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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

EWU morning report and live chat

Don't forget: live chat here at NOON TODAY with EWU football beat writer Jim Allen (That would be me.) LAter this morning, just go the the Spokesman home page, then to "Topics" in the upper left of the page, and then to "SportsLink." The chat…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

Your morning Eagle report

The Eagles are getting ready for their second two-a-day session of falll camp, with practice beginning at 9 a.m. today, although I have to say, it seems half the players are out there half an hour early. I will be there too, sending updates on…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

EWU football camp, Day 9

I will file a full story shortly, but here's a short report on the Eagles' practice on Tuesday: The intensity level and the heat made for a "choppy" practice said head coach Beau Baldwin, who added that "every team in the country is in the…

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EWU opponents are busy

While the Eagles opened their first two-a-day practice on Monday (here is my story and blog post), the Eagles have been nusy as well. Here is the latest from the Palouse and the Big Sky Conference:

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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

EWU practice report, Day 8

Yes, this really is Day 8, since the conditioning and orientation sessions last Monday and Tuesday count toward the NCAA-mandated maximum of 29 practices. Actually, two-a-days count as two practices and there are five of them, so the Eagles have 25 practice days before Idaho.…

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EWU two a days ... and then some

The Eastern Washington University football team begins two-a-days this morning, and in that spirit, we'll try to step it up as well, with a morning blog on SportsLInk, a practice report and an evening blog, also on SportsLink. And follow me on Twitter at @srjimallen…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012

EWU football camp, Day 3

I've just filed my story (on the increased role of the tight ends) from this morning's practice, which will be posted later this afternoon. In the meantime here are a few more observations, starting with the resurgence of running back Demetrius Bronson, whose hamstring injury…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

EWU and Big Sky football

As the Eagles prepare for Day 2 of fall camp with the season opener exactly three weeks away, here's a roundup of what's happening around the Big Sky and with upcoming opponents Idaho and Washington State: First of all, here's our own Christian Caple's feature…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

EWU picked second in Big Sky

PARK CITY, Utah - Eastern Washington's football team was picked second behind Montana State in both the media and coaches' Big Sky Conference polls released Tuesday. The Eagles, 6-5 last year, received 453 points overall in the media poll, 49 points behind MSU and 11…

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

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Big Sky Conference unveils new logo 

After expanding to 13 schools, the Big Sky Conference is changing its look, remaking its logo in a presentation made Monday morning in Park City, Utah. Players from each conference school, each wearing uniforms incorporating the new logo, were presented to a gathering of media,…

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SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

EWU puts four on preseason All-Big Sky team

OGDEN, Utah - Four Eastern Washington players were selected to the preseason All-Big Sky Conference football team announced Sunday morning. Co-reigning conference champion Montana State placed six players on the team. The squad was chosen by select media and sports information directors in the league,…

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Monterola withdraws from NCAAs

Due to a family emergency, Eastern Washington University All-America pole vaulter Keisa Monterola will not be compete in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships today in Des Moines, Iowa. According to EWU head women's coach Marcia Mecklenburg, Monterola is returning this morning to her native…

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EWU's Matt Johnson drafted by Dallas

Eastern Washington strong safety Matt Johnson was drafted in the fourth round of the National Football League draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Here is Johnson's reaction to the good news:

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Live chat on Eastern football

Live chat with Jim Allen on Eastern Washington football. <a href="" _cke_saved_href="" >EWU football chat</a>

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EWU football live chat today at noon 

Please join me at noon, right here, for a live chat on Eastern football. In the meantime, here are links to some recent EWU-related stories, including last night's announcement by former SMU quarterback Kyle Padron that he has been cleared to play football this fall…

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EWU football live chat Thursday

I'll try to answer your questions on EWU football in a one-hour live chat at NOON THURSDAY on Just go right here to, then to SportsLink, and the prompt will appear. We'll see you Thursday!

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EWU drills get more physical

We are halfway through spring drills at Eastern, and also with our eight-part series on the different unit. Here's a link to my story today on the offensive line . Tomorrow, space permitting, you can expect the same treatment on a defensive line that should…

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EWU begins spring drills

The Eagles opened spring drills Tuesday afternoon, and here's my story from Roos Field, where I will be again this afternoon (wearing snow boots, judging by what I see outside this morning). I will also be sending regular Tweets, so please follow me at @srjimallen.…

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EWU hires running backs coach

On the day of their first spring practice , the Eastern Washington Eagles completed their coaching staff Tuesday with the hiring of running backs coach Kiel McDonald. McDonald is the third new coach Eastern has hired since last season. The Eagles earlier added cornerbacks coach…

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EWU spring football begins Tuesday

Eastern opens the first of 11 spring football practices Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Roos Field, and all are open to the public. For a preview of spring ball, here's my story from Sunday. I plan to attend most practices and all scrimmages, culminating in…

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Eastern WR Hart granted sixth year

The NCAA has notified Eastern Washington that wide receiver Tyler Hart has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. Expected to be a slot receiver and returner for the Eagles last season as a senior, he missed EWU’s first three games, but returned to catch…

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Whitworth, the morning after 

I am still in Janesville, Wisconsin, with the Whitworth basketball team, which lost last night in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Here is my story on the game, which ended in dramatic and controversial fashion. Even the next morning, I couldn't…

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Whits are hungry for Marlin 

I'm in Janesville, Wisconsin, to cover the Whitworth Pirates in the Division III Sweet 16 in nearby Whitewater. Here's a link to my preview of the Pirates' game against Virginia Wesleyan, and a previous story on the role of Whitworth's bench. I arrived at 2…

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Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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