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EWU will play Huskies in 2011

Eastern Washington University, in keeping with its recent trend of playing non-conference football games against Pacific-10 Conference teams, has agreed to open its 2011 season with a Sept. 3 matchup …


Eagles rout Bengals for 3-0 start in Big Sky

POCATELLO, Idaho – Behind the rushing of Taiwan Jones and the passing of Matt Nichols, Eastern Washington remained undefeated in the Big Sky by defeating winless Idaho State 38-3 Saturday. …


Clot ends Johnson’s season

The blood clot that forced Eastern Washington University’s Zach Johnson into the unfamiliar role of sideline spectator this fall officially put an end to his 2009 football season earlier this …


Eagles’ tandem rolls on

Aaron Boyce has never been one to buy into hype. So when the former standout wide receiver at Kentwood High School in Kent first arrived at Eastern Washington University four …


Grin, Bear it

BERKELEY, Calif. – Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin said earlier in the week that he didn’t have a defensive game plan capable of shutting down 10th-ranked California’s high-octane …


Eagles can’t wait for Bears

From the extreme challenge of facing a Football Bowl Subdivision power in a hostile environment, to the national exposure and future recruiting benefits such a challenge affords, Eastern Washington University …


Eagles set to soar

It feels like the good – but not-so-old – days around the Eastern Washington University campus this fall. That would seem to bode well for the Eagles’ football team, which …


EWU features reserves

Second-year head coach Beau Baldwin once again put the football in the hands of his lesser-experienced players on Saturday as Eastern Washington University staged its final scrimmage of fall camp …


EWU scrimmages today

Eastern Washington University, which is ranked in the top 25 of every major preseason NCAA Football Championship football poll, will hold its final scrimmage of fall camp at 11:30 this …


EWU defense dominates

Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin rested most of his veteran starters to get a good look at backups as the Eagles concluded their first week of preseason …


EWU’s Thomas receives honor

Eastern Washington University senior offensive tackle Chris Thomas has been named as one of 106 nominees for the Allstate/American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. The honor embodies the true …


Eagles finally set to begin practice

In an effort to take additional strain off its already tortured athletic department budget, Eastern Washington University’s football team will belatedly hold its first full practice of fall camp this …


Ex-Eagle Romero content in CFL

Dario Romero feels like he’s in a good place these days. Not the place he had dreamed of being at this point in his professional football career, but a good, …


Sports in brief: Coaches select Eastern third

Football: Big Sky Conference coaches have picked Eastern Washington University to place third in their annual preseason poll. The Eagles, who finished 6-5 overall and 5-3 in conference last year …


Nichols on target in Red-White Game

At the start of spring practice, Beau Baldwin claimed every position on his Eastern Washington University football team was competitive and wide open. Hey, people, it’s called coach-speak.


Arévalo shifted focus on compliance

Since first arriving on campus in January 2006, Eastern Washington University president Rodolpho Arévalo has championed the cause of athletics, funding an expansion and reporting-structure makeover in the once woefully …


Seeing red?

Football has never been easy at Eastern Washington University. But it has seldom, if ever, been this difficult.


Keep up with Jones

Eastern Washington University linebacker J.C. Sherritt remembers having to deal with Taiwan Jones out of the running back position two years ago, and it wasn’t always fun. “He’s about the …


Edge’s injury disrupts practice

Eastern Washington University’s first spring football scrimmage started off Saturday afternoon with loud, energetic and high-spirited play on both sides of the football. It ended prematurely, however, in near silence …


Eagles happy to focus on football, not sanctions

The gloomy winter of discontent officially ended for Eastern Washington University’s football team Tuesday afternoon when the Eagles opened spring drills in brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures. Gone, it seemed, …


Long-time Eastern assistant hired at Fresno

Joe Wade, a long-time assistant on Eastern Washington University’s football staff, has accepted a position as running backs coach at Fresno State University, where he will work under head coach …


Ex-A.D. suspects a plot

While Eastern Washington University mulls an appeal of the one-year ban on postseason football games levied by the NCAA Committee on Infractions, the Eagles’ former athletic director is determined to …


Sniffing around

The hidden price of NCAA sanctions is beginning to emerge at Eastern Washington University. Eastern’s football program was put on three years’ probation and hit with a one-year ban from …


NCAA slaps Eastern football

The 2009 football season won’t go into overtime at Eastern Washington University. Citing ineffective rules compliance and former head coach Paul Wulff’s “inattention to certain aspects of his program,” the …


John Blanchette: EWU players pay biggest price

In the roil of rationalizations after the NCAA fired a cannonball through the mainsail of Eastern Washington University’s football program Wednesday swam a goodly number of putative victims. The football …


Eags turn to Plan B-aldwin

It is always satisfying to see a plan come together – even if it is Plan B. Few, it would seem, can attest to that fact with as much conviction …


John Blanchette: Beau knows it takes work

There is everything to like about a press conference at which a 3-year-old girl wiggles in her front-row chair, shucks off her shoes and puts a happy headlock on two …


Baldwin next EWU coach

Less than 12 hours after being snubbed by Jim McElwain, Eastern Washington has hired Central Washington’s Beau Baldwin as its next head football coach. A source within the EWU athletic …


Magnificent Meyer

In a vote as close as so many of the games in which he played, Eastern Washington University quarterback Erik Meyer won the Walter Payton Award on Thursday. Meyer edged …


Nightmare finish

If last Saturday ranked among the biggest wins in the history of Eastern Washington University’s football program, this one surely registered at the top for pure excruciating pain. The game …