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UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

NCAA Tournament: Arizona State tops St. John’s, North Dakota State holds off NC Central in First Four

Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament, 74-65 over St. John’s in the First Four. …


Fast food at White House for FCS football champ North Dakota State

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win

Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Steady Sam McPherson steps up in FCS title game loss for Eagles

Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington vows to get the next party started

As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Eastern Washington star Jay-Tee Tiuli misses FCS national title game against North Dakota State

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli, the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, did not play in Saturday’s FCS national championship game against North Dakota State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

Recap and highlights: Easton Stick’s five touchdowns pace North Dakota State in 38-24 national title win over Eastern Washington

Seven times in the last eight years, various opponents have tried to stand in the way of the green and gold FCS machine known as North Dakota State.


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington hoping to make Frisco a home away from The Inferno

Nobody could have envisioned the stupefying way they won their 2010 national championship – unless, of course, they’d reviewed the tapes of all the other games Eastern Washington’s Eagles won …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles likely to face road-game atmosphere at Toyota Stadium

It’s not Fargo, but it might as well be.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Dual-threat sophomore Eric Barriere the next star in long line of decorated Eastern Washington quarterbacks

Erik Meyer, the first in Eastern Washington’s string of All-American quarterbacks since 2005, nearly swallowed his whistle the first time he saw Eric Barriere operate.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Eastern Washington notebook: Jay-Tee Tiuli makes the trip, but playing status not yet determined

Eastern Washington nose tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli donned a game jersey and red football pants Thursday as he posed for a team picture at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Blueprint to beat the Bison: Eastern Washington will have to slow North Dakota State rushing attack, force turnovers

Some of the most proven coaches in the country have burnt the midnight oil looking for Bison frailties, but their searches were often fruitless.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Official, unofficial watch parties give local Eastern Washington fans plenty of viewing options for national title game

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association is hosting two official viewing parties for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 9 a.m. PT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


John Blanchette: Please dig into your pockets to relocate these Bison

Please consider funding a budget bump that will entice North Dakota State into battle with the Alabamas and Washington States of the college universe, and save the rest of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Eastern Washington, North Dakota State players look back at 2010 FCS quarterfinal

Eight years after meeting in the 2010 FCS quarterfinals, Eastern Washington and North Dakota State are the gold standard of the decade.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Similarities between the 2010 and 2018 Frisco-bound Eastern Washington teams

When Eastern Washington clipped Delaware 20-19 in the 2010 FCS national title game, it prevailed without one of the most electric players in the country.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Gage Gubrud, other injured Eastern Washington players played important roles in run to national title game

The first time Gage Gubrud made the trip to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, he pledged to return.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

First look: No. 3 Eastern Washington vs. No. 1 North Dakota State, FCS national championship

Eastern Washington (12-2) of the Big Sky Conference meets North Dakota State (14-0) of the Missouri Valley Conference in the FCS national championship game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Deep receiving corps has come up big during Eastern Washington’s run to FCS title game

If Eastern Washington receiver Jayson Williams is dropping anything, it’s a defender.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Eastern Washington embracing rare underdog role against FCS juggernaut North Dakota State

Over the span of three seasons, Vegas oddmakers have pegged the Eagles to lose four FCS games. Each was against North Dakota State, a program that’s captured six of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Status of Eastern Washington football standout Jay-Tee Tiuli uncertain following felony arrest

The playing status of Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli remains in question following his arrest earlier this month for felony assault after a police officer said he witnessed …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018

Eastern Washington hopes to keep pace with North Dakota State on the field, in the stands

Eastern Washington wants to make sure the 4,100 tickets it’s been allotted stay out of green and gold hands.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Easton Stick leads North Dakota State over Jackrabbits, into FCS title game

Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Vinnie Shahid, Deng Geu help North Dakota State hold off Eastern Washington

Vinnie Shahid scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Deng Geu had 18 points and eight rebounds to help North Dakota State hold on for a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, Josh Perkins making their points

It’s easy to get swept up in all of the points, assists and dunks, so naturally we’re going to go there again. It was all on display when No. 1 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga dealt another tough blow ahead of blowout win over North Dakota State

Quite the party the Gonzaga Bulldogs threw at McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night. Marmite and earthworm pizza. Vinegar upside down cake. And a piñata filled with 30-weight Castrol and …