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Blanchette: EWU’s Kaufman was simply the best player on field

Beau Baldwin tacks up signs in his locker room like “Adversity’s coming,” as if to court danger. He hunch-plays two quarterbacks like a Vegas parlay junkie. His defense is a …


EWU burrows out of another hole to advance

The Eastern Washington football team has climbed out of so many holes this year, it’s become a conditioned response. On Saturday, it came late in the third quarter of an …


Big Sky honors Eagles’ coach

It was the little things, Beau Baldwin said, that added up to another big football season at Eastern Washington – and his selection Wednesday as Big Sky Conference Co-Coach of …


Kaufman headlines five EWU players chosen first-team

The Brandon Kaufman highlight reel is gaining speed. Two more flew by on Tuesday: a top-of-the charts rating on ESPNU for a catch last weekend, and a unanimous spot on …


Kaufman headlines five EWU players chosen first-team

The Brandon Kaufman highlight reel is gaining speed. Two more flew by on Tuesday: a top-of-the charts rating on ESPNU for a catch last weekend, and a unanimous spot on …


Sweet deal: Eagles No. 2 seed and play at home after bye

It’s a long road to Frisco, Texas, but this year’s Eastern Washington football team already has bragging rights over the 2010 national champions. In brackets announced Sunday morning by the …


EWU wins Big Sky co-championship in familiar fashion

PORTLAND – The Eastern Washington players weathered the storm Saturday afternoon, then soaked it all in. Another comeback win, a Big Sky Conference football title, a likely high seed in …


Fifth-ranked Eastern rallies for home victory

Speed bumps, Beau Baldwin calls them – those little obstacles that get in the way of a successful football season. Halfway through Saturday afternoon’s game with UC Davis, the Eastern …


Two wins likely give EWU first-round bye in playoffs

Bracketology is an inexact science, even more so when you don’t know the exact formula, and especially with two games left until the FCS playoffs. But even with two losses, …


Trufant brothers plan for unique weekend

SEATTLE – Marcus Trufant has played in a Super Bowl and a Pro Bowl, and is now in his 10th season with his hometown team. Yet for all those experiences, …


Seniors spark young Eagles in exhibition

The new-look Eastern Washington basketball team relied on some old hands Sunday afternoon at Reese Court. Amid all the fresh faces in the lineup, it fell to senior guards Kevin …


Blanchette: As luck will have it, Johnson back in game for EWU

Zach Johnson is a lucky guy. He’s played on a national championship football team. He’s started alongside his twin brother for what up until this year seemed like forever. He …


Eagles put together complete game in beating Cal Poly

Timing is everything, and Eastern Washington picked the right time to play its most complete game of the season. Playing against the background of a sellout crowd, a ranked opponent …


Cal Poly brings triple option to Eastern

His name is Tim Walsh, and he’s definitely comfortable in his own offense. For many reasons, the triple option “is who we are,” the Cal Poly head coach said this …


Recreation supervisor Aho gave Spokane years of service

The founder of the city’s outdoor recreation program is heading down the trail, leaving a warehouse full of bikes, kayaks, skis, snowshoes and camping gear he built up during 32 …


Southern Utah T-birds topple No. 1 Eagles

CEDAR CITY, Utah – After living most of this football season on the edge, Eastern Washington finally lost its footing. Getting back up won’t take long, EWU quarterback Kyle Padron …


Top-ranked Eastern holds back Hornets

As a wall of television cameras shielded him from the icy wind, Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin warmed up to the subject of life at the top. Moments after …


Blanchette: Eastern’s two-QB strategy works wonders

A doggie door gives a pit bull more resistance than what Todd Davis faced on his blitz dead up the middle. That started the whole thing. The rest was all …


EWU catches fire in fourth quarter to down MSU

BOZEMAN – If a moment needed to be seized and savored, Dylan Zylstra was man for the job Saturday afternoon. With a quarter to go in a crucial Big Sky …


Eastern rolls through North Dakota

Winning took on a few added dimensions Saturday night for Eastern Washington. Because defense and special teams helped the seventh-ranked Eagles to an easy 55-17 Big Sky Conference football win …


Blanchette: It’s tough for Fighting Whatchamacallits

Fifty and a few more proud elders from Eastern Washington’s 1997 football team that won plenty and had plenty of fun were coaxed back to campus Saturday to be fed …


Eagles score two touchdowns in final 2:19 to down Grizzlies

Eyes on the prize, Vernon Adams told himself all week. For Eastern Washington’s redshirt freshman quarterback, that meant keeping his eyes downfield, even when he was half a step from …


EWU hangs on to beat Weber State

OGDEN, Utah – The secret is out: This will be another wild football season at Eastern Washington. From a surprise start by redshirt freshman quarterback Vernon Adams to the game-clinching …


Weber State’s Sears makes most of second chance

When the coaching carousel chewed its way through the Palouse last November, one of the reluctant passengers was Washington State co-defensive coordinator Jody Sears, a Pullman native, former Cougars player …


Coen makes most of his first Cougar start

PULLMAN – Once a walk-on, outside linebacker Cyrus Coen was rewarded for his hard work during the spring with a scholarship once the school year began. He earned it in …


WSU vs. EWU: How they scored

First quarter WSU 7, EWU 0


Cougars have happy housewarming with close win over EWU

PULLMAN – There were differing opinions about whose hands rescued Washington State from agony. Deone Bucannon, who was part of the scrum in WSU’s end zone on the final play …


Another upset opportunity slips away from EWU

PULLMAN – The Eastern Washington players and coaches have been here before. Big stadium, big crowd – and a chance to beat a Pac-12 team slipping through their fingertips in …


WSU-EWU Statistics

For 09-09-2012


Blanchette: Even sold out, Cougs still need to sell

PULLMAN – You wouldn’t recognize the place. Full.