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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington star Jay-Tee Tiuli misses FCS national title game against North Dakota State

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli, the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, did not play in Saturday’s FCS national championship game against North Dakota State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Easton Stick’s five touchdowns pace North Dakota State in 38-24 national title win over Eastern Washington

Seven times in the last eight years, various opponents have tried to stand in the way of the green and gold FCS machine known as North Dakota State.


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington hoping to make Frisco a home away from The Inferno

Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles likely to face road-game atmosphere at Toyota Stadium

It’s not Fargo, but it might as well be.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Dual-threat sophomore Eric Barriere the next star in long line of decorated Eastern Washington quarterbacks

Erik Meyer, the first in Eastern Washington’s string of All-American quarterbacks since 2005, nearly swallowed his whistle the first time he saw Eric Barriere operate.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Jay-Tee Tiuli makes the trip, but playing status not yet determined

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli donned a game jersey and red football pants Thursday as he posed for a team picture at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:54 a.m.

Blueprint to beat the Bison: Eastern Washington will have to slow North Dakota State rushing attack, force turnovers

Some of the most proven coaches in the country have burnt the midnight oil looking for Bison frailties, but their searches were often fruitless.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Official, unofficial watch parties give local Eastern Washington fans plenty of viewing options for national title game

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association is hosting two official viewing parties for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 9 a.m. PT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


John Blanchette: Please dig into your pockets to relocate these Bison

Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Eastern Washington, North Dakota State players look back at 2010 FCS quarterfinal

Eight years after meeting in the 2010 FCS quarterfinals, Eastern Washington and North Dakota State are the gold standard of the decade.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Similarities between the 2010 and 2018 Frisco-bound Eastern Washington teams

When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Former Spokesman-Review sportswriter Steve Bergum found his calling as Eastern Washington fan

Why not Eastern? In retrospect, that seems like the logical question my wife, Chris, and I should have asked ourselves at the onset of our search for a college athletic …


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: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Gage Gubrud, other injured Eastern Washington players played important roles in run to national title game

The first time Gage Gubrud made the trip to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, he pledged to return.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

First look: No. 3 Eastern Washington vs. No. 1 North Dakota State, FCS national championship

Eastern Washington (12-2) of the Big Sky Conference meets North Dakota State (14-0) of the Missouri Valley Conference in the FCS national championship game.


Year in review: 2018 a tough year to beat when it comes to success of local sports teams

From ESPN GameDay finally visiting Pullman to the success of Central Valley’s Lexie and Lacie Hull, here’s our top sports stories of 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Deep receiving corps has come up big during Eastern Washington’s run to FCS title game

If Eastern Washington receiver Jayson Williams is dropping anything, it’s a defender.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Aaron Best is best: Eastern Washington football coach named Hero Sports FCS Coach of the Year

Best earned 2,078 fan votes, nearly 40 percent of the total. North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman finished second with 1,127 votes.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington embracing rare underdog role against FCS juggernaut North Dakota State

Over the span of three seasons, Vegas oddmakers have pegged the Eagles to lose four FCS games. Each was against North Dakota State, a program that’s captured six of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Status of Eastern Washington football standout Jay-Tee Tiuli uncertain following felony arrest

The playing status of Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli remains in question following his arrest earlier this month for felony assault after a police officer said he witnessed …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington keeps its faith in injured recruits, signs nine on national letter of intent day

Pittsburg (California) High quarterback Trey Turner’s recruiting took a hit when the talented dual-threat suffered a season-ending knee injury as a junior.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Roldan Alcobendas leads trio of Eastern Washington players named to STATS FCS All-American team

Honors continue to roll in for Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas, nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli and center Spencer Blackburn.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington hopes to keep pace with North Dakota State on the field, in the stands

Eastern Washington wants to make sure the 4,100 tickets it’s been allotted stay out of green and gold hands.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles’ offensive line has its way with Maine’s ‘Black Hole’ defense

Eastern Washington’s veteran offensive front wasn’t fazed in Saturday’s semifinal by Maine, which came to Cheney leading the country in run defense and was second in sacks.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Dan Thompson: Eastern Washington likely in this position with healthy Gage Gubrud, but Eagles are happy with Eric Barriere under center

But in the long run, the progression of Eric Barriere – still just a redshirt sophomore – is going to pay off big time for the Eastern Washington football team.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Eric Barriere’s record-tying performance leads Eastern Washington to rout of Maine, spot in FCS national championship game

Barriere completed 21 of 30 passes for 352 yards and a seven touchdowns for the Eagles (12-2), who will face top-ranked North Dakota State (14-0) on January 5, 2019 at …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

5 keys to an Eastern Washington victory: Limiting mistakes, strong finish are points of emphasis for Eagles

Here are 5 keys to Eastern Washington’s success against Maine in the FCS semifinals.