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Nov. 4, 2011, 11:24 p.m.
Top-ranked and unbeaten Coeur d’Alene got the kind of high school football game it has been looking for all season in Friday night’s quarterfinals of the Idaho 5A state playoffs.

Nov. 3, 2011, midnight
The Nov. 5 bye on Eastern Washington University’s top-loaded 2011 football schedule is listed directly below the name of last Saturday’s Roos Field opponent Portland State – and under the Eagles’ eight previous opponents, as well. It is a much-needed bye, to be sure, considering the injury woes Eastern has endured this fall.

Nov. 2, 2011, 4:09 p.m.
The Eastern Washington football team has a much-needed bye on Saturday, considering the injury woes it endured this fall. But coming prior to next Saturday’s non-conference road game against future Big Sky member Cal Poly and a season-ending Nov. 19 matchup against lowly Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho, the bye also seems a bit mistimed.

Nov. 2, 2011, midnight
Even as the No. 5 seed, Idaho women’s soccer team has a lot to like about the way this year’s Western Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up. The Vandals (7-10-3 overall, 3-3-1 WAC) open postseason play in Fresno, Calif., at noon Thursday against fourth-seeded San Jose State (6-11-1, 4-2-1), a team that beat them 2-1 in San Jose, Calif., during the regular season.

Nov. 1, 2011, 9:43 p.m.
Even as the No. 5 seed, Idaho women’s soccer team has a lot to like about the way this year’s Western Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up.

Oct. 30, 2011, midnight
It was difficult to determine the most fitting omen for Eastern Washington University’s 43-26 Senior Day loss to Portland State at Roos Field Saturday afternoon. For some in a sellout crowd of 9,003 – especially those who realized Eastern was matched up against the best rushing offense in the Big Sky Conference – it might have been the sight of Eagles All-American defensive tackle Renard Williams dressed in street clothes and limping through senior introductions on a tender ankle he sprained in last week’s overtime road win over Sacramento State.

Oct. 29, 2011, 5:05 p.m.
Connor Kavanaugh had 147 yards passing and 154 yards rushing as Portland State beat Eastern Washington 43-26 on Saturday, effectively ending the defending FCS champion’s playoff hopes.

Oct. 29, 2011, midnight
Coach Beau Baldwin continues to be impressed by the resiliency of his Eastern Washington University football team. “The guys have done a great job of just attacking each week as its own, regardless of what happened the week before, and just finding a way,” he said earlier this week about the way his defending national champion Eagles (4-4 overall, 4-2 Big Sky Conference) have managed to put themselves back in the postseason playoff picture, despite opening the 2011 season with four consecutive losses and battling through a rash of serious injuries.

Oct. 28, 2011, 5:18 p.m.
Coach Beau Baldwin continues to be impressed by the resiliency of his Eastern Washington University football team.

Oct. 28, 2011, midnight
Gabriel Jackson never had a solid backup plan for his college football career. So when his dream of playing for the Air Force Academy was squelched by a family-related kidney disease while he was attending the academy’s preparatory school in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 2007 graduate of Tacoma’s Mt. Tahoma High School was understandably upset.

Oct. 28, 2011, midnight
Everything pretty much played out as expected Thursday night as visiting Coeur d’Alene steamrolled Lake City 62-21 to claim the Inland Empire League 5A championship and earn the right to host a first-round playoff game next Friday. The unbeaten and top-ranked Vikings (9-0 overall, 3-0 IEL) made an early statement with a long touchdown drive on their first possession and never let the Timberwolves (5-5, 1-2) up for air in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Oct. 27, 2011, 4:56 p.m.
On Saturday, 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman Gabriel Jackson will make his 34th career and 26th consecutive start for Eastern Washington University. He was on a completely different path prior to landing in Cheney, but Jackson says it was all meant to be.

Oct. 27, 2011, midnight
John Graham is convinced the trigger man in Portland State’s pistol offense is much more important that any single bullet. That’s why Eastern Washington’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator isn’t expecting the Vikings to make any major changes in their game plan for Saturday’s sold-out 1 p.m. Big Sky Conference game against the Eagles at Roos Field – even though they will operate without senior running back Cory McCaffrey. McCaffrey was leading the nation in scoring and rushing before suffering what could be a career-ending ankle injury in a 30-24 loss to Montana two weekends ago.

Oct. 26, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
John Graham is convinced the trigger man in Portland State’s pistol offense is much more important that any single bullet.

Oct. 23, 2011, midnight
You never want to be those guys. You know, that bungling bunch that makes just enough mistakes to hand Pacific University its first NCAA Division III football victory since 1991.

Oct. 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m.
You never want to be those guys. You know, that bungling bunch that makes just enough mistakes to hand Pacific University its first NCAA Division III football victory since 1991.

Oct. 22, 2011, midnight
For the second time in three weeks, Eastern Washington University takes to the road to engage a refreshed Big Sky Conference football rival coming off a bye week. Two weekends ago, the Eagles (3-4 overall, 3-2 Big Sky) managed to dig out a 36-28 win over Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, and tonight they must deal with Sacramento State (2-2, 3-3) in a BSC game that kicks off at 6 in Hornet Stadium.

Oct. 21, 2011, 8:05 p.m.
For the second time in three weeks, Eastern Washington University takes to the road to engage a refreshed Big Sky Conference football rival coming off a bye week.

Oct. 20, 2011, midnight
Beau Baldwin balks at trying to tie the recent improvement of his senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to any single factor. Instead, Eastern Washington University’s head coach spreads the credit around, with Mitchell getting most of it.

Oct. 19, 2011, 6:55 p.m.
Beau Baldwin balks at trying to tie the recent improvement of his senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to any single factor.

Oct. 18, 2011, 6:06 p.m.
George Hageage admits earlier would have been better. Still, Eastern Washington’s head women’s soccer coach wasn’t about to throw back his young team’s first Big Sky Conference win of the year.

Oct. 16, 2011, midnight
It had been a long time – too long in the minds of many of Eastern Washington football players – since the Eagles had been able to build a comfortable lead, take a few deep breaths and turn things over to some of the young guys on the roster. But Saturday, on a near-perfect autumn afternoon, Eastern found itself with just such a luxury as senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell torched Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado for 400 yards and three touchdowns while also running for a score.

Oct. 15, 2011, 7:34 p.m.
Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns to carry Eastern Washington to a 48-27 homecoming victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Oct. 15, 2011, midnight
Beau Baldwin knows all about the hunger pangs that can motivate a winless football team. That’s why Eastern Washington’s head coach is extremely wary of the Northern Colorado team that will come into Roos Field this afternoon looking for its first victory and hoping to spoil the Eagles’ 85th homecoming celebration.

Oct. 14, 2011, 4:24 p.m.
Beau Baldwin knows all about the hunger pangs that can motivate a winless football team. Which is why Eastern Washington’s head coach is extremely wary of the Northern Colorado team that will come into Roos Field Saturday afternoon looking for its first victory and hoping to spoil the Eagles’ 85th homecoming celebration.