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June 28, 2010
Eastern Games to Air on 700 ESPN The Ticket
Eastern Washington University and KXLY Radio Group have reached a radio agreement to have all home and away EWU football and mens basketball games broadcast live on 700 ESPN The Ticket. The official announcement will be made today at 3:25 on the Patchin, Osso and the Wingman radio show.
June 24, 2010
Eastern to Play Central Washington in Seattle on Sept. 11
In the second version of the Showdown on the Sound, the Eastern Washington University versus Central Washington University football game on Sept. 11 will be played at Qwest Field in Seattle. Kickoff has been set for 6 p.m. with the two schools co-hosting the event.
June 15, 2010
Red Turf Project Web Cam Now Available
A 24-hour web cam is now available at www.goeags.com for viewing of Eastern Washington Universitys Red Turf Project, which began on Monday (June 14) with the start of excavation work at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
June 12, 2010
Turfbreaking Begins Excavation Work for Red Turf Project
On Monday (June 14), ceremonial shovels will be replaced with bulldozers, backhoes, loaders and dump trucks. The official start of Eastern Washington Universitys Red Turf project began under sensational blue skies Saturday (June 12) with a turfbreaking ceremony at Woodward Field on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
June 9, 2010
In Preparation for Red Turf, Turfbreaking Takes Place Saturday at 5 p.m. at Eastern
Before they can Play it on the Red, the old grass surface has to go. The official start of Eastern Washington Universitys Red Turf project will take place with a turfbreaking ceremony on Saturday (June 12) at 5 p.m. at Woodward Field on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
June 5, 2010
2009-10 Awards Presented to Eastern Student-Athletes at EeeWoos
A season filled with milestones came to an end for the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department at the second-annual EeeWoos on on June 2 at the Showalter Auditorium in Cheney, Wash.
May 20, 2010
With Addition of New Turf, a New Name for Easterns Football Field
With the impending installation of red synthetic turf that included a $500,000 contribution made by Michael and Katherine Roos, Eastern Washington Universitys football field in Cheney, Wash., will be re-named to Roos Field this fall. The turf project is expected to commence this summer upon successful completion of the fundraising effort on behalf of the initiative.
May 6, 2010
EWU Announces Summer Camp Offerings
With a new web site to make registration of individuals and teams quicker and easier, the Eastern Washington University athletics department is offering several camp options in a variety of sports this summer.
April 30, 2010
Spring Practice Over, But Now the Individual Work Begins
Spring practice may be over, but the work is just beginning for the Eastern Washington University football team. Quarterback Scott Burgett tossed a pair of touchdown passes as the Eagles concluded its 15th and final spring practice with a 41-play scrimmage Friday (April 30) at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center practice fields.
April 29, 2010
Having Found a Starting QB, Eagles Scrimmage Friday in Search of Depth
With the starting quarterback position secured, its all about finding depth at this point in spring practices. The Eastern Washington University football team will have its 15th and final spring practice Friday (April 30) at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center practice fields, and will spend the last half of the session scrimmaging with younger players.
April 26, 2010
Nichols & Overbay Headed to NFL Rookie Mini-Camps This Week
Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin has twice the reasons to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. His record-breaking former quarterback Matt Nichols will join the National Football League team as an undrafted free agent, the Cowboys officially announced on Sunday (April 25).
April 24, 2010
Red Shuts-Out White 20-0 in Annual Spring Game
The game wasnt much of a game as three different quarterbacks directed touchdown drives to help the Red shut-out the White 20-0 in the annual Red-White Game Saturday (April 24) at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 22, 2010
Q and A: Football Player Bo Levi Mitchell
With so many new quarterbacks vying for the job left vacated by All-American and two-time Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year Matt Nichols, it has been difficult telling apart Eastern Washington Universitys field generals in mostly un-numbered blue jerseys this spring. But Bo has the glove.
