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Eastern’s task: disarm Vikings’ potent ‘pistol’

Another Saturday, another big challenge for the Eastern Washington University defense. The Eagles, in a tie with Montana for first in Big Sky Conference football with a 5-1 mark, will …


Blanchette: It’s the Big Sky, not the Big Easy

Chris Powers is not panhandling for gimmes. What he and his football teammates at Eastern Washington reap, they expect must be earned. So when do they earn a breather?


Eastern offense delivers with game on the line

Aside from the short field they were facing, courtesy of a woeful 26-yard punt by Sacramento State’s Augie Heath, there wasn’t much reason for optimism among the members of Eastern …


EWU senior leader has made crucial plays all season

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


EWU’s Jolley trying to make good times last

It hit Tyler Jolley earlier this week that his final season of college football might well be past its halfway point. But Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive tackle refused to …


Eagles prepare minus point guard who injured left foot

The mood at Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball practice Wednesday afternoon was remarkably upbeat, considering Glen Dean did little but watch from the sidelines after learning earlier this week that …


EWU basketball star Dean out with injury

The mood at Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball practice Wednesday afternoon was remarkably upbeat, considering Glen Dean did little but watch from the sidelines after learning earlier this week that …


Eagles learning to rely less heavily on star running back

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin hinted prior to last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference matchup against Northern Colorado that it might have been a good thing – for some of …


Sherritt and Co. rally Eagles to victory at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – With its offense struggling to establish any kind of rhythm for the second week in a row, Eastern Washington University’s defense came up huge again Saturday, lifting …


Jones’ late TD run gives EWU victory

Taiwan Jones ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns, including a 24-yarder with 41 seconds to play, and Eastern Washington rallied to beat Northern Colorado 35-28 on Saturday.


EWU coaches won’t let players get complacent

If the worst is, indeed, over for Eastern Washington University’s football team, the Eagles’ coaching staff would like to keep it a secret, especially as far as its players are …


EWU defense sculpts a beauty

Beau Baldwin didn’t need to flip through a thesaurus to come up with a word to describe the offensive performance of his Eastern Washington University football team Saturday. The Eagles’ …


EWU holds on to down NAU

Beau Baldwin didn’t need to flip through a thesaurus to come up with a word to describe the offensive performance of his Eastern Washington University football team Saturday.


Eastern stops Weber St. despite Jones’ absence

OGDEN, Utah – Beau Baldwin tried all week to remain as pragmatic as possible about the possibility of being without star running back Taiwan Jones, who suffered an abdominal contusion …


Mitchell throws for four TDs in EWU’s victory

Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 35-24 win over Weber State on Saturday.


Early-season gantlet continues for Eagles

Eastern Washington University continues its demanding early-season Big Sky Conference football schedule this afternoon with a 12:35 (PDT) matchup against Weber State in Ogden, Utah.


Montana State’s Craney suspended one game

HELENA – The Big Sky Conference has suspended Montana State safety Jordan Craney for Saturday’s game at Sacramento State, the conference announced Tuesday. Commissioner Doug Fullerton says the senior from …


Big Sky notes: Eagles expect to have ailing Jones at Weber

Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin has listed junior running back Taiwan Jones as probable for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference showdown at Weber State. Jones, who suffered what …


Eastern Eagles struggle without Jones

BOZEMAN – An Eastern Washington University offense that had been uncomfortably one-dimensional throughout most of this still-young college football season found out Saturday afternoon just how miserable life without that …


Montana State thunders EWU

An Eastern Washington University offense that had been uncomfortably one-dimensional throughout most of this still-young college football season, found out Saturday afternoon just how miserable life without that one key …


Offensive fireworks promised between Eastern, MSU

Two of the most exciting and productive offensive players in the Big Sky Conference will share the spotlight in Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon when 16th ranked Montana State plays host …


Notebook: Big Sky singles out Eagles Jones, Johnson

Eastern Washington dominated the weekly football awards handed out by the Big Sky Conference on Monday. Junior running back Taiwan Jones was named the league’s offensive player of the week …


Eagles’ Jones, Johnson earn Big Sky honors

Eastern Washington University dominated the weekly football awards handed out by the Big Sky Conference on Monday.


More to Eagles than that new field

Just as big as that new 360x160 red rug which, to paraphrase Coach Lebowski, really ties the campus together at Eastern Washington was the unspoken doubt advancing Saturday’s showdown with …


EWU wins wild one in turf’s debut

EWU wins a thriller against Montana on the Eagles’ new field.


EWU-UM matchup has it all

Red turf … renamed playing field … Big Sky Conference opener … the hated Griz in the house. Is there any element of intrigue missing from that list for the …


John Blanchette: Taking both sides in EWU turf debate

Eastern Washington’s new football turf? I love it. It’s wild. That ridiculous red rug? I hate it. It’s just another gimmick in a gimmicked-up world.


EWU’s Leahy fights back after mangling leg

You never know. Those three simple words are scrawled in magic marker on a small, broken rearview mirror that hangs in the office of Eastern Washington University’s offensive line coach, …


Grizzlies will throw local talent at Eagles

The University of Montana has never been shy about diving into the Spokane area’s deep pool of high school football talent. So it made sense that UM’s first-year head coach, …


Eastern assisted by Jolley’s defensive play stops Wildcats

SEATTLE – For Tyler Jolley, it’s all about the battle. And Saturday, in front of a Qwest Field crowd of 6,142, Eastern Washington University’s senior defensive end won the last …