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EWU RB Tamarick Pierce finds some open space during EWU's 59-24 loss to Washington State on Sept. 15 | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

Eagles claw, but can’t dig out of first half hole

September 15, 2018

The EWU football team was unable to re-create the special upset victory it had in Pullman just two years ago. Tonight, WSU led the entire game, result...

The EWU colors fly before the football season opener against Central Washington University on Sept. 1. EWU beat CWU 58-13 | Jeremy Burnham for The Easterner

Nsimba roars past the Wildcat defense

September 1, 2018

A 50-yard touchdown pass from Gage Gubrud to Nsimba Webster opened the Eagles’ 2018 season, and Webster was not done yet. He racked in ten receptions...

The EWU football team takes the field before its scrimmage on August 25 | Jeremy Burnham for The Easterner

Freshmen feel a part of the Eagle family

August 25, 2018

The EWU football team stepped onto Roos field today for its second scrimmage of training camp, one week before the season opener against Central Washingt...

EWU football takes the field for its second practice of the season | Taylor Newquist for The Easterner

Eagles get back to business

August 7, 2018

The fields behind Reese Court were filled with a high energy group of Eagles yesterday as the EWU football team flew through its second practice of the...

EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud and safety Mitch Fettig at the Big Sky Conference’s summer meetings | Taylor Newquist for The Easterner

EWU Football No. 1 in Big Sky coaches and media pre-season polls

July 17, 2018

  The Big Sky Conference’s annual summer meetings found a new home in downtown Spokane this year, as players, coaches and media members gathered...

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

Aaron Best ready for second season at the helm

June 7, 2018

Aaron Best has been a part of the EWU football program for 20 of the last 21 years, beginning with his playing career in 1996. This fall, Best will star...

Senior quarterback Gage Gubrud waits to call for the ball at the Red-White game on April 28. Gubrud is entering his third season under center for the Eagles. | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Gage Gubrud, EWU offense primed for productive 2018

May 10, 2018

After being snubbed from the FCS playoffs in November, the EWU football team has a new motto for the upcoming season: Leave No Doubt. In 2017, the Eagle...

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Boston catches a touchdown pass at EWU's annual Red-White spring game on April 28. Boston's White team won the friendly matchup 17–0 | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Defense shines in EWU’s Red-White spring game

May 2, 2018

For the first time in a handful of months, the Eagles finally strapped up for four quarters of action on The Inferno on April 28. In the EWU footbal...

The EWU football team lines up during its first full scrimmage on April 13. The Eagles had 398 total yards of offense, seven pass breakups and two interceptions in the friendly matchup. | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Rain dampens EWU football’s first full scrimmage

April 18, 2018

After two weeks of drills, which included a handful of practices and a short 30-play scrimmage, the EWU football team went through its first full scrimmag...

Senior quarterback Gage Gubrud hands the ball off to junior running back Dennis Merrit at EWU football's first spring practice on April 3. The Eagles are trying to improve on a 2017-18 season in which they went 7–4 overall, but missed out on the FCS playoffs. | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

EWU football opens spring drills with familiar feel

April 4, 2018

As second-year EWU head football coach Aaron Best likes to say: “Practice makes permanent.” Fortunately for Best, his 2018-19 team has a haul of players wit...

EWU defensive end Keenan Williams walks out after halftime of EWU's 31–19 victory over Montana State on Oct. 14. Williams, who is entering his senior season, faces misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run to unattended property following an incident on March 9. | The Easterner Archives

EWU football player faces charges of hit-and-run to unattended property

April 1, 2018

EWU football player Keenan Williams has been suspended indefinitely following an incident that occurred in the late hours of March 9. According to wit...

EWU alum and San Fransisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Kendrick Bourne completes a catch against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15 of the NFL season. Bourne finished the game with four receptions and 88 yards. | Photo courtesy of Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

From EWU to the NFL: Kendrick was Bourne for this

January 10, 2018

Back in September 2014, then-sophomore wide receiver Kendrick Bourne was relatively unknown to most people. The 19-year-old Bourne barely saw the field in ...

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