2011-12 News Releases
June 22, 2012
Video Scoreboards to be Latest Upgrade at EWU’s Roos Field and Reese Court
Following up on the momentum created with the installation of red synthetic turf at Roos Field and the 2011 National Championship, Eastern Washington University is now taking steps to replace the 23-year-old Roos Field scoreboard with a new video scoreboard that will enhance the game-day experience for students, fans and athletes.
June 12, 2012
2010 FCS Champs & 2011 Runner-Up to Start Home and Home Series
Two teams who have reached the NCAA Division I Football Championship game the past two seasons will start a home-and-home series beginning in the 2013 campaign. Eastern Washington, the 2010 champs in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, will travel to Huntsville, Texas, to play Sam Houston State on Sept. 28, 2013. The Bearkats, who lost to North Dakota State 17-6 in last year’s FCS title game, will play in Cheney at Roos Field on Sept. 13, 2014.
June 11, 2012
Game Times Set for 2012 Season
Game times for Eastern Washington University’s home football games this fall have been finalized, Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves has announced. Season tickets, including admission to all five home games, are being sold for as low as $45. Information is available at www.goeags.com, including a link to purchase information for tailgating passes in the Roos Field parking lots.
May 29, 2012
Kyle Padron Officially Joins Eagle Football Program
It’s official – Kyle Padron will become a member of the Eastern Washington University football team in the 2012 season. Following in the footsteps of EWU’s reigning Walter Payton Award winner Bo Levi Mitchell, Padron (pronounced “puh-DRONE”) is transferring from Southern Methodist University where he passed for 5,902 yards and 41 touchdowns in his 24-game career.
May 2, 2012
SPRING FOOTBALL RECAP: End of Practices the Beginning for Eagles
The Eagles needed a starting point. And 11 practices and four scrimmages later, they have one. The Eastern Washington University football team wrapped up spring practices last Saturday (April 28), and now set their sights on the start of fall practices in mid-August.
May 1, 2012
Five Eagles Honored With Team Awards from Spring
Five Eastern Washington University football players were honored by the coaching staff Monday (April 30) for their performances and improvements in the off-season and during spring football practices, which concluded last week.
April 30, 2012
Walter Payton Award Winner Signs With Calgary Stampeders
The “Gunslinger” gets to play for the Stampeders. Former Eastern Washington University quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has signed a free agent contract with Calgary of the Canadian Football League, Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel announced on Monday (April 30).
April 28, 2012
Defense Holds On for 33-27 Win Over Offense in Red-White Game
For awhile, it didn’t look like the Red needed a 19-point head start. The Eastern Washington University defense – the Red squad -- scored 14 points as a result of a special scoring system and went on to defeat the offense 33-27 in the Red-White Game Saturday (April 28) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 28, 2012
Former Eagle Matt Johnson Taken in Fourth Round by Cowboys
A Dallas Cowboys fan as a child. Now a Cowboy. Former Eastern Washington University safety Matt Johnson was selected as the last pick in the fourth round of the National Football League draft by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday (April 28). He was the 135th pick overall
April 24, 2012
Offense Takes on Defense in Red-White on SWX
When there is a score on the scoreboard, it’s game on. Eastern Washington University’s offense will be taking on the defense in this Saturday’s Red-White Spring Football Game, which wraps-up four weeks of spring practices for the Eagles. The game begins at 2:06 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash., and precedes the 31st-Annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction at EWU.
April 21, 2012
Quarterbacks Combine for 400 Yards in Scrimmage
Exactly 400 yards passing was the exclamation point. Eastern Washington University quarterbacks Vernon Adams and Anthony Vitto combined to complete 31-of-46 passes for 400 yards to highlight EWU’s 68-play scrimmage Saturday (April 21) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 20, 2012
Third Week Ends With Saturday Scrimmage
The Eastern Washington University football team will conclude its third week of spring practices with a scrimmage Saturday (April 21) at approximately 10:40 a.m. at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 16, 2012
At Halfway Point, Eagles Get Back to Work
Building for the 2012 season is a work in progress for the Eastern Washington University football team, and in his squad’s last scrimmage, fifth-year head coach Beau Baldwin saw plenty to work on and plenty to like.
April 13, 2012
Defense Shines in Football’s Second Scrimmage
When the Eastern Washington University football team walked off Roos Field on Friday (April 13) after its second spring scrimmage, there was a clear victor: the defense.
