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10 years after the title: Week 4 loss at Montana State humbled Eastern Washington

Before EWU went on its historic national championship run in 2010, the Eagles hit a major speedbump in Bozeman, Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Eastern Washington hires outside firm to review athletic department’s budget problems

Eastern Washington has hired an outside consultant to take a deep scope at the athletic department’s well-documented financial woes in an effort to develop solutions.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Former EWU WR Cooper Kupp reaches 3-year extension with LA Rams

Associated Press


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Season recap: Former local players get airtime in season finale of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

Few faces from area college football programs saw much camera time in HBO’s popular NFL docuseries “Hard Knocks,” which concluded its 15th season on Tuesday.


10 years after the title: Central Washington gave Eastern Washington all it could handle in Seattle

In the years following Eastern Washington’s lone national title, the Eagles were a thorn in the Pac-12 North’s side.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

How Washington State, Idaho, Eastern Washington products fared on NFL’s 53-man roster cut day

NFL hopes met harsh realities for a variety of local college players on Saturday. For others, meanwhile, the dreaded phone call never came, signifying they’d locked down a spot on …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020

Former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams opts out of CFL contract to pursue NFL

Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams said he plans to opt out of his Canadian Football League contract in hopes of landing a spot on an NFL roster this fall.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

10 years after the title: Colin Kaepernick, talented Nevada too much for Eastern Washington in opener

A Thursday night season opener in Reno, Nevada in 2010 paired two eventual overachievers, with several future NFL draft picks, including one of the game’s most controversial figures.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

No fall season, but Eastern Washington football ranked No. 18 in STATS preseason poll

The overwhelming majority of Football Championship Subdivision football schools aren’t pursuing a fall season.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

An oral history: That August day, in 2014, when college football started in Cheney

EWU hosted fellow FCS power and postseason nemesis Sam Houston State on Aug. 23, 2014, an ESPN broadcast that was the only game on television that Saturday, a week before …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Six ex-Eastern Washington stars affected by cancellation of CFL season

The CFL announced Monday that it won’t pursue a 2020 season, citing major financial losses if it pursued games without fans due to the country’s strict social distancing mandates.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

Former Eastern Washington stars appear in season premier of HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

There’s nothing quiet about former EWU linebacker Samson Ebukam’s jovial personality, though, which shined in the season premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this week.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

After playing the waiting game, Eastern Washington football looks to rare spring season

EWU players were doing mandatory, small-group workouts in recent weeks, hopeful they would get the green light for full-fledged practices in August.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

Analysis: Coronavirus derailed good things for Eastern Washington athletics

Before the pandemic, there was a sense of excitement in EWU’s athletic department.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Reports: Big Sky Conference football members will likely play in the spring

Several reports Thursday suggest that the Big Sky Conference is aiming for a spring football season.


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

A look at the 13 ex-Eastern Washington and Idaho players at NFL training camps

While the Big Sky Conference football season remains in limbo on the cusp of August, more than a dozen ex-Eastern Washington and Idaho standouts enter preseason NFL training camps around …


UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Big Sky Media Days Notebook: Aaron Best and Beau Baldwin virtually reunite

Big Sky virtual media days – the video conference version of the annual event that was slated to be at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane before the coronavirus pandemic – …


UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere named Big Sky preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Idaho linebacker Christian Ellis, Barriere answer questions

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere was named the Big Sky Conference’s preseason Offensive Player of the Year on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best and Idaho coach Paul Petrino speak at Big Sky virtual media days; Preseason polls released

Before the coronavirus pandemic halted college sports in March, Big Sky Conference football media days were slated to take place in downtown Spokane at the Davenport this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Eastern Washington begins installation of new red turf at Roos Field

Eastern Washington installed its new red turf Tuesday at Roos Field in Cheney, replacing its 10-year-old famed turf that helped boost Football Championship Subdivion power’s national profile in 2010.


UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

20 for 20: Ranking Eastern Washington’s top 20 athletes since 2000

Trying to pick the top 20 Eastern Washington athletes of the 2000s is about as hard as shedding a Samson Ebukam tackle or beating Kendrick Bourne in a foot race.


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Dehonta Hayes the latest in a long line of former Eastern Washington standouts to sign with the Spokane Shock

This wasn’t the path Dehonta Hayes envisioned when he concluded a solid Eastern Washington football career, but he’s taking it with gratitude.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Michael Roos looks back at 10 years of Eastern Washington’s red turf

Michael Roos was at the apex of his professional career with the Tennessee Titans when the prospect of a revamped Eastern Washington football field came to fruition.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

‘We need to talk, people will listen’: Cooper Kupp organizes large Zoom meeting to help Eastern Washington football

It was the Who’s Who of Eastern Washington football, a group banded together to help the program as the athletic department tries to navigate its coronavirus-induced budget woes.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Big Sky Conference filled with FBS transfer quarterbacks looking to earn starting jobs

The NCAA transfer portal has been a boon for Big Sky Conference programs in the market for a quarterback.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Eastern Washington University teams, coaches and administrators face big budget cuts

As Eastern Washington faces major campuswide budget cuts due to a confluence of the coronavirus and declining enrollment that began years before the pandemic, its athletic department has been faced …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

A rising trend in Big Sky, FCS football stars transferring to the FBS

Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu bet on himself when he left the University of Maine for USC.


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Ex-Eastern Washington football stars likely to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

Cooper Kupp is usually down the road from Hollywood, but the low-key Los Angeles Rams receiver is anything but Tinseltown.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

What Eastern Washington football missed after not getting spring practice

Eastern Washington’s annual Red and White game would have been six weeks ago, but the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the Eagles’ spring tuneup.