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Sept. 21, 2011, midnight
Matt Potter is in no hurry for his Washington State University women’s soccer team to start acting its collective age. Despite having only three seniors – and 16 freshmen and sophomores – on their roster, Potter’s Cougars have opened the 2011 season by winning six of their first nine games and earning a 0-0 tie on the road against then-fourth-ranked Virginia on Sept. 9.

Sept. 18, 2011, midnight
MISSOULA – Eastern Washington University dramatically improved its rushing numbers against the University of Montana Saturday afternoon. But it wasn’t enough to improve that all important victory number – which stills stands at zero after the defending NCAA Division I champions fell to the Grizzlies 17-14 in front of a record Washington-Grizzly Stadium crowd of 26,066 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

Sept. 17, 2011, 4:07 p.m.
Jordan Johnson rushed for 102 yards and added a touchdown pass Saturday as Montana defeated Eastern Washington 17-14.

Sept. 17, 2011, midnight
MISSOULA – Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin stopped short of calling this afternoon’s Big Sky Conference football opener against Montana his team’s 2011 Super Bowl. But he made it clear his 10th-ranked Eagles (0-2) need a win in the worst way, and that he expects a Super Bowl-like effort from them when they face off against the 12th-ranked Grizzlies (1-1).

Sept. 16, 2011, 6:52 p.m.
Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin stopped short of calling this afternoon’s Big Sky Conference football opener against Montana his team’s 2011 Super Bowl. But he made it clear his 10th-ranked Eagles (0-2) need a win in the worst way, and that

Sept. 16, 2011, midnight
The stranglehold Beth Wrigley has placed on the Spokane Area Women’s Golf Association city tournament continues to choke all suspense out of the region’s premier women’s golf event. Wrigley, who entered Thursday’s final round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a commanding 10-stroke lead, shook off a double-bogey on the sixth hole at Hangman Valley Golf Course to post a closing score of 5-over-par 77 and capture her record seventh consecutive SAWGA title by a whopping 21 strokes.

Sept. 15, 2011, midnight
Katie Carpenter, like most new coaches, had her share of anxieties when she took over the Lewis and Clark girls soccer program this fall. How will the returning players react? Will they embrace change? Will they buy into what I’m selling?

Sept. 14, 2011, 7:10 p.m.
The emotions on Eastern Washington University’s 0-2 football team are all over the board this week as the Eagles attempt to flush away any lingering memories of last weekend’s upset loss to South Dakota.

Sept. 14, 2011, midnight
Although the numbers produced in the infancy of this 2011 college football season are woeful, at best, Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin remains a believer in his team’s running game. That might seem unfathomable, considering the Eagles have rushed for a staggering low 42 net yards in two games – both losses – and without scoring a rushing touchdown, no less. But Baldwin insists there are several underlying circumstances, including his own lack of commitment to the run, that have contributed to Eastern’s dramatic lack of production on the ground.

Sept. 13, 2011, 8:54 p.m.
Although the numbers produced in the infancy of this 2011 college football season are woeful, at best, Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin remains a believer in his team’s running game.

Sept. 10, 2011, midnight
Beau Baldwin expects the University of South Dakota to be up front about everything this afternoon when the Coyotes square off against his No. 1-ranked and defending NCAA Division I football champion Eastern Washington Eagles. Kickoff is set for 2 in USD’s 10,000-seat DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D., and Eastern’s head coach has some genuine concerns about the experience, size and toughness of the Coyotes’ offensive and defensive lines.

Sept. 9, 2011, 6:50 p.m.
Beau Baldwin expects the University of South Dakota to be up front about everything Saturday afternoon when the Coyotes square off against his No. 1-ranked and defending NCAA Division I football champion Eastern Washington Eagles.

Sept. 8, 2011, midnight
Heading into last Saturday’s season opener against the University of Washington, with a chance to play up against a Football Bowl Subdivision school in front of 60,000 fans in Husky Stadium in Seattle, motivation was not an issue for Eastern Washington University’s football team. But this week, the Eagles find themselves preparing for a weekend trip to Vermillion, S.D. where they will face South Dakota in a nonconference contest that will kick off at 2 p.m. in the Coyotes’ 10,000-seat DakotaDome.

