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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Despite a close call last week, Eastern Washington solidified its hold on the No. 1 spot in the FCS poll after No. 2 James Madison fell to Richmond. I'll be at practice today as the Eagles prepare for Southern Utah, which fell last weekend to...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington is set to defend its new No. 1 ranking today against Sacramento State. Here's our preview. From the Sacramento Bee, a story on the Hornets' fast start and a feature on standout linebacker Jeff Badger. Montana State tried to make the most of...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

Eastern has a big game against Sacramento State this week, but the Hornets are making some history of their own; however, the bigger news Wednesday came out of Pocatello. That is the lead of our Big Sky Notebook, but read on for more Eastern items....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

I caught up with the Eastern players and coaches Tuesday at wind-blown Roos Field. Here's my report on how the Eagles are handing being the top team in FCS. ... Here's a press release from this week's opponent, Sacramento State, which is 3-1 in the...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

In case you missed it, Eastern Washington is the top-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. Here is our story, plus a link to the poll itself. Also in today's paper is a link to Eastern's past, in the form of a feature by John...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

They take it Montana State football pretty seriously here in Bozeman, where the EWU-MSU game preview is the top story of the day. Here's a link to the PDF of the entire Bozeman Chronicle Game Day pullout section. I can't compete with that, but here's...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky football links

It doesn't get any bigger than this in the regular season: sixth-ranked Eastern at No. 2 Montana State. But to win the big ones, you have to sweat the small stuff, the Eastern players and coaches said Tuesday. ...We'll see what MSU coach Ash says...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links 

Another perfect day for football in Cheney, although it will be hard to top last week's Eagle win over Montana. Tonight it'll be North Dakota, kickoff at 5:05 p.m. Here' is our preview story. Montana State, the Eagles' next opponent, faces UC Davis this week,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's hard to believe we're already in the middle of the football season, but tomorrow's Eastern home game against North Dakota is the Eagles' fifth out of 11 (although I'm expecting a playoff run out of this team). This morning's paper includes my feature story...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012


EWU and Big Sky links

Are we really just two days away from the next Eastern football game, this Saturday against North Dakota? The Green and White (not their nickname, but that's another story) are gearing up for an Eastern offense that doesn't look anything like Cal Poly's option game....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Summer is really over in the Inland Northwest. That was especially true in Cheney, where the Eagles practiced in cold, gusty wind to prepare for Saturday's game against North Dakota. The Eagles have a few injuries (see story above), but so does North Dakota. Also,...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Eagle fans are still enjoying the glow of Saturday's win over Montana, and the honors are pouring in for that one, but coaches and players are hard at work preparing for North Dakota. I will be at practice later today, but here's an early look...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012

EWU, Big Sky Game Day links

The Eagles and Griz kick off this afternoon at Roos Field, and there are plenty of stories setting it up, starting with our preview, andin case you missed it, a profile of offensive lineman and captain Will Post. From the Missoulian, here a look from...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

There is no shortage of stories on Saturday's Eastern Washington vs. Montana football game - and it's only Friday morning. Look for our game preview tomorrow, but until then here is my feature on Eagle right tackle Will Post. We also have our weekly Big...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

EWU and Big Sky Links

It's Montana week in Cheney, which always has a few interesting story lines. It's only Wednesday, yet we have a piece on Eastern's quarterback situation as well as the new video scoreboard. There's more to come today out of the weekly Big Sky coaches' conference...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

EWU football, the morning after

SALT LAKE CITY - Last night's Eastern game had it all - too much to encompass in one late-night story - so I'll try to follow up later today after I fly out of here. So many questions: the injuries to Zach Johnson and Nick...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

It's 5:20 a.m. as I'm typing this at a very quiet Spokane International Airport, waiting for the 6:15 to Salt Lake City. This evening I'll be in Ogden for the EWU-Weber State game, but until then, here's my preview of the game. The Ogden Standard-Examiner...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles are flying to Salt Lake City today for Saturday night's matchup at Weber State. I'll be there too, but in the meantime I wrote this profile on EWU wide receiver Brandon Kaufman. Yesterday we had a lively live chat; here's the transcript. Look...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012


Live Chat and EWU links

Don't forget: live EWU-Weber State football chat today at noon, right here on SportsLink. In the meantime, here's my feature on former Eastern defensive coordinator Jody Sears, now the interim head coach at Weber and a good friend of Eagle head coach Beau Baldwin. Tomorrow...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Big Sky Conference play begins this week, and as they like to say "Now the games really count." But if your team is chasing an at-large spot in the FBS playoffs, don't they all count? In the case of Eastern Washington, I think the win...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

EWU and the Big Sky

It's time for conference play in the Big Sky. Here are a few links to get the week going. First one reason Montana State is so successful is the Bobcats' ability to score in the red zone. ... Meanwhile, EWU's next opponent, Weber State ranks...

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