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James Madison wins FCS title, beats Youngstown State 28-14

Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns after two early TD passes by Bryan Schor and James Madison defeated Youngstown State 28-14 to win the FCS championship.


Wyoming football game at Idaho in 2018 dropped

Wyoming will not make a scheduled road trip to Idaho in 2018 because Idaho is dropping out of the Football Bowl Subdivision.


Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus. “It’s brought us closer together,” All-American defensive end Zack Wagenmann said of a …


Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus.


Bearkats have similar path as EWU

Take away the red turf and the snow, and this could just as well be Sam Houston State. Huddled in the parking lot at Roos Field before Saturday’s playoff game, …


Blanchette: Season finished, but Eagles aren’t

For entertainment purposes only, the godfathers of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision might well regret that they don’t cast their title game by audition. But this is tournament football. Every …


Eagles’ amazing rally not enough

Apparently the road to Frisco has a fast lane, and Sam Houston State rode it halfway home before Eastern Washington even found the keys. The Bearkats rolled up a five-touchdown …


Eastern eager to face Bearkats’ aggressive defense

Bring it on. That sums up Eastern Washington’s view of Sam Houston State’s aggressive defense.


Bearkats batter Montana State in quarterfinal

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Richard Sincere had a career game, and Sam Houston State dominated the battle of rushing offenses. Sincere rushed for a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns on …


Eagles’ Jones changes agent, starts training

Electrifying Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones did many special things for the Eagles on the football field. After they won the FCS championship game with a thrilling come-from-behind 20-19 …


Blanchette: Eagles get their own nation

Connecting in the Denver airport for a flight to Dallas last week, D.J. Sigurdson – attired in Eastern Washington University red – passed by one of those snug-but-soulless concourse lounges …


16 EWU starters could return from title team

FRISCO, Texas – Beau Baldwin, when pressed about the future of Eastern Washington University’s football program following Friday night’s 20-19 win over Delaware in the NCAA Division I Championship at …


Blanchette: Eagles scaled heights with gratitude attitude

FRISCO, Texas – As in any college locker room, posted on the wall just inside Eastern Washington’s football sanctum is the usual paper blizzard of schedules, rules compliance cautions, academic …


Eagles can write own chapter tonight

FRISCO, Texas – In any national championship game, there is a tendency among some to get caught up in the history of the two schools involved. Which, in the case …


EWU’s Jones limited to highlights

FRISCO, Texas – Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin might have coined a new injury assessment term on Thursday afternoon when he called Taiwan Jones’ status for today’s NCAA …


Projected Delaware lineups

Projected offensive starters Pos. Name Yr. QB Pat Devlin Sr. RB Andrew Pierce Fr. WR Rob Jones So. LT Shea Allard Jr. LG Gino Gradkowski Jr. C Rob McDowell Jr. …


3 Delaware players to watch

• QB Pat Devlin (17): The numbers this 6-foot-4 second-year transfer from Penn State have posted this fall are incredible. His amazing pass efficiency rating of 155.37 includes a completion …


Sherritt wins Buchanan Award

FRISCO, Texas – After being “completely surprised” by his second-place finish is last year’s voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, Eastern Washington’s J.C. Sherritt was equally shocked to learn he …


Blanchette: Colonial never goes out of style

FRISCO, Texas – The best thing about Eastern Washington playing for a national championship is … well, Eastern playing for a national championship. There doesn’t even have to be a …


Johnson twins sharpen EWU defense

FRISCO, Texas – A package deal? No way. At least that’s the stand Matt and Zach Johnson took during the early stages of the football recruiting process that played out …


EWU defense must contend with UD’s 6-foot-4 QB Devlin

Pat Devlin didn’t just drop out of the sky and land under center as the University of Delaware’s starting quarterback. Having grown up in Downingtown, Pa., just 40 miles from …


Roos: Red turf motivated Eagles

The major long-term investment former Eastern Washington University offensive lineman Michael Roos and his wife, Katherine, made in their alma mater’s football program in late-January 2010 has paid some very …


See ya’ there

A list of former players and athletic department personnel who have made it known to EWU that they will be attending Friday’s national championship football game: Michael Roos (’01-’04)


EWU’s working class

They arrived in Cheney in the fall of 2006, some 30 naïve freshmen, harboring a good measure of uncertainty, hope and a desire to leave a lasting impression on Eastern …


FCS timing slips a tick or two for Eags

The most-watched game in Football Championship Subdivision history – nearly 2 million households – was last year’s playoff semifinal between Montana and Appalachian State. The momentum from that produced a …


Eastern A.D. warms to title game timing

Now that he’s had a chance to see exactly how the new Football Championship Subdivision playoff format plays out, Bill Chaves is an admitted convert. Eastern Washington University’s athletic director …


Eagles become antsy to play for title

The members of Eastern Washington University’s No. 1-ranked football team returned to Cheney earlier this week following an abbreviated holiday break and resumed preparations for their Jan. 7 date with …


Eagles’ Williams overcomes an inauspicious start

At the snap of the football, Renard Williams explodes from his three-point stance, bull-rushes the startled offensive lineman directly across from him, scores a one-handed takedown on the opposing quarterback …


Playoff workouts benefit younger Eastern players

Beau Baldwin has formulated at least the outline of a plan to deal with the long layoff and holiday break his Eastern Washington University football team is facing prior to …


Eagles seek ways to approach three-week break

Under the old format of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, had Eastern Washington University survived until this weekend, it would have already played in the NCAA Division I Championship game, …