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EWU women lose in overtime at Big Sky tournament

MISSOULA – Wendy Schuller’s team battled to the end, but D’Shara Strange and the Northern Colorado Bears were too much to overcome. Strange scored 27 points and nabbed five steals, …


Baker Big Sky MVP

University of Montana forward Katie Baker has been named the Big Sky Conference’s Most Valuable Player in women’s basketball. Baker, a former Lake City High standout, led the Lady Griz …


Season ends for EWU men after loss to Weber State

OGDEN, Utah – Scott Bamforth scored 18 points and Weber State closed the game on a 14-7 run to defeat Eastern Washington 65-57 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball …


Season ends for EWU men

Scott Bamforth scored 18 points and Weber State closed the game on a 14-7 run to defeat Eastern Washington 65-57 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball regular-season finale on …


Montana cruises past Eastern

The “Our House” T-shirts were a very, very, very fine idea. The timing? Not so much.


EWU win away from title game

One thing for sure: Someone is getting a return trip to the FCS title game. Today’s semifinal will either give Sam Houston State a chance to atone for last season’s …


Bearkats’ offense tough to contain

Sam Houston State knows how to keep its options open. The Bearkats’ offense is hard to define, much less contain, employing a variety of formations that capitalize on team speed, …


Payback not motivator if you don’t remember

Remember 2004? You know, the big comeback that year by Sam Houston State to beat Eastern Washington in the playoffs?


Eastern beats Illinois State, advances to semis

As Illinois State went all-in, Beau Baldwin showed his poker face Saturday night. For that, his Eastern Washington football team is still at the final table, the pile of chips …


Blanchette: Padron a feel-good story

The drilling, the repetitions, the video sessions until the eyeballs bleed. The conditioning, the steamy August waltz in the weight room, the endless spring practices when the games seem so …


EWU burrows out of another hole to advance

The Eastern Washington football team has climbed out of so many holes this year, it’s become a conditioned response. On Saturday, it came late in the third quarter of an …


Big Sky honors Eagles’ coach

It was the little things, Beau Baldwin said, that added up to another big football season at Eastern Washington – and his selection Wednesday as Big Sky Conference Co-Coach of …


True freshman QB leads Portland State

This hasn’t been the greatest of football seasons at Portland State, but don’t blame quarterback Kieran McDonagh. McDonagh, a true freshman from Vancouver, Wash., has been the key for a …


Northern Arizona wins on late field goal

Andy Wilder kicked an 18-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the game and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks escaped with a 12-10 win over the Northern Colorado Bears on …


EWU puts offensive balance against pass-happy T-birds

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Quarterback Brad Sorensen and the Southern Utah football team are putting up some impressive numbers this year. The Thunderbirds are averaging 270 yards per game through …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2012, 10:25 p.m.

Eagles overwhelm North Dakota 55-17

Vernon Adams threw for four touchdowns and Demitrius Bronson rushed for 118 yards and a score as Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 55-17 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 10:06 p.m.

Eagles come back to top Montana 32-26

Vernon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the last 2:19 as Eastern Washington came back for a 32-26 victory against Montana on Saturday night.


Eastern Washington hangs on to defeat Weber State

The secret is out: This will be another wild football season at Eastern Washington.


Big Sky launches rebranding

PARK CITY, Utah – After expanding its horizons, the Big Sky Conference is changing its look as well. At a gathering of coaches and media, the league unveiled a new …


New logo reflects changing Big Sky

After expanding its horizons, the Big Sky Conference is changing its look as well. At a gathering of coaches and media, the league unveiled a new logo Monday that incorporates …


Blanchette: Big Sky would take back Idaho

There is something about the University of Idaho mulling its athletic future that suggests a chess novice playing against Deep Blue. No move seems to hold promise.


Blanchette: Big Sky would gladly have Idaho

There is something about the University of Idaho mulling its athletic future that suggests a chess novice playing against Deep Blue. No move seems to hold promise.


Eastern emphasized balancing act in spring

If the Eastern Washington football coaches had one goal going into spring drills, it was to get more physical. Which sounds a bit trite – this is football, after all. …


Cowboys select EWU’s Johnson in fourth round

As a child, Matt Johnson’s Thanksgivings were all about family – and the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson’s football dreams came full circle Saturday morning when the Cowboys chose the strong safety …


Defense carries the day at EWU’s Red-White game

All things considered, it’s been a pretty good month for Ronnie Hamlin. The Eastern Washington linebacker is three weeks removed from a broken hand, which healed just in time for …


QB Padron cleared to play at Eastern

Quarterback Kyle Padron confirmed Wednesday night that he has been approved for a medical hardship that paves the way for him to play two years for Eastern Washington University. “It’s …


EWU counts on deep defensive line

This is the fifth in an eight- part series on Eastern Washington football. Today: the defensive line.


EWU veterans Pavel, Vitto show poise

Two veteran players showed their poise Wednesday as the Eastern Washington football team neared the halfway point in spring drills. For kicker/punter Jimmy Pavel, the challenge came from the elements, …


Eagles’ competitive spirit a strong suit

Eastern Washington hasn’t chosen football captains for this fall, but Will Post is weighing in. The Eagles are holding a full-fledged competition in the weight room, holding a draft, and …


Hayford builds foundation at Eastern

Jim Hayford likes to build things, and it shows. A solid layer of concrete was poured in his first season as head basketball coach at Eastern Washington. It was stress-tested …