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Eastern Washington faces rugged road to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

The bottom line: Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best simply can’t bring himself to root for Montana.


Shantay Legans era at Eastern Washington gets off to a ‘perfect’ start

The Shantay Legans era arrived with a rush, which may have settled the nerves of Eastern Washington’s new basketball coach.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington soccer looks to keep rolling at Big Sky Conference tournament

Fresh from winning its first Big Sky Conference regular-season title since 2004, Eastern Washington will have home-field advantage in this week’s conference tournament.


Big Sky: Weber State turns 5 turnovers into a 41-27 win over Montana

Stefan Cantwell threw for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter, and the Weber State defense forced five turnovers in a 41-27 victory over Montana on …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball to get an early start while aiding hurricane relief

For a worthy cause, the Shantay Legans era at Eastern Washington will begin 12 days earlier than planned.


Eastern Washington hopes to make the most of bye week

The Eastern Washington players and coaches took the practice field with mixed feelings on Tuesday, and for good reason.


Eastern Washington hopes to regroup during bye week

So much for a stress-free bye week at Eastern Washington.


Big Sky roundup: Sacramento State holds off North Dakota

Andre Lindsey hauled in four passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns as Sacramento State scored 24 points in the third quarter, then held off North Dakota for a 34-27 …


Turnovers took toll during Eastern Washington’s loss to Southern Utah

As the Eastern Washington players trudged off the Eccles Coliseum field on a chilly Saturday night, they offered the same refrain.


Difference maker: Eastern Washington kickoff returner Dre’Sonte Dorton

Despite a second quarter otherwise dominated by Southern Utah, the halftime scoreboard showed Eastern Washington leading 21-15.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington gives up game’s final 21 points in loss to Southern Utah

Patrick Tyler had three touchdown passes and James Felila ran for 143 yards with two scores on 27 carries and Southern Utah beat Eastern Washington 46-28 Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Eastern Washington faces another hot Big Sky Conference team in Southern Utah

As the Big Sky Conference football race heads into the final month, it’s best to ditch the rear-view mirror.


Eastern Washington defensive end Albert Havili has embraced change

Albert Havili often gets asked about one remarkable play from his true freshman year at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

Eastern Washington receivers share spotlight while piling up numbers

Spreading the wealth certainly has enriched the lives of a few wide receivers at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

As injuries pile up, depth comes into play for streaking Eastern Washington

Deep into the season and confronted with more than its share of injuries, Eastern Washington certainly isn’t out of its depth.


College volleyball notes: Balanced Idaho soars in Big Sky Conference

It took some searching to find the Idaho Vandals in the Big Sky Conference preseason volleyball poll.


Thunderbirds become relevant in Big Sky title chase

If you were waiting for a darkhorse to emerge in the Big Sky Conference football race, it just happened. Southern Utah – picked to finish seventh by the league’s coaches …


Gresch Jensen passes for 423 yards, 3 TDs as Montana wins 41-17

The battle of green quarterbacks went to freshman Gresch Jensen Saturday, after he threw for a career-best 423 yards to lead Montana past banged-up North Dakota 41-17 in Big Sky …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Difference maker: Keenan Williams’ fumble recovery saves Eastern Washington’s day

It was a “gift,” Keenan Williams admitted, that fourth-quarter fumble by Montana State quarterback Chris Murray that handed the momentum back to Eastern Washington. “I was just there for the …


Eastern Washington’s Antoine Custer earns a bit of redemption in win over Montana State

Three minutes into Saturday’s game, Antoine Custer Jr. was in need of some redemption. Moments earlier, on Eastern Washington’s first possession, quarterback Gage Gubrud was sacked while scrambling. The ball …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s clutch scoring drive turns back Montana State, 31-19

Antoine Custer Jr. ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and the Eastern Washington Eagles all but split their rushing and passing yards down the middle in a 31-19 victory …


Montana State coach Jeff Choate marvels at Eastern Washington’s consistency

Jeff Choate has Montana State moving in the right direction, but he figures the Bobcats need to make a few more strides to catch up with Eastern Washington


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Idaho picked to win Big Sky by coaches, media; Eastern Washington middle of the pack

Idaho has been picked to finish first by the media and the coaches in Big Sky Conference preseason polls released Friday by the league office.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Idaho picked to win Big Sky Conference by coaches, media

Idaho has been picked to finish first by the media and the coaches in Big Sky Conference preseason polls released Friday by the league office.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington picked in the middle of the Big Sky basketball pack

Eastern Washington has been picked to finish sixth by the media and seventh by the coaches in Big Sky Conference preseason polls released Friday by the league office.


Beau Baldwin keeps eye on Cheney while enjoying new job in Bay Area

In many ways, Beau Baldwin is still in Cheney. Those are still


Eastern Washington’s best football rivalry in recent years has been Montana State

With all the hot talk lately about football rivalries, Eastern Washington football fans might want to take a step back and re-evaluate exactly what that means.


For Eastern Washington football, the only numbers that matter are 3-0

Football coaches have been saying it for as long as the game has been played: “Statistics are for losers.”


MSU’s dual-threat QB Chris Murray is Eastern Washington’s next challenge

Chris Murray has grown up in a hurry. Suddenly the Montana State sophomore is one of the hottest things in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington has that special something that Big Sky rivals don’t

This is why Nsimba Webster came to Cheney in the first place.