April 19, 2010
Red, White AND Blue Featured at Spring Game
Its the Red-White Game, but the blue-jerseyed quarterbacks will get a lot of the attention this Saturday (April 24). Eastern Washington University concludes its third week of spring practices with the annual Red-White Game at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash., starting at 2 p.m.
April 18, 2010
Killin/Roos Event Features Long List of Auction Items
A large selection of sports memorabilia, as well as trips to Nashville, Tenn., Bristol, Conn./New York, Las Vegas, Nev., and the Napa Valley in California will be featured during live and silent auctions at Eastern Washington Universitys 29th annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance & Auction taking place in partnership with the Michael Roos Foundation this Saturday (April 24).
April 17, 2010
Offense Rolls Up 533 Yards in Scrimmage
For obvious reason, Beau liked what he saw out of Bo and Beau. Easterns offense rolled up 427 passing yards and 106 on the ground as Eastern Washington University wrapped up its second full week of spring football practices with a 79-play scrimmage Saturday (April 17) at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 16, 2010
Eagles Scrimmage Saturday at Woodward Field
Eastern Washington University will conclude its second full week of spring football practices with a scrimmage on Saturday (April 17), and local product Jeff Minnerly will be wearing a different colored jersey.
April 9, 2010
Scrimmage will conclude first week of spring practice
Now with four practices under its belt, the Eastern Washington University football team will spend half of its practice Saturday (April 10) scrimmaging as the Eagles continue spring football practices which began on March 31.
April 1, 2010
EWU and Michael Roos Foundations Unite for Charity Fish & Chip Tournament
The Eastern Washington University Foundation is partnering with NFL player and EWU alumnus Michael Roos to present the 1st Annual Michael Roos Foundation Fish & Chip Tournament June 10-12, in Coeur dAlene, Idaho.
March 26, 2010
EWU Spring Practice Begins March 31
All eyes will be on the quarterbacks. In search of a replacement for a four-year starter at quarterback, the Eastern Washington University football team begins spring practices for the 2010 season on Wednesday, March 31. Third-year head coach Beau Baldwin expects to have about 75 players participating, including 42 returning letter winners.
March 25, 2010
Ticket Sales Continue for Killin Dinner, Dance & Auction
Tickets are now on sale for Eastern Washington Universitys 29th annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance & Auction, which will again take place in partnership with the Michael Roos Foundation. On-line ordering of tickets is available for the event which takes place on Saturday, April 24 at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center in Cheney, Wash.
March 2, 2010
Road Game at Nevada Helps Finalize 2010 Schedule
The 2010 schedule for the Eastern Washington University football team is nearly complete, as a season-opening road game at Nevada will fill the 11th and final game on its schedule, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves has announced. The schedule includes six home games, but whether five or six of them take place at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash., has yet to be determined.
February 12, 2010
ESPN's Colin Cowherd to Serve as Host of April 24 Event at EWU
ESPN broadcaster Colin Cowherd will return to Eastern Washington University in April to serve as host of the 29th Annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction, and has also pledged his support of the Red Turf project at EWUs Woodward Field.
February 11, 2010
Matt Nichols NFL Stock Rising
Record-breaking Eastern Washington University quarterback Matt Nichols still has his work cut out for him, but at least hes getting noticed. In fact, ESPN will air highlights and discuss Nichols in the segment NFL Draft Lab on Monday (Feb. 15) on the 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time) SportsCenter broadcasts.
February 4, 2010
52 Selected to Fall All-Academic Team
A total of 52 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for fall quarter 2009. Of the total, 20 were from football, 11 from volleyball, seven from women's soccer, seven from women's cross country and five from men's cross country.
February 3, 2010
Eagles Sign 14 to Letters of Intent
This year, size and speed took on new meanings for the Eastern Washington University football program as it signed 14 high school athletes to letters of intent to attend EWU and play for the Eagles next fall.
