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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington-Weber State could be a battle of defenses

Week 7 of Big Sky Conference football predictions.


Former Eagles show their stuff during Pro Day at Roos Field

After a Friday morning that he said “couldn’t have gone much better,” former Eastern Washington football star Aaron Neary said he’s hopeful of playing professionally this fall..


Eastern’s defense was up to task

MISSOULA – The Eastern Washington defense was living on the edge late in Saturday’s win over Montana, but positively thrived on it for much of the game. With the Eagles …


Eastern Washington readies for spring football

Having something to prove – but not too much – may be the best situation for the Eastern Washington football team, which opens five weeks of spring practice on Thursday. …


EWU readies for spring football

Having something to prove – but not too much – may be the best situation for the Eastern Washington football team, which opens five weeks of spring practice on Thursday. …


Eastern, Idaho women enter as solid No. 3 seeds

Eastern Washington made its lone appearance in the NCAA tournament 26 years ago. Idaho’s only tourney berth came two years before that.


Eagle top freshman

In almost every respect, American basketball was an unknown quantity for Venky Jois. The same could be said of Jois himself, who on Monday was named the Big Sky Conference …


EWU’s Hayford to coach 400th game

Coaches made a lasting impression on a young Jim Hayford, and he’s trying to do the same for others. “I wanted to get into coaching because the people who had …


Eagles turn page

Turning the page shouldn’t be this hard – not when the book is the thrill-a-minute story of Eastern Washington football. But coach Beau Baldwin and his staff struggled this week …


Bearkats’ offense tough to contain

Sam Houston State knows how to keep its options open. The Bearkats’ offense is hard to define, much less contain, employing a variety of formations that capitalize on team speed, …


Eastern offense leans more on pass

After coming this far, the Eastern Washington offense appears to have come full-circle. The Eagles struck a nice balance between the run and pass all year, then went back to …


Illinois State’s Huard looks forward to return to Cheney

Ten years ago, the pocket collapsed on Luke Huard. The youngest brother of Damon and Brock, who broke their passing records at Puyallup High, was back home after a college …


Eastern prepares for another tough test

Final exams are looming at Eastern Washington University, and everyone handles it a little differently. On Tuesday evening at Roos Field, several dozen men participated in a high-intensity fitness class, …


Ill. St.’s Huard looking forward to return to Cheney

Ten years ago, the pocket collapsed on Luke Huard. The youngest brother of Damon and Brock, who broke their passing records at Puyallup High, was back home after a college …


Eagles take on rugged Fullerton

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford tried earlier this week to inject a little mathematical humor into the Eagles’ season-opening road trip. Call it subtraction by addition.


Whatever depth chart may say, EWU’s Williams really starter

Injuries are just another opportunity for success, Eastern Washington head football coach Beau Baldwin likes to say. So when opportunity came pounding at the Eagles’ door earlier this season, who …


Baldwin named Coach of the Year

Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin has been named the Big Sky Conference coach of the Year.


Five Eagles named 1st-team All-Big Sky

Co-Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington placed five players on the All-Big Sky Conference team announced today.


EWU’s Baldwin finalist for major award

Beau Baldwin’s remarkable balancing act was rewarded on Monday. The Eastern Washington football coach was named one of 20 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award after completing a one-year turnaround …


True freshman QB leads Portland State

This hasn’t been the greatest of football seasons at Portland State, but don’t blame quarterback Kieran McDonagh. McDonagh, a true freshman from Vancouver, Wash., has been the key for a …


EWU expects triple threat from Cal Poly

Cal Poly promises to bring a punishing ground game to Roos Field today. No problem, Eastern Washington linebacker Ronnie Hamlin said.


Eastern’s remaining games have playoff-type feel

The rain was dancing off the track at Roos Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Eastern Washington football players splashed their way to practice, three days after a tough loss …


Eastern’s Ena earned reputation for toughness

Friendships run a little deeper in the trenches, Paul Ena will tell you. So do reputations for toughness, one that Ena has built during four seasons on the defensive line …


Eagles welcome Hornets to start second half

Six games into the football season, only one thing is certain: The Eastern Washington football team is halfway home. With a 5-1 record and a No. 1 national ranking, the …


EWU’s Greg Herd found his place at wide receiver

Among the many memories of Eastern Washington’s national championship season is a soggy football wobbling its way toward Greg Herd in the FCS quarterfinals against North Dakota State. Down by …


EWU ranked No. 1

Eastern Washington is the No. 1 football team in the Football Championship Subdivision.


EWU’s Ceja plays above his size

Looking for the skinny on Eastern Washington’s defense? Look no further than Jerry Ceja. But don’t look past him. The Internet fan sites were full of it, as usual, before …


Montana State’s McGhee makes things happen

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams picked up the ultimate compliment this week. When asked about the Eagles’ new young quarterback, Montana State coach Rob Ash compared him with MSU’s own …


Eastern Washington host to North Dakota

Even before the season began, today’s home game against North Dakota had “trap” written all over it, a tricky matchup against a Big Sky Conference newcomer sandwiched between emotional games …