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Pass-happy EWU tops rival Grizzlies

MISSOULA – So much for keeping a balanced offense. In this one, keeping their composure meant even more to the Eastern Washington Eagles, who outlasted Montana 42-37 in a pivotal …


Blanchette: Eagles have become Sky’s special team

MISSOULA – That’s the great thing about football at the FCS level – it’s all in perspective. Before kickoff here at Military Appreciation Day, the hosts brought out a gallant …


Grizzlies QB Jordan Johnson helps Montana move on from turmoil

Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson came back from the brink last weekend. After 58 minutes of frustration against Cal Poly, Johnson took the Grizzlies 82 yards in less than 2 minutes …


Eastern’s Eagles pay back Thunderbirds for loss last year

Meaningful snaps, they call them, when the freshmen get to play with the game on the line. This time, they meant even more.


Eagles fill Gehring’s plate, and the senior gobbles it up

The face of Eastern Washington football? It might just be Zack Gehring. The senior from Castle Rock, Wash., has 26 career starts, two prominent former Eagles athletes for parents and …


Eagles fill Gehring’s plate, and the senior gobbles it up

The face of Eastern Washington football? It might just be Zack Gehring.


Defense has field day in Eastern’s triumph

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Big plays aren’t just for quarterbacks anymore. The Eastern Washington defense finally joined the fun Saturday afternoon, seizing two late turnovers and the momentum in a …


Eagles put Weber St. away

On a perfect day for football, the Eagles almost lived up to the occasion Saturday night. Eastern Washington finally found some perfection in the third quarter in a 41-19 win …


Work to do for Eagles

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The bottom line after Eastern Washington’s 49-34 loss Saturday at Sam Houston State? After a crazy month of ups and downs, the Eagles are 2-2 – exactly …


Flanders, Sam Houston State run over Eastern

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Long after the lightning storm had passed, Sam Houston State kept bringing the thunder. With all-everything running back Timothy Flanders leading the way, the Bearkats ran to …


Eagles look to pay back Bearkats

No. 2 against No. 4. If this were big-time college football, the GameDay trucks would already by parked outside Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas.


Rockets wear down No. 2 Eagles

Now it’s Eastern Washington’s turn to adjust. After looking almost unstoppable in its first two games, the Eastern offense was stymied for the entire second and third quarters in a …


Eastern suffers first loss of season at Toledo

Now it’s Eastern Washington’s turn to adjust. After looking almost unstoppable in its first two games, the Eastern offense was stymied for the entire second and third quarters in a …


Eagles face challenge against 0-2 Rockets

When Eastern Washington lines up against Toledo on Saturday, the Eagles may see a team and a program much like their own: Overachieving, yet flying under the radar at the …


Eagles soar past Western Oregon

Good defense was its own reward Saturday afternoon at Roos Field. Eastern Washington cruised to a 43-14 non-conference win over Western Oregon thanks partly to a big first quarter by …


Western Oregon Wolves are hungry for Eagles

The cleat is firmly on the other foot for Eastern Washington’s home opener on Saturday. Last week, it was the Eagles’ measuring themselves against a Pac-12 team in their opening …


Eagles enriched in couple of ways

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Please, no more body-bag games. They’re just too painful to watch, especially if you also have to pony up $450,000 to have your defense embarrassed by a …


Eagles soar to watershed win

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Half an hour after the game, Vernon Adams was still scrambling. Teammates, fans, coaches and reporters all wanted a piece of the Eastern Washington quarterback – something …


Eagles taking Beavers in stride

As the Eastern Washington football players take another shot at the Pac-12 this weekend, so do the coaches. They’ve done that since spring, in the film room and on the …


Younger Eagles get their last shot at scrimmage

Fall term at Eastern Washington University is still weeks away, but Saturday’s football scrimmage had the feeling of a final exam. With coaches and most of the starters watching from …


EWU moved quickly after assault in athletes’ dorm

For six weeks in late summer, the student-athletes at Eastern Washington University are athletes first. Until classes begin in late September, they eat, sleep and breathe soccer, volleyball, cross country …


With expectations high, Baldwin puts Eagles back to work

The burden of expectations was never this light. The Eastern Washington University football team opened fall practice Wednesday afternoon as the third-ranked team in the land, a largely veteran group …


Eagles ready to get going

The new faces on the Eastern Washington football team may mean some new looks this season. Or not.


Cougars, Eagles will play again in 2016

It took more than 100 years for Eastern Washington to earn a rematch with Washington State in 2012. This time, it will take a mere four years.


Eastern scholar-athletes take time to reminisce

As some of Eastern Washington University’s best student-athletes hit the finish line Tuesday night, they took one long look back. Getting there was half the fun. They also looked at …


Eastern’s offense owns the day at Red-White Game

If spring football is about progress, the Eastern Washington offense made plenty on Saturday. The Eagles found their way into the end zone five times, but more important found themselves …


Eastern’s Kaufman awaits NFL call

This is the longest spring quarter of Brandon Kaufman’s life. And it’s only April. Kaufman is still enrolled in classes at Eastern Washington and trying to pay attention to the …


Eastern QB Adams prepares for new season

Vernon Adams has another new look. If you can get past the eye-catching eyebrows – each is chisled in half – you’ll see some serious muscle.


Landers: EWU student destined to be cast a fisherman

A skateboard wipe-out injury as a sixth-grader was the lucky break that steered Nick Barr on the course to become a fisherman. “Nobody in my family fished or hunted or …


Landers: EWU student destined to be cast a fisherman

A skateboard wipe-out injury as a sixth-grader was the lucky break that steered Nick Barr on the course to become a fisherman. “Nobody in my family fished or hunted or …