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WSU, EWU to meet in football

A source has confirmed that Washington State will play Eastern Washington in football in 2012.


Former Coug player, aide returns to CFL as assistant

Mike Walker is starting to notice a trend. The Edmonton Eskimos newly named defensive line coach is back where he left off as a player – again.


It all begins at QB

Having played the position in high school and college, Beau Baldwin understands its importance. And he knows that the average college football fan understands it, as well. So Eastern Washington …


Eagles’ season comes to an end

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – After earning the opportunity to compete in the FCS playoffs by winning four straight games – three after the NCAA lifted a postseason ban – Eastern Washington …


Eastern’s season over

Jeremy Moses’ 432-passing yards helped lead Stephen F. Austin to a 44-33 victory over Eastern Washington in the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.


Eastern opens playoffs against prolific offense

Comparisons can sometimes be a bit unsettling. Take, for instance, those made by Eastern Washington’s coaches and players when asked about Stephen F. Austin, today’s first-round foe in the Football …


Borden reaches goal

Just moments after picking off the errant pass and cradling the football into his arm, Makai Borden took a quick glance downfield at the end zone and thought, “I can …


Baldwin has seen share of playoffs

As he prepares for his initial venture into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs as a head coach, Beau Baldwin can’t help but feel he’s been here before. Probably because he …


Eastern QB Nichols nets MVP

Matt Nichols, with his performance on the field, has made it clear throughout the 2009 college football season that he is back. And the Big Sky Conference confirmed as much …


Eagles make playoffs

In a season defined by dramatic highs and lows, Eastern Washington University’s resilient football team experienced an unprecedented level of elation Sunday. “Words can’t really describe how we’re all feeling …


EWU wins thriller

Matt Nichols threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Overbay with 3:30 remaining to lift Eastern Washington to a 49-45 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.


EWU quarterback shares joy

No one involved with Eastern Washington University’s football team has forgotten about Aaron Boyce. But the thick cloud of despair that blew in shortly after the Eagles’ senior wide receiver …


Nichols sets mark in victory

A career-long 52-yard touchdown run was just part of a sensational day for Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols as he broke the Big Sky Conference career record for …


Eagles roll up yards in victory

Matt Nichols threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns as Eastern Washington rolled up 608 yards in offense to put away the Southern Utah for a 41-28 victory on Saturday.


Eagles can’t rest while leaving Sky

It might seem to some that Eastern Washington’s non-conference football game against Southern Utah Saturday offers the Eagles a splendid opportunity to ease back into the late-season portion of their …


EWU’s Smackdown on the Sound

SEATTLE – It was hard to get a good read on just how much Eastern Washington University’s football team enjoyed the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd …


Qwest experience worth doing again

SEATTLE – There will be numbers to crunch, opinions to weigh and bills to pay before Eastern Washington University can get a good handle on just how successful Saturday’s “Showdown …


PSU could outdraw ‘host’ Eagles

Even though Saturday’s “Showdown on the Sound” in Seattle is considered a home game for Eastern Washington University, the Eagles could end up feeling like outsiders at Qwest Field. “I’m …


EWU players take aim at postseason berth

Matt Nichols’ initial reaction to the postseason ban the NCAA slapped on Eastern Washington University’s football team back in early February was as perceptive as it was pragmatic. “We need …


NCAA lifts ban; EWU eligible for postseason

The reaction among Eastern Washington University football players and coaches was upbeat but cautious on Tuesday after learning the NCAA had overturned its original decision to ban the Eagles football …


Three TDs in fourth give Eastern Eagles win

With his close friend and favorite target, Aaron Boyce, propped up on crutches and watching from the sidelines, Matt Nichols admitted Saturday’s Big Sky Conference football game against Montana State …


Soaring with Eagles

Matt Nichols put his name in the Eastern Washington University football record book much earlier than he had expected. And for reasons he would just as soon forget.


John Blanchette: Big Sky commissioner drops the ball

For Eastern Washington University’s football community, there was no consolation in the Big Sky Conference’s acknowledgement Tuesday that Harpo, Chico and Groucho had infiltrated the officiating crew for Saturday’s loss …


Griz find winner

MISSOULA – Beau Baldwin was hoping the flattering comments he made about the University of Montana football program earlier in the week would not prove prophetic on Saturday. That wasn’t …


EWU’s Sherritt shines

Sunday soreness is a simple fact of life for most college football players. But last Sunday’s soreness reached a new level for Eastern Washington University’s J.C. Sherritt, who found himself …


Eagles gear up for savvy Grizzlies

The University of Montana doesn’t win every single one of the countless small battles that take place during the course of a college football game. But the Grizzlies always seem …


Sports in brief: Big Sky suspends Eastern’s Wilkins

Football: The Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday that it has suspended Eastern Washington University senior linebacker Kyle Wilkins for a late hit in last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to Weber State. …


Wildcats sink Eagles

Beau Baldwin has seen his share of college football games change dramatically over short spans of time. So Eastern Washington’s second-year head coach was much more disgruntled that he was …


Smith, Jones anything but common

The two most productive running backs in the Big Sky Conference will share center stage at Woodward Field on Saturday, when 21st-ranked Weber State and 14th-ranked Eastern Washington square off …


Switch turns on EWU

It was with a great deal of anxiety that Brynsen Brown made his initial appearance earlier this fall at a position meeting of Eastern Washington University’s defensive linemen. These were, …