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Vestal: Improving job prospects through school has hefty price

Sara Kerbs-Ridenour is a schoolteacher working on a master’s degree in special ed. She’s 24, with three years of experience in the classroom. A Spokane native, she returned to Eastern …


Enrollment rises at state’s public colleges

SEATTLE – Enrollment is up again this fall at Washington’s public universities, despite cuts in state dollars to support their operations. Part of the enrollment jump comes from an intentional …


Eagles learning to rely less heavily on star running back

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin hinted prior to last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference matchup against Northern Colorado that it might have been a good thing – for some of …


Sherritt and Co. rally Eagles to victory at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – With its offense struggling to establish any kind of rhythm for the second week in a row, Eastern Washington University’s defense came up huge again Saturday, lifting …


Hunter denies taking money from ex-agent

Torey Hunter is convinced some of his Washington State University teammates took money from former sports agent Josh Luchs in the early 1990s – just like Luchs claimed in the …


Running back for EWU defies foster care’s higher ed record

The letters arrive on a semiregular basis, sometimes as often as twice a month. Scrawled on each are the words, “I love you.” Occasionally, there’s a reminder to “brush your …


EWU coaches won’t let players get complacent

If the worst is, indeed, over for Eastern Washington University’s football team, the Eagles’ coaching staff would like to keep it a secret, especially as far as its players are …


EWU defense sculpts a beauty

Beau Baldwin didn’t need to flip through a thesaurus to come up with a word to describe the offensive performance of his Eastern Washington University football team Saturday. The Eagles’ …


Eastern stops Weber St. despite Jones’ absence

OGDEN, Utah – Beau Baldwin tried all week to remain as pragmatic as possible about the possibility of being without star running back Taiwan Jones, who suffered an abdominal contusion …


Montana State’s Craney suspended one game

HELENA – The Big Sky Conference has suspended Montana State safety Jordan Craney for Saturday’s game at Sacramento State, the conference announced Tuesday. Commissioner Doug Fullerton says the senior from …


Big Sky notes: Eagles expect to have ailing Jones at Weber

Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin has listed junior running back Taiwan Jones as probable for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference showdown at Weber State. Jones, who suffered what …


Eastern Eagles struggle without Jones

BOZEMAN – An Eastern Washington University offense that had been uncomfortably one-dimensional throughout most of this still-young college football season found out Saturday afternoon just how miserable life without that …


Notebook: Big Sky singles out Eagles Jones, Johnson

Eastern Washington dominated the weekly football awards handed out by the Big Sky Conference on Monday. Junior running back Taiwan Jones was named the league’s offensive player of the week …


More to Eagles than that new field

Just as big as that new 360x160 red rug which, to paraphrase Coach Lebowski, really ties the campus together at Eastern Washington was the unspoken doubt advancing Saturday’s showdown with …


EWU’s Leahy fights back after mangling leg

You never know. Those three simple words are scrawled in magic marker on a small, broken rearview mirror that hangs in the office of Eastern Washington University’s offensive line coach, …


Grizzlies will throw local talent at Eagles

The University of Montana has never been shy about diving into the Spokane area’s deep pool of high school football talent. So it made sense that UM’s first-year head coach, …


Eastern assisted by Jolley’s defensive play stops Wildcats

SEATTLE – For Tyler Jolley, it’s all about the battle. And Saturday, in front of a Qwest Field crowd of 6,142, Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive end won the last …


Eastern excited about Big Sky’s additional teams

Eastern Washington University’s officials reacted favorably to Tuesday’s announcement that the University of California-Davis and Cal Poly have accepted invitations to join the Big Sky Conference as affiliate members in …


EWU gets next shot at a D-II

Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona, the four Big Sky Conference teams that opened their college football seasons against Division II schools last week, outscored their opponents 234-12. …


Nevada downs EWU despite Eagle’s effort

RENO, Nev. – Coach Beau Baldwin found out a lot about his Eastern Washington University football team Thursday night. Some things – like Taiwan Jones being a budding superstar – …


Transitioning Wolf Pack hard to read as EWU prepares for opener

RENO, Nev. – Listening to Eastern Washington University’s football coaches, it becomes difficult to determine what concerns them most about tonight’s season opener against the University of Nevada – what …


EWU players, coaches thrilled about new field

Taiwan Jones felt faster, which has to be a bit unsettling for Eastern Washington University’s Big Sky Conference football foes. Bo Levi Mitchell simply felt better about everything football, in …


EWU needs backup at strong safety

Safety first. It’s not only a good rule to live by, but in this instance, it also defines the priority list of Eastern Washington University’s football team.


Reid garden intended to keep memory of EWU lab school alive

The memory of the lab school on the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney will live on in a new garden. The Robert Reid Elementary Lab School didn’t only teach …


Eagles have few questions left to answer

With first-year Southern Methodist transfer Bo Levi Mitchell having won the starting quarterback job over six other candidates this spring, Eastern Washington University opened fall football practice on Monday without …


Marketing EWU’s red turf could be a bloody mess

Just me and the guy on the next barstool, finding something to complain about other than a pint going for 4 bucks: Me: Worst. Contest. Ever.


In brief: EWU begins collecting food donations for kids

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University will begin its third annual Community Food Drive Monday. The drive will run through Aug. 23. Teams from various university departments will compete for prizes …


More students turn to Internet as institutions boost offerings

Full-time work and a family prevented Thom Hecker from going back to college. But when the 41-year-old Spokane resident found out he could obtain a business management degree by taking …


New Spokane Valley apartments designed to retain rural elements

The Wolff Company wants its Pine Springs Farm project, about 10 minutes south of Interstate 90 along Highway 27, to feel more rural than your average suburban housing development. It’s …


EWU announces spring honor roll

The following Eastern Washington University students were named to the spring quarter honor roll for the 2009-’10 academic year. The students are listed by their hometowns. Spokane: Joshua Aarnes, Keyana …