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The EWU football team enters Roos Field on Oct. 6, 2018 before a victory over Southern Utah.

Opinion: Will EWU football leave a doubt this season?

October 24, 2018

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion...

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Boston catches a touchdown pass at EWU's annual Red-White spring game on April 28. Boston's White team won the friendly matchup 17–0 | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Defense shines in EWU’s Red-White spring game

May 2, 2018

For the first time in a handful of months, the Eagles finally strapped up for four quarters of action on The Inferno on April 28. In the EWU footbal...

The EWU football team lines up during its first full scrimmage on April 13. The Eagles had 398 total yards of offense, seven pass breakups and two interceptions in the friendly matchup. | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Rain dampens EWU football’s first full scrimmage

April 18, 2018

After two weeks of drills, which included a handful of practices and a short 30-play scrimmage, the EWU football team went through its first full scrimmag...

Senior quarterback Gage Gubrud hands the ball off to junior running back Dennis Merrit at EWU football's first spring practice on April 3. The Eagles are trying to improve on a 2017-18 season in which they went 7–4 overall, but missed out on the FCS playoffs. | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

EWU football opens spring drills with familiar feel

April 4, 2018

As second-year EWU head football coach Aaron Best likes to say: “Practice makes permanent.” Fortunately for Best, his 2018-19 team has a haul of players wit...

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...

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...

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...

Junior running back Sam McPherson scores a three-yard touchdown. The Eagles fell 46-28 on Saturday | Logan Stanley for The Easterner

No. 8 EWU football toppled in Cedar City, snap five-game winning streak

October 22, 2017

As it turns out, EWU football can only escape by the skin of its teeth so many times. Entering the game on a five-game winning streak—including two come-from-behind...

Sophomore running back Antoine Custer Jr. had a career-high 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles have won 12 straight Big Sky games dating back to 2016. Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner.

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

October 14, 2017

If there's one characteristic EWU football head coach Aaron Best points out most, it's resiliency. And the first-year coach had much to rave about after...

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...

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