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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

EWU Eagles ranked No. 3 in preseason coaches poll

Eastern Washington is ranked No. 3 in the American Football Coaches Association FCS Top 25 poll. Earlier this month, EWU checked in at No. 4 in the STATS preseason media …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Gunner Talkington, Trey Turner emerging as top candidates to be EWU’s backup quarterback

Eastern Washington’s Gunner Talkington, true freshmen Trey Turner and Kellen Kranc and redshirt freshman Simon Burkett are each battling for the outright No. 2 quarterback job behind Eric Barriere, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

From Eagle to Seahawk: Jay-Tee Tiuli fights to earn a place on Seattle’s D-line

Former Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli hopes, at the very least, to earn a spot on the Seahawks practice roster and gain a foothold in the NFL. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Former EWU star Vernon Adams finds a home as starting quarterback in Montreal

Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three …


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 …


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Violet Kapri Morrow signs with pro team in Iceland

She should have an immediate positive impact. Breidablik won just one of 22 games last season, finishing last in the 12-team premier league.


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.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington opens fall camp

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere lined up behind center Monday, his black position jersey compounding the near triple-digit heat.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere on Walter Payton Award watchlist

Barriere didn’t start until Week 6 last season after former EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud went down with a season-ending toe injury.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Trio of Eastern Washington, Idaho players named to STATS preseason FCS All-American teams

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was the lone Eagle named to the STATS preseason FCS All-American team on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey has taken a winding path back to the NBA Summer League

Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.


Former Big Sky Conference players well represented at Hoopfest

A decade removed from his last Hoopfest appearance, former Post Falls High and Montana State standout Marcus Colbert quickly regained his familiarity with the world’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Aaron Neary happy to have home with Los Angeles Rams, but is far from satisfied

Since the former FCS All-American entered the NFL as an undrafted free-agent in 2016, he’s earned relative longevity in the league, but has rarely suited up on Sundays.


Nsimba Webster aims to be the next ex-Eastern Washington receiver to stick in the NFL

Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Blake Bortles fired passes Tuesday to a series of undersized, fleet-footed receivers trying to extend their stay with the flourishing organization.


Importance of Father’s Day extends three generations in football-loving Kupp family

Cooper Kupp is worried about the health of his younger, stouter younger brother.


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Dario Romero selected for school Hall of Fame induction

Dario Romero, who went from All-Greater Spokane League to All-American at Eastern Washington to an 11-year professional career, has been selected to be inducted into the EWU Athletics Hall of …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Eagles have landed: Nsimba Webster, Ketner Kupp add to heavy Eastern Washington presence on Rams roster

Nsimba Webster caught an inside screen pass and proceeded to bolt upfield past a host of defenders, including inside linebacker Ketner Kupp.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Cooper Kupp says knee a ‘work in progress’ after Rams minicamp

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Cooper Kupp has been smart in his recovery, which isn’t always easy for someone as competitive as the former Walter Payton Award winner.


Former Eastern Washington standout J.C. Sherritt makes transition from player to coach in Canadian Football League

The former Pullman High and Eastern Washington linebacker shelved his eight-year Canadian Football League career in January, a year after recovering from a devastating Achilles injury that took away the …


Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee places 18th at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington junior Keshun McGee placed 18th in the men’s triple jump Friday during the third day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

After a season plagued with injuries, Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans tears Achilles

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans can finally empathize with anyone who’s torn their Achilles tendon.


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: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Kupple of Rams: Ketner Kupp signs with Los Angeles, joining brother Cooper and three other ex-EWU standouts

When asked last season about the professional football prospects of his younger brother, Los Angeles Rams receiver and former Eastern Washington star Cooper Kupp saw a potential self-made NFL linebacker.


Five predictions for Washington Huskies’ football team heading into Aug. 31 opener against EWU

Regardless of the program, spring football and its 15 practices provide very little in the way of stone-cold certainties. But here are five predictions as coach Chris Petersen and his …