Stories tagged: EWU football
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Short memory: Mike Leach, Washington State not letting 2016 loss linger ahead of Saturday’s rematch versus Eastern Washington
In 2018, the Eagles present a few of the same challenges to the Cougars they did two years ago, but they also differ in many respects.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Keys to a potential Washington State victory Saturday against Eastern Washington at Martin Stadium.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 5 a.m.
Rewinding the tape: Cooper Kupp and others tell an oral history of the classic 2016 battle between Eastern Washington and Washington State
With the help of a few prominent cast members, we rewind the tape and take a closer look at the unforgettable game in 2016, placing a magnifying glass on a …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts this week’s Big Sky Conference games
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
As friends and family from her native Congo sipped drinks and socialized at a wedding reception Saturday near Oakland, California, Batala Webster sat in a nearby chair, her eyes locked …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Eastern Washington defensive tackle Dylan Ledbetter, son of a former Washington State linebacker, feels home at his natural position
Jay-Tee Tiuli is back in the middle and now Mark Ledbetter is at home: defensive tackle, the position he was recruited to play out of Seattle’s O’Dea High School.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Mike Leach interested in roots of Eastern Washington’s red turf, but Washington State coach prefers ‘neutral’ green field
Mike Leach would like to hear the back story on why Eastern Washington colored its football field red, but the Washington State coach wouldn’t jump at an opportunity to trade …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
WSU head coach Mike Leach answers questions about his next opponent, Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Washington State (2-0) will try to fend off its only FCS opponent of the season, Eastern Washington (2-0), which likewise will attempt to spring an upset of the only FBS …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
With an offense as efficient as Eastern Washington’s, it’s defense – one of the most experienced in the Big Sky Conference – just has to do a serviceable job.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
Week 2 Big Sky Conference football predictions
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Strong-armed showdown: Eastern Washington’s Gage Gubrud, Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus set to air it out
Two of the country’s top FCS quarterbacks share a conference, gaudy statistics and the amount of Division I scholarship offers coming out of high school: Zero.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:05 a.m.
Eastern Washington notebook: Northern Arizona star receiver Emmanuel Butler poses a major threat to EWU’s experienced secondary
The first time Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best met Emmanuel Butler, he threw the Northern Arizona receiver a red jersey and jokingly requested his services in Cheney.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
On an almost annual basis, Eastern Washington has produced some of the Big Sky Conference’s most dynamic pass catchers. Senior Nsimba Webster, a shifty, athletic former high school quarterback, appears …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
The ninth-ranked Eagles scored on the first play from scrimmage, jumped out to a swift 20-point lead, and kept their foot on the throttle in a 58-13 rout of NCAA …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
There’s a glaring disparity in scholarships, depth, resources and, at many positions, talent between the Eastern Washington and Central Washington football programs.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
Eastern Washington notebook: Aaron Best expects another pesky, talented Central Washington team Saturday
Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best still shakes his head when recalling the play. Three months before EWU captured the program’s first national title in 2010, the Eagles edged NCAA …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Week 1 predictions for Big Sky Conference football teams.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game
With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Block buster: Back from injury, Eastern Washington’s Jay-Tee Tiuli ready to wreak havoc in Big Sky backfields
Over the last four years, Jay-Tee Tiuli, a preseason All-American, has bullied centers, guards and ballcarriers with his ferocity, size and off-the-ball speed. He’s establishing himself as one of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Central Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey ready to face his old squad in season opener at Eastern Washington
Reilly Hennessey respected the decision, but he didn’t like it. Before the strong-armed Central Washington quarterback guided the Wildcats to a 11-0 regular season last fall, he spent two years …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas was named to the Fred Mitchell Award watch list, an honor given to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker among FCS, NCAA II, III, NAIA and …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
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: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
In the Eagles’ second and final scrimmage Saturday, the defense tallied three interceptions, yielded two scoring drives and surrendered just 269 yards.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Here are 11 individuals that could pose the most trouble for EWU.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
Roldan Alcobendas, the Eagles’ kickoff and place-kicker the last three seasons, hopes for similar results. He’ll be punting this fall, too.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
For the last three years, Mitch Fettig, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, has been a key cog in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 defense, leading the team in tackles last season (92) and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
The return of Jay-Tee Tiuli, a preseason All-American, along with five starters and 10 letterwinners has this group expecting a dramatic improvement.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Of Eastern Washington’s 16 scripted and situational drives Saturday at Roos Field, just two resulted in the offense – first-, second- and third-team units – reaching the end zone.