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Oct. 14, 2011, midnight
As complimentary comparisons go, it doesn’t get much better than the one Eastern Washington University’s starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell slapped on Eagles wide receiver Nicholas Edwards earlier this week. “I kind of think of him as Jerry Rice-esque,” Mitchell said of Edwards, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior and three-year starter from Tacoma. “There’s just something about the way the guy prepares and attacks the game that makes him different.”

Oct. 13, 2011, 4:27 p.m.
As complimentary comparisons go, it doesn’t get much better than the one Eastern Washington University’s starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell slapped on Eagles wide receiver Nicholas Edwards earlier this week. “I kind of think of him as Jerry Rice-esque,” Mitchell said of Edwards.

Oct. 13, 2011, midnight
Eastern Washington has been here before – sort of. The big difference is that the Eagles (2-4 overall, 2-2 Big Sky Conference) frittered away their margin for error earlier this fall than they did in 2009 and 2010, when they put together late-season winning streaks against BSC opponents to earn at-large berths in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Oct. 8, 2011, midnight
It won’t be a win-or-go-home situation for Eastern Washington University this afternoon in Flagstaff, Ariz., when it takes on Big Sky Conference rival Northern Arizona at 3 in the Walkup Skydome. But the Eagles (1-4 overall, 1-2 BSC), with six regular-season games remaining, must win to retain even a remote chance of making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and successfully defending their NCAA Division I championship.

Oct. 7, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
It won’t be a win-or-go-home situation for Eastern Washington University this afternoon in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Oct. 6, 2011, midnight
There was a much- anticipated, and welcomed – for Eastern Washington University football fans, at least – Renard Williams sighting at Roos Field last weekend. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for a struggling EWU football team that was trying to snap a four-game losing streak against a physical Weber State team, dedicated to punishing opponents with its power running game.

Oct. 5, 2011, 5:24 p.m.
There was a much-anticipated, and welcomed – for Eastern Washington University football fans, at least – Renard Williams sighting at Roos Field last weekend.

Oct. 5, 2011, midnight
Gonzaga University’s women’s team opens West Coast Conference play at Saint Mary’s on Friday on a nice roll. The Bulldogs (7-4), after losing their first two games, reeled off three shutout wins before suffering a 2-1 double-overtime loss at Washington State and a 3-1 defeat at Washington. Since then, they have put together another three-game winning streak – outscoring their opponents 7-0 – and they enter WCC play feeling pretty good about themselves.

Oct. 4, 2011, 6:08 p.m.
Gonzaga University’s women’s team opens West Coast Conference play at Saint Mary’s on Friday on a nice roll.

Oct. 2, 2011, midnight
In a frenzied week, filled with the distractions of an assistant coach’s dismissal and the realization that two more starters would not be available because of injuries, Eastern Washington University’s resilient football team found a way Saturday afternoon to finally close the deal. The Eagles, behind the near-perfect first-half play of senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and a solid defensive effort, snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up their first win of the year by holding off Big Sky Conference rival Weber State 27-21 in front of a Hall of Fame Weekend crowd of 7,427 at Roos Field.

Oct. 1, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns as defending FCS champion Eastern Washington held on over Weber State 27-21 for its first win of the season on Saturday.

Oct. 1, 2011, midnight
Eastern Washington University officially announced Friday afternoon that longtime assistant football coach Chris Hansen is no longer a member of coach Beau Baldwin’s staff. The school, in a statement released by its sports information department, provided no details about what led to Hansen’s departure, saying only that his previous duties as the Eagles running backs coach will be absorbed by other members of the staff until the end of the current season.

Oct. 1, 2011, midnight
With its ranks already thinned dramatically by injuries, Eastern Washington’s winless football team is bracing for another demanding physical challenge this afternoon when Big Sky Conference leader Weber State arrives at Roos Field. Kickoff is set for 12:35, and the Wildcats (2-2 overall, 2-0 Big Sky) are coming off back-to-back dominant performances in a 49-17 home win over then 20th-ranked Sacramento State on Sept. 17 and a 45-21 road win over Northern Colorado last Saturday.

Sept. 30, 2011, 2:58 p.m.
With its ranks already thinned dramatically by injuries, Eastern Washington’s winless football team is bracing for yet another demanding physical challenge Saturday afternoon when Big Sky Conference leader Weber State invades Roos Field.

Sept. 30, 2011, midnight
It was on the bus ride back from Missoula, where Eastern Washington had just been stung by a 17-14 Big Sky Conference football loss to Montana, that Patrick Mealey made the transition from a third-string heavyweight tight end to an emergency flyweight center. And last Saturday, less than six days after making the change, the Central Valley graduate and University of Idaho transfer – all 245 pounds of him – was rushed into action at his new position after senior center Chris Powers tore the posterior cruciate ligament in this right knee midway through the second quarter of the Eagles’ 36-21 home-opening loss to Montana State.

Sept. 29, 2011, 7:28 p.m.
It was on the bus ride back from Missoula, where Eastern Washington had just been stung by a 17-14 Big Sky Conference football loss to Montana, that Patrick Mealey made the transition from a third-string heavyweight tight end to an emergency flyweight center.

Sept. 29, 2011, midnight
Chris Hansen, a longtime assistant and current running backs coach and camps coordinator for Eastern Washington’s football team, has resigned his position, according to several sources close to the program. Hansen, who was not at Eastern’s practice Wednesday afternoon, did not return phone messages and EWU officials were evasive when asked about Hansen’s apparent departure.

Sept. 28, 2011, 9:17 p.m.
On paper, at least, it looks like Weber State could toss Eastern Washington University’s defense a change-of-pace pitch Saturday afternoon when the two Big Sky Conference football rivals square off at 12:37 at Roos Field.

Sept. 25, 2011, midnight
Talk to the coaches and players on Eastern Washington’s still-winless football team, and, to a man, they’ll tell you that things don’t feel that far off. They do feel 0-4, however, which is where the 21st-ranked Eagles found themselves following Saturday’s 36-21 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State that was witnessed by a Roos Field crowd of 10,422.

Sept. 24, 2011, 9:28 p.m.
Talk to the coaches and players on Eastern Washington’s still-winless football team, and, to a man, they’ll tell you that things don’t feel that far off.

Sept. 24, 2011, midnight
If there is such an ailment as motivational overload, Eastern Washington University’s winless football team might be afflicted. Losers of their first three games on the road, the 21st-ranked Eagles will make their 2011 home debut this afternoon at Roos Field against fourth-ranked Big Sky Conference rival Montana State.

Sept. 23, 2011, 3:19 p.m.
If there is such an ailment as motivational overload, Eastern Washington University’s winless football team might be afflicted.

Sept. 23, 2011, midnight
Aaron Best has just one request of Eastern Washington University’s football faithful as he attempts to patch together an offensive line for Saturday’s home opener against Big Sky Conference rival Montana State: Spare the sympathy, please.

Sept. 22, 2011, 6:47 p.m.
Aaron Best has just one request of Eastern Washington University’s football faithful as he attempts to patch together an offensive line for Saturday’s home opener against Big Sky Conference rival Montana State: Spare the sympathy, please.

Sept. 22, 2011, midnight
As John Graham watches video of Montana State’s sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee, he doesn’t immediately notice any great change from last year. “Which doesn’t mean he hasn’t improved,” said Eastern Washington University’s defensive coordinator, who is in the process of designing a game plan to deal with the 5-foot-10, 213-pound McGhee on Saturday, when the Bobcats travel to Roos Field to take on the Eagles in a Big Sky Conference football game that kicks off at 4 p.m.