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EWU goes up against seventh-ranked Oregon

Autzen Stadium was so quiet during the Eastern Washington walkthrough Friday afternoon, you could hear the chin straps being tightened from 20 yards away.

Eagles react to Vernon Adams starting at Oregon

A day after learning that former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. would face them in the season opener next week at Oregon, the Eagles appreciated the challenge. “It’ll be fun, and hopefully we’ll get a couple of sacks,” said Eastern defensive tackle Matthew Sommer, who’s faced Adams for three years in practices.

College football notes: Vernon Adams slated to start against EWU

Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams is No. 1 on the Oregon depth chart and scheduled to start against his former school when the Eagles play at Oregon on Sept. 5. The school’s official athletics website,, reported Friday that Adams is “slated to start” against EWU.

Vernon Adams or Jeff Lockie? It will have to play out for Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon’s quest to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota has already seen its share of drama. Talented transfer Vernon Adams finally arrived on campus after a cliffhanger finish to his Eastern Washington career, while Mariota’s backup, Jeff Lockie, worked hard to differentiate himself from the newcomer.

Drama resolved as Vernon Adams passes math test, is eligible for Oregon

Ending more than six months of drama, former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed an EWU mathematics class Thursday to earn his bachelor’s degree. More importantly for Adams and fans of the University of Oregon, he is immediately eligible to practice and play with the Ducks as they prepare for their season opener Sept. 5 against none other than the Eagles.

Ducking this one

LOS ANGELES – For all the effort Oregon coach Mark Helfrich must be going through to get Vernon Adams on his roster next season, he sure doesn’t want to acknowledge his next potential starter at quarterback. “I know everybody will want to ask about the quarterback position,” Helfrich said before any reporter asked about it. “And the only thing we’re going to be talking about are the people that are here and involved in the program.

University of Oregon admits Vernon Adams Jr.

Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has moved another step closer to playing football for the University of Oregon, the school confirmed Monday afternoon. Adams has been admitted and is eligible to enroll in graduate school, the UO registrar told The Spokesman-Review on Monday. His next window for enrollment is Aug. 5, but in the meantime, he is eligible to participate in non-official workouts and drills with other Oregon players. Until he does enroll, he is not eligible to participate in summer conditioning sessions organized by the UO athletic department.

Adams admitted at Oregon

Former EWU star Vernon Adams Jr. is one step closer to getting back in uniform.

Vernon Adams says he needs to pass ‘two more math tests’ before he can enroll at Oregon

Even as Vernon Adams Jr. gets down to business of trying to become the next starting quarterback at the University of Oregon, he still has some unfinished business in Cheney. Eastern Washington’s former quarterback participated in EWU graduation ceremonies on Saturday, but still needs to pass “two more math tests” and file paperwork to finalize his degree in interdisciplinary studies, Adams told The Oregonian on Tuesday night.

Pac-12 Conference announces three starting times for WSU football games

PULLMAN – Washington State football fans making plans for the 2015 season can start preparing now, for three games at least. The Pac-12 announced its early television selections on Monday, providing kickoff times for WSU games against Portland State and Wyoming, as well as this year’s Black Friday Apple Cup in Seattle.