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EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

April 10, 2019

The Eagles had 87 days to reflect on their heartbreaking season, which they finished as FCS runners-ups, before starting spring camp on April 2. Like...

Saftey Dehonta Hayes poses in front of the PUB food pantry as part of a promotional campaign led by Hayes to sponsor the program. The football team is holding a canned food drive to help fill the pantries through April.

EWU football fuels food pantry awareness on campus

March 13, 2019

There are seven food pantries across  campus and EWU safety Dehonta Hayes, who will be a redshirt senior next season, wants you to know about every one...

EWU's ticket booth located in the front side of Roos Field. Prices are expected to increase 35 percent this year according to Nicole Guerra, EWU director of ticketing and marketing.

Football ticket prices increase by 37 percent

February 19, 2019

Football season ticket renewals opened on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., and following the program’s second ever trip to the FCS national championship...

Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

February 15, 2019

One of EWU’s five senior co-captains from its 2018 FCS runner-up campaign is returning for another season. All-American center Spencer Blackburn was...

Newly hired EWU defensive coordinator Eti Ena talks to players at Washington State on Sept. 3, 2016. Ena has been the Eagles' defensive line coach since the 2016 season.

Eagles promote Eti Ena to defensive coordinator

January 23, 2019

The Eagles’ filled their defensive coordinator position by promoting associate head football coach Eti Ena, head coach Aaron Best announced on Jan. 22. Ena...

Head coach Aaron Best celebrates with the team after a turnover in EWU's semifinal win over Maine on Dec. 15. Best has spent 22 years as a player and coach with EWU.

Best signs extension through 2024

January 10, 2019

Fresh off the second best finish in EWU football history, that saw the Eagles lose 38-24 in the FCS National Championship game, second-year head coach...

Freshman Talolo Limu-Jones consoles Sophomore Eric Barriere after the Eagles 38-24 loss to NDSU in the FCS National Championship on Saturday. Barriere threw for 198 yards and rushed a touchdown in the game.

Bison run over Eagles to repeat as champions

January 5, 2019

North Dakota State University added another National Championship to the Bison’s ever-growing trophy cabinet, powering through EWU in the Eagle’s second-ever...

Sophomore defensive tackle Keith Moore celebrates the Eagles 50-19 victory over Maine on Saturday. Moore forced and recovered a fumble, playing in a bigger role with Big Sky player of the year Jay-Tee Tuili sidelined due to a team rule violation.

Frisco Bound

December 15, 2018

No last second plays, no heartbreaks and no doubt. After powering through Maine, EWU will go to Frisco, Texas to play for the program’s second FCS nati...

Senior wide receivers Nsimba Webster and Terence Grady and senior tight end Henderson Belk celebrate Websters fourth quarter touchdown against UC Davis in the quarterfinals. Webster, Grady and Belk all caught touchdowns in the game.

Late drive sends Eagles to Semifinal

December 8, 2018

Blood pressures in the Inferno stands were on the rise in the fourth quarter, as EWU trailed with the season on the line. Senior running back Sam McPherson...

Sophomore Tamir Hill celebrates with Sophomore Kedrick Johnson after Johnson returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown at the end of the first half. The Eagles scored 13 points on special teams and seven on defense.

All momentum blocked

December 1, 2018

With the offense stalling and momentum waning at the end of the first half, Nicholls State lined up for a 37-yard field goal to give them a 14-point lead,...

Cooper Kupp and Shaq Hill celebrate a touchdown in the 2016 semifinal against Youngstown State. EWU ultimately lost the game when the Penguins scored a last second touchdown.

Playoffs make heroes and heartbreak

November 28, 2018

There have been 11 playoff games on Roos field since the Eagles won the National Championship in 2010. EWU has won seven of those games, losing three times...

Senior defensive end Jim Townsend celebrates a sack against UC Davis on Nov. 10. Townsend has three sacks this year.

Championship push starts in Cheney

November 28, 2018

Roos Field is no stranger to playoff football, with 11 postseason games being hosted by EWU since winning the National Championship in 2010. The Eagles...

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