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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

UC Davis covets breakthrough win against Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington will face another surprising team Saturday night.

Eastern Washington overcame stiff wind with crucial drive before halftime

Eastern Washington’s early lead was almost gone with the wind.

Eastern Washington’s difference maker: Sam McPherson

Did anyone have more fun Saturday than Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson?

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Gage Gubrud accounts for 6 TDs as Eastern Washington tops Sacramento State, 52-31

Gage Gubrud threw two touchdown passes and had a third receiving, all in the first quarter, and Eastern Washington went on to defeat Sacramento State 52-31. Gubrud finished with 447 …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

Eastern Washington expects more out of Sacramento State

Before the season began, this looked liked one of the easier games on the Eastern Washington schedule. Not anymore.

Eastern Washington will hold open tryout Thursday night for offensive linemen

Who wants to be the “Rudy” of the Inland Northwest?

Eastern Washington defense learned from early mistakes against Montana

Lost in the Eastern Washington’s second-half comeback last weekend at Montana was a remarkable third quarter for the Eagles’ defense.

Eastern Washington digs deep for win over Montana in Missoula

These are the kind of Saturday night memories that will last a lifetime. Eastern Washington’s 48-41 win at Montana was that good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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