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2017 NFL Draft: EWU’s Cooper Kupp and Samson Ebukam Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams

2017 NFL Draft: EWU’s Cooper Kupp and Samson Ebukam Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams

April 28, 2017

After breaking record after record during his time at EWU, wide receiver Cooper Kupp begins his next journey in the NFL. With the No. 69 selection in th...

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

April 20, 2017

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to happen next week, teams are visiting with prospects everyday as they prepare for the seven-round, three-day affair. This year’s...

Video: EWU Pro Day Highlights

March 29, 2017

  EWU’s annual Pro Day featured six EWU players, headlined by wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and a bevy of NFL scouts. Cooper Kupp improved on his...

EWU Hosts Annual Pro Day

March 29, 2017

On a chilly and breezy afternoon with temperatures hovering in the high 30s, a handful of former EWU football players worked out in front of a number of NFL...

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

February 2, 2017

Cooper Kupp. For residents of Eastern Washington and fans of EWU football, the name carries a legendary significance -- 73 TDs (NCAA FCS record); 6,464...

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...

‘Concussion’ doesn’t hit audience as hard as expected

‘Concussion’ doesn’t hit audience as hard as expected

January 12, 2016

The release of “Concussion” was supposed to turn excitement for Super Bowl 50 to concern for the health of the athletes. With the biggest months of foot...

Jake Rodgers headed to ATL

Jake Rodgers headed to ATL

May 12, 2015

  Jake Rodgers is one step closer to playing football on Sundays. The Eagles All-American offensive tackle was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons...

Athletes commit to EWU football class of 2015

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

As a FCS powerhouse, it is not surprising EWU football had yet another successful year on national signing day, Feb. 4. EWU’s class of 2015 will welcome in 21 new athletes next fall, including Ketner Kupp from Davis High School in Yakima, Washington, brother of wide receiver All-American Cooper Kupp, hometown defensive lineman Keenan Williams from Cheney High School and...

McDonald invited to NFL combine

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Eagles safety Tevin McDonald will join 27 Football Championship Subdivision players at this year’s NFL combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 17-23. Representatives from every NFL team are at the combine evaluating over 300 NFL hopefuls. McDonald and the other defensive backs invited will work out on Feb. 23, where they will run through several workouts testing their athleticism...

Seahawks fall short of repeat

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

February 6, 2015

Filed under Sports

“Oh my God! It’s picked off at the goal line,” said Steve Raible, the voice of the Seattle Seahawks, on the 710 KIRO radio broadcast regarding the play that deflated the hearts of the Seahawks, the city of Seattle and 12s everywhere. The Seattle Seahawks threw away a chance to repeat as champions, falling a yard short to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX,...

Seahawks, Patriots face off in Super Bowl XLIX

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Sports

While “Deflategate” takes over Super Bowl media coverage, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots prepare to take the air out of each other to claim the ultimate prize in football. Quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks look to defend their title in the franchise’s third Super Bowl appearance in 10 years, while quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots look...

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