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Gonzaga too much for short-handed Eastern

Gonzaga senior guard Steven Gray jumped up and released a 3-point shot with just less than 4 minutes left in the first half, just like he’d done six times previously. …


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 …


Vandals pull away from Eagles

Despite missing eight of its first nine shots and coughing up every bit of a 17-point second-half lead, the University of Idaho found a way to finish at Reese Court …


Boise State cruises by EWU, 83-54

BOISE – Robert Arnold scored 26 points and Zack Moritz came off the bench to score 18 as Boise State eased past Eastern Washington 83-54 on Wednesday night. Boise State …


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 …


Will Eagles be forced to share?

Big Sky Conference co-leader and No. 3-ranked Eastern Washington University (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) can earn a share of the regular-season conference title with a win over Idaho State (1-9, …


EWU expects big effort for fired Bengals coach

John Zamberlin has lost his job, but not his football team. At least that’s the read Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington University’s third-year head coach, gets after watching video of Zamberlin’s …


EWU wouldn’t mind a Montana win

Big Sky Conference co-leader and No. 3-ranked Eastern Washington University (8-2 overall, 6-1 in the Big Sky) can earn a share of the league title with a win over Idaho …


Eastern gets 1st win but gives up most of big lead

There was some sloppy play and some anxious moments down the stretch that probably could have been avoided. But Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t about to give back …


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 …


Journalism students employ new media, take home awards

Like it or not, news media are changing. There used to be a clear division between print, radio and television. A self-respecting print reporter would never dream of making a …


Eagles can’t keep up with Huskies in 2nd half

SEATTLE – Washington can now think about Maui without getting in trouble for looking ahead. For one half Tuesday night, it looked like the 17th-ranked Huskies were already island bound.


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 …


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 …


San Jose State’s guards give Eagles pause

Eastern Washington University’s injury-plagued men’s basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Reese Court against San Jose State. Tipoff, in the first game of a men’s-women’s doubleheader, is set …


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 …


Ailing Eagles stumble in exhibition

Not surprisingly, the nearly unfathomable run of injuries that continues to plague the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team made the Eagles’ 66-60 exhibition loss to Montana State-Billings at Reese …


Eagles not up to task in exhibition opener

Anyone hoping to get an early-season read on Eastern Washington University’s renovated men’s basketball team at Reese Court Tuesday night probably didn’t. At least, Eagles fans better hope they didn’t.


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 …


Eagles pick apart 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 (Ore.) Stadium. The Eagles (7-2, 6-1 Big …


Eastern’s task: disarm Vikings’ potent ‘pistol’

Another Saturday, another big challenge for the Eastern Washington University defense. The Eagles, in a tie with Montana for first in Big Sky Conference football with a 5-1 mark, will …


Blanchette: It’s the Big Sky, not the Big Easy

Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?


Eastern offense delivers with game on the line

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 …


EWU senior leader has made crucial plays all season

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 …