January 26, 2010
Michael Roos Helping To Make Red Artificial Turf a Reality at EWU
Former Eastern Washington University football standout Michael Roos of the Tennessee Titans has pledged $500,000 toward the universitys Red Turf project at EWUs Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash., Eastern President Rodolfo Arévalo announced today.
January 25, 2010
Eagle Coaches Luncheon Postponed; Additional Luncheon Added
The Eastern Washington University athletic department and the Eagle Athletic Association have added a special NCAA Letter of Intent signing day luncheon for football, and have also postponed the luncheon previously scheduled for Feb. 2. Luncheons take place at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
January 22, 2010
Matt Nichols Wears #11, Nathan Overbay #19 at East-West Shrine Game
Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols will wear jersey No. 11 and senior tight end Nathan Overbay will wear No. 19 for the West at Saturdays (Jan. 23) 85th-Annual East-West Shrine Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2 starting at noon Pacific time.
January 13, 2010
Matt Nichols Added to East-West Shrine Game Roster
Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols has been added to the West roster for the 85th-Annual East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2 starting at noon Pacific time.
January 11, 2010
Brynsen Brown, Matt Nichols & J.C. Sherritt Earn MVP Honors
Senior Brynsen Brown joined quarterback Matt Nichols and linebacker J.C. Sherritt as Eastern Washington Universitys MVPs from the 2009 football season at the Eagle Football Awards Banquet on Dec. 8.
January 8, 2010
Eagles to Play Cougars in Football
The Eastern Washington University versus Washington State University football rivalry is separated less by miles than by years. The Eagles are scheduled to make the short 90-mile trek to Pullman, Wash., on Sept. 8, 2012, to face Washington State University in the first varsity meeting between the two schools in more than 100 years.
January 6, 2010
Rick Giampietri To Be Honored at EWU Football Banquet
Central Valley High School head football coach Rick Giampietri, who is in his 40th year as a coach and educator in Spokane, Wash., will receive the Tom Oswald Memorial Award at this Fridays (Jan. 8) Eastern Washington University Football Awards Banquet.
December 30, 2009
Clean Sweep of All-America Honors for J.C. Sherritt
Earning a clean sweep as a member of all five post-season All-America teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Eastern Washington University junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt has been selected to the Fabulous Fifty All-America squad as selected by the College Sporting News.
December 23, 2009
Nathan Overbay Becomes Fourth Eagle to Earn All-America Accolades
Becoming the Eastern Washington University football programs fourth All-American from the 2009 season, senior tight end Nathan Overbay has been selected as a third team selection on The Sports Networks NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America Football Team released Wednesday (Dec. 23).
December 21, 2009
Eagles Finish With No. 13 Ranking in FCS
The Eastern Washington University football team began the postseason ranked 13th, and thats the way the Eagles finished as the final NCAA Football Championship Subdivision poll for the 2009 season was announced by the Sports Network on Monday (Dec. 21). Eastern finished the season 8-4, and also finished the year ranked 13th in the FCS Coaches poll.
December 18, 2009
Chris Thomas and Jacob Kragt Receive Additional National Academic Honors
Eastern Washington University football biology/pre-med majors Chris Thomas and Jacob Kragt are among the 55 recipients on the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team as selected by the FCS ADA. There were 86 total nominees, and the winners were announced Friday (Dec. 18) prior to the FCS championship game in Chattanooga, Tenn.
December 16, 2009
Taiwan Jones Joins Sherritt & Nichols on AP All-America List
Sophomore running back Taiwan Jones is Eastern Washington Universitys latest NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-American as Jones, junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and senior quarterback Matt Nichols were honored by Associated Press.
December 15, 2009
Matt Nichols Joins J.C. Sherritt as All-American
The American Football Coaches Association has selected Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols and junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt to its 2009 Football Championship Subdivision Coaches All-America Team, which will be officially announced tomorrow. Nichols is the only quarterback honored on the prestigious 25-person team selected by the nations coaches.
December 14, 2009
J.C. Sherritt Earns All-America Honors
Eastern Washington University junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt has been selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2009 Football Championship Subdivision All-America team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of FCS schools.
December 11, 2009
Annual Football Banquet on Jan. 8
The annual Eastern Washington University Football Awards Banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pence Union Building Multipurpose Building on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
December 11, 2009
Nathan Overbay Selected to Play in East-West Shrine Game
Eastern Washington University senior tight end Nathan Overbay has been selected to play in the 85th-Annual East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2 starting at noon Pacific time.
December 9, 2009
Nichols and Hill are EWUs Scholar-Athletes of the Month
Seniors Hayley Hills and Matt Nichols, a pair of Eastern Washington University student-athletes with prolific statistics as players, have been selected as EWUs Scholar-Athletes for the month of November.
December 3, 2009
Nichols Finishes Sixth in FCS History in Passing & Total Offense
Concluding his assault on the EWU, Big Sky Conference and NCAA record books with a vengeance, senior quarterback Matt Nichols now owns the league's career passing, total offense and touchdown passes records and ranks in the top 10 all-time nationally in all three.
November 28, 2009
Despite Rally, Season Ends for No. 13 Eastern With 44-33 Loss to No. 12 Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin rolled up 563 yards of offense to help open up a 25-point lead and held on to defeat Eastern Washington University 44-33 Saturday (Nov. 28) in a first round game in the NCAA Championship Subdivision Playoffs at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas.
November 25, 2009
Beau Baldwin on Ballot for National Award
Twenty candidates, including Eastern Washington Universitys Beau Baldwin and three former winners, were named this week to the voting list for The Sports Network's Eddie Robinson Award given to the top head coach in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
November 25, 2009
Jacob Kragt Earns Academic All-America Honors
Joining a select group of Eastern Washington University football players, biology/pre-med major Jacob Kragt has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division first team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA).
November 24, 2009
Nichols Regains Offensive Player of the Year Honor
Sensational Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols took back the award he won as a sophomore in 2007 as he was selected by Big Sky Conference head coaches as the leagues Offensive Player of the Year, the Big Sky announced Tuesday (Nov. 24).
November 23, 2009
No. 13 Eagles Open Playoffs at No. 12 Stephen F. Austin
Overcoming several distractions, including a postseason ban by the NCAA that was later overturned, the 13th-ranked Eastern Washington University football team will make its fourth appearance in the FCS Playoffs in six years when it plays Saturday (Nov. 28) at No. 12 Stephen F. Austin. Kickoff has been set for noon Pacific time at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas.
November 22, 2009
No. 13 Eagles Earn Berth in FCS Playoffs
Hope became a reality for the Eastern Washington University football team as they were selected Sunday (Nov. 22) as one of 16 teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, and will play at Stephen F. Austin next Saturday (Nov. 28).
November 21, 2009
Matt Nichols Rallies No. 18 Eastern Late for 49-45 Win
The playoff fate for the Eagles is back in the hands of a NCAA Committee. The Eastern Washington University football team let an 18-point lead slip through its grasp, but scored the winning touchdown with 3:30 left in the game to conclude the regular season with a 49-45 Big Sky Conference victory over Northern Arizona Saturday (Nov. 21) at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
November 16, 2009
No. 18 Eagles Hoping For Two Victories This Week . . . NAU & NCAA Selection Committee
Looking to wrap-up a fourth-straight victory and a possible berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Eastern Washington University football team concludes the regular season with a Big Sky Conference game at Northern Arizona this Saturday (Nov. 21).
November 14, 2009
Nichols Breaks Big Sky Total Offense Record in 41-28 Victory
A career-long 52-yard touchdown run was just part of a sensational day for Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols as he broke the Big Sky Conference career record for total offense in 18th-ranked EWUs easy 41-28 non-conference football victory over Southern Utah Saturday (Nov. 14) at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City, Utah.
November 13, 2009
Fans Can Help Michael Roos Return to the Pro Bowl
Already the first former Eastern Washington University football player to be selected to the NFL Pro Bowl, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos hopes Eagle football fans can help earn him a repeat appearance in 2010.
November 9, 2009
Postseason Hopes of No. 18 EWU Face Challenge at Southern Utah
There is hope, but Eastern Washington Universitys football team will need to keep it alive on the road in the next two weeks. Now 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference after a bye week, the 21st-ranked Eagles return to action this Saturday (Nov. 14) with a non-conference game against Southern Utah in the first of two road games to end the regular season.
November 5, 2009
Thomas and Kragt Repeat on All-District VIII Team
Eastern Washington University football biology/pre-med majors Chris Thomas and Jacob Kragt have been honored again on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII squad as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). Their names are now forwarded to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.
November 5, 2009
Matt Nichols Nears Big Sky Conference Record as Milestones Accumulate
Only a bye this week for the Eastern Washington University football team has slowed the accumulation of milestones for senior quarterback Matt Nichols. After already putting himself at the top of the schools record book, Nichols is just 303 yards from breaking the career total offense record in the 46-year-old Big Sky Conference.
November 2, 2009
Matt Johnson is National and Big Sky Player of the Week
Sophomore strong safety Matt Johnson intercepted four passes on Oct. 31 versus Portland State, tying the Big Sky Conference record shared by two other players. As a result, he was selected as the Sports Network National Defensive Player of the Week and won the same honor for the league after leading Eastern to a commanding 33-4 halftime lead in the 47-10 victory.
October 31, 2009
Eagles Down Vikings 47-10 on Record-Tying Day for Matt Johnson and Matt Nichols
Sophomore strong safety Matt Johnson and senior quarterback Matt Nichols each tied records as the Eastern Washington University football team rolled over Portland State 47-10 Saturday (Oct. 31) in the Showdown on the Sound at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash.
October 29, 2009
Q and A: Football Player Aaron Boyce
After watching former Eastern Washington University All-America wide receiver Eric Kimble while redshirting as a true freshman in 2005, Aaron Boyce set some pass receiving goals. Fast forward to 2009, and its mission accomplished for Boyce, a 2005 graduate of Kentwood High School in Kent, Wash.
October 27, 2009
NCAA Reverses Easterns Postseason Ban
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Infractions Appeals Committee has overturned the 2009 postseason ban for Eastern Washington Universitys football program, the NCAA announced on Tuesday (Oct. 27).
October 26, 2009
After Comeback, Matt Nichols Earns National and Big Sky Player of the Week Accolades
For all the football games and records set by Matt Nichols, there was one thing that was missing for the Eastern Washington University senior quarterback -- a comeback victory. For his efforts in a 35-24 victory over Montana State last Saturday (Oct. 24), Nichols has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
October 26, 2009
Showdown on the Sound Pits Eastern versus Portland State
Last week was Homecoming in Cheney. This week is Homecoming in Seattle. A large group of Eastern players will return to the Puget Sound area this week when the Eastern Washington University football team hosts Portland State Saturday (Oct. 31) in the "Showdown on the Sound" at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash.
October 24, 2009
Eagles Rally For 35-24 Victory Over Montana State
Sophomore running back Taiwan Jones and senior quarterback Matt Nichols sparked Eastern Washington in the fourth quarter as the Eagles rallied for a 35-24 victory over Montana State Saturday (Oct. 24) at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash., and remain in the thick of the Big Sky Conference football race.
October 22, 2009
Q and A: Football Player Tony Davis
Coming out of high school, Capital High School (Olympia, Wash.) star Tony Davis was a highly-rated running back. Ranked the 31st-best running back prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, Touchdown Tony Davis found a home for the Eastern Washington University football team.
