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FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

Eagles won't overlook ISU, Baldwin says

As so-called “trap” games go, this one doesn’t have a lot of teeth. In other words, Idaho State may be in the right spot on the Eastern Washington football schedule, but that alone probably isn’t enough to upset the Eagles in today’s Big Sky Conference…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Hard work has paid off for Eastern Washington cornerback Ronald Baines, the subject of my feature story that ran today. We also had a live chat on Thursday, and here's a partial transcript (look for the full transcript later today.) ... The Eagles travel today…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Sorry this is so late, but I had to catch up on sleep after two straight nights of high school district soccer. I also wrote an Eastern and Big Sky notebook, and I'm looking forward today's live chat at noon on Eastern football. I also…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eastern Washington football team is making some adjustments in the secondary. Here's my story from Tuesday's practice, along with previews of Saturday's game from EWU and from ISU. The Idaho State Journal has a recap of the Bengals' narrow last week to Southern Utah.…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

MISSOULA - I'll admit it: I'm jealous.I just walked to the hotel lobby and picked up the local newspaper - in this case the Missoulian. Tucked inside is a 24-page special tabloid section devoted solely to today's big Eastern Washington-Montana game. Sure, I wrote this…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Odds are, Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp will score a touchdown Saturday at Montana; after all, he's done it every game so far this season. Here's my feature on Kupp, along with the replay of Thursday's live chat. Before I pack my bags for the…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Here's my feature story on the comeback by Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson, and in case you missed it, the Eagles' preparation for playing at Montana. ... We can discuss that and more in today's live chat, starting at noon here at SportsLink. Want more on…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

The college basketball season is closer than you think. On Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference released its men's preseason basketball poll. Here's my story with quotes from Eagle head coach Jim Hayford. On the football front, here's my feature on versatile tight end Zack Gehring,…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

Suddenly, Eastern Washington is winning the turnover battle, but nothing like upcoming opponent Southern Utah. We'll discuss that and much more at today's Live Chat, but until then, here are some more links on a very slow day for media coverage, including a preview from…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

I was at Eastern football practice yesterday, and have this story on six true freshmen who are seeing action this season. The Eagles will put their No. 4 ranking on the line Saturday against Southern Utah. Here are the official releases from Eastern and from…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

for some reason, this new format isn't letting me capitalize anything, but i will forge ahead anyway. it's homecoming week in cheney, where the fourth-ranked eagles face southern utah. i'll check out practice later today, but in the meantime, here's the early scoop from dave…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky game day links

Will the Eagles finally unleash their pass rush in today's Homecoming game at North Dakota? Will quarterback Vernon Adams avoid cramping in the warmth of the Alerus Center? Will I ever get a better schnitzel than the one I ate last night at the Blue…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

College football is full of new experiences, like today's plane flight to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where Eastern Washington will play for the first time tomorrow against the University of North Dakota. Likewise, it's been a journey for Eastern center Ashton Miller. ... We also…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

Don't forget about our live chat today right here at Sportslink, but until then, here's my Eastern and Big Sky Notebook, focusing on North Dakota wide receiver Greg Hardin. ... Eastern has some pretty good ones too, including freshman Cooper Kupp, who is now on…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eastern Washington running game is in mid-season stride. Here's my report from Tuesday's practice, along with the school's release for Saturday's game at North Dakota. UND (it's the school with no nickname, so get used to "UND") is having some problems with penalties, according…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The sixth-ranked Eagles are back at it again. Fresh off a big win over Weber State, Eastern is preparing for its first trip to North Dakota. In the meantime, I will be at practice later today. ... Last week, North Dakota struggled past Idaho State,…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eagles are back home today for the first time in four weeks. Here's my game preview from earlier this week, and a game capsule. Also, a preview from Eastern Washington, and Weber State. Oddly enough, today's game at Idaho State is the first road…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

After two straight losses, the Eastern Washington players can't wait for Saturday's game against Weber State. That goes double for defensive lineman Will Katoa, who grew up in Salt Lake City. We also had a live chat yesterday, but we have a new chat provider,…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

It's been a tough season for Weber State, but head coach (and former Eastern assistant) Jody Sears is trying to keep a sense of humor. ... We keep it lighthearted as well at today's live chat at noon right here at spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink. ...All you want…

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