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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Eastern Washington hosts rival Montana for shot at Big Sky women’s soccer title

Because of a rare September snowstorm that postponed the Eastern Washington women’s soccer team’s home match with rival Montana, all Big Sky Conference eyes will be on the Eagles and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: North Dakota stuns Montana State

Alex Cloyd blocked a punt in the end zone and Jayson Coley recovered for a touchdown to spark North Dakota’s 16-12 victory over Montana State in Grand Forks, North Dakota, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Return of Chris Ojoh, Tamarick Pierce not enough to lift Eagles over Grizzlies

For the first time in five weeks, Eastern Washington linebacker Chris Ojoh was in the middle of the Eagles’ defense.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Montana uses second-half surge to rally past Eastern Washington 34-17

With its starting quarterback in street clothes, Montana still proceeded to punish Eastern Washington with a series of yard-churning, clock-eating drives.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Eastern Washington’s rivalry with Montana continues after rare break last season

The bye week, as boring as Eastern Washington football players say it is, presents two gifts: Time to heal and two weeks to hone in one particular team.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Once committed to Montana, Chris Schlichting nears 50 straight starts for Eastern Washington

Chris Schlichting is a thinker, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound mountain of a man whose free moments are often spent casting flies on North Idaho rivers.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Former Lake City star Jerry Louie-McGee breaks records at Montana

A small, youth football crowd on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation was laughing.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eastern Washington tight end and Montana native quite familiar with Grizzlies

Montana defensive tackle Jesse Sims hasn’t delivered any good-natured trash-talking this week to his school friend and teammate, Eastern Washington tight end Jayce Gilder.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.