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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eagle football team is home this weekend, but meanwhile the basketball team opened practice at Reese Court. Here's my story from practice, along with interviews with forward Venky Jois and guard Parker Kelly. The Eagles open their season on Nov. 10 against Division III…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013



Eastern and Big Sky links

Finally, the Eagles are getting into the Big Sky Conference portion of their season, starting with Saturday's home game against Weber State. I'll be at practice later today, but in the meantime, here's an early look at the game from Eastern sports information director Dave…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eagles returned yesterday from Texas, and have some work to do following their 49-34 loss at Sam Houston State. Speaking of which, yesterday's links didn't include a game story from the Huntsville Item, so here it is. Next up for the Eagles is Weber…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 2013

Eastern, Big Sky links

The Eagles can leave it all behind now, getting ready for Big Sky play after Saturday's 49-34 loss at Sam Houston State. Here's my game story, and my story on the success of the Sam Houston program. Elsewhere in the Big Sky Conference, Montana State…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2013


Sam Houston State doing it right

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The plains of east Texas look nothing like the West Plains of Spokane County – especially on a hot and sticky Saturday morning. The land here is flat and green. The trees are thicker, and so is the traffic, which fans out…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Yes,everything IS a little bigger in Texas - even the hotel rooms. The Eagles are spending the weekend at the LaTorretta Resort in Conroe, the same place where Alabama stayed a few weeks ago for their win at nearby Texas A&M. Several players have already…

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Eagles don't feel the heat - yet

MONTGOMERY, Texas – One thing for sure: the Eastern Washington football players have a lot of sweat equity in today’s game at Sam Houston State. Leaving behind a 45-degree morning in Cheney, the Eagles practiced Friday evening under the lights of a Texas High School…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

GameDay and Lee Corso won't be there, but Saturday's Eastern Washington-Sam Houston State game is plenty big. Here's my preview, along with a story and a look back to last year's playoff game from the Huntsville (Texas) Item. Want more links? Here's the preview from…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

So how is the new group of Eastern Washington receivers faring this fall? Just fine, thanks in part to the leadership of senior captain Ashton Clark. Here's my profile of Clark, the Eagles' leading receiver this season. I'm working on a few other pieces before…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eastern football players are back with a vengeance - but they're not calling it that. According to head coach Beau Baldwin, it's only human nature - not revenge - to want a little payback against Sam Houston State. Here's my report from Monday's practice…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Can the Eagles do it again, knocking off a second FBS team in as many weeks? Here's my preview of today's game against Toledo. Also, here's a preview of the game from the Eastern athletic site, and from Toledo. ... Sam Houston State opens a…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

It wasn't by design, but the story of Eastern Washington linebacker and former walk-on J.C. Agen contrasts nicely with all the ugly stuff going down at Oklahoma State. ... We also had a lively live chat; here's the transcript. ... One sure thing about Toledo:…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

So, who has the bigger chip on their shoulder, FCS power Eastern Washington or Toledo, which is off to an 0-2 start? Here's my story, along with an invitation to join today's Live Chat right here at noon. ... There's a lack of confidence in…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

So far, the ups and downs of the Eastern Washington football schedule haven't transferred to the players, who have kept an even keel. We can discuss that and other topics during our Live Chat at noon Thursday. Just go to spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink. ...The Eagles are getting…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

I'll be at practice later today, but in the meantime, here are a few links from Eastern opponents: The biggest news came out of Bozeman, where Montana State announced that quarterback DeNarius McGhee is out indefinitely with a separated shoulder. ... At Toledo, head coach…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

There was no letdown Saturday for Eastern Washington, which soared past Western Oregon. Here's my story. We also have the story in pictures from our own Tyler Tjomsland. ... The Eagles' next opponent, Toledo, put a scare into Missouri of the SEC. ... Sam Houston…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Seven days after the big win in Corvallis, the Eagles are home for Western Oregon. Here is my preview story, plus another from SWX. ... Western Oregon's team is covered in the school web site. ... Eastern's next opponent, Toledo, faces Missouri and former Rockets'…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

A big part of Eastern's win over Oregon State was the Eagles' offensive line, including left guard Steven Forgette. Here's my feature on the senior from Vancouver. ...We also had a live chat yesterday, and here's the transcript. ... Elsewhere, here's a link to the…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington is now the hunted, with Division II Western Oregon coming to Cheney on Saturday. Here's our preview story. An don't forget our live chat today at noon at spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink. ... Here's a link to the Western Oregon web site. ... From Toledo, a…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

Eagle football links

The Eagles were back at practice Tuesday afternoon, determined to one day look back fondly and enjoy the win over Oregon State. Tuesday was not that day, however, as the Eagles focused on Western Oregon. ... We'll discuss both games tomorrow at noon during our…

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