October 19, 2009
Eagles Host MSU for Homecoming as Michael Roos Jersey is Retired
Trying to snap a two game losing streak, the Eastern Washington University football team tries to stay in the thick of the Big Sky Conference race when it hosts Montana State this Saturday (Oct. 24) at 1:05 p.m. Pacific time at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 17, 2009
No. 21 Eagles edged by No. 3 Grizzlies 41-34
Eastern Washington tied the score with a late touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, but Montana responded with a touchdown drive of its own Saturday (Oct. 17) as the No. 3 ranked and unbeaten Montana Grizzlies edged the No. 21 Eagles 41-34 in a Big Sky Conference football showdown at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont.
October 15, 2009
Sherritt Added to Buchanan Watch List
Eastern Washington University linebacker J.C. Sherritt is among four players who were added to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List Thursday (Oct. 15) by the Sports Network.
October 15, 2009
Q and A: Football player Matt Nichols
Eastern Washington University starting quarterback Matt Nichols played in his 41st game as an Eagle and surpassed former EWU quarterback Erik Meyer in the record books for career passing yards last Saturday (Oct. 10). While breaking the record was nice for Nichols, he and the rest of his teammates weren't satisfied with their 31-13 loss against Weber State.
October 13, 2009
Watch Party This Week Features Eight Finalists in Hot Wings Eating Contest
Another packed crowd of Eastern Washington University football fans are expected for this weeks Watch Party at the Q Sports Bar & Restaurant at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, including the eight finalists in a hot wings eating contest.
October 12, 2009
With First Place on the Line, No. 21 EWU at No. 3 Montana
How his team responds is what Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin is anxious to see this week as his Eagles play arguably their toughest game of the season with first place in the Big Sky Conference on the line. Eastern travels to Missoula this Saturday (Oct. 17) to face the No. 3 ranked and unbeaten Montana Grizzlies in front of more than 25,000 fans at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. Kickoff is 12:05 p.m. Pacific time.
October 10, 2009
Weber State Knocks off Eagles 31-13
Weber State scored three times in the last 1:32 of the first half and went on to defeat Eastern Washington 31-13 in a Big Sky Conference football showdown Saturday (Oct. 10) at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 8, 2009
Q and A: Football Player Nicholas Ramos
Who said you needed to play defense to break a traditionally defensive record? Wide receiver Nicholas Ramos, a senior on the Eastern Washington University football team, tied the record for the most fumble recoveries in school history on Sept. 19 in the Eagles 16-0 victory over Northern Colorado.
October 6, 2009
Eagles to Play Washington Huskies in 2011
Continuing its recent trend of scheduling Pacific 10 Conference opponents, the Eastern Washington University football team has agreed to play the University of Washington on Sept. 3, 2011, in Seattle, Wash. In addition, the Eagles will play next season at Oregon State on Sept. 4, 2010.
October 5, 2009
No. 14 Eastern Hosts Big Sky Showdown in Cheney
One team is 2-3 overall, 2-1 in the Big Sky Conference, is ranked 21st nationally and has won 12 of their last 15 games against non-NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision foes. The other is on the rise at 14th in the nation, has seven-straight wins against non-FBS opponents, and enters with records of 4-1 overall and a perfect 3-0 in the BSC. Something will have to give this Saturday (Oct. 10) when 21st-ranked Weber State visits 14th-ranked Eastern Washington in an early Big Sky Conference showdown at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 3, 2009
Trio Leads Eagle Offense as No. 17 Eastern Beats Idaho State 38-3
Running back Taiwan Jones had another big day, but so did quarterback Matt Nichols and wide receiver Aaron Boyce as Eastern Washington remained unbeaten in the Big Sky Conference football standings with a 38-3 victory over Idaho State Saturday (Oct. 3) at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.
September 30, 2009
Blood Clot Forces Zach Johnson to Miss Entire Season
A blood clot that developed following knee surgery last summer has forced returning starter Zach Johnson to miss the entire 2009 season, and in honor of his fallen teammate, twin brother Matt Johnson will wear Zachs No. 10 jersey, Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin has announced.
