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Keeping up With the Big Sky

Keeping up With the Big Sky

June 1, 2017

EWU has been very competitive in the Big Sky Conference over the past decade. However, one thing the athletic department has not been able to keep up on...

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

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

February 16, 2017

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 ...

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 department would make a little extra money. But, believe it or not, they do not. ...

Adams Jr. leaving for University of Oregon

Adams Jr. leaving for University of Oregon

February 11, 2015

EWU’s football team and Vernon Adams Jr. have known for months they would be facing new and daunting challenges at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon,...

Nothing set in stone for interim coach Hinson

Nothing set in stone for interim coach Hinson

April 18, 2013

By Peter Sowards SENIOR REPORTER packerfan4life@gmail.com While nothing can be made official until the conclusion of the season, interim women’s tennis coach ...

Big Sky pursues Idaho to round out conference

Big Sky pursues Idaho to round out conference

February 7, 2013

Conference additions help team travel distance In the scramble for conference realignment, the Big Sky Conference hoped to add three new schools to the con...

Everyone wants to know Beau

Everyone wants to know Beau

December 5, 2012

Football coach remains humble despite program's success Walking past a young reporter and one of his assistant coaches, Eagles head football coach Beau ...

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