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Decade in review: Eastern Washington athletics turned a corner in the 2010s

The 2010s saw Eastern Washington’s football program thrust itself into the Football Championship Subdivision’s elite. Six playoff berths. Five semifinal appearances. Two national title games. Several future NFL and Canadian Football players and a rare, iconic red field were a big part of the run. Its men’s basketball program was competitive, too, totaling four winning seasons, three Big Sky Conference Tournament title game appearances and a ticket to the Big Dance in 2015.

Ketner Kupp hopes to repeat Samson Ebukam’s success

Before former Eastern Washington linebacker Samson Ebukam whittled his way into the Los Angeles Rams’ first-team defense, few pundits were familiar with the Nigeria-born talent. But even after a sophomore Super Bowl season in which Ebukam totaled 36 tackles, three sacks, two touchdowns, two fumble recoveries and an interception, the 6-foot-3, 245-pouner out of Portland believes he’s still a relatively unknown commodity.

Eric Barriere’s progression as backup QB a great sign for Eastern Washington

Considering the damage Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud inflicted the last two seasons, Year 3 could be nightmarish for opposing secondaries. But even if it isn’t, this much is certain: Gubrud’s decorated career in Cheney is over at season’s end. The progression of Eric Barriere is making the All-American’s impending departure an easier pill to swallow for the red-clad contingent.

Eastern Washington ranked fourth in final FCS polls

The Eastern Washington University football team ended the postseason 10 positions higher than the way it started by ranking fourth in a pair of final NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls announced Monday.

EWU football chat, Dec. 15 (replay)

Here's the full transcript of Thursday's live chat on Eastern Washington football, with Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen