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EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

April 10, 2019

As qualifiers of seven of the past 10 FCS Playoffs, the EWU football team is no stranger to program success. It is also familiar with the costs of that...

On-the-field success isn’t reaping off-the-field rewards

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

Despite a string of successful years for Eastern athletes and teams, the state of the affairs for the school’s athletic department is grim. As it stands, the future is shaping up to be a tumultuous one for EWU athletics. Bill Chaves was just hired away to the University of North Dakota to be their athletic director, leaving EWU in a time of financial hardship. That is not mea...

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...

Then sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud speaks with media after EWU football's spring game on April 22. Gubrud was arrested for obstructing a public servant in downtown Cheney in the early morning of Nov. 5.

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

November 7, 2017

[UPDATE: On Dec. 6, 2017, the obstruction charges against Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were dismissed. The two had been scheduled to appear in Cheney Mun...

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

EWU drops second consecutive game, loses 40-13 to NDSU

September 9, 2017

CHENEY, WA. — Another week, and another lackluster performance from the Eastern Washington University Eagles. Just like against Texas Tech, the Eastern...

Running back Tamarick Pierce (30) stiff arms Brandon Montgomery (31), at the Red-White spring game.

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

May 1, 2017

  Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice...

Players on Team Red pose for a picture after their win in the annual Red-White Spring Game

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

April 29, 2017

Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice begins in Au...

FCS Playoffs a ‘Break Even’ Proposition for EWU

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

EWU football finished with an overall record of 12-2 on the year they advanced to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs and had two finalists for the Walter Payton award, along with six All-Americans. With the accolades and three extra home games in the playoffs, one would think that the athletic department would make a little extra money. But, believe it or not, they do not. ...

EWU players gather to say a prayer after beating the Richmond Spiders 38-0 in the FCS quarterfinals

Eagles of a Feather Stick Together

January 26, 2017

EWU football ended last season in the playoffs with a heartbreaking, last-second loss. Yet, with a new coach and returning starters, the mood surrounding th...

The Eagles lose in heartbreaking fashion on a touchdown with one second remaining, eliminating them from FCS playoffs and trip to Frisco, Texas for the FCS Championship.

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

December 17, 2016

The EWU football team saw its season come to an end on a freezing December night in Cheney, falling to the Youngstown State Penguins 40-38 in the ...

Four fumble recoveries for the Eagles on a cold day at Roos Field

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

December 10, 2016

EWU football booked its ticket to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2013, squashing the Richmond Spiders 38-0 at Roos Field to...

Los Angeles Rams and former EWU wide receiver Cooper Kupp looks on at the field during his college career in Cheney. Kupp was one of the EWU athletes McPherson referred to as potentially being able to sell his likeness while playing for the Eagles.

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

November 17, 2016

Cooper Kupp will be playing in his final regular season game as an EWU Eagle tomorrow at Portland State. His illustrious career has garnered him nume...

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