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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington describes playoff opponent Nicholls State as fast, athletic

Nicholls State led by as many as 32 points in its handling of San Diego, earning the right to face EWU on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roos Field.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Stampeders, former Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL’s outstanding player award. The former Eastern Washington star also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Aaron Best named Co-Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

The second-year head man helped the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) earn a share of the Big Sky title and a No. 3 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Rams linebacker, ex-EWU star Samson Ebukam sets an example for rising Eagles linebacker Chris Ojoh

Chris Ojoh was among dozens of Eastern Washington football players tuned into Monday Night Football, their eyes locked onto Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam. Ebukam, a former EWU star, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!

And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

All-Big Sky Conference: Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli named Defensive Player of the Year

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound nose tackle was named the Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first EWU player to earn the honor since linebacker J.C. Sherritt …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 12:27 a.m.

Eastern Washington earns No. 3 seed and first-round bye in FCS playoffs

EWU (9-2) will face the winner a first-round game between Nicholls State (8-3) and San Diego (9-2) on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Roos Field


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington had home-like atmosphere in road win at Portland State

The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

No doubt about it: Eastern Washington wins at least share of Big Sky crown after thumping Portland State

Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Matt Nichols square off for ticket to Grey Cup

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington won’t let Big Sky title, first-round bye slip from its hands

Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to lock up Big Sky title, first-round bye at Portland State

Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.


Hard work, perseverance help Sam McPherson lead stable of talented EWU running backs

His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Tysen Prunty returns home to face Portland State

When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles secondary steps up in win over UC Davis; Webster twins relish big Senior Day

Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn is a man beyond his years

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn, a three-year starter and team captain, has received much of his respect for his detail-oriented approach, his technique and preparation, the ability to spot an …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington selects Spokane’s ALSC Architects for predesign of renovated football stadium

ALSC designed Washington State’s Cougar Football Complex, Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and dozens of other notable buildings in the region.


Eastern Washington notebook: UC Davis star receiver Keelan Doss draws comparisons to Cooper Kupp

When fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) plays host to fourth-ranked UC Davis (8-1, 6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in a key conference battle, the Eagles’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington handles Northern Colorado, sets up showdown with UC Davis

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) tallied six sacks, three interceptions and held Northern Colorado (2-8, 2-4) to just 259 total yards, extending its win streak against the Bears …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Kicker, punter Roldan Alcobendas is Mr. Consistency for fifth-ranked Eastern Washington

Roldan Alcobendas is often tempted to use his crafty footwork on the pitch, but Eastern Washington’s record-breaking kicker refrains.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington won’t look past struggling Northern Colorado

As Eastern Washington begins its late-season push for a Big Sky Conference crown, one can’t help but think of a key Nov. 10 date in Cheney with sixth-ranked UC Davis.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Don’t expect Northern Colorado to give Eastern Washington trouble in Greeley this time

Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Eric Barriere era officially begins for Eastern Washington football

Whether it’s in casual conversation or the moments following one of his electric touchdown runs, Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere is smiling.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Eastern Washington star quarterback Gage Gubrud opens up about season-ending injury

A month after sustaining a toe injury that ultimately ended his college career, Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud donned a beanie, sweats and a practice jersey Tuesday as he spoke …


Eastern Washington notebook: All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud out for the season

EWU head coach Aaron Best announced that two-time All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud would miss the rest of the season due to a toe injury he sustained in a win at …


Idaho notebook: Vandals’ hopes of quick start against Eastern Washington faded away

Leading up to the renewal of the Big Sky rivalry with Eastern Washington, Idaho coach Paul Petrino preached about the importance of getting off to a good start and limiting …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Eric Barriere shines as Eastern Washington tops Idaho in return to Roos Field

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best confirms that quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery.


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