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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Eagles in Canada: Rising CFL star Vernon Adams takes on the league’s best, Bo Levi Mitchell

Bo Levi Mitchell, who returned last month from an injury and has the Calgary Stampeders on a four-game win streak in the CFL, has to face another former EWU star …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Former EWU star Vernon Adams finds a home as starting quarterback in Montreal

Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three …


Former Eastern Washington standout J.C. Sherritt makes transition from player to coach in Canadian Football League

The former Pullman High and Eastern Washington linebacker shelved his eight-year Canadian Football League career in January, a year after recovering from a devastating Achilles injury that took away the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Q&A: Catching up with former EWU and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams placed a knee onto Eastern Washington’s red turf, grabbed a football and proceeded to fire short, quick passes to Miles Richardson, his friend and former backup quarterback. Behind …


Stampeders, Redblacks to meet for Grey Cup

The Calgary Stampeders face the Ottawa Redblacks in the Grey Cup on Sunday at Edmonton, Alberta. Temperature at kickoff is forecast to be a relatively balmy 30 degrees with mostly …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Stampeders, former Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL’s outstanding player award. The former Eastern Washington star also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Calgary heads back to Grey Cup after beating Winnipeg in match of former EWU quarterbacks

Calgary heads back to Grey Cup after being Winnipeg in match of former EWU quarterbacks


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Matt Nichols square off for ticket to Grey Cup

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in CFL, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: The Grey Cup.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams experiences bumpy ride in Canadian Football League

When Vernon Adams registered his fourth career start in three years Thursday for the Montreal Alouettes, one-third of the CFL’s first-string quarterbacks were pupils of ex-EWU head coach Beau Baldwin.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Johnny Manziel to back up former Eastern Washington standout Vernon Adams for Montreal Alouettes against Edmonton Eskimos

Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams’ backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:28 p.m.

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, the latest move for the Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career was a bust with the Cleveland Browns.


Pro Vision Academy gives high school football players clear view of potential

It was a classic case of 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration, but Greg Peach didn’t know it yet.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Toronto rallies in snow in Grey Cup to beat Calgary 27-24

Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 32-yard field goal with 49 seconds left and the Toronto Argonauts stunned the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 on Sunday in the Canadian Football League’s snowy 105th Grey …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bo Levi Mitchell continues winning ways in CFL

At Eastern Washington, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell will forever be remembered as the ultimate winner.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Jerry Campbell, football star at LC, Idaho and the CFL, dead at 73

Jerry “Soupy” Campbell, an overachiever at Lewis and Clark High School, the University of Idaho and the Canadian Football League, died Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson wins her second Pac-12 heptathlon championship

Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson won her second Pac-12 Combined Events Championships title in three years Sunday, scoring a season-high 5,638 points in the heptathlon at Oregon State in Corvallis. Brooks-Johnson, …


Ottawa wins Grey Cup, beating Calgary 39-33 in OT

Henry Burris threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson in overtime and the Ottawa Redblacks won the Grey Cup on Sunday night, upsetting the Calgary Stampeders 39-33.


Bo Levi Mitchell, Calgary Stampeders lead West sweep of CFL awards

Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders led a West Division sweep at the CFL awards banquet Thursday night.


Stampeders beat Lions 42-15, advance to Grey Cup

Bo Levi Mitchell, former quarterback at Eastern Washington, threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns and the Calgary Stampeders routed the B.C. Lions 42-15 on Sunday in the CFL’s West …


Redblacks beat Eskimos 35-23 in snow to reach Grey Cup

Henry Burris threw two touchdown passes and the Ottawa Redblacks held off the Edmonton Eskimos 35-23 on Sunday in the CFL’s snowy East final to advance to the Grey Cup …


In Brief: Texas Tech ousted by Coastal Carolina

Light-hitting David Parrett had three RBIs in his first College World Series start and Coastal Carolina converted three Texas Tech errors into six unearned runs in a 7-5 victory that …


Vernon Adams signs with Montreal of the CFL

Less than a year ago, as he sweated through an incomplete math class, Vernon Adams Jr. was contemplating a career in the Canadian Football League.


Edmonton Eskimos win Grey Cup, beating Ottawa 26-20

Jordan Lynch scored on a 1-yard sneak with 3:17 left and the Edmonton Eskimos rallied to beat the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 on Sunday night for their 14th Grey Cup title.


Michael Sam leaves CFL’s Alouettes

MONTREAL – Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, has told the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes that he is leaving the team. “The last 12 …


Football notes: Michael Sam leaves training camp for personal reasons

Michael Sam has left the Montreal Alouettes training camp for personal reasons. The CFL team said the rookie defensive end has been given special permission to return home to Texas.


Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Sam, who …


Cavs clinch Central, wrap up No. 2 seed

NBA: Kyrie Irving scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-99 on Wednesday night in Milwaukee, clinching the Central Division title and the …