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Transfer Mitchell has guided Eagles toward new heights

As Eastern Washington University headed into winter workouts following a highly successful 2009 football season in which the Eagles advanced to the FCS playoffs for the fourth time in six …


Strong finish for Eagles should enhance playoff bid

The sense of urgency might not measure up to what Eastern Washington University was feeling last fall when it needed to put together a dramatic late-season run – much like …


EWU football recruit shot to death

Devin Topps, a former football standout at Kentridge High School and member of Eastern Washington University’s 2010 recruiting class, was beaten and shot to death early Sunday morning, after a …


EWU crushes Portland State

The Big Sky’s hottest football team took it up a notch Saturday when No. 8 Eastern Washington blasted Portland State 50-17 in Hillsboro Stadium.


Eastern survives Sac State

Aside from the short field they were facing, courtesy of a woeful 26-yard punt by Sacramento State’s Augie Heath, there wasn’t much reason for optimism among the members of Eastern …


Key Big Sky matchup in Cheney

The top two running backs in the Big Sky Conference will be showcased at Roos Field Saturday afternoon when 8th-ranked Eastern Washington University entertains Sacramento State in a game that …


EWU’s Jolley trying to make good times last

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


Eagles learning to rely less heavily on star running back

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin hinted prior to last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference matchup against Northern Colorado that it might have been a good thing – for some of …


Sherritt and Co. rally Eagles to victory at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – With its offense struggling to establish any kind of rhythm for the second week in a row, Eastern Washington University’s defense came up huge again Saturday, lifting …


Jones’ late TD run gives EWU victory

Taiwan Jones ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns, including a 24-yarder with 41 seconds to play, and Eastern Washington rallied to beat Northern Colorado 35-28 on Saturday.


Eastern guards against letdown

Beau Baldwin is concerned his Eastern Washington University football team might be catching Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado at just the wrong time.


Running back for EWU defies foster care’s higher ed record

The letters arrive on a semiregular basis, sometimes as often as twice a month. Scrawled on each are the words, “I love you.” Occasionally, there’s a reminder to “brush your …


EWU coaches won’t let players get complacent

If the worst is, indeed, over for Eastern Washington University’s football team, the Eagles’ coaching staff would like to keep it a secret, especially as far as its players are …


Time for a breath for EWU?

If the worst is, indeed, over for Eastern Washington University’s football team, the Eagles’ coaching staff would like to keep it a secret, especially as far as its players are …


EWU defense sculpts a beauty

Beau Baldwin didn’t need to flip through a thesaurus to come up with a word to describe the offensive performance of his Eastern Washington University football team Saturday. The Eagles’ …


Eagles uncertain if Jones will play

With the availability of Taiwan Jones expected again to be a game-time decision, 13th-ranked Eastern Washington University will square off against Northern Arizona today in another high-stakes Big Sky Conference …


Eastern still unsure about Taiwan Jones

With the availability of Taiwan Jones expected once again to be a game-time decision, 13th-ranked Eastern Washington University will square off against Northern Arizona Saturday in another high-stakes Big Sky …


Eastern stops Weber St. despite Jones’ absence

OGDEN, Utah – Beau Baldwin tried all week to remain as pragmatic as possible about the possibility of being without star running back Taiwan Jones, who suffered an abdominal contusion …


Mitchell throws for four TDs in EWU’s victory

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 35-24 win over Weber State on Saturday.


Early-season tests continue

Eastern Washington University continues its demanding early-season Big Sky Conference football schedule this afternoon with a 12:35 PDT matchup against Weber State in Ogden, Utah. The 16th-ranked Eagles (2-2 overall, …


Early-season gantlet continues for Eagles

Eastern Washington University continues its demanding early-season Big Sky Conference football schedule this afternoon with a 12:35 (PDT) matchup against Weber State in Ogden, Utah.


Montana State’s Craney suspended one game

HELENA – The Big Sky Conference has suspended Montana State safety Jordan Craney for Saturday’s game at Sacramento State, the conference announced Tuesday. Commissioner Doug Fullerton says the senior from …


Big Sky notes: Eagles expect to have ailing Jones at Weber

Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin has listed junior running back Taiwan Jones as probable for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference showdown at Weber State. Jones, who suffered what …


Eagles expect Jones to play

Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin has listed junior running back Taiwan Jones as probable for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference showdown at Weber State. Jones, who suffered what …


Eastern Eagles struggle without Jones

BOZEMAN – An Eastern Washington University offense that had been uncomfortably one-dimensional throughout most of this still-young college football season found out Saturday afternoon just how miserable life without that …


Montana State thunders EWU

An Eastern Washington University offense that had been uncomfortably one-dimensional throughout most of this still-young college football season, found out Saturday afternoon just how miserable life without that one key …


Star versus star

BOZEMAN – Two of the most exciting and productive offensive players in the Big Sky Conference will share the spotlight in Bobcat Stadium this afternoon when 16th-ranked Montana State plays …


Offensive fireworks promised between Eastern, MSU

Two of the most exciting and productive offensive players in the Big Sky Conference will share the spotlight in Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon when 16th ranked Montana State plays host …


Notebook: Big Sky singles out Eagles Jones, Johnson

Eastern Washington dominated the weekly football awards handed out by the Big Sky Conference on Monday. Junior running back Taiwan Jones was named the league’s offensive player of the week …


More to Eagles than that new field

Just as big as that new 360x160 red rug which, to paraphrase Coach Lebowski, really ties the campus together at Eastern Washington was the unspoken doubt advancing Saturday’s showdown with …