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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

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 resiliency. “It’s unconventional sometimes where we put ourselves behind the eight ball time after time," said Best. "Then they find a way...

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

As EWU football's sophomore running back Antoine Custer Jr. stood in the makeshift postgame interview area at Roos Field on Saturday, he uttered a simple yet irrefutable statement. "[It] always feels good to win on The Red." Roos Field. The Red. The Inferno. No matter the title it's given, the...

No. 11 EWU Football Outlasts Rival Montana, 48-41

No. 11 EWU Football Outlasts Rival Montana, 48-41

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

September 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

MISSOULA, MT. — It was a tale of two halves for the EWU football team on Saturday evening against the University of Montana. After trailing 24-6 at halftime of the rivalry game in Missoula, the Eagles scored 42 points in the second half and outlasted UM, 48-41. Both teams started off the game slowly;...

No. 12 EWU Football Takes Down Fordham, 56-21

No. 12 EWU Football Takes Down Fordham, 56-21

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The Eastern Washington University football team marched into New York on Saturday afternoon and flattened the Fordham University Rams, 56-21. After dropping their first two games to open the 2017 season, this was a dominating showing on both sides of the field from the Eagles. Offensively, there w...

2017 EWU Football Preview

2017 EWU Football Preview

By Michael Brock and Logan Stanley

August 31, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

CHENEY, WA. — Coming off a devastating loss in the 2016 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff semifinals versus Youngstown State – with a berth in the national championship game tantalizing close – the goal remains the same for the 2017 Eastern Eagles: a national title. But this...

Soarin’ Into the New Season

Soarin’ Into the New Season

By Chris Valdez, For The Easterner

May 25, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

EWU football’s quest to return to the FCS postseason will begin with a showdown in the Lone Star State, battling against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Sept. 2 to open the season. It’s one of the many marquee matchups featured on the team’s 2017 schedule. A bitter end to the 2016 season has EWU read...

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 draft just may see history be made for the EWU football program, as two former Eagles are both projected to be drafted. In the history of t...

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

Sblendorio Ready to Step Into New Role as Dean of Wide Recievers

By Chris Valdez, For The Easterner

April 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Nic Sblendorio, a name not many EWU football fans may know. Nonetheless, he’s out to prove he has what it takes to lead the Eagles offense and the EWU program to a place they haven’t been since 2010 — the FCS national title game. “We gotta get a national title,” said Sblendorio. “We’re...

EWU Football Springs Into Action as Practices for 2017 Season Begin

EWU Football Springs Into Action as Practices for 2017 Season Begin

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Spring is in the air, and now, so are footballs as they fly across The Inferno at Roos Field. EWU spring football practices began on April 4, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the team. Much has changed from a year ago. There are new coaches on the staff, most notably new head coach Aaron...

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

On Feb. 13, EWU’s new head football coach, Aaron Best, officially signed his new contract, which pays a base salary of $180,000 in 2017 and increases by $5,000 each year through 2021. Before the contract was signed, a hiring process had to first take place. On Jan. 14, EWU Athletic Director ...

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 yards (NCAA record); 428 receptions (NCAA FCS record). Soon, millions of households across America could become well accustomed to his name. Over...

FCS Playoffs a ‘Break Even’ Proposition for EWU

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

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 de...

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