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Quarterbacks coach hired for upcoming football season

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

After having a tough time finding consistency at the quarterback position last year, head coach Beau Baldwin announced Troy Taylor has been hired as the new quarterback’s coach and passing game coordinator. "We're excited to have Troy within our program, and we're excited for what he brings," said Baldwin. "He's a coach I believe can fit really well into what we are already...

Eagles’ voice took winding road to EWU booth

Eagles’ voice took winding road to EWU booth

February 3, 2016

He never takes a day off. In his 25 years as the voice of the Eagles, calling nearly 300 football and over 600 basketball gtames, Larry Weir has not missed...

EWU graduate, former football player returns as coach

January 29, 2016

Head coach Beau Baldwin announced on Jan. 14 the team has hired EWU alum Eti Ena as the new defensive front coordinator and defensive end coach. Ryan...

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ version of Seahawks return postseason

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

January 23, 2016

Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

I can’t even tell you how much fun it would’ve been to be sitting at my desk on a Sunday night, writing about the second-biggest comeback in NFL postseason history, pulled off by the Seattle Seahawks. But there was just too much Mr. Hyde and not enough Dr. Jekyll. Instead I sit slumped back in my chair, trying my best to use a metaphorical umbrella to prevent myself...

Cooper Kupp named STATS FCS Player of the Year

Cooper Kupp named STATS FCS Player of the Year

January 17, 2016

It is no secret that Cooper Kupp is a big deal, not only for EWU, but for the whole Football Championship Subdivision. Kupp brought home multiple awards...

Seahawks pull off improbable win against the Vikings

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

January 17, 2016

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

It is 6:11 p.m. on Jan. 10, five hours and nine minutes after a missed chip shot field goal attempt from Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh sent the Seattle Seahawks to the divisional round of the National Football Conference playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. Five hours and nine minutes later, and I still can’t wrap my head around how the Seahawks came through in...

EWU finishes 6-5, Kupp wins BSC Offensive MVP

EWU finishes 6-5, Kupp wins BSC Offensive MVP

December 3, 2015

After a Big Sky championship in the 2014 season, the Eagles were looking to come back strong in 2015. Despite losing a few key pieces from the year before,...

Cooper Kupp announces he is returning to EWU for his senior season

Cooper Kupp announces he is returning to EWU for his senior season

November 30, 2015

Cooper Kupp is coming back. The 2015 Big Sky Offensive MVP and the two-time All-American wide receiver announced Nov. 30 that he would be returning to ...

Eagles lose second straight after mauling in Missoula

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 20, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

The Eagles’ luck went from bad to worse when the Montana Grizzlies shellacked the Eagles, 57-16, in Missoula, Montana, on Nov. 14. The loss comes on the heels of the Eagles’ Homecoming loss against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks a week before, with the Eagles now sitting at 5-2 in conference play. The script was eerily similar to the week before, with the Eagles turning...

Four turnovers spell doom for fourth-ranked Eagles on Homecoming

Four turnovers spell doom for fourth-ranked Eagles on Homecoming

November 9, 2015

One turnover turned into two, two turnovers turned into three, and when three turnovers quickly turned into four late in the fourth quarter, the Northern...

EWU defense holds Weber State to 13 points, win sixth straight game

EWU defense holds Weber State to 13 points, win sixth straight game

November 5, 2015

The Eagles survived a defensive battle and windy conditions Oct. 31 to defeat the Weber State Wildcats, 14-13. The win gave the fifth-ranked Eagles their...

Wins stack up for EWU football

Wins stack up for EWU football

October 30, 2015

The Eastern Washington Eagles used yet another second half comeback to defeat the Northern Colorado Bears, 43-41, in Greeley, Colorado, on Oct. 24. The...

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