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Defense shines in EWU’s Red-White spring game

Defense shines in EWU’s Red-White spring game

May 2, 2018

For the first time in a handful of months, the Eagles finally strapped up for four quarters of action on The Inferno on April 28. In the EWU footbal...

Rain dampens EWU football’s first full scrimmage

Rain dampens EWU football’s first full scrimmage

April 18, 2018

After two weeks of drills, which included a handful of practices and a short 30-play scrimmage, the EWU football team went through its first full scrimmag...

EWU football opens spring drills with familiar feel

EWU football opens spring drills with familiar feel

April 4, 2018

As second-year EWU head football coach Aaron Best likes to say: “Practice makes permanent.” Fortunately for Best, his 2018-19 team has a haul of players wit...

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

November 19, 2017

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...

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

November 18, 2017

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...

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

November 13, 2017

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...

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

November 7, 2017

[UPDATE: On Dec. 6, 2017, the obstruction charges against Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were dismissed. The two had been scheduled to appear in Cheney Mun...

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

November 4, 2017

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...

No. 8 EWU football toppled in Cedar City, snap five-game winning streak

No. 8 EWU football toppled in Cedar City, snap five-game winning streak

October 22, 2017

As it turns out, EWU football can only escape by the skin of its teeth so many times. Entering the game on a five-game winning streak—including two come-from-behind...

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

October 14, 2017

If there's one characteristic EWU football head coach Aaron Best points out most, it's resiliency. And the first-year coach had much to rave about after...

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

October 8, 2017

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...

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

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

September 30, 2017

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...

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