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Eastern Washington tries to keep momentum going in Big Sky opener at Montana

Like it or not, Montana fans, it’s a rivalry.

First things first: Eagles get first win for first-year head coach Aaron Best

The biggest takeaway from Eastern Washington’s trip to New York was the only one that mattered. A victory.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington records 10 sacks in 56-21 rout of Fordham

Gage Gubrud passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more and the Eastern Washington defense had a school-record 10 sacks to help the Eagles beat Fordham 56-21 on Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Fordham has been waiting for chance to challenge Eastern Washington

New Yorkers will barely bat an eye when Eastern Washington takes the football field Saturday.

It’s rise and shine as Eastern Washington prepares for East Coast trip

The alarm clocks went off early Tuesday morning at Eastern Washington. By 9:30 a.m. the Eagles were practicing at Roos Field, trying to get in the zone.

EWU’s Jack Sendelbach leads defense with 13 tackles, recovers two fumbles

Even during a 27-point loss, the Eastern Washington defense found some things to build on Saturday afternoon. Many of them involved reserve linebacker Jack Sendelbach, who had a game-high 13 …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s offense struggles through 0-2 start to season

What’s wrong with the Eastern Washington offense? For the second week in a row, the Eagles moved in fits and spurts, with a disconnected passing game, anemic running and an …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

North Dakota State runs over Eastern Washington 40-13

Bruce Anderson and Lance Dunn combined for more than 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns, and North Dakota State rolled to a 40-13 win over Eastern Washington in a matchup …

Eastern Washington faces different challenge in North Dakota State

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best isn’t one for empty flattery.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington tries to regroup – indoors – as North Dakota State game looms

Eastern Washington just can’t catch a break. On Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles couldn’t even catch a healthy breath at Roos Field and were forced to practice in the fieldhouse.

Eastern Washington players feel cool, confident headed into Texas Tech game

The Eastern Washington football players weren’t exactly sweating with nerves as they walked onto the Texas Tech campus Friday night

2017 football: Eastern Washington Eagles preview

The Eagles are coming off another Big Sky Conference championship season, their fourth in five years, and are picked to contend for another despite a major coaching change and the …

Eastern Washington hopes physical approach pays off this season

According to Aaron Best’s master plan, an emphasis on physicality will pay off for Eastern Washington come playoff time, in the bitter cold of December.

Eastern Washington offense gets untracked in scrimmage

One play spoke volumes in Friday night’s scrimmage at Roos Field.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Plenty at stake at Eastern Washington’s final football scrimmage

It’s the next best thing to a game, and almost as important. On the field and off, Friday’s twilight scrimmage at Roos Field will set the tone for Eastern Washington’s …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Eastern Washington players stay focused during eclipse

While the rest of the country was staring off into space, the Eastern Washington football players were a focused bunch Monday morning.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington starting offensive tackle Nick Ellison leaves program for personal reasons

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Nick Ellison, a projected starter at left tackle, has left the team for personal reasons, coach Aaron Best said Wednesday.

Eastern Washington looks to scrimmage to set two-deeps

Physically, the worst is over for the Eastern Washington football players in fall camp. Mentally, not so much.

Former Eastern Washington lineman Jase Butorac has his dream job

Jase Butorac had it all figured out. By the age of 25, he’d be putting that Eastern Washington marketing degree to good use and making a little money.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Sizing up Eastern Washington’s football opponents, from easiest to toughest

Eastern Washington’s football schedule appears to be one of the most forgiving in recent years.

Position battles add more heat to fall camp at Eastern Washington

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up fall camp at Eastern Washington. Coaches are paying close attention to the scorching competition at several positions.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens football practice with typical high expectations

Christmas in August? Why not, says Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best, who likened the first day of fall camp to opening a bundle of presents

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, new head coach Aaron Best open fall football camp on Thursday

His first game as a college head coach is barely a month away, but Aaron Best is sleeping just fine these days.

Heath Pulver returns to Eastern Washington football to guide tight ends and special teams

Heath Pulver will return to Eastern Washington and serve as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, Eastern head coach Aaron Best announced on Wednesday.

North Dakota edges Eastern Washington in Big Sky coaches, media polls

There won’t be an undefeated tie this year between North Dakota and Eastern Washington University in the race to the Big Sky Conference football championship, but they are expected to …

An early look at how the 2017 Big Sky Conference football race shapes up

Spring football has wrapped up around the Big Sky Conference, but it’s never too early to look ahead.

UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ‘not in panic mode’ after offensive coordinator resigns

The football season is less than three months away, but Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best isn’t sure who’ll be calling the Eagles’ offensive plays.

Best, Eastern Washington look back on successful month of spring football

From Aaron Best’s perspective, spring football at Eastern Washington was nothing short of incomparable.

UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Brandon Montgomery leads Red to 24-17 win in Eastern Washington spring game

From the pregame trash-talking to the celebratory ice bath for winning coach Jeff Schmedding, this felt like the real thing.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Passing game dominates first Eastern Washington football scrimmage

Aaron Best was in a generous mood Saturday.