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EWU claws past Sacramento State in OT

Coach Kirk Earlywine refused to disclose what it was that made him keep Laron Griffin on the bench throughout the first half of Eastern Washington’s Big Sky Conference opener against …


GSL-flavored Portland State faces Eastern

Portland State visits Eastern Washington next weekend to tip off the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball season and that isn’t such a bad thing for the Vikings’ Spokane connection. “I …


These count: EWU, UI open at home

With Wednesday night’s Big Sky Conference opener against Sacramento State looming as his team’s next big challenge, Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Kirk Earlywine claims he can live with …


Eagles’ Williams overcomes an inauspicious start

At the snap of the football, Renard Williams explodes from his three-point stance, bull-rushes the startled offensive lineman directly across from him, scores a one-handed takedown on the opposing quarterback …


Eagles’ Sherritt, Powers make first team

Eastern Washington senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and junior center Chris Powers landed spots on the The Sports Network/Fathead.com NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-American first team, announced Wednesday. Eagles junior running …


Eastern can’t hang onto 7-point lead at S. Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. – Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Kirk Earlywine didn’t have to look too hard to find some positives from the Eagles’ stop at South Dakota on Monday night. …


Playoff workouts benefit younger Eastern players

Beau Baldwin has formulated at least the outline of a plan to deal with the long layoff and holiday break his Eastern Washington University football team is facing prior to …


Eagles seek ways to approach three-week break

Under the old format of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, had Eastern Washington University survived until this weekend, it would have already played in the NCAA Division I Championship game, …


Nebraska pulls away from Eastern after half

LINCOLN, Neb. – Jorge Brian Diaz scored 14 points, 12 of them in the first half, as Nebraska cruised by Eastern Washington 72-42 Saturday for its seventh consecutive men’s basketball …


Eastern hosts Villanova’s road warriors for title berth

Villanova coach Andy Talley won’t hazard a guess as to how the national title his team won last fall might impact its chances against No. 1-ranked and fifth-seeded Eastern Washington …


Szczur will come at EWU from many angles

Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham has never met Matt Szczur. But just from watching video of Villanova’s all-American wide receiver, kick-return specialist and “Wildcat” quarterback, Graham figures Szczur must …


Blanchette: Kick in the tail feathers for no-show Eagles fans

Dear Montana fan, I’m not sure how to say this, so I’m just going to say it.


EWU lines up 1st D-I win of season

Tremayne Johnson has a way of beating himself up over missed free throws – in a good way. “I hate ’em. There’s just no reason for ’em,” Eastern Washington’s junior …


Dean’s return gives Eagles needed boost

Kevin Winford lost his position as the starting point guard on Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team last weekend. And the 5-foot-11 sophomore from Anchorage, Alaska, is elated about coach …


True freshman replaces EWU’s injured Jones

Beau Baldwin insists the absence of All-America running back Taiwan Jones won’t alter Eastern Washington University’s offensive approach – to any major degree, at least – heading into Friday’s Football …


Broken foot sidelines RB for Friday’s semifinal at Cheney

Eastern Washington University’s Bo Levi Mitchell didn’t transfer from Southern Methodist just to play 11 regular-season games and sack up the footballs. “This is exactly why I came here,” the …


San Jose State’s late shot sinks EWU

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Scoring 23 points in his season debut, sophomore guard Glen Dean was very nearly the hero as the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team dropped a …


Villanova reaps matchup with EWU

Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., on Saturday in the …


EWU overcomes odds

Trailing by a touchdown with the snow-covered end zone a distant 90 yards away, Taiwan Jones huddled under a parka on the sideline with an injury and just less than …


Blanchette: Mitchell brushes off mistakes

By the way, the red turf does turn pink. If you order up a blizzard. And then if the skies really empty, the whole thing turns white and you forget …


Jones’ injury creates angst

The Taiwan Jones Watch is nothing new for Eastern Washington football fans who waited anxiously for several weeks earlier this fall for the Eagles’ All-American junior running back to fully …


EWU’s Baldwin uses life’s experiences to create success

Beau Baldwin was only 11 years old at the time, but still vividly remembers that gray March day in 1984 and the eerie feeling that came over him when his …


North Dakota State’s Anderson never backed down

Even while wearing the halo brace that was attached to his skull following surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck, Matt Anderson never considered the real possibility that …


Blanchette: EWU’s Sherritt keeps ’em guessing

J.C. Sherritt will not tell you what the initials stand for, but he will tell you why he won’t tell you. “My two older sisters,” he said. “When they got …


Zack, Mielke enjoy playing for St. Martin Saints

When the basketballs stop bouncing for most of the Class of ’07 next spring it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say Saint Martin’s made out as well …


Eastern denied Bobcat rematch in playoffs

Mixed in with the euphoria surrounding Eastern Washington’s 37-17 second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff win over visiting Southeast Missouri State on Saturday was a faint air of disappointment. No. 1-ranked …


Eastern, Winford feast off Deacons

The chalupas were bagged before half, a win was never in doubt and the only thing that remained close to suspenseful was whether or not Eastern Washington University’s Kevin Winford …


Sherritt’s stop sealed the deal for EWU

Going in at halftime, with his Eastern Washington Eagles tied at 17 in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff showdown against visiting Southeast Missouri State, coach Beau Baldwin told his …


EWU running back reached potential after dyslexia diagnosis

Considering all he has accomplished during his 3½-year stay at Eastern Washington University, the scarcity of college football options available to Taiwan Jones coming out of Deer Valley High School …


Snow shouldn’t impact FCS playoff at Eastern

The sub-zero temperatures and heavy blanket of snow that punched the region in the stomach last week certainly wasn’t what Beau Baldwin would have ordered up, given the chance. But …