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EWU, Cal Poly play for pride

There was a time, much earlier this fall, when tonight’s nonconference college football matchup between defending NCAA Division I national champion Eastern Washington University and future Big Sky Conference member …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 29, 2011

PSU ends Eastern’s playoff hopes

Connor Kavanaugh had 147 yards passing and 154 yards rushing as Portland State beat Eastern Washington 43-26 on Saturday, effectively ending the defending FCS champion’s playoff hopes.

Eastern plays rested Sacramento State

For the second time in three weeks, Eastern Washington University takes to the road to engage a refreshed Big Sky Conference football rival coming off a bye week. Two weekends …

Mitchell trends upward for EWU football

Beau Baldwin balks at trying to tie the recent improvement of his senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to any single factor.

EWU strong safety joins twin brother on sideline

Eastern Washington’s still-flickering postseason FCS playoffs hopes received another huge blow on Wednesday when it was learned that senior strong safety Matt Johnson will be lost for the rest of …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 15, 2011

Mitchell throws for 400 yards in EWU’s win

Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns to carry Eastern Washington to a 48-27 homecoming victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

EWU wins at Northern Arizona

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns and added a score on the ground as Eastern Washington capitalized on Northern Arizona’s turnovers to win 36-28 on Saturday.

EWU needs win to have glimmer of hope of reaching postseason

It won’t be a win-or-go-home situation for Eastern Washington University this afternoon in Flagstaff, Ariz., when it takes on Big Sky Conference rival Northern Arizona at 3 in the Walkup …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 1, 2011

EWU beats Weber State for first victory

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns as defending FCS champion Eastern Washington held on over Weber State 27-21 for its first win of the season on …

EWU confirms assistant coach no longer with team

Eastern Washington University officially announced Friday afternoon that longtime assistant football coach Chris Hansen is no longer a member of coach Beau Baldwin’s staff. The school, in a statement released …

EWU takes on physical ’Cats

With its ranks already thinned dramatically by injuries, Eastern Washington’s winless football team is bracing for another demanding physical challenge this afternoon when Big Sky Conference leader Weber State arrives …

Mealey carrying his weight and more at center for EWU

It was on the bus ride back from Missoula, where Eastern Washington had just been stung by a 17-14 Big Sky Conference football loss to Montana, that Patrick Mealey made …

EWU faces different look in Weber QB

On paper, at least, it looks like Weber State could toss Eastern Washington University’s defense a change-of-pace pitch Saturday afternoon when the two Big Sky Conference football rivals square off …

Eagles lose co-captain Johnson for rest of the season

Eastern Washington University’s reeling football fortunes took another big injury hit Tuesday, when the school announced that senior linebacker and co-captain Zach Johnson will miss the rest of the season …

Blanchette: Not the destiny Eagles had in mind

In front of 10,422 witnesses done medium- well, Eastern Washington returned to the red Saturday in an atmosphere charged with possibility as anxious as it was eager. Soon we discovered …

Eagles fall to 0-4 as Montana State makes key plays

Talk to the coaches and players on Eastern Washington’s still-winless football team, and, to a man, they’ll tell you that things don’t feel that far off.

EWU doesn’t lack for cause vs. Bobcats

If there is such an ailment as motivational overload, Eastern Washington University’s winless football team might be afflicted. Losers of their first three games on the road, the 21st-ranked Eagles …

All hands on deck for EWU’s offensive line

Aaron Best has just one request of Eastern Washington University’s football faithful as he attempts to patch together an offensive line for Saturday’s home opener against Big Sky Conference rival …

Eastern keeps eyes on elusive QB McGhee

As John Graham watches video of Montana State’s sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee, he doesn’t immediately notice any great change from last year.

Blanchette: Eagles have put themselves in cliffhanger

After falling to Montana 17-14 on a Saturday when the football was the least glorious part of the afternoon, Eastern finds itself down five runs in the ninth with two …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 17, 2011

EWU loses at Montana 17-14

Jordan Johnson rushed for 102 yards and added a touchdown pass Saturday as Montana defeated Eastern Washington 17-14.

No reason Eagles shouldn’t be up for Grizzlies

MISSOULA – Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin stopped short of calling this afternoon’s Big Sky Conference football opener against Montana his team’s 2011 Super Bowl. But he made it …

EWU players promise to be hungrier

The emotions on Eastern Washington University’s 0-2 football team are all over the board this week as the Eagles attempt to flush away any lingering memories of last weekend’s upset …

Eastern Washington looks to improve ground game

Although the numbers produced in the infancy of this 2011 college football season are woeful, at best, Eastern Washington University coach Beau Baldwin remains a believer in his team’s running …

Eagles upset at South Dakota 30-17

South Dakota, obviously eager to engage the No. 1-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team in the country, punched Eastern in the stomach early and often and delighted a DakotaDome crowd of …

Eastern preparing for some rough play against South Dakota

Beau Baldwin expects the University of South Dakota to be up front about everything this afternoon when the Coyotes square off against his No. 1-ranked and defending NCAA Division I …

EWU’s Baldwin doesn’t anticipate letdown

Big Sky football notebook

Blanchette: Eagles were more than ready for Huskies

Columnist John Blanchette writes that class warfare can be fun.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 3, 2011

EWU dominates, but UW wins

Desmond Trufant intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the end zone with 29 seconds left and Washington survived for a 30-27 win on Saturday against the defending FCS …

Eastern’s Gibbs switches from court to cornerback

Come Saturday, Alden Gibbs will find himself in a strange place when he makes his first start as the Eagles’ right cornerback in their 2011 season opener against the University …