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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

Eastern football notes

Has it really been two weeks since we chatted about Eastern Washington football? We'll do it again today at noon, right here at SportsLink. One topic of conversation should be new Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop. who's the subject of today's Big Sky notebook. ...MSU's…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2014

Eastern football links

Second-ranked Eastern Washington is rested and ready for No. 14 Montana State, but in this series, being favored isn't necessarily a good thing. Here's my story from Tuesday's practice, and here's a link to the game preview from the EWU Sports Information Office. ... New…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

Eastern Washington, the morning after 

SEATTLE – A few reflections off Lake Washington as I prepare to head back to Spokane this morning… The entertainment value of Saturday’s 59-52 loss at Husky Stadium wasn’t lost on the Eagle coaches and players, who lingered a bit as they exited to the…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014


Eastern football links

One Eastern Washington player's career will be coming full-circle when the Eagles play in Husky Stadium. Here's my story on center Jase Butorac, plus the full transcript from Thursday's live chat. Want more? Here is a preview from the game produced by EWU Sports Information…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014


UW (and Eastern) football links

It's a fact of life: the big football schools get more media attention - hence my headline above. This week, Vernon Adams has settled into the role of "the other quarterback," no matter that he's an FCS All-American and that the other guy has started…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

Eastern football links

Sorry this is so late, but I just had to stay up watching the Cougs. ... In happier news, here's my story on former WSU (and current Eastern Washington) wide receiver Blair Bomber. ... In case you missed it, we had a lively live chat…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014


Eastern football links

Don't forget, it's Thursday, which means we will be chatting at noon on all things EWU sports. ... Saturday's game against Montana Western offers one of the visitors a chance for a memorable homecoming. ... Want more on Saturday's game? Here is the official release…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Eastern football links

The way the Eastern Washington players and coaches were talking Tuesday, you wouldn't know the Eagle were coming off a three-touchdown win last weekend. Up next: Montana Western, an NAIA school, and here's the early scoop from EWU and also from Montana Western. ... One…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

Eastern and Big Sky links

Game day is almost here, and I'm as excited as anyone. I love my job, especially when I have a chance to write feature stories on Eastern players. Ever wonder what it's like to be Vernon Adams? This morning's story offers a glimpse behind the…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014


Eastern football links

Warmup question: You really know it's football season when .....? For me, it's today, when we publish our annual college section. This year, it's devoted to the players and coaches who put so much into the game. At Eastern, we chose defensive lineman Dylan Zylstra,…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

Eastern and opponent links

College football may start in Cheney, but your Eastern links begin here. To start, here is my story on EWU practice, plus a preview from the EWU athletic site. ... Gee, Sam Houston State has a preview as well, along with a retrospective on their…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 2014

Eastern football links

The Eastern Washington cornerbacks might face their toughest test of the season this morning at Roos Field. Here's my story on a talented by inexperienced group, along with a look at the entire EWU defense, courtesy of sports information director Dave Cook. ... Nothing new…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

Eastern football links

As the Eastern Washington football players chase their dreams, former Eagle running back Demitrius Bronson may just realize his dream of playing in the NFL. ... Back in Cheney, a quintet of quarterbacks all dream of seeing the field at one point or another. ...…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014


Eastern and opponent links

Is it really just nine days till the Eastern football opener, which by the way is sold out? No matter, the Eagles' defensive line is ready, partly because of some grizzled veterans who are all of 19 years old. ... Also here's an overall look…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Eastern and opponent links for Wednesday

How good can this year's Eastern wide receiver corps be? Read my story and find out. ... as always, here is the Montana Western football home page (until something else shows up). ... Marcus Peters is the leader of the UW secondary, according to this…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

Eastern and Big Sky links

There was a lot to like about the Eagles' first scrimmage, coach Beau Baldwin said, but things got sloppy at the end. Here's my story from Monday's practice, along with a report from the school's web site. Also in today's paper, a look at some…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014

Eastern and Big Sky links

The season is still two weeks away, but Friday was still a big day for Eastern Washington football fans. First, the Eagles were ranked No.1 in the FCS in The Sports Network media poll, and the school announced a two-year home-and-home with North Dakota State.…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

Eastern, North Dakota State to play in 2016, 2017

After four years, the two most successful teams in the Football Championship Subdivision are guaranteed to meet again. Eastern Washington and North Dakota State – the only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision teams to win a national title since 2009 – will play a home-and-home series…

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Eastern No. 1 in FCS media poll

For the fourth time in five seasons, Eastern Washington is the top team in the Football Championship Subdivision media poll. On Friday, the Eagles -12-3 last year - were picked No. 1 by The Sports Network in the FCS preseason poll of sportswriters, broadcasters and…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

So how is the EWU offensive line shaping up this fall? That depends on whom you ask. Here's my story, plus a link to the Eastern football site and the one at Sam Houston State. ... The Washington Huskies need a running back to step…

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