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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Jimmy Lake’s ascent to head coaching role at Washington no surprise to those from Spokane’s North Central, Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington fans and Spokanites who have no genuine rooting interest in the Pac-12 Conference may soon find themselves pulling for the purple-tinted team located on the shores of Lake …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington, Idaho players earn spots on All-Big Sky teams

Several Eastern Washington and Idaho football players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington football finished strongly in 2019 but fell below expectations

The Eagles, who finished 7-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play, missed the playoffs for the second time in head coach Aaron Best’s three seasons.


Eastern Washington notebook: A look back at the Eagles’ decorated senior class

Eastern Washington’s steady senior class had a 27-5 record in Big Sky Conference play, advanced to the FCS national title game appeared in the 2016 FCS semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Eastern Washington tops Portland State in final chance to impress FCS Playoff committee

Eastern Washington’s 53-46 dispatching of Portland State was representative of its fluctuate campaign.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Portland State looks to spoil Senior Day, playoff hopes for Eastern Washington

When Eastern Washington (6-5, 5-2 Big Sky) plays host to the Vikings (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday in a regular-season finale at Roos Field, the Eagles have a lot more to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington’s Jim Townsend, Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend continue to make Okanogan proud

There isn’t a statue of Will Derting in the diminutive ranching town of Okanogan, Washington, but it’s there in theory.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Playoffs or no playoffs? That is the question for surging Eastern Washington

Of the several dominoes that will likely need to fall for Eastern Washington to crack the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field, the biggest is respect from the playoff committee.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Eastern Washington avoids road upset as Cal Poly misses winning field-goal attempt

Quarterback Eric Barriere fumbled on EWU’s last two possessions Saturday, giving the run-heavy Mustangs ample opportunity to pull off the late-season upset.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Surging Eastern Washington faces another work-in-progress defense at Cal Poly

High-powered Eastern Washington has recently embarrassed some of the Football Championship Subdivision’s worst defenses.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Talolo Limu-Jones’ emergence boosts Eagles’ passing game

For the first three years of Talolo Limu-Jones’ career at Eastern Washington, the redshirt junior receiver’s name was often in the same sentence as “upside,” “potential” or “prototype.”


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Eastern Washington notches first road win of season with 48-5 victory over Idaho State

Eastern Washington’s offense roared to life, notching the Eagles’ first road victory of 2019 with a 48-5 trouncing of the Idaho State Bengals in Pocatello.


Eastern Washington carries offensive momentum into game against inconsistent Idaho State

Eastern Washington isn’t sure which quarterback it will face when the Eagles face explosive, up-and-down Idaho State on Saturday at Holt Arena in Pocatello.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles hope home momentum helps them end five-game road skid

Eastern Washington’s 10-game win streak against Idaho State is impressive.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: ‘Old school’ Eric Barriere jolts Eagles’ offense against Northern Arizona

In the days leading up to the Eastern Washington’s 66-38 dispatching of Northern Arizona on Saturday at Roos Field, EWU’s third-year coach said he saw more smiling and an extra …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Eastern Washington offense explodes in rout of Northern Arizona

Eric Barriere had one of the most complete games of his career, completing 29 of 38 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Big Sky Picks: Stopping Northern Arizona’s passing game will be quite a chore for EWU

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts each week’s Big Sky Conference football games. He has a 59-16 record.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Eastern Washington ready for Northern Arizona, nation’s leading passer Case Cookus

Eastern Washington defensive tackle Dylan Ledbetter walked around with a small video camera at Big Sky Conference media days in July, jokingly interviewing some of the league’s finest players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Likely out of the playoff picture, Eastern Washington plays for 13th straight winning season

Postseason absences are about as rare for Eastern Washington as its red field is for opponents.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Q&A: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker talks about taking over Eagles’ offense

When Ian Shoemaker was handed the keys to Eastern Washington’s nationally revered offense in February, it came with a few perks.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Eastern Washington hosts rival Montana for shot at Big Sky women’s soccer title

Because of a rare September snowstorm that postponed the Eastern Washington women’s soccer team’s home match with rival Montana, all Big Sky Conference eyes will be on the Eagles and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Return of Chris Ojoh, Tamarick Pierce not enough to lift Eagles over Grizzlies

For the first time in five weeks, Eastern Washington linebacker Chris Ojoh was in the middle of the Eagles’ defense.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Montana uses second-half surge to rally past Eastern Washington 34-17

With its starting quarterback in street clothes, Montana still proceeded to punish Eastern Washington with a series of yard-churning, clock-eating drives.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Big Sky Picks: Expect points in Eastern Washington and Montana rivalry tilt

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts each week’s Big Sky Conference football games. He has a 57-13 record.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Eastern Washington’s rivalry with Montana continues after rare break last season

The bye week, as boring as Eastern Washington football players say it is, presents two gifts: Time to heal and two weeks to hone in one particular team.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Once committed to Montana, Chris Schlichting nears 50 straight starts for Eastern Washington

Chris Schlichting is a thinker, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound mountain of a man whose free moments are often spent casting flies on North Idaho rivers.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Former Lake City star Jerry Louie-McGee breaks records at Montana

A small, youth football crowd on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation was laughing.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eastern Washington tight end and Montana native quite familiar with Grizzlies

Montana defensive tackle Jesse Sims hasn’t delivered any good-natured trash-talking this week to his school friend and teammate, Eastern Washington tight end Jayce Gilder.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Talolo Limu-Jones another big target for Eagles

Of the seven passes Eastern Washington receiver Talolo Limu-Jones has hauled in this season, five were of the touchdown variety.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Eastern Washington cruises past Northern Colorado in 54-21 homecoming rout

The third-worst defense in the Football Championship Subdivision looked the part. So did one of its most consistent home teams.