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As inconsistencies go, so go Eagles

With the first 12 games of his NCAA Division I head coaching career in his rear-view mirror, Jim Hayford admits to feeling more comfortable than he did in March, when …


Ready or not, Eagles open Big Sky play

In preparing for the start of Big Sky Conference play, Eastern Washington tackled one of the most difficult nonconference schedules in school history. From now on, the games count.


EWU men lose at UCLA 60-47

LOS ANGELES – Resilience and a strategic change of pace could not compensate for height and ineffective offense as Eastern Washington played its first game against one of the nation’s …


Ex-EWU player Dean has brain surgery

Former Eastern Washington University men’s basketball standout Glen Dean, who transferred to Utah following his sophomore year last spring, underwent surgery at a Salt Lake City hospital Wednesday to repair …


Coaches select EWU’s Mitchell, Edwards as All-Americans

Senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards continued their postseason awards haul Wednesday, when the American Football Coaches Association named the two record-setting Eastern Washington University …


Blanchette: Short-handed Cougs teach EWU tough lesson

PULLMAN – From the debris here Saturday afternoon emerged two telling details, one mathematical and the other metaphorical. The math: 20 points, 13 rebounds for Washington State’s Charlie Enquist, an …


Cougs break loose, stifling Eastern with defense

PULLMAN – With 6 minutes, 48 seconds left in Washington State’s rout of Eastern Washington on Saturday, the Eagles’ Cliff Ederaine finally shook free of the Cougars’ defense. One bounce …


Eastern dominates Idaho in 73-66 win

MOSCOW, Idaho – Eastern Washington University finally has a men’s basketball breakthrough against a Northwest foe. Now the Eagles are ready to make a statement this weekend – against another …


EWU’s topples UC Davis with 19-1 run

Eastern Washington University has leaned heavily on the offensive talents of first-year junior college transfer Collin Chiverton during the infant stages of this college basketball season. But Sunday afternoon, with …


Another win gives Eastern slight hope at postseason

POCATELLO – Could it actually happen? Some of those close to Eastern Washington University’s football program were speculating after Saturday’s 45-14 rout of Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State that …


EWU men’s recruiting class has foreign flare

Eastern Washington University’s first-year men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford signed one of the top high school prospects in Arizona and four foreign players to national letters of intent. Hayford’s latest …


EWU will have its eye out for ISU’s Rumble

Eastern Washington University will get back to trying to defend the pass – make that many passes – when it travels to Pocatello on Saturday to take on Big Sky …


Eagles outlast Cal Poly in three OTs

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 436 yards and five touchdowns, and Eastern Washington stopped Cal Poly on a two-point conversion in triple overtime to hang on for a 53-51 victory …


Eastern prepares for Cal Poly’s classic spread option

Eastern Washington’s defense has dealt with its share of option offenses this fall. But the one the Eagles (4-5) will face in Saturday’s 6 p.m. nonconference game against Cal Poly …


Eastern’s playoff hopes end in loss to Portland State

It was difficult to determine the most fitting omen for Eastern Washington University’s 43-26 Senior Day loss to Portland State at Roos Field Saturday afternoon. For some in a sellout …


EWU wants to continue surge against Vikings

Coach Beau Baldwin continues to be impressed by the resiliency of his Eastern Washington University football team. “The guys have done a great job of just attacking each week as …


Big Sky Notes: Eastern’s defense zeros in on PSU’s Kavanaugh

John Graham is convinced the trigger man in Portland State’s pistol offense is much more important that any single bullet. That’s why Eastern Washington’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator …


EWU overcomes 15-point deficit to defeat Hornets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jordan Talley ran in from 1 yard out for the winning touchdown in overtime as Eastern Washington beat Sacramento State 42-35 in Big Sky Conference play on …


EWU’s Baldwin lauds Mitchell for improvements

Beau Baldwin balks at trying to tie the recent improvement of his senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to any single factor. Instead, Eastern Washington University’s head coach spreads the credit …


Mitchell trends upward for EWU football

Beau Baldwin balks at trying to tie the recent improvement of his senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to any single factor.


Around the Big Sky

Montana 33, Idaho St. 0: Brody McKnight kicked four field goals to lead the 16th-ranked Grizzlies to a win over the Bengals on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. Montana’s (4-2, 3-1 …


EWU faces different look in Weber QB

On paper, at least, it looks like Weber State could toss Eastern Washington University’s defense a change-of-pace pitch Saturday afternoon when the two Big Sky Conference football rivals square off …


Eagles scramble to patch up offensive line

Aaron Best has just one request of Eastern Washington University’s football faithful as he attempts to patch together an offensive line for Saturday’s home opener against Big Sky Conference rival …


Montana State’s McGhee keeps improving

As John Graham watches video of Montana State’s sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee, he doesn’t immediately notice any great change from last year. “Which doesn’t mean he hasn’t improved,” said Eastern …


EWU football players battle for open spots at scrimmage

The competition at several key positions on Eastern Washington University’s football team has been as interesting as it has been intense this spring. That made for some entertaining moments Saturday …


EWU guard Dean announces his intention to stay

Glen Dean is staying. Eastern Washington University’s standout point guard and leading scorer announced Thursday that he will remain at Eastern after looking into the possibility of transferring in the …


EWU women down Montana State in tournament

Tatjana Sparavalo scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Eastern Washington to a 77-68 win over Montana State in the opening round of the Big …


Eagles soar, then plunge; Weber State rallies from 15 down

OGDEN, Utah – Days after knocking off Weber State to end the regular season, Eastern Washington nearly did it again. However, playing their first postseason game since 2006, and the …


Eastern Washington men upset Weber State

OGDEN, Utah – Jeffrey Forbes and Cliff Colimon each scored 17 points, and Cliff Ederaine added 16 – along with six rebounds – Wednesday night as Eastern Washington University posted …


Eastern Washington Eagles outlook

RECORD: 10-19 overall, 7-9 Big Sky COMING UP: Saturday at Weber State (17-11, 11-5), 6:30 p.m.