Sept. 7, 2011, 9:05 p.m.
Big Sky football notebook

Sept. 5, 2011, midnight
SEATTLE – There was certainly no shortage of key decisions and key plays in Saturday afternoon’s Husky Stadium showdown between visiting Eastern Washington University and the Washington Huskies. From the two well-documented mistakes made by Eastern’s punt and punt coverage teams, to the three long field-goal conversions – from 53, 47 and 40 yards out, no less – by UW’s Erik Folk, to Desmond Trufant’s decisive late-game interception in his own end zone that secured the 30-27 win for the Huskies, it was simply a game filled with memorable moments.

Sept. 4, 2011, 8:59 p.m.
There was certainly no shortage of key decisions and key plays in Saturday afternoon’s Husky Stadium showdown between visiting Eastern Washington University and the Washington Huskies. From the two well-documented mistakes made by Eastern’s punt and punt coverage teams, to the three long field-goal conversions – from 53, 47 and 40 yards out, no less – by UW’s Erik Folk, to Desmond Trufant’s decisive late-game interception in his own end zone that secured the 30-27 win for the Huskies, it was simply a game filled with memorable moments.

Sept. 4, 2011, midnight
SEATTLE – Heading into its football season opener against the University of Washington, it has been more than 11 months, 11 games and a national championship since Eastern Washington University had been forced to deal with defeat. But all of the good that had transpired since the Eagles suffered a lopsided road loss to Montana State back in late September of 2010 didn’t make Saturday’s 30-27 setback to the Huskies any easier to take.

Sept. 3, 2011, 7:57 p.m.
Desmond Trufant intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the end zone with 29 seconds left and Washington survived for a 30-27 win on Saturday against the defending FCS national champions.

Sept. 3, 2011, midnight
SEATTLE – Despite the return of 15 starters from last year’s NCAA Division I national championship team that finished the season with 11 straight wins, including a 20-19 triumph over Delaware in the finals of the FCS playoffs, Eastern Washington faces plenty of unanswered questions heading into today’s 4 p.m. season opener against Washington at Husky Stadium. Some of those involve their FBS opponent and how much UW’s offense will change with sophomore Keith Price having taken over at quarterback for the departed Jake Locker.

Sept. 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m.
Despite the return of 15 starters from last year’s NCAA Division I national championship team, Eastern Washington faces plenty of unanswered questions heading into today’s 4 p.m. season opener against Washington at Husky Stadium.

Sept. 2, 2011, midnight
Alden Gibbs found himself in a strange place in the early spring of 2010, shortly after completing his first season as a small forward on Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who had made his way to Cheney via College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif., he just reached a “mutual agreement” with then-head coach Kirk Earlywine to look for playing time at another school.

Sept. 1, 2011, midnight
Ask Bo Levi Mitchell where he is in his college football career compared to this same time last year, and you get an immediate and confident answer. “A million times better,” Eastern Washington’s senior quarterback said recently in response to such a question. “It’s like night and day, really it is.”

Sept. 1, 2011, midnight
A former teammate of Matt and Zach Johnson once claimed he had never played with two defenders who can “run downhill and close on ball carriers” as quickly as Eastern Washington University’s ultra-talented senior twins from Tumwater, Wash. That former teammate is 2010 Buck Buchanan Award winner and EWU career tackles leader J.C. Sherritt, who capped his remarkable college football career last January by making a game-high 18 stops in the Eagles’ 20-19 win over Delaware in the NCAA Division I championship game.

Aug. 31, 2011, 4:19 p.m.
Ask Bo Levi Mitchell where he is in his college football career compared to this same time last year, and you get an immediate and confident answer.

Aug. 28, 2011, midnight
And on the 18th day, the starters rested. But head coach Beau Baldwin, the creator of Eastern Washington University’s 2010 NCAA Division I championship football team, remained hard at work at Roos Field Saturday morning, coaching up the twos, threes and rookies during a crisp 44-play scrimmage witnessed by a smattering of fans. The first-team offensive and defensive units were given a well-deserved day off.