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Head coach Aaron Best addresses the media in the Reese Room following the Selection Sunday show. The Eagles ended the season 7-4 overall and 6-2 in Big Sky in Best's first season. | Logan Stanley for The Easterner

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

November 19, 2017

The EWU football season is over. On Sunday morning, the FCS committee announced the 24-team playoff bracket on ESPNU, and the Eagles were left out. Head...

Senior wide receiver Nic Sblendorio running after the catch on Nov. 18 against Portland State. Sblendorio had a career best 273 yards and 2 touchdowns on eight catches in the victory. | Richard Clark IV for The Easterner

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

November 18, 2017

On Senior Night at Roos Field, the No. 18 ranked EWU football team demolished Portland State University 59-33. The Eagles outscored the Vikings 28-0 in...

Redshirt freshman Eric Barriere stiff arms a North Dakota defender during the team's 21-14 victory on Nov. 11. He was 13-of-23 passing for 130 yards and a touchdown, while adding 66 yards rushing. Photo courtesy of Russell Mons.

No. 19 EWU football keeps playoff hopes alive with road win over North Dakota

November 13, 2017

There is an old saying in competitive sports: "A win is a win." No matter how the team gets the job done, as long as they end up in the left side of the...

Junior wide receiver Nsimba Webster. He had seven receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss | Richard Clark IV for The Easterner.

No. 11 EWU football stumbles again, falls to Weber State on Homecoming night

November 4, 2017

Snow—as well as the EWU football team—fell in Cheney on Saturday afternoon. On a brisk 33-degree afternoon at Roos Field, the Eagles lost to Weber...

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

October 8, 2017

A couple weeks ago, after the EWU football team came back from a 24-6 halftime deficit to beat Montana 48-41, head coach Aaron Best marveled at his team’s...

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

September 30, 2017

As EWU football's sophomore running back Antoine Custer Jr. stood in the makeshift postgame interview area at Roos Field on Saturday, he uttered a simple...

No. 11 EWU Football Outlasts Rival Montana, 48-41

No. 11 EWU Football Outlasts Rival Montana, 48-41

September 24, 2017

MISSOULA, MT. — It was a tale of two halves for the EWU football team on Saturday evening against the University of Montana. After trailing 24-6 at halftime...

Junior quarterback Gage Gubrud warms up pregame. Credit to Jon Lambert (via EWU Sports Information Department).

No. 12 EWU Football Takes Down Fordham, 56-21

September 16, 2017

The Eastern Washington University football team marched into New York on Saturday afternoon and flattened the Fordham University Rams, 56-21. After dropping the...

Quarterback Gage Gubrud scrambles while trying to find an open wide receiver during the Red-White spring game. (Credit: Brad Brown)

2017 EWU Football Preview

August 31, 2017

CHENEY, WA. — Coming off a devastating loss in the 2016 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff semifinals versus Youngstown State – with...

Quarterback Gage Gubrud awaits the snap in a game against the Montana Grizzlies last season

Soarin’ Into the New Season

May 25, 2017

EWU football’s quest to return to the FCS postseason will begin with a showdown in the Lone Star State, battling against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on S...

Samson Ebukam participating in the 60-yard shuttle during EWU's Pro Day on March 28 at Roos Field

Lights, Camera, Action

April 20, 2017

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to happen next week, teams are visiting with prospects everyday as they prepare for the seven-round, three-day affair. This year’s...

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

April 20, 2017

Nic Sblendorio, a name not many EWU football fans may know. Nonetheless, he’s out to prove he has what it takes to lead the Eagles offense and the EWU ...

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