Stories tagged: Big sky
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Eric Barriere passed for 326 yards and three touchddowns in Eastern Washington’s 38-14 rout of the Vandals in Cheney last year, totaling 70 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
After surviving offseason shooting, Eastern Washington safety Dehonta Hayes plays like there’s no tomorrow
There’s a 9-millimeter bullet lodged inside Dehonta Hayes’ neck. It’s not coming out.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Washington looks to win its third straight game at Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, a once-rare occurrence
As much as Eastern Washington left guard Will Gram wants to darken the mood of the Kibbie Dome on Saturday when the 11th-ranked Eagles visit Idaho, it’s a special venue …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.
John Hightower returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught another, and Hank Bachmeier threw for 238 yards as No. 22 Boise State beat Portland State 45-10 on Saturday night …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:46 p.m.
Antoine Custer had reason to grimace following Eastern Washington’s gut-punching 49-44 loss at Jacksonville State on Saturday, but the senior running back smiled through the discomfort.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
The fourth-ranked Eagles were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, allowing No. 17 Jacksonville State to run in late touchdown with less than a minute left to complete its 49-45 …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer from Louisville.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
In the thin air of Laramie’s War Memorial Stadium, 7,215 feet above sea level, things can be seen clearly – including, perhaps, what kind of football team Idaho might be …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Late-summer afternoon kickoffs in northeast Alabama are inherently hot, but a game featuring two of the country’s tradition-rich Football Championship Subdivision programs – it’s the STATS FCS Game of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:59 p.m.
The Vandals’ potent rushing recalled Idaho’s waning days in the Sunbelt Conference when the league’s leading rusher and lightning bolt Aaron Duckworth and hard-hitting Isaiah Saunders lined up in Idaho’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s Eric Barriere, Jacksonville State’s Zerrick Cooper set for showdown of elite FCS quarterbacks
When fourth-ranked EWU makes the 2,350-mile trek to Jacksonville, Alabama on Saturday to face No. 17 Jacksonville State – the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Game of the Week – it …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
If the ever-expanding Big Sky Conference is still looking for members, it could do worse than trying to convince Central Washington to make the move up to the Football Championship …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
Teammates took a knee Saturday as burgeoning Eastern Washington running back Dennis Merritt was carted off the Roos Field turf, some emotional after he suffered what appeared to be a …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
Eric Barriere may have found his next reliable, big-play receiver.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
A Big 10 tidal wave of talent that washed over Idaho in a 79-7 rout against Penn State in the Vandals’ season opener is giving way to Idaho’s home opener …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Eastern Washington ready to rebound from season-opening loss to Washington with visit from D-II Lindenwood
Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was on the wrong end of the Eagles’ 47-14 loss to defending Pac-12 champion Washington last week, a game in which Eagles totaled a meager …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 2 games in the Big Sky Conference.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:23 p.m.
The big picture of a 79-7 rout aside, Charles Akanno can look at Idaho’s season-opening loss to Penn State with some satisfaction.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:09 p.m.
Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:42 p.m.
When budding Eastern Washington linebacker Chris Ojoh reported to fall camp 15 pounds heavier than he was a year ago, his teammates felt sympathy for opposing ballcarriers.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:59 p.m.
As college football’s 150th-anniversary season commences, there’s both good and bad news for Idaho as it looks to improve upon last fall’s four-win campaign.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Behind quarterback Jacob Eason’s 349 passing yards and four touchdowns, 13th-ranked Washington handled EWU 47-14 in front of 65,000 fans.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere ‘can’t wait’ to face his first Pac-12 school as a starter
Eric Barriere smiled and anxiously rubbed his hands together as he envisioned himself stepping up to Washington’s traditionally salty defense.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 6:38 p.m.
Including the Rufais, there are six sets of brothers playing with the Vandals, and fathers and sons associated with the program.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
The Nittany Lions ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll, but there are worse times to have to play such a highly ranked foe.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
The sixth-highest paid state employee in Washington, North Central and Eastern Washington graduate Jimmy Lake, has had the luxury of avoiding Seattle’s gridlock traffic by taking his boat to work. …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
A season removed from a FCS runner-up finish, Eastern Washington returns with its sights again set squarely on finishing ‘Uno’
With the return of electric junior quarterback Eric Barriere, a star-studded offensive line and over a dozen other proven skill players and defensive stalwarts, coaches and national pundits agree: The …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Eastern Washington Eagles season predictions: Third-ranked Eagles have eyes set on another trip to Frisco
Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Eagles this year?
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
It could be a game of ‘Guess Who’ for Idaho when it comes to defense with the addition of several talented newcomers
It was a painful lesson, but in their return to the Big Sky Conference a year ago, the Idaho Vandals learned there is no such thing as extraneous turf. It …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Eastern Washington linebacker Jusstis Warren brings experience, knowledge of Washington Huskies to Eagles defense
By the time Washington outside linebacker Jusstis Warren got acclimated to his talent-rich position group, the writing on the wall was in pencil.