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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

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

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 …


Eastern impressed Montana at Big Sky semifinal

MISSOULA – Sometimes those old sports sayings are really true. Cliff Colimon and Laron Griffin really did leave it all on the floor here Tuesday night, which didn’t leave much …


EWU’s Ryan Big Sky MVP; CdA grad Baker also on first team

Finishing in the top 20 in the nation among NCAA Division I women’s basketball scorers is no small accomplishment. That’s why it came as no surprise that Eastern Washington’s power …


EWU men advance to conference semifinals

Fittingly, it was Jeffrey Forbes who punched Eastern’s ticket Saturday afternoon. With the Eagles clinging to a two-point lead with 40 seconds to play, Forbes punched the ball away from …


Montana defeats Weber State for Big Sky title

Will Cherry scored 23 points Tuesday night to lead Montana to the Big Sky regular-season basketball championship in a winner-take-all 66-51 victory over Weber State in Missoula. The victory means …


Host role on line for Eagles, ISU

Defending the home court takes on a new meaning tonight for Eastern Washington. By defeating Idaho State at Reese Court, the Eagles will stay at home for a rematch Saturday …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 12-15 overall, 6-7 Big Sky COMING UP: Tonight at Idaho State, 6; Saturday at Portland State, 7 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Idaho State, 6 p.m.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2012

EWU men fall to UC Irvine in Big Sky play

Chris McNealy had 15 points and seven assists and UC Irvine closed the game on a 7-1 run to defeat Southern Utah 78-73 Saturday night.


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

RECORD: 12-14 overall, 6-7 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday at Cal Irvine, 7 p.m.


Blanchette: Hayford’s team stays on right side of wall

Really, who needs BracketBu- sters? Not Eastern Washington. Not Northern Colorado. Nobody in the Big Sky Conference.