Stories tagged: aaron best
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
More than five minutes had burned off the halftime clock Saturday at Hornet Stadium, and a group of EWU coordinators and assistants were still half-circled around head coach Aaron Best …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Eastern Washington notebook: Defense, offensive line bounce back with strong showing against North Dakota
The 76-mile return bus ride from Moscow to Cheney following Idaho’s recent 35-27 upset of Eastern Washington was as quiet and dejecting.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal by the school’s athletic department on Friday for renovations to its football stadium, Roos Field, a privately funded project …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Eastern Washington notebook: Defensive back Joe Lang the latest small-town walk-on to start for the Eagles
The previous time Joe Lang saw his name in the starting lineup, he was helping Washington small-school power Royal cruise to a 1A state title at the Tacoma Dome.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
One of the Big Sky Conference’s top true freshmen in 2017, Anfernee Gurley looked on in frustration as his Eastern Washington cohorts advanced to the 2018 FCS national championship without …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
If Eastern Washington had stayed relatively healthy during its 2018 run to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game, there would be more questions this month than answers.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Defending Big Sky Conference champion and FCS national runner-up Eastern Washington has its first official practice Sunday.
Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
With a free-flowing mullet matching his father’s college hairdo, Eastern Washington defensive lineman Dylan Ledbetter was the life of the Big Sky Kickoff party.
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:53 p.m.
Gunner Talkington completed 10 of 17 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown to help the Red team edge the White team 20-14 at windy Roos Field.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 6:23 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s annual Red-White spring game will be a platform for the unproven. Young cornerbacks and kickers top that list.
UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:09 p.m.
Andy Katzenberger, a senior linebacker, sniffed out a short pass from quarterback Eric Barriere in the red zone, the first of four turnovers by the first- and second-team offenses in …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
The Eagles recently promoted Bryan Mills, who was on EWU’s staff the last two seasons as a defensive analyst.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
On Monday, Central Washington head football coach Ian Shoemaker accepted the job as OC and quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, according to EWU coach Aaron Best.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Aaron Best and his coaching staff - through a series of high school highlight videos - displayed their 2019 recruiting class to a room full of red-clad fans at Northern …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
In his early days as an NFL player in Buffalo, Kurt Schulz got many puzzled looks when he talked about his college alma mater.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:08 p.m.
Eti Ena was named Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator on Wednesday, replacing Jeff Schmedding, who recently joined Boise State’s coaching staff as a co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State
FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game
With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Best earned 2,078 fan votes, nearly 40 percent of the total. North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman finished second with 1,127 votes.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
Pittsburg (California) High quarterback Trey Turner’s recruiting took a hit when the talented dual-threat suffered a season-ending knee injury as a junior.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
The third-seeded Eagles, playing in their fifth FCS semifinal since 2010, have to get past a staunch Maine defensive unit that upset second-seeded Weber State 23-18 on the road last …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Five reasons Eastern Washington is built for the long haul heading into FCS playoff opener against Nicholls State
Considering the damage the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) inflicted in their last four games, handling their opponents by an average score of 54-17, now seems a good time to bet on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
The second-year head man helped the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2) earn a share of the Big Sky title and a No. 3 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
EWU head coach Aaron Best said he’ll know more about Gubrud’s injury this week and if he’ll be ready to go Saturday.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
When EWU locks up with the third-year head coach Jeff Choate’s ascending program at Bobcats Stadium – MSU went 4-7 in 2016, 5-6 last season and is now off to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
The balanced Eagles (2-1), who rank third in the FCS in total yards, have 110 carries to 94 pass attempts, totaling an impressive 723 yards on the ground and 910 …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …