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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.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

EWU Eagles ranked No. 3 in preseason coaches poll

Eastern Washington is ranked No. 3 in the American Football Coaches Association FCS Top 25 poll. Earlier this month, EWU checked in at No. 4 in the STATS preseason media …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Gunner Talkington, Trey Turner emerging as top candidates to be EWU’s backup quarterback

Eastern Washington’s Gunner Talkington, true freshmen Trey Turner and Kellen Kranc and redshirt freshman Simon Burkett are each battling for the outright No. 2 quarterback job behind Eric Barriere, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

From Eagle to Seahawk: Jay-Tee Tiuli fights to earn a place on Seattle’s D-line

Former Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli hopes, at the very least, to earn a spot on the Seahawks practice roster and gain a foothold in the NFL. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Former EWU star Vernon Adams finds a home as starting quarterback in Montreal

Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

With Nsimba Webster graduated, who will be EWU’s next great WR?

Consider it the perfect marriage. Eastern Washington’s group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington led by big, decorated offensive line

When Eastern Washington set the program’s single-season rushing record a year ago, it was behind one of the savviest offensive lines in the Football Championship Subdivision.


In the long run, Eastern Washington benefited from 2018 injuries

If Eastern Washington had stayed relatively healthy during its 2018 run to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game, there would be more questions this month than answers.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington opens fall camp

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere lined up behind center Monday, his black position jersey compounding the near triple-digit heat.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Eastern Washington

Defending Big Sky Conference champion and FCS national runner-up Eastern Washington has its first official practice Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere on Walter Payton Award watchlist

Barriere didn’t start until Week 6 last season after former EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud went down with a season-ending toe injury.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Trio of Eastern Washington, Idaho players named to STATS preseason FCS All-American teams

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was the lone Eagle named to the STATS preseason FCS All-American team on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Big Sky Kickoff Notebook: Ex-EWU assistant Troy Taylor takes charge at Sacramento State

Troy Taylor had tenure as an educator in Folsom, California, and was leading one of the state’s premier high school football programs. He was in a good spot.


Coaches, media pick Eastern Washington to win another Big Sky Conference crown

The Eagles were picked first in both Big Sky preseason media and coaches polls on Monday. Idaho was picked eighth.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington football players released from hospital after ‘random’ shooting

Eastern Washington football players Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore have both been released from the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds in downtown Spokane early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Five things to watch at the Big Sky Football Kickoff media event

For two days, downtown Spokane will be the epicenter of Big Sky Conference football.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Former Washington tight end and linebacker Jusstis Warren transfers to Eastern Washington

Former University of Washington tight end and outside linebacker Jusstis Warren has transferred to Eastern Washington, according to his Instagram account.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Aaron Neary happy to have home with Los Angeles Rams, but is far from satisfied

Since the former FCS All-American entered the NFL as an undrafted free-agent in 2016, he’s earned relative longevity in the league, but has rarely suited up on Sundays.


Nsimba Webster aims to be the next ex-Eastern Washington receiver to stick in the NFL

Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Blake Bortles fired passes Tuesday to a series of undersized, fleet-footed receivers trying to extend their stay with the flourishing organization.


Importance of Father’s Day extends three generations in football-loving Kupp family

Cooper Kupp is worried about the health of his younger, stouter younger brother.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Eagles have landed: Nsimba Webster, Ketner Kupp add to heavy Eastern Washington presence on Rams roster

Nsimba Webster caught an inside screen pass and proceeded to bolt upfield past a host of defenders, including inside linebacker Ketner Kupp.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Cooper Kupp says knee a ‘work in progress’ after Rams minicamp

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Cooper Kupp has been smart in his recovery, which isn’t always easy for someone as competitive as the former Walter Payton Award winner.


Former Eastern Washington standout J.C. Sherritt makes transition from player to coach in Canadian Football League

The former Pullman High and Eastern Washington linebacker shelved his eight-year Canadian Football League career in January, a year after recovering from a devastating Achilles injury that took away the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Kupple of Rams: Ketner Kupp signs with Los Angeles, joining brother Cooper and three other ex-EWU standouts

When asked last season about the professional football prospects of his younger brother, Los Angeles Rams receiver and former Eastern Washington star Cooper Kupp saw a potential self-made NFL linebacker.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Before he became Washington’s new receivers coach, Junior Adams helped Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp launch NFL career

Cooper Kupp’s results are indisputably impressive. But this is a story about a process – and a person – that made them possible.


Big Sky Conference announces football schedules for 2020 through 2023 seasons

There will be more Montana on Idaho’s football schedule and less Montana on Eastern Washington’s.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Gunner Talkington, Jayson Williams shine in Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game

Gunner Talkington completed 10 of 17 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown to help the Red team edge the White team 20-14 at windy Roos Field.