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Redhawks junior quarterback will test EWU in multiple ways

Matt Scheible won’t be the fastest, strongest or most athletic player scampering around on the red turf at Roos Field on Saturday. But Southeast Missouri State’s junior quarterback will still …


EWU running back reached potential after dyslexia diagnosis

Considering all he has accomplished during his 3½-year stay at Eastern Washington University, the scarcity of college football options available to Taiwan Jones coming out of Deer Valley High School …


Snow shouldn’t impact FCS playoff at Eastern

The sub-zero temperatures and heavy blanket of snow that punched the region in the stomach last week certainly wasn’t what Beau Baldwin would have ordered up, given the chance. But …


No. 1 Eagles dominate Big Sky awards

One might expect the No. 1-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team in the country to collect a good share of the hardware when its league hands out its annual postseason awards. …


Some day son to hear of ex-Eagle’s improbable success

Harry Leons has never told his 6-year-old son Jack about the magical football season he and his Eastern Washington University team experienced in 1997, the year the Eagles advanced to …


Top-ranked Eastern gets No. 5 seed

Eastern Washington University’s unprecedented rise to the No. 1 spot in the most prestigious Football Championship Subdivision top-25 rankings didn’t seem to matter much to the FCS playoffs selection committee …


EWU whips Idaho State to become Big Sky co-champions

The downside to winning a Big Sky Conference football championship in Cheney in late November? That celebratory Gatorade “shower” can leave the winning coach tad bit uncomfortable – which is …


EWU coach thanks Zamberlin for help

Beau Baldwin’s lower lip was quivering late Saturday afternoon just moments Eastern Washington University’s head football coach had watched his Eagles earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title …


EWU senior Martin adjusted to nuances of 11-man game

It might seem as if Eastern Washington University took a big gamble on Matt Martin, considering the Eagles’ senior tight end never played a down of 11-man football during his …


No. 3 Eagles wary of Idaho State University

To Beau Baldwin’s way of thinking, Idaho State didn’t need any extra motivation heading into this weekend’s Big Sky Conference football showdown against his Eastern Washington University Eagles at EWU’s …


Blanchette: Eagles’ ‘playoff’ should pay off

Count it. Already Eastern Washington is 1-0 in the Football Championship Subdivision stepladder. By decree of the athletic director, at least.


EWU’s late push too much for Southern Utah

The downside to breaking a 62-yard touchdown run on the game’s first play from scrimmage is the stark realization that there is a good chance that’s as good as your …


EWU, SUU: Two teams on roll

Two of the hottest Football Championship Subdivision teams in the country will try to keep their impressive late-season rolls going this afternoon when Eastern Washington University entertains Southern Utah in …


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 …