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Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

June 8, 2020

The wildly eventful, usually unpredictable and never expected school year that has occurred around the country in 2019-20 extends to EWU athletics. In...

The process of replacing the turf at Roos Field has begun.

Roos Field renovation under way as work to replace turf begins

June 5, 2020

The process of “out with the old and in with the new” in regards to EWU’s famous red turf at Roos Field has begun. Construction on replacing the o...

EWU head coach Aaron Best coaches his players during the Eagles' 35-27 loss at Idaho on Sept. 21.

EWU coaches adjust to pandemic-style recruiting: Part one of a three-part series

May 4, 2020

EWU coaches hoping to lure top-notch athletes to play in Cheney have had to get used to a lot of FaceTime calls and virtual campus tours while on the recru...

EWU players take the field during the 2019 season. As of press time, no EWU players had signed a UDFA contract or been invited to a rookie minicamp with an NFL team.

Laying the Law-COVID-19 didn’t do small school football players any favors

April 28, 2020

Drew Lawson is The Easterner's sports editor/co-managing editor. His opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of ...

Former EWU safety Dehonta Hayes is hoping to get an opportunity with an NFL team.

Several former EWU football players anticipate NFL Draft amidst COVID-19 chaos

April 20, 2020

This upcoming weekend, hundreds of college football players will see their professional dreams come true as they hear their name called during one of the seve...

EWU football player charged with identity theft, making false statement to police

March 9, 2020

EWU freshman long snapper James David Durr, 18, of Vancouver, Washington, is scheduled for an arraignment in Spokane County Superior Court March 18. According...

EWU and Northern Arizona players at the line of scrimmage during a play on Nov. 2, 2019.

Discussing CTE with an EWU expert

February 21, 2020

A CTE Q&A with a psychology professor    Would you let your child play football? This is a question many parents are attempting to answer wit...

Head football coach Aaron Best leads the football team out after halftime against Weber State last season. Best has been a part of the Eagles' last eight Big Sky Championships - one as a player and seven on the coaching staff | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

National Signing Day produces 12 new Eagles

February 15, 2020

  Feb. 5 was National Signing Day across the college football world, and EWU announced the signing of nine players who signed national letters of ...

EWU senior running back Antoine Custer Jr. cuts in the open field. Custer had a career-high 218 rushing yards and two touchdowns in EWU's 53-46 win over PSU Saturday.

Offense shines as EWU survives PSU on Senior Day

November 26, 2019

The EWU offense scored 53 points in 19:59 of possession time and the Eagles (6-2, 7-5) outlasted the Portland State Vikings (3-5, 5-7) 53-46 Saturday on Se...

The 24 playoff teams will be announced Sunday, Nov. 24.

EWU takes on Portland State for potential final game of the year

November 20, 2019

The EWU football team hasn’t finished at or below .500 in 13 years.  The Eagles (5-2, 6-5) will try and extend that streak Saturday in the likely seas...

EWU senior running back Antoine Custer Jr. cuts upfield. Custer had 139 rushing yards and three touchdowns in EWU's 66-38 win over NAU Saturday.

Eagle offense hums in win over NAU

November 2, 2019

The points came easily for the EWU football team (3-2, 4-5) Saturday. The Eagles scored six touchdowns and kicked a field goal on their first seven possessions...

EWU junior quarterback Eric Barriere surveys the defense during the Eagles' 34-17 loss at Montana Saturday.

Second half unraveling spells another EWU road loss

October 26, 2019

When senior running back Tamarick Pierce ran in a 5-yard touchdown to give the EWU football team a 14-3 lead over the Montana Grizzlies with 6:29 left...

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