April 12, 2012
Scrimmage No. 2 is on Friday Afternoon
The plays and situations will be multiplied this Friday afternoon (April 13) when the Eastern Washington University football team conducts its second scrimmage of spring practices at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. After last week’s 37-play scrimmage to end the first week, Eastern will nearly double that total on Friday as it plans to add situational plays into the scrimmage.
April 11, 2012
Killin Event Features Long List of Auction Items
Trips to both coasts and Hawaii are among the items that will be auctioned off or won via raffle on April 28 as part of the 31st Annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction.
April 10, 2012
Two Eastern Games Televised on Root Sports
A total of 12 football games will be televised on the ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks this fall, including Eastern's games against Montana (Sept. 29 in Cheney, Wash.) and Montana State (Oct. 13 in Bozeman).
April 7, 2012
Baldwin Sees Plenty of Good During Eagle’s First Spring Scrimmage
The offense and defense played to a near stalemate in the Eastern Washington University football team’s first scrimmage of spring practice, as the Eagles scored on three drives and the defense held their ground on the other four.
April 3, 2012
Kiel McDonald Rounds Out Eastern Coaching Staff
Former University of Idaho player Kiel (pronounced Kyle) McDonald has taken over as coach of running backs for the Eastern Washington University football program as spring practice gets underway Tuesday (April 3).
March 30, 2012
EWU National Champion License Plate Now Available
Eastern Washington University’s Office of Alumni Advancement is excited to announce the release of the latest edition of the EWU Eagle License Plates, this one coming with a tribute to Eastern’s historic national championship in football.
March 23, 2012
Experienced Eagles Begin Spring Practice on April 3
The Eastern Washington University football team is hoping its late-season surge last fall – and the depth and experience that resulted from it – will be on full display this spring. The Eagles concluded an injury-plagued 2011 season with six wins in their last seven games, and will continue preparations for the 2012 season when the Eagles open spring practices on April 3.
March 21, 2012
Cherokee Valeria is New EWU Cornerbacks Coach
Cherokee Valeria, a former college teammate of Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin, has been hired as EWU’s new cornerbacks coach.
March 20, 2012
Brian Strandley Returns to EWU as Tight Ends/Tackles Coach
Former Idaho defensive lineman Brian Strandley has returned to the Eastern Washington University football coaching staff, but for the first time in his career, he is on the other side of the ball as EWU’s tight ends and offensive tackles coach.
March 19, 2012
Orland Killin Dinner, Dance & Auction is on April 28th
Beginning its fourth decade of existence, the upcoming Orland Killin Weekend includes the 31st Annual Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction, following the Red-White Spring Football Game on April 28. On-line ordering of tickets and more information is available at www.goeags.com for the event, which takes place at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center in Cheney, Wash.
March 16, 2012
Four Former Eagles Take Part in Pro Day Drills
A quartet of former Eastern Washington University football players went through a series of physical tests in front of professional scouts at EWU’s Pro Day on March 7 at the Spokane Shock practice facility in Spokane, Wash. Safety Matt Johnson, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, cornerback Alden Gibbs and defensive tackle Renard Williams are Eastern’s pro football hopefuls after concluding their careers with the Eagles in 2011.
March 13, 2012
Wide Receiver Tyler Hart Is Granted Sixth Year
Head coach Beau Baldwin would like to see three balls in the air at a time to provide enough receptions to go around. His already impressive Eastern Washington University wide receiver corp only got stronger when Tyler Hart was notified recently by the NCAA that he was granted a sixth year to complete his football eligibility at Eastern after having two seasons shortened because of injuries.
February 15, 2012
Bo Levi Mitchell is Honored by Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters
Walter Payton Award recipient Bo Levi Mitchell was honored as Amateur Male Athlete of the Year by the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters (SWABS) in 2011 awards presented in conjunction with the annual Inland Northwest Sports Awards Luncheon in Spokane, Wash., on Feb. 15.
February 7, 2012
Linebacker Zach Johnson Will Be Back for 2012 Season
The NCAA provided Eastern Washington University and Zach Johnson some good news on Monday (Feb. 6). Eastern head football coach Beau Baldwin said that Johnson’s appeal to grant him a sixth year to complete his four years of eligibility has been approved as the result of decisions made since last season by the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA.
February 1, 2012
2012 SIGNING DAY - Eagles Sign 20 to Letters of Intent
Beau replaced a Bo with a “Bowe” at quarterback. And the Eagles replaced their National Championship trophy with a “Kupp” with Eastern and NFL bloodlines. In all, Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin announced Wednesday (Feb. 1) a group of 20 high school players who signed letters of intent to attend EWU and play for the Eagles next fall.
