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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

No doubt about it: Eastern Washington wins at least share of Big Sky crown after thumping Portland State

Eastern Washington wasn’t about to let a called-back touchdown impede its momentum. Not in this setting. Not with this much on the line.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Matt Nichols square off for ticket to Grey Cup

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington won’t let Big Sky title, first-round bye slip from its hands

Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to lock up Big Sky title, first-round bye at Portland State

Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.


Hard work, perseverance help Sam McPherson lead stable of talented EWU running backs

His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Tysen Prunty returns home to face Portland State

When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles secondary steps up in win over UC Davis; Webster twins relish big Senior Day

Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington thumps UC Davis 59-20 in Big Sky showdown

EWU (8-2, 6-1), UC Davis (8-2, 6-1), Weber State (8-2, 6-1) are currently tied atop the standings going into the final week of the regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn is a man beyond his years

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn, a three-year starter and team captain, has received much of his respect for his detail-oriented approach, his technique and preparation, the ability to spot an …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington selects Spokane’s ALSC Architects for predesign of renovated football stadium

ALSC designed Washington State’s Cougar Football Complex, Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and dozens of other notable buildings in the region.


Eastern Washington notebook: UC Davis star receiver Keelan Doss draws comparisons to Cooper Kupp

When fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) plays host to fourth-ranked UC Davis (8-1, 6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in a key conference battle, the Eagles’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington handles Northern Colorado, sets up showdown with UC Davis

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) tallied six sacks, three interceptions and held Northern Colorado (2-8, 2-4) to just 259 total yards, extending its win streak against the Bears …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Kicker, punter Roldan Alcobendas is Mr. Consistency for fifth-ranked Eastern Washington

Roldan Alcobendas is often tempted to use his crafty footwork on the pitch, but Eastern Washington’s record-breaking kicker refrains.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington won’t look past struggling Northern Colorado

As Eastern Washington begins its late-season push for a Big Sky Conference crown, one can’t help but think of a key Nov. 10 date in Cheney with sixth-ranked UC Davis.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Don’t expect Northern Colorado to give Eastern Washington trouble in Greeley this time

Big Sky Conference football predictions


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Eric Barriere era officially begins for Eastern Washington football

Whether it’s in casual conversation or the moments following one of his electric touchdown runs, Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere is smiling.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Eastern Washington star quarterback Gage Gubrud opens up about season-ending injury

A month after sustaining a toe injury that ultimately ended his college career, Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud donned a beanie, sweats and a practice jersey Tuesday as he spoke …


Eastern Washington notebook: All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud out for the season

EWU head coach Aaron Best announced that two-time All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud would miss the rest of the season due to a toe injury he sustained in a win at …


Idaho notebook: Vandals’ hopes of quick start against Eastern Washington faded away

Leading up to the renewal of the Big Sky rivalry with Eastern Washington, Idaho coach Paul Petrino preached about the importance of getting off to a good start and limiting …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Eric Barriere shines as Eastern Washington tops Idaho in return to Roos Field

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best confirms that quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington better than Idaho, with or without Gubrud

Week 8 Big Sky conference football predictions


Q&A: Eastern Washington safety, Spokane product Cole Karstetter big part of Eagles’ defense

Add Eastern Washington safety Cole Karstetter to the growing list of Eagles with Idaho ties.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Blast from the past: Eastern Washington’s wins over Idaho helped build program into national powerhouse

Was Idaho and Eastern Washington an unrequited rivalry? Depends who you ask. There was never a question of who had the better football program, though.


Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready to host improving Idaho for first time since 1994

When the Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) visit fifth-ranked EWU (5-2, 3-1) Saturday at noon at Roos Field – their first meeting in Cheney since 1994 – the Eagles expect …


Prep notebook: Great Northern League has strong contingent in college football rivalry

Plenty of area high school players are participating in the Eastern Washington-Idaho football rivalry.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho set to resume gridiron rivalry featuring fresh, familiar faces

Brian Strandley remembers lining up against a behemoth Eastern Washington offensive line when Idaho’s annual tilt with the Eagles was more than just a Big Sky Conference affair.


Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Calin Criner spent years around the Idaho Vandals

From fourth grade to his freshman year at Moscow High, Criner shadowed his father, Mark Criner, Idaho’s defensive coordinator from 2007-2012.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Quarterback-rich Big Sky Conference riddled with injuries

Over half the teams in the 13-member Big Sky Conference have been affected by an injury at quarterback at this season, some cases more serious than others.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Weber State continues to give Eastern Washington’s offense trouble

After the 13th-ranked Wildcats’ 14-6 dispatching of the fourth-ranked EWU on Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Hill’s unit has now allowed an average of 13.3 points against the Eagles since 2015.