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Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

Gallery: Red-White Spring Game

May 1, 2017

  Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice...

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

EWU Football Shows Depth in Red-White Spring Game

April 29, 2017

Team Red defeated Team White 24-17 in the annual EWU football Red-White game as the team concludes spring practice before preseason practice begins in Au...

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. ...

Eagles of a Feather Stick Together

Eagles of a Feather Stick Together

January 26, 2017

EWU football ended last season in the playoffs with a heartbreaking, last-second loss. Yet, with a new coach and returning starters, the mood surrounding th...

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

December 17, 2016

The EWU football team saw its season come to an end on a freezing December night in Cheney, falling to the Youngstown State Penguins 40-38 in the ...

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

December 10, 2016

EWU football booked its ticket to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2013, squashing the Richmond Spiders 38-0 at Roos Field to...

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

November 17, 2016

Cooper Kupp will be playing in his final regular season game as an EWU Eagle tomorrow at Portland State. His illustrious career has garnered him nume...

Despite slow start, Eagles offense still rolls on during annual Red-White game

Despite slow start, Eagles offense still rolls on during annual Red-White game

May 3, 2015

EWU football showed positive signs during the annual Red and White game on both sides of the ball on April 25 at Roos Field for the final scrimmage of...

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...

“Oregon it is.” Vernon Adams to transfer

“Oregon it is.” Vernon Adams to transfer

February 9, 2015

FCS All-American quarterback Vernon Adams announced Monday morning via his Instagram page that he will be transferring to the University of Oregon for...

Eastern seeded fourth in Division 1: How FCS seeds the playoffs

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Football

Eastern recently received number four seed for the Football Championship Subdivision. Eastern earned a bye through the first week of the tournament and will play the University of Montana after the Grizzlies beat the University of San Diego. Bill Chaves, the athletic director at EWU, said the top eight schools in the division would be seeded while the other 16 schools...

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