January 30, 2012
Moetului, Beaumonte and Edwards Earn Team Player of the Year Honors
Senior Darriell Beaumonte was a repeat selection to join senior defensive tackle Charles “Dexter” Moetului and junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards as Eastern Washington University’s Players of the Year from the 2011 football season at the Eagle Football Awards Banquet on Jan. 29. The awards were selected upon by their teammates.
January 30, 2012
2011 Football Season Recap
The 2011 season ended on a high note for the Eastern Washington University football team. Just not quite as high as the year before. Finishing the regular season 6-5, the defending NCAA Division I Champions, the Eagles overcame a rash of injuries to win six of their last seven games after a 0-4 start.
January 29, 2012
54 Selected to Fall All-Academic Team
A total of 54 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for fall quarter 2011. Of the total, 18 were from women's soccer, 16 from football, 10 from volleyball, seven from women's cross country and three from men's cross country.
January 26, 2012
Eastern’s 1997 Football Team to Be Inducted This Fall
The 2010 team finished what the 1997 team started. Eastern Washington University’s 1997 football team will be inducted into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 6, 2012, to help celebrate the team’s 12-2 finish and appearance in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) “Final Four. The team will be honored at a breakfast and ceremony in conjunction with Eastern’s home football game that day versus North Dakota.
January 25, 2012
Eastern Wins Best “Sports Story of the Year” Award in Seattle
The Eastern Washington University football team received one more accolade Wednesday (Jan. 25) for its sensational 2010 season, winning “Sports Story of the Year” at the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year presented by Root Sports™ at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash. The event was hosted by the Seattle Sports Commission.
January 24, 2012
Eagles Host Special Football Luncheon Next Wednesday
Eastern Washington University football fans and friends are invited to a special luncheon next Wednesday (Feb. 1) taking place in conjunction with the national letter of intent signing day.
January 20, 2012
Jake Miller Named to Freshman All-America Squad
After nearly breaking a school record in his debut season, Eastern Washington University punter Jake Miller has been named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman All-America team in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. In addition, Eastern wide receiver Nicholas Edwards (first team), center Chris Powers (honorable mention), defensive tackle Renard Williams and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell were picked to the FCS All-America squad by CSJ.
January 20, 2012
Bo Levi Mitchell Plays Saturday in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Former Eastern Washington University quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell will play in the AstroTurf NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl Saturday (Jan. 21) in Carson, Calif. The game begins at 3 p.m. Pacific time and will be televised by NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus).
January 18, 2012
Early-Season Schedule Tough Again for Eagles
Featuring an early-season schedule with a familiar feel to it, the Eastern Washington University football team will open the 2012 season with three road games and a bye, as the schedule was released Wednesday (Jan. 18) by EWU.
January 12, 2012
Annual Football Awards Banquet on Sunday, Jan. 29
The annual Eastern Washington University Football Awards Banquet will take place Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Pence Union Building Multipurpose Room on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
January 11, 2012
Tickets, Voting Still Available for Jan. 25 Sports Star of the Year Event in Seattle
With the Eastern Washington University Football Team one of the finalists, tickets and fan voting are still available for the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year presented by Root Sports™ on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash.
January 10, 2012
Jarrett, Herd & Williams Added to List of All-Americans
The postseason is complete, and a total of six Eastern Washington University football players ended the 2011 season with All-America recognition from a variety of national sources. The latest additions are senior kicker Mike Jarrett, senior defensive tackle Renard Williams and junior wide receiver Greg Herd.
January 6, 2012
BO LEVI MITCHELL WINS PAYTON AWARD!
His debut year, a national championship. The next year, the Walter Payton Award. Those are the crowning glories for Eastern Washington University quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who capped a sensational two-year career for the Eagles by being selected as the winner of the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
January 3, 2012
Jarrett & Minnerly Chosen to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
Eastern Washington University senior kicker Mike Jarrett and junior safety Jeff Minnerly are among the 58 players selected to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team announced Tuesday (Jan. 3) by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA).
December 30, 2011
Eastern Lead Wiped Out by 18-1 Run in 79-71 Loss to Grizzlies
Despite the valiant efforts of Cliff Colimon and his teammates, a sweep just wasn’t in the cards. An 18-1 Montana run in the second half turned out to be the difference in the game, as Eastern Washington University lost to Montana 79-71 Friday afternoon (Dec. 30) in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont.
