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EWU coach Hayford sees program on upswing

The Eastern Washington basketball team is unburdened by expectations this season – high, low or in between. Coach Jim Hayford has experienced them all going into his fourth season in Cheney, which began Saturday with the first of 30 practices before the opener at Reese Court on Nov. 14 against Texas Southern.

Adams toughed it out

More than anything, it was Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams’ warrior mentality that kept him playing through pain last weekend. “That’s where his mindset was” at halftime of Saturday’s game against Idaho State, Eagles coach Beau Baldwin said Monday, a day after learning that Adams will miss three to six weeks with two broken bones in his right foot.

Eagles’ Adams out 3-6 weeks

If the Eastern Washington football team makes another deep run into the postseason, it will have to make part of the journey without quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. Adams will miss three to six weeks of action after breaking two bones in his right foot Saturday during the Eagles’ win over Idaho State, coach Beau Baldwin said Sunday.

Prukop piles up yards at Bobcats rally past Hornets

Dakota Prukop piled up 488 total yards and accounted for eight touchdowns – including a four-yard scoring pass to Mitchell Herbert with 4 seconds left – and Montana State (4-2, 2-0) beat Sacramento State 59-56 on Saturday night in Sacramento, California. Prukop completed 23 of 34 passes to 10 different receivers for 348 yards and five scores and added 140 yards rushing and three more touchdowns on 16 carries.

EWU-ISU notebook: Eagles lucky once again

Dylan Zylstra shares your concerns. So does the entire Eastern Washington defense, which for the third time in four games gave up 50-plus points and 500-plus yards Saturday in the Eagles’ 56-53 win over Idaho State.

Eastern not taking Idaho State lightly

Football is “making strides” at Idaho State, coach Mike Kramer will tell you. Last week’s three- touchdown win over Sacramento State “was a validation of how far we’ve come,” said Kramer, now in his fourth year rebuilding one of the most downtrodden programs in the Big Sky Conference.

Eastern not taking Idaho State lightly

Football is “making strides” at Idaho State, coach Mike Kramer will tell you. Last week’s three-touchdown win over Sacramento State “was a validation of how far we’ve come,” said Kramer, now in his fourth year rebuilding one of the most downtrodden programs in the Big Sky Conference.

Eagles learn patience against Aggies

DAVIS, Calif. – After seemingly gliding down the highway to Frisco, the Eastern Washington offense found itself in a traffic jam Saturday night. Almost 19 minutes into the game, the Eagles had exactly one possession and were trailing on the road against a UC Davis team that milked the clock, refused to make a mistake and generally tested their patience.

EWU notebook: Kicker Tyler McNannay gives jitters the boot

DAVIS, Calif. – Junior kicker Tyler McNannay made the most of his chances in his first start Saturday night. After missing an extra point following the Eagles’ first touchdown, the junior from Colfax came back with a confidence-boosting 27-yard field goal in the second quarter that gave Eastern the lead for good, 9-7. He also tacked on four extra points.

Eagles get untracked in 2nd half

DAVIS, Calif. – It didn’t take a stirring halftime speech to get the Eagle Express out of the station Saturday night. All Eastern Washington needed was the ball, which after 30 minutes of keepaway was finally pried away from UC Davis in a 37-14 Eagles win in a Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

EWU can’t afford letdown against UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. – The drama kings of college football surely could use a little less excitement this week, which can only mean that tonight’s Eastern Washington-UC Davis game will go down to the wire. Coming off an exhilarating 52-51 win last weekend at Montana State, the second-ranked Eagles will be fighting off an emotional letdown as well as a physical Aggies team in their Big Sky Conference opener.

EWU can’t afford letdown against UC Davis

The drama kings of college football surely could use a little less excitement this week, which can only mean that tonight’s Eastern Washington-UC Davis game will go down to the wire.