Stories tagged: EWU football
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud has witnessed the growth of his top targets.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Increased carries coupled with the return of proven ballcarriers Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson could end the 1,000-yard-back drought this fall.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
His coaching career in its genesis, 26-year-old Eastern Washington offensive line coach Jase Butorac has already lived a charmed life at the position.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Albert Havili off waivers, and also signed fullback Sam Rogers. Havili was claimed a day after he was waived by the Los Angeles …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Kurt Calhoun and Ketner Kupp, a pair of Yakima-area products, combined for 139 tackles a year ago, EWU’s second-and third-leading ballstoppers. They’ve been key cogs in the Eagles’ 4-2-5 scheme.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
The Eagles are a spot ahead of Big Sky Conference rival Weber State, the poll’s eighth-ranked team. Montana is No. 25, and Northern Arizona, Idaho and Southern Utah received votes.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
“Injuries are part of the game. You can’t control them. You can try to minimize them with a lot of different variables, but you can’t avoid them,” Best said. “There …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
All but one of the 50 players on the Polynesian College Football Player Of The Year watch list are playing at the FBS level, the majority from Power 5 programs. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
National accolades are beginning to pile up for Eastern Washington and Idaho’s top players.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status
In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Bodie Reeder, an offensive coordinator who was given the keys to Eastern Washington’s offense after head coach Beau Baldwin took the OC job at California, called the shots for a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
For senior corner Josh Lewis, who came down with three of the team’s six picks a year ago, takeaways have been a point of emphasis.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Few rookies are expected to carve out substantial roles this fall, but a trio of redshirt freshmen – receiver Andrew Boston, defensive end Mitchell Johnson and offensive tackle Matt Shook …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:59 p.m.
Considering the damage Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud inflicted the last two seasons, Year 3 could be nightmarish for opposing secondaries. But even if it isn’t, this much is certain: …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
As high-powered as Eastern Washington’s offense has been, its defense is often ahead of the curve in early August.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Eastern Washington opens camp Sunday with 17 returning starters – nine on offense, eight on defense – including one of the top quarterbacks in the …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6 a.m.
Beau Byus is entering his fifth and final season as an Eastern Washington University football season. But there’s just one catch.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
On July 3, nearly one month before Kupp embarked on his second pro season in Los Angeles, his wife Anna gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son they’d …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Neary was one of three ex-EWU players listed on the official roster when the Los Angeles Rams opened up training camp last Thursday on the UC Irvine campus.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Gubrud, who totaled 9,441 yards of offense the last two seasons, is one of 25 preseason nominees. He is one of four Big Sky Conference candidates, joining UC Davis receiver …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams experiences bumpy ride in Canadian Football League
When Vernon Adams registered his fourth career start in three years Thursday for the Montreal Alouettes, one-third of the CFL’s first-string quarterbacks were pupils of ex-EWU head coach Beau Baldwin.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Gubrud, who is 17-6 as a starter, has totaled 9,441 yards of offense, 8,568 passing yards and was the 2016 Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the year.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
The Big Sky Conference’s top players know each other in name, mostly, but on Sunday and Monday in Spokane, they fraternized at the Big Sky Football Kickoff, an annual gathering …
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
The Eagles were picked first in the both the preseason Big Sky Conference coaches and media polls released Monday. It’s the first time the program was first in both polls …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest
Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
Perhaps it was the proverbial seven-year itch to do something different, or a chance to spend more weekends with my wife. Either way, I’m now the K-12 education reporter for …