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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding leaves Eastern Washington to join staff at Boise State

The University High grad will join the Broncos as their outside linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s 2019 schedule includes Washington, FCS power Jacksonville State

The Eagles’ full 12-game schedule was released Friday, which includes seven away games including road dates with rivals Montana and Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud enters name into NCAA transfer database

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud’s college football career may not be over, after all.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State

FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Plenty of talent and high hopes returning for EWU

By the time Eastern Washington reached the program’s second FCS national title game Saturday at Toyota Stadium – it fell 38-24 to juggernaut North Dakota State – the Eagles’ best …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win

Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Steady Sam McPherson steps up in FCS title game loss for Eagles

Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington vows to get the next party started

As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington star Jay-Tee Tiuli misses FCS national title game against North Dakota State

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli, the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, did not play in Saturday’s FCS national championship game against North Dakota State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Easton Stick’s five touchdowns pace North Dakota State in 38-24 national title win over Eastern Washington

Seven times in the last eight years, various opponents have tried to stand in the way of the green and gold FCS machine known as North Dakota State.


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington hoping to make Frisco a home away from The Inferno

Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles likely to face road-game atmosphere at Toyota Stadium

It’s not Fargo, but it might as well be.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Dual-threat sophomore Eric Barriere the next star in long line of decorated Eastern Washington quarterbacks

Erik Meyer, the first in Eastern Washington’s string of All-American quarterbacks since 2005, nearly swallowed his whistle the first time he saw Eric Barriere operate.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Jay-Tee Tiuli makes the trip, but playing status not yet determined

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli donned a game jersey and red football pants Thursday as he posed for a team picture at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:54 a.m.

Blueprint to beat the Bison: Eastern Washington will have to slow North Dakota State rushing attack, force turnovers

Some of the most proven coaches in the country have burnt the midnight oil looking for Bison frailties, but their searches were often fruitless.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Official, unofficial watch parties give local Eastern Washington fans plenty of viewing options for national title game

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association is hosting two official viewing parties for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 9 a.m. PT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


John Blanchette: Please dig into your pockets to relocate these Bison

Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Eastern Washington, North Dakota State players look back at 2010 FCS quarterfinal

Eight years after meeting in the 2010 FCS quarterfinals, Eastern Washington and North Dakota State are the gold standard of the decade.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Similarities between the 2010 and 2018 Frisco-bound Eastern Washington teams

When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Former Spokesman-Review sportswriter Steve Bergum found his calling as Eastern Washington fan

Why not Eastern? In retrospect, that seems like the logical question my wife, Chris, and I should have asked ourselves at the onset of our search for a college athletic …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

EWU assistants, U-Hi grads Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver share many common threads

Twenty years after meeting as assistant coach and player at University High School, Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver are key assistants in EWU’s run at a second FCS national title.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Gage Gubrud, other injured Eastern Washington players played important roles in run to national title game

The first time Gage Gubrud made the trip to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, he pledged to return.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

First look: No. 3 Eastern Washington vs. No. 1 North Dakota State, FCS national championship

Eastern Washington (12-2) of the Big Sky Conference meets North Dakota State (14-0) of the Missouri Valley Conference in the FCS national championship game.