December 23, 2011
More All-America Honors for Powers, Mitchell and Edwards
The All-America honors for a trio of Eastern Washington University football players continued to roll in, as senior center Chris Powers, senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards were selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America team announced Friday (Dec. 23). On Thursday (Dec. 22), Mitchell and Edwards earned first team All-America honors from Phil Steele Publications.
December 19, 2011
The Sports Network Honors Mitchell & Edwards
With each receiving All-America honors for the third time this season, Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards have been selected to The Sports Network NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.
December 15, 2011
Dynamic Duo Adds Associated Press All-America Honors to Their Resumes
A week after the American Football Coaches Association selected them to its NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America team, Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards added Associated Press All-America accolades to their resumes on Thursday (Dec. 15).
December 7, 2011
Coaches Select Edwards and Mitchell to All-America First Team
Junior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards and senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell have been selected to the prestigious 2011 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team announced Wednesday (Dec. 7) by the American Football Coaches Association. In addition, center Chris Powers joined Edwards and Mitchell with All-America accolades on a different team.
December 6, 2011
Eastern Football on Finalist List for “Sports Story of the Year” Accolades
The national champion Eastern Washington University football team has been selected as a finalist in the “Sports Story of the Year” category, as the Seattle Sports Commission announced Tuesday (Dec. 6) the nominees for the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by Root Sports™. Fans may vote for their favorite nominee in the Professional, Male, Female and Sports Story of the Year categories online at www.seattlesports.org.
December 1, 2011
Local Products Petroni and Minnerly Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors for December
Senior Lindsey Petroni of the Eastern Washington University volleyball team and junior Jeff Minnerly from football have been honored by the EWU Athletic Department as December’s Scholar-Athletes of the Month. This award recognizes the athletic and academic success of student-athletes
December 1, 2011
Bo Levi Mitchell is Payton Award Finalist
He’d rather have his teammates along for the ride like last year, but nonetheless, Bo Levi Mitchell has another early January engagement in Frisco, Texas, on his calendar. The Sports Network announced Thursday (Dec. 1) that the senior quarterback from Katy, Texas, is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award presented to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
November 22, 2011
With a Record 19 Victories as a Starter, Mitchell Wins Big Sky Player of the Year Award
The math says it all. Senior Bo Levi Mitchell, the most successful quarterback in Eastern Washington University football history, has been honored as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year as selected by the league’s head coaches, the Big Sky announced on Tuesday (Nov. 22).
November 21, 2011
For Fourth Time in Last Six Games, Mitchell is Big Sky POW
As a precursor to what should become a number of postseason accolades, Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has been selected as co-Big Sky Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in EWU's season-ending 45-14 victory at Idaho State on Saturday (Nov. 19).
November 19, 2011
Mitchell, Edwards, Jarrett Break Records as Eastern Beats Bengals 45-14
With records and a winning season, it was a great way to end the season. Eastern Washington University finished with its 14th winning season in the last 16 years with a 45-14 victory over Idaho State on a record-breaking day for EWU in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday (Nov. 19) at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.
November 14, 2011
Winning Season for Eagles On the Line at ISU
It’s not the national championship game, but there is still plenty on the line for the Eastern Washington University football team. A match-up against former EWU head coach Mike Kramer will put an end to the 2011 season for the defending NCAA Division I Champions, as the Eagles gun for their 14th winning season in the last 16 years when EWU plays at Idaho State this Saturday (Nov. 19) in a Big Sky Conference game.
November 14, 2011
Mitchell BSC Player of the Week for Third Time
Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has won Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season after recording the ninth-most yards in school history with a 436-yard performance against Cal Poly last Saturday (Nov. 12).
November 12, 2011
Mitchell, Herd Spark Eagles to Dramatic 53-51 Win in Three Overtimes
Leave it to the Eastern Washington University football team to find its way to a heart-stopping victory. A touchdown pass by wide receiver Greg Herd sparked Eastern Washington to scores on three plays in the second and third overtimes as the Eagles prevailed 53-51 over future Big Sky Conference member Cal Poly 35-28 Saturday (Nov. 12) in a non-league football game at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
November 10, 2011
Minnerly Repeats on District VIII All-Academic Squad
Eastern Washington University junior safety Jeff Minnerly is a repeat selection on the Capital One Academic All-District VIII squad as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). Minnerly is a 2008 graduate of Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash., and currently has a 3.83 grade point average as a finance major.
