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EWU football recruit shot to death

Devin Topps, a former football standout at Kentridge High School and member of Eastern Washington University’s 2010 recruiting class, was beaten and shot to death early Sunday morning, after a …


Eagles pick apart Portland State

The Big Sky’s hottest football team took it up a notch Saturday when No. 8 Eastern Washington blasted Portland State 50-17 in Hillsboro (Ore.) Stadium. The Eagles (7-2, 6-1 Big …


Kids carnival Friday at EWU

Ghouls and witches, from toddlers through fifth grade, are welcome to wear their favorite costume Friday to the Pence Union Building at Eastern Washington University for the Harvest Tour and …


Eastern’s task: disarm Vikings’ potent ‘pistol’

Another Saturday, another big challenge for the Eastern Washington University defense. The Eagles, in a tie with Montana for first in Big Sky Conference football with a 5-1 mark, will …


Eastern offense delivers with game on the line

Aside from the short field they were facing, courtesy of a woeful 26-yard punt by Sacramento State’s Augie Heath, there wasn’t much reason for optimism among the members of Eastern …


Blanchette: It’s the Big Sky, not the Big Easy

Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?


Spotlight: Capitol Steps arrive on a timely note

The Capitol Steps are coming to town on Wednesday, so I thought I’d whet your appetite for their brand of musical political satire.


Kansas hate group met by strong opposition at each stop

There’s nothing like an extremist hate group to bring out the best in Spokane residents. Hundreds arrived to counterprotest Thursday and advocate for peace, love and inclusion in the face …


EWU senior leader has made crucial plays all season

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


College presidents plead for state funding

SEATTLE – The Legislature doesn’t get back to work for about three months, but leaders of Washington’s public colleges and universities began their fight for a share of dwindling state …


Eagles prepare minus point guard who injured left foot

The mood at Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball practice Wednesday afternoon was remarkably upbeat, considering Glen Dean did little but watch from the sidelines after learning earlier this week that …


Westboro plans pickets Thursday, Friday

Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., is planning to picket several cklsites in Spokane on Thursday and in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. …


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 …