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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Kevin Thomson, Hornets rout Grizzlies

Kevin Thomson accounted for six touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 49-22 rout of Montana in Sacramento, California, on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Several players step up to guide Idaho to first Big Sky Conference football win of season

The Idaho Vandals got out to a 24-0 lead and withstood an Idaho State comeback to secure a 45-21 homecoming win, stop a three-game losing streak, and get their first …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Idaho looks to rebound in homecoming tilt against offensive-minded Idaho State

Wins over Northern Iowa, Portland State and North Dakota suggest the Bengals (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky) can deliver a top-end performance in any game.


Idaho tight end Logan Kendall knows his way around the block

Fifty years from now, Logan Kendall may tell his grandchildren about the touchdown he scored against Penn State. But he is under no illusion about his primary role with the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison named to preseason All-Big Sky team; Idaho’s Gina Marxen also honored

One Big Sky Conference men’s basketball team had multiple players selected to the league’s preseason all-conference roster: Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Sacramento State defeats Montana State

Kevin Thomson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores and Sacramento State beat Montana State 34-21 in Bozeman on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Talolo Limu-Jones another big target for Eagles

Of the seven passes Eastern Washington receiver Talolo Limu-Jones has hauled in this season, five were of the touchdown variety.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Idaho held scoreless for first time since 2013 in 24-0 loss at Portland State

Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game’s points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington cruises past Northern Colorado in 54-21 homecoming rout

The third-worst defense in the Football Championship Subdivision looked the part. So did one of its most consistent home teams.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Idaho Vandals will test Portland State’s flex defense

If Idaho’s offense has difficulty getting untracked against Portland State, it is because the Vandals’ past has come back to haunt them.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Jacob Knipp, ‘dynamic’ Northern Colorado offense visits Eastern Washington

Rarely does Eastern Washington not have a number attached its football-rich name.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Idaho senior cornerback Lloyd Hightower continues to play at highest level

Near the close of a Vandals practice this week, Idaho coach Paul Petrino exhorted the punt block team to not merely go through the motions but to believe in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Antoine Custer has starred for Eastern Washington, nationally revered De La Salle High School

Eastern Washington running back Antoine Custer’s smile is big and often contagious.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 9:07 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles still work to find their offensive identity

Running back back Antoine Custer has been a four-year mainstay, totaling 3,006 rushing and receiving yards and 32 touchdowns.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 1:30 a.m.

Sacramento State racks up 471 yards of offense, upsets No. 22 Eastern Washington 48-27

Eastern Washington’s early-season woes continued Saturday at Hornet Stadium, falling 48-27 to Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference game.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed rallies Montana past Idaho State

Quarterback Dalton Sneed threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to push Montana past Idaho State 59-20 Saturday in Missoula, Mont.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 9 p.m.

Idaho Vandals battle but fall short against No. 4 Weber State

Doug’s Lloyd’s score on a fake field goal was the margin of victory but hardly the end of excitement in a game the Wildcats held on to win, 41-35.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ready for resurgent, familiar Sacramento State

As Eastern Washington linebacker Jack Sendelbach scanned film of Sacramento State, he swiftly pieced together the similarities.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Idaho hosts No. 4 Weber State after missed opportunity at Northern Colorado

With the exception of a loss to Montana last year, Idaho is undefeated in the Kibbie Dome over the last two seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Like father, like son: Eastern Washington defensive lineman Dylan Ledbetter models game after dad, Mark Ledbetter

Caroming around the now-defunct World League and the Canadian Football League, former Washington State state linebacker Mark Ledbetter had grown weary of the grind.


Vandals linebacker Kyle Perry boasts strong Idaho heritage

Kyle Perry represents the kind of well-rounded student-athlete a state school like the University of Idaho gets when its recruiting is on its game. He is not merely a Vandal, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

After turbulent offseason, Idaho basketball team finds renewed hope as practice begins

The first day of basketball practice looked like – basketball practice. Running, drills, coaching. In this way, the year was already off to a hopeful start.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Starting 5: Proven group returns for Eastern Washington basketball with high expectations

Third-year Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans is faced with the highest expectations of his young career.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed carries Montana to 45-20 victory over UC Davis

Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Montana pulled away for a 45-20 win over No. 5 UC Davis on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Former Northwest Christian star Silas Perreiah turns heads for Eagles

Eastern Washington safety Calin Criner looked incredulous Saturday as true freshman running back Silas Perreiah told a group of reporters that he wasn’t offered a scholarship, but a preferred walk-on …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Antoine Custer, defense help Eastern Washington hold off North Dakota 35-20 in snowy Big Sky opener

September snowflakes are rare. Eastern Washington’s 35-20 dispatching of North Dakota wasn’t.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Ben Raybon’s field goal caps Northern Colorado’s 27-24 comeback win over Idaho

Jace Bobo’s interception helped set up Ben Raybon’s 32-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 27-24 on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Slow-starting Eastern Washington opens Big Sky play against talented North Dakota

On the cusp of October, Football Championship Subdivision power Eastern Washington is winless against NCAA Division I opposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho hoping to follow up Eastern Washington upset with Big Sky-opening win at Northern Colorado

Idaho’s most recent road win occurred in its Football Bowl Subdivision finale, 24-10 against Georgia State on Dec. 12, 2017.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Ex-Miami Dolphin and Spokane native Dario Romero “excited” to be inducted into EWU Athletics Hall of Fame

He doesn’t tweet much, but former Eastern Washington star Dario Romero’s profile picture tells a story worth each of the platform’s 280 allotted characters.