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Blanchette: Colonial never goes out of style

FRISCO, Texas – The best thing about Eastern Washington playing for a national championship is … well, Eastern playing for a national championship. There doesn’t even have to be a …


Great deal for Eagles and Johnson twins

A package deal? No way. At least that’s the stand Matt and Zach Johnson took during the early stages of the football recruiting process that played out during their senior …


John Blanchette: Colonial knows football

The best thing about Eastern Washington playing for a national championship is … well, Eastern playing for a national championship. There doesn’t even have to be a second-best thing. But …


Blue Hens’ Haynes an inspiration

Every now and then, there is someone like University of Delaware defensive lineman Siddiq Haynes to make you believe that there is good in college football.


Delaware cornerback does it all

On many teams, linebackers call the defensive alignments. At the University of Delaware, it’s the defensive backs who call the adjustments. And it often involves Andrew Walters lining up all …


EWU defense must contend with UD’s 6-foot-4 QB Devlin

Pat Devlin didn’t just drop out of the sky and land under center as the University of Delaware’s starting quarterback. Having grown up in Downingtown, Pa., just 40 miles from …


Roos: Red turf motivated Eagles

The major long-term investment former Eastern Washington University offensive lineman Michael Roos and his wife, Katherine, made in their alma mater’s football program in late-January 2010 has paid some very …


See ya’ there

A list of former players and athletic department personnel who have made it known to EWU that they will be attending Friday’s national championship football game: Michael Roos (’01-’04)


EWU’s working class

They arrived in Cheney in the fall of 2006, some 30 naïve freshmen, harboring a good measure of uncertainty, hope and a desire to leave a lasting impression on Eastern …


Eastern A.D. warms to title game timing

Now that he’s had a chance to see exactly how the new Football Championship Subdivision playoff format plays out, Bill Chaves is an admitted convert. Eastern Washington University’s athletic director …


FCS timing slips a tick or two for Eags

The most-watched game in Football Championship Subdivision history – nearly 2 million households – was last year’s playoff semifinal between Montana and Appalachian State. The momentum from that produced a …


Eagles become antsy to play for title

The members of Eastern Washington University’s No. 1-ranked football team returned to Cheney earlier this week following an abbreviated holiday break and resumed preparations for their Jan. 7 date with …


Eagles’ Williams overcomes an inauspicious start

At the snap of the football, Renard Williams explodes from his three-point stance, bull-rushes the startled offensive lineman directly across from him, scores a one-handed takedown on the opposing quarterback …


Blanchette: Let’s build time machine for 1997 Eagles

After review, could we go back 13 years for even further review? Just for the what-if fun of it?


Eagles’ Sherritt, Powers make first team

Eastern Washington senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and junior center Chris Powers landed spots on the The Sports Network/Fathead.com NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-American first team, announced Wednesday. Eagles junior running …


Playoff workouts benefit younger Eastern players

Beau Baldwin has formulated at least the outline of a plan to deal with the long layoff and holiday break his Eastern Washington University football team is facing prior to …


Clark: Band swelled with pride for EWU gridiron classic

After a four-decade absence, I was tooting my trumpet once again at an Eastern Washington University football game. Well, whaddya know. Guess you can go back.


Eagles seek ways to approach three-week break

Under the old format of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, had Eastern Washington University survived until this weekend, it would have already played in the NCAA Division I Championship game, …


Szczur will come at EWU from many angles

Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham has never met Matt Szczur. But just from watching video of Villanova’s all-American wide receiver, kick-return specialist and “Wildcat” quarterback, Graham figures Szczur must …


Eastern hosts Villanova’s road warriors for title berth

Villanova coach Andy Talley won’t hazard a guess as to how the national title his team won last fall might impact its chances against No. 1-ranked and fifth-seeded Eastern Washington …


Blanchette: Kick in the tail feathers for no-show Eagles fans

Dear Montana fan, I’m not sure how to say this, so I’m just going to say it.


True freshman replaces EWU’s injured Jones

Beau Baldwin insists the absence of All-America running back Taiwan Jones won’t alter Eastern Washington University’s offensive approach – to any major degree, at least – heading into Friday’s Football …


Broken foot sidelines RB for Friday’s semifinal at Cheney

Eastern Washington University’s Bo Levi Mitchell didn’t transfer from Southern Methodist just to play 11 regular-season games and sack up the footballs. “This is exactly why I came here,” the …


Jones’ injury creates angst

The Taiwan Jones Watch is nothing new for Eastern Washington football fans who waited anxiously for several weeks earlier this fall for the Eagles’ All-American junior running back to fully …


EWU overcomes odds

Trailing by a touchdown with the snow-covered end zone a distant 90 yards away, Taiwan Jones huddled under a parka on the sideline with an injury and just less than …


Blanchette: Mitchell brushes off mistakes

By the way, the red turf does turn pink. If you order up a blizzard. And then if the skies really empty, the whole thing turns white and you forget …


Villanova reaps matchup with EWU

Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., on Saturday in the …


EWU’s Baldwin uses life’s experiences to create success

Beau Baldwin was only 11 years old at the time, but still vividly remembers that gray March day in 1984 and the eerie feeling that came over him when his …


North Dakota State’s Anderson never backed down

Even while wearing the halo brace that was attached to his skull following surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck, Matt Anderson never considered the real possibility that …


Blanchette: EWU’s Sherritt keeps ’em guessing

J.C. Sherritt will not tell you what the initials stand for, but he will tell you why he won’t tell you. “My two older sisters,” he said. “When they got …