The Easterner

How the potentially dynastic Seahawks came to be

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

When head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took control of the Seahawks’ front office in 2010, the focus wasn’t necessarily on winning football games. Rather, it was competing day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, to be in the position they find themselves now: a chance to win their second consecutive Super Bowl. In...

Seahawks win eighth-straight home playoff game

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

January 14, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks clinched their spot in back-to-back NFC Championship games Saturday Jan. 10, by defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-17. With less than six minutes remaining and the game still tight, Chancellor intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and took a 90-yard stroll for a Seahawks score. The seismic play rocked the Clink and sealed Carolina’s...

ISU defeats EWU in Quarterfinal, 59-46

ISU defeats EWU in Quarterfinal, 59-46

January 11, 2015

The Eagles watched their championship aspirations run away from them on Dec. 3 when the team lost to the Illinois State University Redbirds, 59-46. Run...

EWU father dies in hospital following medical emergency in stands

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

January 11, 2015

Filed under Football

John Rodgers, the father of Eagles All-American offensive lineman Jake Rodgers, died Dec. 26. John suffered a medical emergency in the stands of Roos Field in the final EWU game of the season against Illinois State University on Dec. 13. Paramedics performed CPR while the game was stopped and were able to rush John Rodgers to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where...

Redbirds descend upon Roos Field for rematch against Eagles

Redbirds descend upon Roos Field for rematch against Eagles

December 11, 2014

The Eagles will not be the only redbirds attempting to ignite The Inferno during Saturday’s FCS quarterfinal game. Eastern will host the Illinois...

Eagles defeat Montana, advance to FCS quarterfinals versus Illinois State

Eagles defeat Montana, advance to FCS quarterfinals versus Illinois State

December 8, 2014

For the second time in less than a month, the Eastern Washington Eagles (11-2) defeated the University of Montana (9-5), 37-20, ending the Grizzlies’...

Eastern seeded fourth in Division 1: How FCS seeds the playoffs

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Football

Eastern recently received number four seed for the Football Championship Subdivision. Eastern earned a bye through the first week of the tournament and will play the University of Montana after the Grizzlies beat the University of San Diego. Bill Chaves, the athletic director at EWU, said the top eight schools in the division would be seeded while the other 16 schools...

Eagles and Grizzlies face-off in playoffs

Eagles and Grizzlies face-off in playoffs

December 3, 2014

Roos Field will house a familiar opponent Dec. 6 as the Eagles play host to the University of Montana Grizzlies in the second round of the Football Championship...

Senior football players reflect on the past

Senior football players reflect on the past

November 19, 2014

As the clock ticked to zero in the seniors’ final regular season game at Roos Field, the field lights shown on smiling faces after the Eagles beat the...

Jimbo Fisher making jumbo mistakes in the media

By Brandon Cline, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2014

Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

A 53-10 record. A 25-game win streak. 4-0 record in bowl games. Two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles. A national championship. In his five seasons as the head football coach at Florida State, teams led by Jimbo Fisher have excelled immensely on the football field. Only Nick Saban and Alabama have rivaled what Fisher and FSU have accomplished since the turn of the decade. But...

Adams returns, Eagles defeat Grizzlies on senior day

Adams returns, Eagles defeat Grizzlies on senior day

November 10, 2014

For the fourth time in five years, the EWU Eagles came out victorious on Senior Day over the University of Montana, defeating the Grizzlies, 36-26, on...

Eagles face Grizzlies on senior day

Eagles face Grizzlies on senior day

November 7, 2014

The fifth-ranked Eagles will take on No. 11 University of Montana Grizzlies on Saturday at Roos Field for senior day. The Eagles, who graduate 20 seniors,...

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