September 28, 2009
Road Game at Idaho State Next Up for No. 17 Eagles
Fresh off a 26-point victory against the Sacramento State Hornets, the Eastern Washington University football team will no doubt find itself in a Hornets nest once again this Saturday (Oct. 3). The Eagles play their second Big Sky Conference road game in as many weeks when they play at winless Idaho State, with kickoff at 2:35 p.m. Pacific time at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.
September 28, 2009
Taiwan Jones Earns National Player of the Week Honors
Sophomore running back Taiwan Jones has been honored nationally as this week's Sports Network co-Offensive Player of the Week. In addition, he and junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt have earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors after helping lead the Eastern Washington University football team to a convincing 56-30 victory at Sacramento State last Saturday (Sept. 26).
September 26, 2009
Taiwan Jones Has 279 Total Yards to Lead No. 19 Eagles Past Sac State 56-30
Hornet Stadium is definitely a home-away-from-home for the Eastern Washington University football team. The 19th-ranked Eagles scored 35 first-half points and went on to hold-off Sacramento State 56-30 Saturday (Sept. 26) in sweltering heat at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.
September 21, 2009
Eastern Plays the First of Two-Straight Road Games
On the same week as the start of classes for the Eastern Washington University football team, the Eagles will face their first road test of the 2009 Big Sky Conference season this Saturday (Sept. 26).
September 21, 2009
Sherritt, Zuber Earn Big Sky Player of the Week Honors
Junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and punter Cameron Zuber have been honored by the Big Sky Conference as players of the week for their contributions to Eastern Washington Universitys 16-0 victory over Northern Colorado last Saturday (Sept. 19).
September 19, 2009
Eastern Registers 16-0 Shutout in Big Sky Opener
The defense forced four turnovers and was equally effective on fourth down as Eastern Washington University shut-out Northern Colorado 16-0 Saturday (Sept. 19) in the Big Sky Conference football opener for both schools at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 14, 2009
#21 Eagles Open Big Sky Play at Woodward Field
Although they have won their Big Sky Conference opener each of the past three seasons, the Eastern Washington University football team is hoping that a different piece of history does not repeat itself. The Eagles try to get the league season off to a good start when Northern Colorado visits EWU Saturday (Sept. 19) at 1:05 p.m. in the league opener for both schools at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 12, 2009
No. 10 California Downs No. 18 Eagles 59-7
Eastern Washington scored on an 83-yard drive in the first quarter, but the California Bears performed as advertised after that to score 52 unanswered points and record a 59-7 victory over Eastern Washington Saturday (Sept. 12) at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.
September 10, 2009
Watch Parties Start Sept. 26 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Eastern Washington University football fans are invited to a series of five EWU Watch Parties taking place at the Q Sports Bar & Restaurant at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
September 9, 2009
Q & A: Football Player Taiwan Jones
Taiwan Jones and Jahvid Best have matched-up their talents before. So it was ironic that the two running backs both scored long touchdowns on the opening offensive play in their respective college football games last week.
September 7, 2009
No. 18 Eagles Face Tremendous Challenge at Cal
Eastern Washington University is proud of its football résumé. But this week, the Eagles play a powerful, star-studded team with an ever-growing list of recent conquests.
September 7, 2009
Hatch, Boyce Win Big Sky Player of the Week Awards
Senior free safety Kevin Hatch and wide receiver Aaron Boyce have earned their first-ever Big Sky Conference player of the week awards for their performances in Eastern Washington Universitys season-opening 35-14 victory over Western Oregon on Saturday (Sept. 5).
