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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

A quick time-out from football this week: coach Rick Majerus was mourned by the basketball world, especially Eastern coach Jim Hayford, who writes this heartfelt letter to his mentor and friend. It's the Elite Eight of FCS football (although they call it the quarterfinals). Eastern...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

EWU links - playoff edition

It's a big sports weekend in Cheney, starting off with a big win by the basketball team and today's big second-round FCS playoff game matching Eastern Washington and Wagner. Here's our preview, plus links to the official, information-packed releases from Eastern and from Wagner College....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It was a busy day Thursday, with three stories out at Eastern, including my feature story on do-it-all linebacker Grant Williams, a look ahead to the Eagles basketball home stand that begins tonight against Cal State Fullerton, and finally a where-do-we-go-from-here look at Eastern's ambitious...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

EWU and Big Sky Links

Eastern football Live Chat resumes today at noon, right here at SportsLink. Until then, here's my Eagle playoff notebook focusing on Brandon Kaufman.And in case you missed it, here's my practice report from Tuesday night, plus John Blanchette's great article on how the Wagner Seahawks...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The honors are pouring in for Eastern Washington players, especially wide receiver Brandon Kaufman; Here's our story. There's more to come, including today's Coach of the Year announcement from the Big Sky. Will Beau Baldwin win the award, or will it go to Tim Walsh...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

In addition to the big prize - a No.2 seed in the FCS playoffs- Eastern is collection some individual recognition. Here's my story. From Dave Cook at Eastern, more details on awards. Today, the Big Sky Conference will hand out its biggest hardware, including MVPs...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles are ready to fly south, if only to Portland for the final game of the regular season. Tuesday night's practice was intense; here's my report, plus a feature on senior linebacker Tyler Washburn. There's a big game in Missoula this week, with plenty...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Like any science, bracketology is easier when there are fewer variables. It's this simple: EWU>PSU=FCS(3-5). For you non-football/science types, that means that if the Eagles beat Portland State this week, they can expect a third- through fifth seed in the playoffs. Moreover, our calculations exclude...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's Senior Day at Eastern Washington, which hopes this won't be the last home game this year. A win today vs. UC Davis and next week at Portland State will do the trick. A Big Sky title is also possible, but the Eagles need some...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The best EWU-related story of the day: John Blanchette's profile of fomer Eag and current CFL star J.C. Sherritt. We had a live Live Chat yesterday, and here is the transcript. The Eags play UC Davis tomorrow, and here are the details from EWU and...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

Live Chat today at noon, folks, on all things Eastern football. Until then, here's a link to my Big Sky notebook. Out of Cheney, lots of info on this wee'ks game against UC Davis .. and a story from the UC Davis perspective ... In...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Election is over, but pollsters are still busy, and the Eastern Washington football coaches and players are paying attention. I also have a feature on Eagle kicker Jimmy Pavel, and don't forget our Live Chat tomorrow. The Eagles face UC Davis on Saturday: here's...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Election season is almost over: final FCS ballots will be cast in just 12 days. I'll be at Eastern practice this afternoon; until then, here are a few links from around the Big Sky Conference - starting with the official release from Dave Cook...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's a sellout in Cheney as Eastern Washington takes on Cal Poly: I'll see you there. In the meantime, here's our preview, plus a complete look at the Cal Poly team, a release from Eastern, and a link to our Live Chat. Farther afield, here...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's only two days until Eastern's big home game against Cal Poly. Today's paper has a feature on how defensive back McKenzie Murphy got back in the game. We also had a lively Live Chat. Here's the transcript.... Look for a game preview in tomorrow's...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

The Cal Poly Mustangs and their triple option offense are coming to Cheney. Here's a sneak peek. We will also talk about Cal Poly and Eastern in today's Live Chat at spokesman.com / SportsLInk. Cal Poly also can throw the ball out this offense. Elsewhere,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles got back to work Tuesday, and here's my story. Here's the official release from Dave Cook at Eastern, packed with info on EWU and Cal Poly. ...From the San Luis Obispo newspaper, here's a notebook ... Out of Missoula, a Montana player faces...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

I'm late posting by blog, because 'connectivity,' as they call it in Verizon-land, isn't too great here in Cedar City. But the weather's great for today's Eastern Washington game against Southern Utah. Here's my preview, and a preview of the game from Dave Cook at...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

EWU and Big Sky Links

I'm leaving shortly for the airport for the trip to Cedar City and will file a game preview from there. Until then, here's my feature on defensive end Paul Ena and our Live Chat from yesterday. ...No news from the Cedar City newspaper, but here's...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles are concerned, rightly, about stopping Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen, who is the focus of today's Big Sky notebook, which is loaded with information. So is this week's release from Dave Cook at Eastern Washington; it has more informnation about this week's game...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles began their second week atop the FCS poll by preparing for Saturday's game at Southern Utah. ...There's a lot of respect for SUU quarterback Brad Sorensen, whose Thunderbirds almost upset the Eagles two years ago in Cheney. More on Mr. Sorensen tomorrow, I...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012


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