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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Following up on Eastern's big win

After a day off I'm back on the links, and I don't mean golf. Who has the time, what with Eastern Washington football still making news after the big win over Oregon State? In case you missed it, here's Monday's follow-up story, and this morning's…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

Eastern's big win, the morning after

PORTLAND - Everybody has a story, as they say, and they all begged to be told in the wake of Eastern Washington’s 49-46 win last night over Oregon State. But I couldn’t, even in the longest game story I’ve every written in my short time…

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Eastern upset links, and more 

Eastern Washington pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history Saturday, knocking off Oregon State 49-46. Here's my story from Corvallis, plus a video from the postgame celebration. The Oregonian had several reports, including this feature on the Eagles, a commentary on the…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013

Game Day links from Corvallis

Ok, actually we're staying in a hotel in Salem - roughly an hour from Reser Stadium, but perhaps more if the Oregon Duck fans clog the freeway on their way south to Eugene. Maybe we'll take the back road, but what if all the Oregon…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

My name is Jim Allen, and I'm a college football junkie. The signs were obvious yesterday as the clock moved toward 3 o'clock in The Spokesman-Review newsroom: my palms were sweaty and I was pacing in front of the TV, waiting for South Carolina and…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013


Eastern and Big Sky links

Today's links are the meatiest of the preseason, thanks mainly to our special football section, which was published today. Our college section focuses on program-building at WSU, Idaho and most importantly, Eastern. We also have story lines and a look at why Eastern's schedule is…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

There are lots of links leading up to Eastern Wasington's opener Saturday at No. 25 Oregon State, including my story on the Eastern players' workmanlike attitude toward the game, an Oregonian sportswriter's reference to this as a "bodybag" game and a piece on the Beavers'…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links 

I'll be at practice later today, but in the meantime, here are some links: First, Oregon State has named Sean Mannion as the starting quarterback for Saturday's opener against Eastern Washington. ... Also from the Oregonian, writer Ken Goe decries what he calls "body bag"…

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Is it really game week? Must be, because Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin told his players just that after Saturday's scrimmage. In case you missed it, here's my story from that scrimmage. I'm off today, but will be back at practices Tuesday and Wednesday, then…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

So, fellow parents, when your kid goes out for his "21-er" with his friends, did you lose a few hours' sleep until he made it safely home? Yeah, I thought so, and so did I last night, which is why this blog is a bit…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

EWU and Big Sky links

I couldn't make it to Eagle football practice on Thursday because of, well, Eagle football. First, there was our live chat (here's the transcript), but mostly I had to finish my stories for next week's special football section (That comes next Thursday, so watch for…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links 

Here's this morning's story on the Eastern linebackers, which includes the finalized TV schedule. Also, don't forget today's live chat, right here at noon. Now, on with the links: lots of storylines out of the Oregon State camop, courtesy of the Oregonian. ...Montana QB Jordan…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Time is flying - it's only nine days until the season opener at Oregon State - and so are the Eastern Washington receivers. Here's a look at this year's group. It's the penultimate (I love that word) day of two-a-days, and I'll be there for…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Suddenly the Eagles have a few injuries, particularly at running back, but fortunately that may be their deepest position. Here's my report. I'll be out at practice this afternoon for some more interviews, including the team captains who were expected to be announced sometime today.…

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MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

I'm heading out shortly for practice, but let's get the morning going with some links. First, here's my story from Saturday's scrimmage, plus a feature on how the school and the athletic department has worked to help keep student-athletes safer. It was a busy weekend…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

It was a busy day in Cheney, what with practice in the morning (here's my feature on the defensive line) and an afternoon live chat with athletic director Bill Chaves. The Eagles will hold their first scrimmage on Saturday morning, and I'll file a report.…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

EWU and Big Sky links

I'm off to Cheney for practice and later for a live chat with special guest, athletic director Bill Chaves, but first a few links, includuing today's story on EWU special teams, specifically the kickoff return and punt return teams.And speaking of our Live Chat, it's…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013

Eastern Washington football players Ashton Clark, left, and Steven Forgette model new home uniforms. (Photo courtesy EWU)

Eagles unveil new home uniforms

Eastern Washington unveiled its new home football uniforms today, The Adidas TechFit feature a 30-percent weight reduction and increased mobility and comfort, allowing players to move more freely and at a faster pace, according to Adidas. Along with the new duds, the Eagles will wear…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

I'll be back in Cheney for two-a-days today (OK, the morning session, the cooler session). To warm up, here's this morning's feature on the quarterbacks, specifically the backups, highlighting senior Anthony Vitto. ... This is also a great time to put in a plug for…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Just in from walking my dog here on the South Hill, and it was raining - something I'm sure that would be welcome weather for college football players struggling through steamy two-a-days. The rain just stopped, unlike our coverage of Eastern Washington football. Here's my…

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MONDAY, AUG. 12, 2013

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles start two-a-days today, and I'll be joining them. For the morning session only. On the sidelines, With a cold beverage. Then I'll be driving back to my air-conditioned office to write about the experience. Sorry, that's as good as it gets. Until then,…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 2013

EWU and Big Sky links

So how are the 19 football players from eastern Washington doing at Eastern Washington University? Just fine, thanks. Here's my story, which stretches the word "local" all the way to the Cascades, which isn't another excuse to interview Cooper Kupp. Other Eagle opponents were busy…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

EWU and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington opened fall camp, and here's my report on the always-high expectations and how the Eagles handle them. I also posted a post-practice blog that includes uncut videos of interviews with head coach Beau Baldwin and quarterback Vernon Adams. And if you're not on…

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