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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Eastern Washington has no answer for Jacob Eason as No. 13 Washington rolls Eagles 47-14

Behind quarterback Jacob Eason’s 349 passing yards and four touchdowns, 13th-ranked Washington handled EWU 47-14 in front of 65,000 fans.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere ‘can’t wait’ to face his first Pac-12 school as a starter

Eric Barriere smiled and anxiously rubbed his hands together as he envisioned himself stepping up to Washington’s traditionally salty defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Boise State transfers Kayode Rufai, Mujeeb Rufai ready to help elevate Idaho defense

Including the Rufais, there are six sets of brothers playing with the Vandals, and fathers and sons associated with the program.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Idaho heads to Happy Valley to face No. 15 Penn State in season opener

The Nittany Lions ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll, but there are worse times to have to play such a highly ranked foe.


Washington assistant coaching trio has strong Eastern Washington ties

The sixth-highest paid state employee in Washington, North Central and Eastern Washington graduate Jimmy Lake, has had the luxury of avoiding Seattle’s gridlock traffic by taking his boat to work. …


A season removed from a FCS runner-up finish, Eastern Washington returns with its sights again set squarely on finishing ‘Uno’

With the return of electric junior quarterback Eric Barriere, a star-studded offensive line and over a dozen other proven skill players and defensive stalwarts, coaches and national pundits agree: The …


Eastern Washington Eagles season predictions: Third-ranked Eagles have eyes set on another trip to Frisco

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Eagles this year?


It could be a game of ‘Guess Who’ for Idaho when it comes to defense with the addition of several talented newcomers

It was a painful lesson, but in their return to the Big Sky Conference a year ago, the Idaho Vandals learned there is no such thing as extraneous turf. It …


Eastern Washington linebacker Jusstis Warren brings experience, knowledge of Washington Huskies to Eagles defense

By the time Washington outside linebacker Jusstis Warren got acclimated to his talent-rich position group, the writing on the wall was in pencil.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Anfernee Gurley happy to be back in the fold for Eastern Washington’s football team

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Young Eastern Washington cornerbacks aided by veteran position groups

Of the four cornerbacks who shared reps in Eastern Washington’s ball-hawking 2018 secondary, the youngest were fifth-year seniors.


Antoine Custer leads the pack for deep, experienced Eastern Washington backfield

Third-year Eastern Washington running backs coach Kevin Maurice was forthright Tuesday when discussing his group of experience-rich ballcarriers.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

With Nsimba Webster graduated, who will be EWU’s next great WR?

Consider it the perfect marriage. Eastern Washington’s group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Idaho coach Paul Petrino’s expectations high entering first fall scrimmage

But, in the early sessions of preseason camp, veteran receivers Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood have played lights-out, and the secondary, of late, has begun to rise to the challenge. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

With knee injury behind him, Idaho running back Dylan Thigpen has high hopes for this season

Two seasons ago, Dylan Thigpen was a breakout star in Idaho spring football. Every practice he pressed the defense. In a notable run in a scrimmage, he cleared a gap …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington led by big, decorated offensive line

When Eastern Washington set the program’s single-season rushing record a year ago, it was behind one of the savviest offensive lines in the Football Championship Subdivision.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Gonzaga highlights Eastern Washington’s 2019-2020 nonconference men’s basketball schedule

In Shantay Legans’ two seasons as Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball coach, he’s twice led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference tournament title game.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Gage Gubrud finding comfort at Washington State, where transfer QB aims to blaze his own trail

The Cougars don’t expect Gage Gubrud to grow out his facial hair, or adopt any other Minshewisms for that matter, and while they wouldn’t mind another hallmark passing season from …


In the long run, Eastern Washington benefited from 2018 injuries

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.


Idaho wide receivers Jeff Cotton, Curtell Haywood excited to take on leadership roles after first practice

The first practice was complete, and Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood came off the field Saturday in the early Palouse twilight with the purposeful, satisfied air of people who had …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Eastern Washington

Defending Big Sky Conference champion and FCS national runner-up Eastern Washington has its first official practice Sunday.