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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, 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, 8:23 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: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Big Sky Picks: Eastern Washington needs a spark heading into its bye week

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 7 games in the Big Sky Conference. He went 5-2 last week and has an overall record of 48-10.


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: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 7:53 a.m.

Disappointing first half of season has EWU Eagles hoping to win out

More than five minutes had burned off the halftime clock Saturday at Hornet Stadium, and a group of EWU coordinators and assistants were still half-circled around head coach Aaron Best …


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: 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: 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.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star and Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp returns to Washington at his best to face Seahawks

Cooper Kupp is back, and he’s better than ever. He’s also back in his home state of Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Defense, offensive line bounce back with strong showing against North Dakota

The 76-mile return bus ride from Moscow to Cheney following Idaho’s recent 35-27 upset of Eastern Washington was as quiet and dejecting.


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, 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: 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: 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.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 7:10 a.m.

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.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

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, 8:25 p.m.

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, 8:25 p.m.

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, 8:50 p.m.

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, 5:39 p.m.

‘Bigger, faster, stronger’ Tre Walker fills big hole in the middle of Idaho’s defense in sophomore season

As a freshman last year, the linebacker from Dos Palos, California, played in all 11 of Idaho’s games on special teams.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

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, 7:19 p.m.

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, 6:35 p.m.

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: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Analysis: After non-Big Sky slate, here’s what we know about Eastern Washington football

When Eastern Washington makes the 75-mile trek to the Kibbie Dome on Saturday to face fellow Big Sky Conference member and – depending on whom you ask – rival Idaho, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

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, 9:08 p.m.

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: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

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 …