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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Eastern Washington freshman offensive lineman George Becker dies

Becker’s high school football team – Gridley High School in northern California – and family members confirmed on social media the 18-year-old freshman’s death.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Former Eastern Washington standout running back Taiwan Jones embraces special teams role with Houston Texans

The former Eastern Washington running back was fast, slippery and a big reason the Eagles turned the corner in 2010 when they won their first national title.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Q&A: Former Eastern Washington and Cougars quarterback Gage Gubrud opens up about his Washington State experience

Before Gage Gubrud pursued a graduate transfer, he was considered one of the finest quarterbacks in the Football Championship Subdivision and likely headed for a professional career north of the …


Decade in review: Eastern Washington athletics turned a corner in the 2010s

The 2010s saw Eastern Washington’s football program thrust itself into the Football Championship Subdivision’s elite. Six playoff berths. Five semifinal appearances. Two national title games. Several future NFL and Canadian …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Former Eastern Washington standout, 49ers receiver Kendrick Bourne excited for ‘home game’ against Seahawks

There was a time when San Francisco 49ers receiver Kendrick Bourne’s hair color matched the blazing red turf of Roos Field.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Eastern Washington’s 15 signees include talented Idaho prep quarterback

Fifteen players signed letters of intent with the Eastern Washington football program Tuesday, many who generated ample interest from bigger, Football Bowl Subdivision programs.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Dehonta Hayes hopes to raise funds for chance at professional future

It’s been nearly a month since Dehonta Hayes buckled a chinstrap, concluding his senior season as Eastern Washington’s leading tackler and one of the best run-stopping safeties in the Football …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Arizona State linebacker Ely Doyle commits to Eastern Washington

Former Arizona State safety and linebacker Ely Doyle announced his commitment to EWU on Twitter on Wednesday after spending his first two seasons with the Sun Devils.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Former Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn honored among college football’s best

Spencer Blackburn was in elite company.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Former Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin announced as Cal Poly head coach

Baldwin spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at California.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Jimmy Lake’s ascent to head coaching role at Washington no surprise to those from Spokane’s North Central, Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington fans and Spokanites who have no genuine rooting interest in the Pac-12 Conference may soon find themselves pulling for the purple-tinted team located on the shores of Lake …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho players earn spots on All-Big Sky teams

Several Eastern Washington and Idaho football players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington football finished strongly in 2019 but fell below expectations

The Eagles, who finished 7-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play, missed the playoffs for the second time in head coach Aaron Best’s three seasons.


Eastern Washington notebook: A look back at the Eagles’ decorated senior class

Eastern Washington’s steady senior class had a 27-5 record in Big Sky Conference play, advanced to the FCS national title game appeared in the 2016 FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Eastern Washington tops Portland State in final chance to impress FCS Playoff committee

Eastern Washington’s 53-46 dispatching of Portland State was representative of its fluctuate campaign.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Portland State looks to spoil Senior Day, playoff hopes for Eastern Washington

When Eastern Washington (6-5, 5-2 Big Sky) plays host to the Vikings (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday in a regular-season finale at Roos Field, the Eagles have a lot more to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington’s Jim Townsend, Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend continue to make Okanogan proud

There isn’t a statue of Will Derting in the diminutive ranching town of Okanogan, Washington, but it’s there in theory.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Playoffs or no playoffs? That is the question for surging Eastern Washington

Of the several dominoes that will likely need to fall for Eastern Washington to crack the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field, the biggest is respect from the playoff committee.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Eastern Washington avoids road upset as Cal Poly misses winning field-goal attempt

Quarterback Eric Barriere fumbled on EWU’s last two possessions Saturday, giving the run-heavy Mustangs ample opportunity to pull off the late-season upset.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Surging Eastern Washington faces another work-in-progress defense at Cal Poly

High-powered Eastern Washington has recently embarrassed some of the Football Championship Subdivision’s worst defenses.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Talolo Limu-Jones’ emergence boosts Eagles’ passing game

For the first three years of Talolo Limu-Jones’ career at Eastern Washington, the redshirt junior receiver’s name was often in the same sentence as “upside,” “potential” or “prototype.”


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Eastern Washington notches first road win of season with 48-5 victory over Idaho State

Eastern Washington’s offense roared to life, notching the Eagles’ first road victory of 2019 with a 48-5 trouncing of the Idaho State Bengals in Pocatello.


Eastern Washington carries offensive momentum into game against inconsistent Idaho State

Eastern Washington isn’t sure which quarterback it will face when the Eagles face explosive, up-and-down Idaho State on Saturday at Holt Arena in Pocatello.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles hope home momentum helps them end five-game road skid

Eastern Washington’s 10-game win streak against Idaho State is impressive.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: ‘Old school’ Eric Barriere jolts Eagles’ offense against Northern Arizona

In the days leading up to the Eastern Washington’s 66-38 dispatching of Northern Arizona on Saturday at Roos Field, EWU’s third-year coach said he saw more smiling and an extra …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Eastern Washington offense explodes in rout of Northern Arizona

Eric Barriere had one of the most complete games of his career, completing 29 of 38 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Big Sky Picks: Stopping Northern Arizona’s passing game will be quite a chore for EWU

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts each week’s Big Sky Conference football games. He has a 59-16 record.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Eastern Washington ready for Northern Arizona, nation’s leading passer Case Cookus

Eastern Washington defensive tackle Dylan Ledbetter walked around with a small video camera at Big Sky Conference media days in July, jokingly interviewing some of the league’s finest players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Likely out of the playoff picture, Eastern Washington plays for 13th straight winning season

Postseason absences are about as rare for Eastern Washington as its red field is for opponents.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Q&A: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker talks about taking over Eagles’ offense

When Ian Shoemaker was handed the keys to Eastern Washington’s nationally revered offense in February, it came with a few perks.