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Antoine Custer leads the pack for deep, experienced Eastern Washington backfield

Third-year Eastern Washington running backs coach Kevin Maurice was forthright Tuesday when discussing his group of experience-rich ballcarriers.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

With Nsimba Webster graduated, who will be EWU’s next great WR?

Consider it the perfect marriage. Eastern Washington’s group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Idaho coach Paul Petrino’s expectations high entering first fall scrimmage

But, in the early sessions of preseason camp, veteran receivers Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood have played lights-out, and the secondary, of late, has begun to rise to the challenge. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

With knee injury behind him, Idaho running back Dylan Thigpen has high hopes for this season

Two seasons ago, Dylan Thigpen was a breakout star in Idaho spring football. Every practice he pressed the defense. In a notable run in a scrimmage, he cleared a gap …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington led by big, decorated offensive line

When Eastern Washington set the program’s single-season rushing record a year ago, it was behind one of the savviest offensive lines in the Football Championship Subdivision.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Gonzaga highlights Eastern Washington’s 2019-2020 nonconference men’s basketball schedule

In Shantay Legans’ two seasons as Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball coach, he’s twice led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference tournament title game.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud finding comfort at Washington State, where transfer QB aims to blaze his own trail

The Cougars don’t expect Gage Gubrud to grow out his facial hair, or adopt any other Minshewisms for that matter, and while they wouldn’t mind another hallmark passing season from …


In the long run, Eastern Washington benefited from 2018 injuries

If Eastern Washington had stayed relatively healthy during its 2018 run to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game, there would be more questions this month than answers.


Idaho wide receivers Jeff Cotton, Curtell Haywood excited to take on leadership roles after first practice

The first practice was complete, and Jeff Cotton and Cutrell Haywood came off the field Saturday in the early Palouse twilight with the purposeful, satisfied air of people who had …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Eastern Washington

Defending Big Sky Conference champion and FCS national runner-up Eastern Washington has its first official practice Sunday.


Vandals coach Paul Petrino hopes to see steady progress throughout season

The business of constructing an identity for the Idaho Vandals begins Saturday when they practice as a team for the first time in the 2019 preseason.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Idaho interim men’s basketball coach Zac Claus thrilled with team’s energy after summer session

In the wake of the sudden firing of coach Don Verlin on the cusp of a University of Idaho presidential regime change last spring, the Vandals men’s basketball team was …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Big Sky Kickoff Notebook: Ex-EWU assistant Troy Taylor takes charge at Sacramento State

Troy Taylor had tenure as an educator in Folsom, California, and was leading one of the state’s premier high school football programs. He was in a good spot.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Former Washington tight end and linebacker Jusstis Warren transfers to Eastern Washington

Former University of Washington tight end and outside linebacker Jusstis Warren has transferred to Eastern Washington, according to his Instagram account.


Capital, Sentinel Take AA Western Track Titles

Vigilante Stadium hosted seven high school track and field teams for the Western AA Divisional Meet on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Before dominating in the NBA, ‘unguardable’ Damian Lillard was a nightmare matchup for Eastern Washington

Damian Lillard played six games against Eastern Washington in his four-year career at Weber State. The Wildcats won all six matchups.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Five things to watch at Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game

Eastern Washington’s annual Red-White spring game will be a platform for the unproven. Young cornerbacks and kickers top that list.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

New Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker looks to keep Eagles buzzing

Heavy raindrops poured onto Ian Shoemaker as he doled advice to a group of quarterbacks Tuesday at Roos Field, but his smile still beamed through the dreary spring football weather.


Receiver Cutrell Haywood thrills during Idaho’s spring football scrimmage

If the Idaho Vandals rise up and take control of a football game next fall, the foundation for such upheaval may have been laid in a play in Friday’s scrimmage.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington begins spring camp after quick turnaround

The faces are familiar, but the turnaround isn’t.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball: Up-and-down seasons ended strongly for young, talented men’s, women’s teams

The Eagles’ deep tournament runs in Boise last week – the first time both programs played in the Big Sky championship game in the same season – didn’t equate to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Déjà vu for EWU as Montana surges past Eagles for second straight title

Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid. Donaven Dorsey and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington cruises past Southern Utah, earns championship rematch with rival Montana

Eastern Washington got what it wanted Friday, and its 77-61 dispatching of Southern Utah in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals was only part of the equation.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington holds off Montana State, advances to semifinals

Don’t tell Mason Peatling that Eastern Washington relies solely on its long-range shooting.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington a win away from ending its 32-year NCAA Tournament drought

The last time EWU qualified for the NCAA women’s tournament (1987), longtime Eagles coach Wendy Schuller was a high school basketball player in Southern California.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington punches ticket to first championship game since 1988

The difference between elimination and Eastern Washington’s first Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game appearance in 31 years? A heads-up play by a crafty Australian point guard.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Portland State upsets top-seeded Idaho women

Taylor Pierce hoisted 3 after 3 to try to help the Vandals chip away at Portland State’s lead Wednesday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals, hoping to keep the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Idaho’s late comeback falls short in loss to Montana State

Tyler Hall’s late steal in Montana State’s 75-71 win over Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Tournament opener at CenturyLink Arena secured the Bobcats a spot in Thursday’s quarterfinals.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington holds off Weber State 80-77 in regular-season finale

Mason Peatling had 23 points and Jesse Hunt added 22 with 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington held off Weber State.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Idaho State storms back to top Idaho 70-68

Idaho State advances to the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the No. 10 seed and will play a first-round game Wednesday. Idaho is the No. 11 seed and will also …