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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., 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: Fri., March 27, 2020

Ex-Eastern Washington standouts in Canadian Football League face uncertainty about upcoming season

Vernon Adams Jr. is making the most of his days in self-quarantine.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Eagles in Canada: Rising CFL star Vernon Adams takes on the league’s best, Bo Levi Mitchell

Bo Levi Mitchell, who returned last month from an injury and has the Calgary Stampeders on a four-game win streak in the CFL, has to face another former EWU star …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

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: Sun., April 21, 2019

Q&A: Catching up with former EWU and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams placed a knee onto Eastern Washington’s red turf, grabbed a football and proceeded to fire short, quick passes to Miles Richardson, his friend and former backup quarterback. Behind …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Ex-Eastern Washington football stars record impressive marks at pro day

A thinner, seemingly happier Jay-Tee Tiuli stood in front of a half-dozen cameras Thursday at Roos Field, the first time the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year spoke …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Seeking ‘Red’emption: Eastern Washington focused on snapping home losing streak in FCS semifinals

Since the installation of “The Inferno,” as the red turf at Roos Field in Cheney is called, Eastern Washington has been one of the best FCS teams in the country.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

WSU’s Gardner Minshew shows how valuable a grad transfer QB can be to a team. But you’ll never see that at Washington.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew is one of the latest – and best – examples of how the grad transfer rule can benefit both the player and the program, but …

UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams experiences bumpy ride in Canadian Football League

When Vernon Adams registered his fourth career start in three years Thursday for the Montreal Alouettes, one-third of the CFL’s first-string quarterbacks were pupils of ex-EWU head coach Beau Baldwin.

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Johnny Manziel to back up former Eastern Washington standout Vernon Adams for Montreal Alouettes against Edmonton Eskimos

Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams’ backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Jim Allen: Covering Eastern Washington athletics offered plenty of memorable career moments

Perhaps it was the proverbial seven-year itch to do something different, or a chance to spend more weekends with my wife. Either way, I’m now the K-12 education reporter for …

UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

Rough week for ex-Eastern Washington players in Canadian Football League

It’s been a rough few days for Eastern Washington University products in the Canadian Football League.

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener …

New Eastern Washington QBs have a history of rising to the occasion

If recent history is any guide, quarterback Eric Barriere will come up big in his debut for the Eagles this weekend.

2017 football: Five best Eastern Washington QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Eastern Washington University.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams Jr. traded to Sasketchewan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired former Eastern Washington All-American quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. in a trade with Montreal, the Canadian Football League teams announced Tuesday

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Former Eastern Washington quarterbacks chase more glory in Canada

Has there ever been a football season with more intrigue than what awaits three former Eastern Washington quarterbacks this year in Canada?

Vernon Adams signs with Montreal of the CFL

Less than a year ago, as he sweated through an incomplete math class, Vernon Adams Jr. was contemplating a career in the Canadian Football League.

Montreal Alouettes acquire rights to former Oregon, EWU quarterback Vernon Adams

The Montreal Alouettes acquired the Canadian Football League rights to former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams on Friday from the British Columbia Lions for a first-round pick next year.

Seahawks sign 5 tryout players from rookie minicamp

The Seattle Seahawks have signed five tryout players from their rookie minicamp, but the group did not include former Eastern Washington and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams.

QBs Boykin, Adams getting chance to impress for Seahawks

Trevone Boykin and Vernon Adams are getting a chance this weekend to pull off their best Russell Wilson impersonation.

Vernon Adams keeps his NFL options open

Figuratively speaking, former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is still in the pocket, looking for an opportunity.

Vernon Adams makes case for NFL draft, says he’s 2nd-best QB

The doubters are back. Vernon Adams Jr. has endured them since he was a young quarterback in Southern California.

Vernon Adams’ most unusual odyssey

Nothing went as planned in 2015 for Vernon Adams Jr. But as the former Eastern Washington quarterback likes to say, it wasn’t his plan.

Oregon says goodbye to Vernon Adams with a loss

The Oregon Ducks’ lone season with Vernon Adams at quarterback didn’t go at all as expected. In fact, it opened a lot like it closed, with Adams injured.

Pac-12 roundup: Michigan State avenges loss to Oregon

Connor Cook waited all offseason for another chance to win a game like this – yet Michigan State’s talented quarterback needed some help at the end. The Spartans would have …

Big Sky notes: Eagles must contain running game of Panthers

This sounds familiar. On Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team goes on the road, facing a nasty crowd and an up-tempo offense run by a dual-threat, transfer quarterback.

Eastern faces another transfer QB

This sounds familiar. On Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team goes on the road, facing a nasty crowd and an up-tempo offense run by dual-threat, transfer quarterback.

EWU Eagles take on seventh-ranked Oregon, former teammate

EUGENE – Autzen Stadium was so quiet during the Eastern Washington walkthrough Friday afternoon, you could hear the chin straps being tightened from 20 yards away. Players loped through drills, …