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Q&A: Eastern Washington safety, Spokane product Cole Karstetter big part of Eagles’ defense

Add Eastern Washington safety Cole Karstetter to the growing list of Eagles with Idaho ties.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Blast from the past: Eastern Washington’s wins over Idaho helped build program into national powerhouse

Was Idaho and Eastern Washington an unrequited rivalry? Depends who you ask. There was never a question of who had the better football program, though.


Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready to host improving Idaho for first time since 1994

When the Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) visit fifth-ranked EWU (5-2, 3-1) Saturday at noon at Roos Field – their first meeting in Cheney since 1994 – the Eagles expect …


Prep notebook: Great Northern League has strong contingent in college football rivalry

Plenty of area high school players are participating in the Eastern Washington-Idaho football rivalry.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho set to resume gridiron rivalry featuring fresh, familiar faces

Brian Strandley remembers lining up against a behemoth Eastern Washington offensive line when Idaho’s annual tilt with the Eagles was more than just a Big Sky Conference affair.


Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Calin Criner spent years around the Idaho Vandals

From fourth grade to his freshman year at Moscow High, Criner shadowed his father, Mark Criner, Idaho’s defensive coordinator from 2007-2012.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Quarterback-rich Big Sky Conference riddled with injuries

Over half the teams in the 13-member Big Sky Conference have been affected by an injury at quarterback at this season, some cases more serious than others.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Weber State continues to give Eastern Washington’s offense trouble

After the 13th-ranked Wildcats’ 14-6 dispatching of the fourth-ranked EWU on Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Hill’s unit has now allowed an average of 13.3 points against the Eagles since 2015.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Weber State shuts down Eastern Washington in defensive showcase

No. 13 Weber State and its vaunted defense had its way with fourth-ranked EWU in a 14-6 slugfest, holding the typically explosive Eagles to a paltry 247 yards and their …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

High-powered Eastern Washington offense ready for staunch Weber State defense

His offense has seen better days, but Weber State head coach Jay Hill still boasts one of the best defenses in the land.


Self-made linebacker Ketner Kupp leads Eastern Washington’s resurgent defense

It was a freak play, but Ketner Kupp blames himself. The last time the Eastern Washington linebacker suited up his with now-budding NFL receiver brother, Cooper Kupp, he was on …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eric Barriere taking charge of Eagles’ powerful offense

EWU head coach Aaron Best said he’ll know more about Gubrud’s injury this week and if he’ll be ready to go Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eric Barriere’s confidence began a year ago in win at North Dakota

When Eric Barriere was thrust into the starting quarterback role in a game at North Dakota last November, it was a trial-by-fire scenario for the then-freshman.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

No Gage Gubrud, no problem: Eastern Washington routs Southern Utah without star quarterback

The face of its program in street clothes and a medical boot, fifth-ranked Eastern Washington still throttled the defending Big Sky Conference co-champion Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington begins “Revenge Tour” against winless Southern Utah

EWU corner Josh Lewis has also been champing at the bit for another crack at Southern Utah, the defending conference co-champion whose winless September included to games against Pac-12 Arizona …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington, Weber State wins would set up a top-10 matchup in Utah next week

Week 6 Big Sky Conference football predictions.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s defense putting up impressive numbers through first five games of season

FCS pundits know Eastern Washington for its video game-like numbers, golden-arm quarterbacks and fleet-footed receivers, even when their counterpart is providing ample opportunities. The Eagles’ defense just hasn’t had the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10 p.m.

Eastern Washington football notebook: Deep, experienced line paves way for Eagles’ balanced offense

The left side of Eastern Washington’s offensive line became 65 pounds lighter when junior Tristen Taylor (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) suffered a knee injury last month.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington football notebook: Tamarick Pierce adds depth to Eagles’ running game

Hard-running junior Tamarick Pierce may not get the lion’s share of Eastern Washington’s carries, but he’s made the most of his limited opportunities.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

No. 5 Eastern Washington shuts down Montana State’s ground game in victory

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington held the run-heavy Montana State Bobcats to just 155 yards on the ground and Eagles quarterback Gage Gubrud passed for 311 yards and a touchdown in a …


Eastern Washington looks to contain resurgent, run-heavy Montana State in Bozeman

When EWU locks up with the third-year head coach Jeff Choate’s ascending program at Bobcats Stadium – MSU went 4-7 in 2016, 5-6 last season and is now off to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Eastern Washington has a history of clutch performances in Bozeman

The Eagles, who have won 14 of their last 18 meetings with Montana State, have had some their most clutch moments in Bozeman in recent years.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Tough road tests for Easterm Washington, Northern Arizona

Week 5 Big Sky Conference football predictions.


Eastern Washington tight end Jayce Gilder stands out as rare Montana product

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Gilder, whose fifth-ranked Eagles (3-1, 1-0 Big Sky) visit Montana State (3-1, 1-0) at noon on Saturday, is the rare Montana native who took his services to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Quarterback Troy Andersen does it all for resurgent Montana State

Quarterback. Running back. Linebacker. The statuesque 6-foot-3, 215-pound Troy Andersen has done it all for the resurgent Bobcats (3-1, 1-0 Big Sky), who are off to their best start since …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Ex-Cal Poly coach Eti Ena’s defensive ends step up to slow Mustang rushing attack

Just three years removed from his stint as a Cal Poly assistant, Ena knew the chore the Eagles’ defensive line would have in stopping the Mustangs’ triple-option offense, an old-school …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington proves its ground game is plenty potent in throttling of Cal Poly

Eight guys packed it for 19 yards or more on a single play Saturday – and this against a team that’s supposed to be the runningest thing this side of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Defensive touchdowns, return of Antoine Custer Jr. leads Eastern Washington to 70-17 rout of Cal Poly

Cole Karstetter and Jim Townsend cashed in on a pair of first-half Cal Poly fumbles, sparking the sixth-ranked Eagles’ 70-17 rout of Mustangs in their Big Sky Conference opener.


Eastern Washington ready for Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly’s triple-option

As college football continues its high-octane, throw-it-all-over-the-field evolution, Cal Poly’s triple-option offense offers a rare, throwback look for modern defenses. Sixth-ranked Eastern Washington (2-1), which opens Big Sky Conference play …