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Eric Barriere was thought to be one of the most explosive and dynamic offensive players in the country heading into a 2020 season that was ultimately delayed and essentially cut in half this past spring.
A season that began with uncertainty ended with a resounding thud that echoed through the Fargodome.
Eric Barriere was among the top Football Championship Subdivision quarterbacks entering a fall 2020 season that was ultimately postponed, truncated and played in a rare spring setting.
Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams said he plans to opt out of his Canadian Football League contract in hopes of landing a spot on an NFL roster this fall.
EWU hosted fellow FCS power and postseason nemesis Sam Houston State on Aug. 23, 2014, an ESPN broadcast that was the only game on television that Saturday, a week before the overwhelming majority of NCAA football teams began their seasons.
The CFL announced Monday that it won't pursue a 2020 season, citing major financial losses if it pursued games without fans due to the country's strict social distancing mandates.
Trying to pick the top 20 Eastern Washington athletes of the 2000s is about as hard as shedding a Samson Ebukam tackle or beating Kendrick Bourne in a foot race.
Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu bet on himself when he left the University of Maine for USC.
Vernon Adams Jr. is making the most of his days in self-quarantine.
Bo Levi Mitchell, who returned last month from an injury and has the Calgary Stampeders on a four-game win streak in the CFL, has to face another former EWU star QB having the best year of his professional career: Vernon Adams.
Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three years in Cheney before a solid graduate-transfer season with the Ducks in 2015, recalled the first time he threw a lateral pass in the Canadian Football League.
Vernon Adams placed a knee onto Eastern Washington’s red turf, grabbed a football and proceeded to fire short, quick passes to Miles Richardson, his friend and former backup quarterback. Behind the former two-time Walter Payton Award candidate hung a poster-like banner of Adams and his laundry list of accolades. He was recently back at Roos Field giving a helping hand at EWU Pro Day, catching up with old teammates and coaches before reporting to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes next month.
A thinner, seemingly happier Jay-Tee Tiuli stood in front of a half-dozen cameras Thursday at Roos Field, the first time the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year spoke to reporters since November.
Since the installation of “The Inferno,” as the red turf at Roos Field in Cheney is called, Eastern Washington has been one of the best FCS teams in the country.
Washington State QB Gardner Minshew is one of the latest – and best – examples of how the grad transfer rule can benefit both the player and the program, but Petersen says UW’s strict standards prevent grad transfers from coming to Montlake.
When Vernon Adams registered his fourth career start in three years Thursday for the Montreal Alouettes, one-third of the CFL’s first-string quarterbacks were pupils of ex-EWU head coach Beau Baldwin.
Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams’ backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night, four days after the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was acquired from Hamilton.
Perhaps it was the proverbial seven-year itch to do something different, or a chance to spend more weekends with my wife. Either way, I’m now the K-12 education reporter for The Spokesman-Review and no longer covering Eastern Washington University sports.
It’s been a rough few days for Eastern Washington University products in the Canadian Football League.
For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener on June 14.