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Manning may play final game in 2016 Super Bowl

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016

Quarterback Peyton Manning did what people thought was impossible in this stage of his career and is now advancing to the 2016 Super Bowl. The Denver Broncos’ quarterback came off a six-week injury from a torn plantar fascia in week 16 of the regular NFL season to help advance his team to the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Now after a victory against the Pittsburgh...

Voice of the Eagles awarded Top Broadcaster honor

Voice of the Eagles awarded Top Broadcaster honor

January 29, 2016

Larry Weir was named Washington’s Top Broadcaster by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) for the second consecutive year,...

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...

Goodell no good for NFL

Goodell no good for NFL

January 23, 2016

From Tom Brady’s balls being too soft to Ray Rice punching out his girlfriend in an elevator, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to mishandle every...

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

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...

Seahawks primed for a playoff run

Seahawks primed for a playoff run

December 3, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are buying time when it is of the essence in the NFL, although it isn’t coming cheap. Sitting at 4-5 after another painstakingly...

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,...

Eagles lose second straight after mauling in Missoula

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

November 20, 2015

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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