supermarket. That will have to do for now – the college football season is 11 weeks away – …


Pundits pick Eastern Washington as top FCS team

Eastern Washington is No.1 … in the magazine aisle at your local supermarket.


Area roundup: T.J. Lee III headed to CFL

Former Eastern Washington cornerback T.J. Lee III signed a free-agent contract Thursday to play with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, Lee said. Lee had contacted the …


Technique keeps EWU’s Jordan Arakawa in the game

Eastern Washington hammer thrower Jordan Arakawa looks nothing like Thor, but he probably has better technique. “They say it takes 10,000 throws to master the event,” said Arakawa, a junior …


Eastern, Jim Hayford agree on new contract

Eastern Washington is in “agreement mode” on a new five-year contract for basketball coach Jim Hayford, athletic director Bill Chaves said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s not finalized, but it’s going through …


Eastern, Jim Hayford agree on new contract

Eastern Washington is in “agreement mode” on a new five-year contract for basketball coach Jim Hayford, athletic director Bill Chaves said Tuesday afternoon.