September 5, 2009
Eastern Pulls Away from Western Oregon For 35-14 Win
Sophomore Taiwan Jones scored on an 87-yard run on his first carry as an Eastern Washington University running back. But is wasnt that easy the rest of the way in EWUs 35-14 non-conference college football victory against Western Oregon Saturday (Sept. 5) at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 3, 2009
Eagle Coaches Luncheons Move to Northern Quest Starting Sept. 8
Eagle Coaches Luncheons, featuring head football coach Beau Baldwin and special guests, will take place Tuesdays at noon at Northern Quest Resort & Casino during the fall sports season. Cost for the buffet lunch is $12.
August 31, 2009
Eagles Open at Home Versus Western Oregon
Senior quarterback Matt Nichols set the tone back in January with his work ethic and approach to offseason conditioning. This Saturday (Sept. 5), the Eastern Washington University football team hopes to see the result of those efforts when the Eagles host Western Oregon at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 29, 2009
Eagle Backups Again Take Center Stage in Final Scrimmage
Even the playing field was held out for precautionary reasons. Backups again saw the majority of action as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded its second week of preseason practices Saturday (Aug. 29) with a 59-play scrimmage at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center practice fields.
August 27, 2009
Nationally-Ranked Eagles Scrimmage Saturday
Regardless of which poll you look at, the Eastern Washington University football team will try to live up to the lofty national rankings heaped upon them this week when the Eagles scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 29) at 11:30 a.m. at Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 22, 2009
No Winners, No Losers in EWUs Opening Scrimmage
Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin wasnt in search for a win Saturday (Aug. 22). The second-year head coach rested most of his veteran starters to get a good look at backups as the Eagles concluded their first week of preseason practices with a 54-play intra-squad scrimmage at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash.
August 21, 2009
Newcomers Catching Baldwins Eye
The first test of their careers will come Saturday for several Eastern Washington University true freshmen. And for a large group of experienced defensive backs, a pair of freshman redshirt quarterbacks and an inexperienced kicking crew, Saturday is also an important day for them as well.
August 20, 2009
WSU Quarterback J.T. Levenseller Transfers to Eastern
Sophomore quarterback J.T. Levenseller has transferred from Washington State University to Eastern Washington University and will play football for the Eagles, Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin has announced.
August 19, 2009
Thomas Nominated for Good Works Team
Senior offensive tackle Chris Thomas has been named as one of 106 nominees nationwide for the Allstate/American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®.
August 17, 2009
Baldwin Impressed Thus Far With Tempo and Fitness
With five practices in the books -- including the teams first in full pads -- Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin has been impressed with the teams practice pace compared to this point a year ago.
August 10, 2009
2009 Football Season Outlook
For what they accomplished in the final half of last season, the Eastern Washington University football team is hoping for a carryover effect for the 2009 season to improve upon last years 6-5 finish that included a 5-3 record in the Big Sky Conference.
August 4, 2009
Football Practices Start Aug. 14
About 90 players are expected to report on August 12-13 as Eastern Washington University begins preseason practices for the 2009 football season
July 31, 2009
Coaching Legends Among 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
Five former Eastern Washington University student-athletes and the schools 1989 volleyball team will comprise the ninth class of inductees into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame as they will be honored in ceremonies that take place on Oct. 10, 2009, in Cheney, Wash.
July 30, 2009
Nichols Selected To Payton Watch List Again
On the cusp of breaking Eastern Washington Universitys career records for passing and total offense, senior quarterback Matt Nichols has been selected by The Sports Network as a preseason candidate for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
July 22, 2009
Trio Selected to Big Sky Preseason Squad
A trio of Eastern Washington University football players have been selected to the Big Sky Conference preseason all-conference team selected by the media and announced by the conference office on Wednesday (July 22).
July 21, 2009
Coaches Pick Eagles to Finish Third
The Eastern Washington University football team has been picked to finish as high as third in the Big Sky Conference as the 2009 preseason polls were released on Tuesday (July 21) by the league office.
July 7, 2009
Ron Raver Memorial Golf Classic on Wednesday, August 5
The 22nd Annual Ron Raver Memorial Golf Classic presented by Harvest Foods will take place Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan golf courses in Spokane.