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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

‘Bigger, faster, stronger’ Tre Walker fills big hole in the middle of Idaho’s defense in sophomore season

As a freshman last year, the linebacker from Dos Palos, California, played in all 11 of Idaho’s games on special teams.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho ready to bounce back after heartbreaking losses

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: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Analysis: After non-Big Sky slate, here’s what we know about Eastern Washington football

When Eastern Washington makes the 75-mile trek to the Kibbie Dome on Saturday to face fellow Big Sky Conference member and – depending on whom you ask – rival Idaho, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Antoine Custer confident Eagles will bounce back

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.

Jacksonville State storms back late to beat Eastern Washington 49-45

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: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

EWU ready to prove its national legitimacy against fellow FCS power Jacksonville State

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, 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: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Dre’ Sonte Dorton’s big day captures attention of many

After the Eastern Washington senior broke former teammate and Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp’s school single-game receiving record on Saturday, praise flooded the Pasco native’s phone faster than his …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Dennis Merritt’s injury thins out Eagles’ backfield

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, Dre’ Sonte Dorton help Eastern Washington down Lindenwood on record day

Eric Barriere may have found his next reliable, big-play receiver.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington’s biggest donor ‘ask’ in history comes with some odd optics

Just another reminder that the old-school household economics learned as mom and dad balanced the checkbook at the kitchen table just don’t have much application in today’s world of college …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

EWU proposes major football stadium renovations, aims to raise $25 million

The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal by the school’s athletic department on Friday for renovations to its football stadium, Roos Field, a privately funded project …


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 …


Big Sky Picks: After lopsided losses, Eastern Washington and Idaho have much easier tasks in Week 2

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 2 games in the Big Sky Conference.


Move to offensive line paying off for Eastern Washington right guard Kaleb Levao

If not for the switch from defense in 2016, Levao, who swiftly developed into an All-Big Sky Conference right guard, his college career would likely be over.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Defensive back Joe Lang the latest small-town walk-on to start for the Eagles

The previous time Joe Lang saw his name in the starting lineup, he was helping Washington small-school power Royal cruise to a 1A state title at the Tacoma Dome.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles linebacker Chris Ojoh shines in lopsided loss to Washington

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, 8:40 p.m.

Eastern Washington has no answer for Jacob Eason as No. 13 Washington rolls Eagles 47-14

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: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Live thread: Updates on which Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Spokane-area prep players made NFL 53-man rosters

These next 24 hours are some of the most nerving on the football calendar for NFL hopefuls. All 32 teams will have their rosters trimmed to 53 players by 1 …


Washington assistant coaching trio has strong Eastern Washington ties

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. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

College volleyball: Youthful rosters at Washington State, Idaho after strong 2018 seasons

The youth movement is on for the four area Division I volleyball programs, particularly on the Palouse.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Several Eastern Washington players, coaches return home to Seattle to face Huskies

It’s based in Cheney, but Eastern Washington’s FCS power football program is quite western, widely comprised of talent from the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Anfernee Gurley happy to be back in the fold for Eastern Washington’s football team

One of the Big Sky Conference’s top true freshmen in 2017, Anfernee Gurley looked on in frustration as his Eastern Washington cohorts advanced to the 2018 FCS national championship without …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Young Eastern Washington cornerbacks aided by veteran position groups

Of the four cornerbacks who shared reps in Eastern Washington’s ball-hawking 2018 secondary, the youngest were fifth-year seniors.


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.