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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

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

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Idaho offensive linemen Noah Johnson, Logan Floyd set tone in breakthrough win

Four days after a breakthrough game, a pair of practitioners of a fundamental football art were still lifted by their performance as the Idaho Vandals concluded a workout on a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Swooning Eagles are confident they will turn things around

Jayson Williams has experienced the euphoria of two deep Football Championship Subdivision playoff runs and the pain of an underachieving, postseason-less season.


Big Sky football roundup: No. 1 North Dakota State beats No. 4 UC Davis

Trey Lance rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and two fourth-quarter interceptions boosted FCS top-ranked North Dakota State to a 27-16 victory over fourth-ranked UC Davis on Saturday in Fargo, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Self-inflicted wounds bite Eagles against Idaho

Chris Ojoh and Jack Sendelbach stood helpless on Eastern Washington’s sideline Saturday, both starting linebackers shelved this week with injuries.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

John Blanchette: Mason Petrino kicks up heels in Idaho’s defining win over Eastern Washington

Faux outrage is fun reserved for winners, and surely the Vandals were that on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome – 35-27 over the school up the road, Eastern Washington, which …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Analysis: Idaho makes a Big Sky statement with upset victory of perennial conference power Eastern Washington

The Idaho team that was supposed to show up last year and run roughshod over the Big Sky Conference finally arrived.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Mason Petrino, Jeff Cotton help Idaho shock 11th-ranked Eastern Washington 35-27

EWU’s struggling defense was carved up by Idaho’s hard-running, dink-and-dunk offense that marched to a 28-0 halftime lead, exceeding its yards-per-game average of 315 in the first half (329 yards).


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho ready to bounce back after heartbreaking losses

Eric Barriere passed for 326 yards and three touchddowns in Eastern Washington’s 38-14 rout of the Vandals in Cheney last year, totaling 70 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

After surviving offseason shooting, Eastern Washington safety Dehonta Hayes plays like there’s no tomorrow

There’s a 9-millimeter bullet lodged inside Dehonta Hayes’ neck. It’s not coming out.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Eastern Washington looks to win its third straight game at Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, a once-rare occurrence

As much as Eastern Washington left guard Will Gram wants to darken the mood of the Kibbie Dome on Saturday when the 11th-ranked Eagles visit Idaho, it’s a special venue …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Big Sky football: No. 22 Boise State rolls past Portland State

John Hightower returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught another, and Hank Bachmeier threw for 238 yards as No. 22 Boise State beat Portland State 45-10 on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Antoine Custer confident Eagles will bounce back

Antoine Custer had reason to grimace following Eastern Washington’s gut-punching 49-44 loss at Jacksonville State on Saturday, but the senior running back smiled through the discomfort.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Jacksonville State storms back late to beat Eastern Washington 49-45

The fourth-ranked Eagles were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, allowing No. 17 Jacksonville State to run in late touchdown with less than a minute left to complete its 49-45 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Wyoming holds off Idaho’s upset bid behind pair of Trey Smith touchdowns

It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer from Louisville.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Idaho looks back at North Dakota victory for blueprint to beat Wyoming

In the thin air of Laramie’s War Memorial Stadium, 7,215 feet above sea level, things can be seen clearly – including, perhaps, what kind of football team Idaho might be …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

EWU ready to prove its national legitimacy against fellow FCS power Jacksonville State

Late-summer afternoon kickoffs in northeast Alabama are inherently hot, but a game featuring two of the country’s tradition-rich Football Championship Subdivision programs – it’s the STATS FCS Game of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Aundre Carter, Roshaun Johnson give Idaho power punch in backfield

The Vandals’ potent rushing recalled Idaho’s waning days in the Sunbelt Conference when the league’s leading rusher and lightning bolt Aaron Duckworth and hard-hitting Isaiah Saunders lined up in Idaho’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Eastern Washington’s Eric Barriere, Jacksonville State’s Zerrick Cooper set for showdown of elite FCS quarterbacks

When fourth-ranked EWU makes the 2,350-mile trek to Jacksonville, Alabama on Saturday to face No. 17 Jacksonville State – the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Game of the Week – it …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Idaho uses second-half surge to avoid Central Washington’s upset bid in 41-31 victory

If the ever-expanding Big Sky Conference is still looking for members, it could do worse than trying to convince Central Washington to make the move up to the Football Championship …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Dennis Merritt’s injury thins out Eagles’ backfield

Teammates took a knee Saturday as burgeoning Eastern Washington running back Dennis Merritt was carted off the Roos Field turf, some emotional after he suffered what appeared to be a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Eric Barriere, Dre’ Sonte Dorton help Eastern Washington down Lindenwood on record day

Eric Barriere may have found his next reliable, big-play receiver.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Idaho looks to rebound from Penn State rout with home opener against talented Central Washington

A Big 10 tidal wave of talent that washed over Idaho in a 79-7 rout against Penn State in the Vandals’ season opener is giving way to Idaho’s home opener …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Eastern Washington ready to rebound from season-opening loss to Washington with visit from D-II Lindenwood

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was on the wrong end of the Eagles’ 47-14 loss to defending Pac-12 champion Washington last week, a game in which Eagles totaled a meager …


Big Sky Picks: After lopsided losses, Eastern Washington and Idaho have much easier tasks in Week 2

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 2 games in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Idaho defensive stalwart Charles Akanno sets big goals

The big picture of a 79-7 rout aside, Charles Akanno can look at Idaho’s season-opening loss to Penn State with some satisfaction.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Big Sky football roundup: Dalton Sneed leads Montana past South Dakota in opener

Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles linebacker Chris Ojoh shines in lopsided loss to Washington

When budding Eastern Washington linebacker Chris Ojoh reported to fall camp 15 pounds heavier than he was a year ago, his teammates felt sympathy for opposing ballcarriers.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Sean Clifford stars, No. 15 Penn State’s defense hammers Idaho 79-7

As college football’s 150th-anniversary season commences, there’s both good and bad news for Idaho as it looks to improve upon last fall’s four-win campaign.