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EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 coach Aaron Best was in disbelief following the outcome. "Shocked," said Best. "Absolutely shocked. I felt like our resume was bold, was strong....

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 the third quarter, and senior wide receiver Nic Sblendorio nearly broke the school's single-game receiving record in the final game of the regular season. With...

No. 19 EWU football keeps playoff hopes alive with road win over North Dakota

No. 19 EWU football keeps playoff hopes alive with road win over North Dakota

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 win-loss column the game can be deemed a success. This assertion rings especially true for the EWU football team, as they faced a demanding situation...

No. 11 EWU football stumbles again, falls to Weber State on Homecoming night

No. 11 EWU football stumbles again, falls to Weber State on Homecoming night

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

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 State 28-20 as sizable snowflakes sprinkled the field for the majority of the contest. With the loss, EWU is now 4-2 in Big Sky Conference play and 5-4...

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...

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