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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

All-American EWU center Spencer Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

The NCAA approved Spencer Blackburn’s hardship request for a sixth year of eligibility, stemming from a thumb injury that sidelined him his entire redshirt freshman season in 2015.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Reports: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder headed to North Texas

Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has accepted the same position at North Texas, according to multiple reports.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud transfer saga ends on positive note: ex-EWU QB finalizes move to WSU

After a long and at times strenuous process for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, Gubrud finally got the clarity he was looking for Saturday. The former …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington focused on cornerbacks in 2019 recruiting class

Aaron Best and his coaching staff - through a series of high school highlight videos - displayed their 2019 recruiting class to a room full of red-clad fans at Northern …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 11:38 p.m.

Rams’ passing game suffered without Cooper Kupp

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said earlier this week that a talent like injured wide receiver Cooper Kupp can’t be replaced. That appeared to be the case Sunday.


Super Bowl start the latest stop in Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam’s journey

Now in his second year in the NFL, Ebukam is slated to start in a Super Bowl, something no other Eastern Washington player has done.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Shining moments: Former Eastern Washington standouts Samson Ebukam, Cooper Kupp came up clutch in prime time

EWU has produced dozens of NFL players over the last four decades, many who stuck around the league and experienced big games. Here’s a list of the seven most memorable …


Former Eastern Washington lineman Ed Simmons finds peace after years of pain-filled retirement

Ed Simmons had to be careful around stairs. The last few steps could be tricky. Sometimes he made it all the way down. Other times he fell.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams miss injured receiver Cooper Kupp heading into the Super Bowl

When the Los Angeles Rams face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta, Cooper Kupp, like he did four weeks ago in at the FCS …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Eagles have landed: Eastern Washington players in Super Bowl is nothing new

In his early days as an NFL player in Buffalo, Kurt Schulz got many puzzled looks when he talked about his college alma mater.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Aaron Neary soaks in Super Bowl experience as part of Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad

Playing deeper into the winter than he has, Aaron Neary relished what was anything but a normal bye last week in Los Angeles.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Ramdom thoughts: Longtime EWU SID and Rams fan Dave Cook is in football heaven

I was a Rams fan long, long ago. Like 50 years. Even before the 1973 move from the white horn on their helmets to the yellow. Before the hometown Seahawks …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Quarterback Gage Gubrud picks Washington State; now it’s in NCAA’s hands

Pending the approval of a medical redshirt, Eastern Washington graduate transfer quarterback Gage Gubrud will spend his final season of college eligibility at Washington State, The Spokesman-Review learned Sunday from …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Former Cheney standout, Idaho linebacker Ty Graham transfers to Eastern Washington

Ty Graham, a Cheney High product and former starting outside linebacker at Idaho, has transferred to Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington promotes Eti Ena to defensive coordinator

Eti Ena was named Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator on Wednesday, replacing Jeff Schmedding, who recently joined Boise State’s coaching staff as a co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud narrows transfer search down to Washington State and Utah

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, who recently


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Three former Eastern Washington stars headed to the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams

Former EWU linebacker Samson Ebukam had three tackles and a forced fumble, helping the Rams clip the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime Saturday in the NFC championship game at …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding leaves Eastern Washington to join staff at Boise State

The University High grad will join the Broncos as their outside linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s 2019 schedule includes Washington, FCS power Jacksonville State

The Eagles’ full 12-game schedule was released Friday, which includes seven away games including road dates with rivals Montana and Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud enters name into NCAA transfer database

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud’s college football career may not be over, after all.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State

FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Plenty of talent and high hopes returning for EWU

By the time Eastern Washington reached the program’s second FCS national title game Saturday at Toyota Stadium – it fell 38-24 to juggernaut North Dakota State – the Eagles’ best …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win

Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Steady Sam McPherson steps up in FCS title game loss for Eagles

Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington vows to get the next party started

As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …