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UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Q&A: Catching up with former EWU and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams placed a knee onto Eastern Washington’s red turf, grabbed a football and proceeded to fire short, quick passes to Miles Richardson, his friend and former backup quarterback. Behind …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

From 8-man football to Eastern Washington’s first-team offensive line, Will Gram continues to improve

Left guard Will Gram has been the freshest face on the first-team offense this spring.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s six-man recruiting class loaded with length, Northwest talent

Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans rounded out his six-man, Northwest-heavy recruiting class Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

New Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena doesn’t plan many changes from Eagles’ schemes

A third move to Cheney has been the charm for new Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

EWU basketball coaches Shantay Legans and Wendy Schuller share a deep bond

Before Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller could process one of the strangest, most frustrating endings to a game in her lengthy career, Shantay Legans took to Twitter.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington corner Allen Brown returns to Cheney to coach Eagles’ secondary

Brown, who spent the last four seasons coaching cornerbacks at Cal Poly, began his career at EWU as a strength and conditioning intern in 2014.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Kaleb Levao granted sixth year of eligibility

Levao was recently granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, allowing the 6-foot-4, 300-pound guard to pursue a sixth year of eligibility this fall.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

EWU guard Jacob Davison as proud of his Eagle Scout status as he is of his basketball accolades.

For all of his hoops-related praise, EWU’s Jacob Davison is just as proud to be among the 4 percent of Boy Scout members to earn the 109-year-old organization’s highest rank …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud narrows transfer search down to Washington State and Utah

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, who recently


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

EWU assistants, U-Hi grads Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver share many common threads

Twenty years after meeting as assistant coach and player at University High School, Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver are key assistants in EWU’s run at a second FCS national title.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins eighth term with decisive victory over Democrat Lisa Brown

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington men open their season at 16th-ranked Syracuse

As a player, second-year Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans often locked up with the nation’s premier basketball institutions. Legans has never crossed paths with longtime power Syracuse, though. That …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Campaign sign theft, vandalism reach new levels in 5th District race

Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington better than Idaho, with or without Gubrud

Week 8 Big Sky conference football predictions


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Montana men, Idaho women picked to win Big Sky Conference basketball titles

Eastern Washington, which returns four starters from last year’s 20-12 squad but lost the conference’s all-time leading scorer, Bogdan Bliznyuk, was picked fourth in both polls, where it finished last …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

Lisa Brown raises more campaign cash than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in latest reports

Democrat Lisa Brown reported taking in $2.2 million in a feverish two months of campaigning following her second-place finish in August’s blanket primary. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers added $1.4 million …


LIVE CHAT: EWU football 9/6

Join EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood as he attempts to answer your questions


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington, Southern Utah should have success in season openers

Week 1 predictions for Big Sky Conference football teams.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Matt Meyer charged with DUI

Meyer had a blood-alcohol level of .108, according to WSP. He was detained and charged with speeding and misdemeanor DUI, but wasn’t booked into jail.


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: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Shadle Park hoops standout Jacob Groves commits to Eastern Washington

Shadle Park senior sharpshooter Jacob Groves announced his verbal commitment to EWU on Sunday, where he’ll join his 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman brother, Tanner Groves.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Eastern Washington ranked No. 7 in AFCA preseason poll

The Eagles are a spot ahead of Big Sky Conference rival Weber State, the poll’s eighth-ranked team. Montana is No. 25, and Northern Arizona, Idaho and Southern Utah received votes.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.

Eastern Washington offense shines in first full-team practice

As high-powered as Eastern Washington’s offense has been, its defense is often ahead of the curve in early August.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks widespread GOP support in competitive race against Lisa Brown

The seven-term congresswoman reached out to state Rep. Matt Shea this year, a legislator seen as a mouthpiece for the libertarian, constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party. Lisa Brown, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley signs with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers

Wiley, who recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a one-year deal with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers.


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

Gage Gubrud named to STATS FCS preseason All-American third-team

Gubrud, who is 17-6 as a starter, has totaled 9,441 yards of offense, 8,568 passing yards and was the 2016 Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the year.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Nation’s top senior athletes in Cheney this week for USATF Masters Championships

Thursday through Sunday, the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Cheney will showcase around 900 athletes in 15 age divisions; 400 . have qualified for the World Masters Championships in Spain …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington picked first in Big Sky media and coaches polls

The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …