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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Eagles in the right frame of mind

The first day of football practice at Eastern Washington had that "just right" feel about it. Even before it started The players were confident but not overly so, the weather was warm but not stifling, and Eagle head coach Beau Baldwin felt his team was...

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Eagles open practice today

One day after being named the third-ranked team in the land, the Eastern Washington football team opens practice this afternoon. In case you missed it, here is our fall camp preview, along with the results of Tuesday's FCS coaches' poll.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

EWU special teams seek consistency

This is the last of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: special teams. Something special happened at Roos Field on Oct. 6, something Eastern fans hadn’t seen in 18 games: a kickoff return for an Eagle touchdown. But Shaquille Hill’s 99-yard return against...

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Eastern Washington's T.J. Lee, right, intercepts a ball intended for Washington State's Dominique Williams (80) in the fourth quarter Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Martin Stadium at WSU.  The Cougars won 24-20. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU secondary is deep, talented 

This is the seventh of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the defensive backs. It’s been year of surprises – most of them pleasant – for the Eastern Washington secondary. Tighter pass defense last season, the rise of several younger players and the...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013

EWU linebacker Ronnie Hamlin is charged up during second-half rally.

Hamlin leads rebuilding EWU linebackers

This is the sixth of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the linebackers. The questions at linebacker at Eastern Washington are already being answered, some from the back of the room. First there’s redshirt freshman Miquiyah Zamora, last seen redshirting last fall as...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

EWU defensive line steps up

This is the fifth of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the defensive line. One good reason the Eastern Washington defensive line got better last November? April. “Spring ball, I look at as a time to develop depth,” defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

EWU offensive line commands respect

This is the fourth of an eight-part series on Eastern Washington spring football: the offensive line. The Eastern Washington offensive linemen got some healthy respect year. But first they had to get healthy . A year after being one of the biggest question marks on...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

Eastern Washington receiver Ashton Clark sprints downfield in the first half of Saturday’s game in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland)

EWU receivers gaining stature

This is the third in an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the wide receivers. Junior Adams is ready to branch out. The Eastern Washington University wide receivers coach doesn’t have a lot of tall players this spring, but he does have guys “who...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

EWU QB’s Kyle Padron, left, and Vernon Adams have helped the Eagles return to glory this season and find the fans. (Tyler Tjomsland)

No QB questions for Eastern

This is the second in an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football. Part Two: the quarterbacks. Vernon Adams isn’t your little brother anymore. Last year, he was looking up - literally and figuratively - to wide receivers Brandon Kaufman, Nick Edwards and Greg Herd,...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

The Eagles will be counting on the versatile Quincy Forte, pounding the ball inside during Saturday’s scrimmage, to carry a big load this fall. (Dan Pelle)

EWU offense is well-grounded

This is the first in a series of eight stories on Eastern Washington University spring football. Today: the running backs. Kiel McDonald knows the drill. Lots of them. During practice at Roos Field, the Eastern Washington running backs coach moves almost as fast as his...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

EWU football links

Game Day,Cheney, a chance for the Eagles to return to the national spotlight with a win today over Sam Houston State, a chance for a title game against North Dakota State that would match the last two national champions. Here's our pre-game package, including story...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

EWU football links

The Eagles are working hard to prepare for San Houston State and tomorrow's semifinal game. In that spirit, we're continuing our two-a-day coverage with a look at the Eastern defense and a feature story on former EWU and Spokane Shock quarterback Erik Meyer, who's now...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


EWU football links

With only two days until Saturday's FCS semifinal, we have a couple more stories, including my preview of the intriguing matchup between Eastern's passing offense and Sam Houston State's aggressive defense. I also have a notebook with several interesting storylines. In the meantime, we'll have...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

EWU playoff links

It's a big week in Cheney, and our hopefully our coverage will live up to the moment. Three stories today, including John Blanchette's column on football attendance, my report from practice and a look at the Sam Houston State triple/double-option/pistol. Whatever it is, you get...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

'Tis the season ... for two seasons of sports at the same time at Eastern Washington University. On Monday night, the Eagle men's basketball team fell to visiting Seattle University. Meanwhile, the football team is preparing for the FCS semifinals. So are their opponents, the...

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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It' FCS semifinal week in Cheney, where the Eagles are riding momentum from a 51-35 win over Illinois State last weekend. Two more stories: John Blanchette's column on EWU quarterback Kyle Padron, and the official EWU release from the game. This week it's Sam Houston...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links 

The Big Sky is falling, the Big Sky is ... well, two-thirds of its teams in the FCS playoffs, anyway. Last night in Bozeman, the Sam Houston Bearkats throttled Montana State 34-16 to reach the semifinals. Next up for Sam Houston will be Eastern Washington,...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

As I'm writing this the snow is falling on the South Hill in Spokane. Thoughts turn to trimming the tree and who the heck can handle the snow in tomorrow's FCS playoff game between Eastern Washington and Illinois State. Eagle wide receiver Nick Edwards can...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

It's Thursday, which means another Live Chat at noon today on Eastern Washington football - quarterfinal edition. Until then, here's my weekly notebook and a look ahead to tonight's men's basketball game with Idaho. Back to football, Illinois State just came out with its official...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's a big football weekend in Cheney, not least of all for Luke Huard,the younger brother of Damon and Brock and also the offensive coordinator for Illinois State. The host Eagles earned another award on Tuesday, and later practiced at Roos Field as finals week...

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