November 10, 2011
J.C. Sherritt Finalist for CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
Another season, another award candidacy for linebacker J.C. Sherritt. The former Eastern Washington University All-American is the Western Division finalist for Most Outstanding Rookie, an honor that will be awarded on Thursday, Nov. 24 in conjunction with the Grey Cup in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 27.
November 7, 2011
With Goals Readjusted, Eagles Play at Cal Poly
With their goals readjusted, there is still a lot for the Eastern Washington University football team to play for. Namely, its winning tradition. The Eagles begin the final stretch run of the season by playing at future Big Sky Conference member Cal Poly this Saturday (Nov. 12) in a non-league game at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
November 2, 2011
Jarrett and Walker are November Scholar-Athletes
Mike Jarrett of the Eastern Washington University football team and Jamie Walker from the women’s soccer program were selected as the EWU Athletic Department Scholar-Athletes of the Month. This award recognizes the athletic and academic success of student-athletes, based primarily on performances turned in during the month prior.
October 31, 2011
After Third 400-Yard Effort, Mitchell Leading FCS in Passing
With the good comes the bad for this year’s Eastern Washington University football team. But Eastern’s passing game, featuring quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, has been better than good, and is leading NCAA Football Championship Subdivision statistics through games of Oct. 29.
October 29, 2011
Portland State Runs Past Eagles 43-26
The Eagles won’t be defending their national title. For the second-straight game and third time this season, Eastern Washington University was gashed for more than 300 yards rushing as Portland State ran its way to a 43-26 Big Sky Conference football victory Saturday (Oct. 29) on Senior Day at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 28, 2011
Q&A: Football Player Gabriel Jackson
Being the anchor of health on the offensive line for the Eastern Washington University football team, senior Gabriel Jackson will start his 27th-straight game Saturday (Oct. 29) when the Eagles Portland State University at 1:05 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 26, 2011
“The Inferno” Sold Out For Third Time
For the third time in Eastern Washington University’s four home football games this fall, this Saturday’s (Oct. 29) Big Sky Conference game versus Portland State is officially sold out. Eastern is on pace to break the school’s single season attendance record set in 2006 when an average of 7,116 attended five home games.
October 24, 2011
Nicholas Edwards Is National Player of the Week
Junior Nicholas Edwards has earned a variety of national NCAA Football Championship Subdivision honors, including The Sports Network/Fathead.com National Player of Week accolades, after tying a school record with four touchdown receptions in EWU’s 42-35 come-from-behind overtime victory over Sacramento State on Oct. 22.
October 24, 2011
Hard-Luck Teams Square Off on Senior Day at EWU's Roos Field
A pair of hard-luck Big Sky Conference teams square off this Saturday (Oct. 29) when Portland State visits Eastern Washington for Senior Day at Roos Field. Kickoff is 1:05 p.m. Pacific time as 16 Eastern seniors will be honored before the rematch of last year’s 50-17 Eagle romp in Hillsboro, Ore.
October 23, 2011
Mitchell-to-Edwards Magic Leads Eagles to 42-35 OT win
The magic – this time Mitchell-to-Edwards Magic -- is alive and well. Thanks to a record-setting four touchdown receptions by Nicholas Edwards on passes from Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Washington rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Sacramento State 42-35 in overtime in a crucial Big Sky Conference football game Saturday (Oct. 22) at Hornet Stadium.
October 19, 2011
Matt Johnson Suffers Same Fate as His Twin
Eastern Washington University’s injury woes in the 2011 football season have been painful enough to witness let alone play with, and finally, the pain became too much for All-America strong safety Matt Johnson to cope with. Playing with a painful biceps tendon injury since the second game of the season, Johnson will undergo surgery next week as his illustrious 45-game career will come to a premature ending, Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin announced Wednesday (Oct. 19).
October 18, 2011
Freshman Jake Miller Joins Talley on Jerry Rice Award Watch List
Eastern freshman redshirt punter Jake Miller is one of 18 players on the revised Watch List for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award Watch List, The Sports Network announced on Tuesday (Oct. 18). He joins EWU true freshman running back Jordan Talley on the list of candidates.
October 17, 2011
Mitchell Repeats as Big Sky Offensive POW
Only once has Bo Levi Mitchell been as efficient. Earning his second-straight Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor, the senior quarterback had an even 400 passing yards in EWU’s 48-27 win over Northern Colorado on Oct. 15., finishing with three touchdowns through the air and one on the ground.
October 17, 2011
Winning Streaks on the Line in Sacramento This Week
In a series that hasn’t made a lot of sense, there is no mistaking the importance of this year’s match-up. Eastern Washington University and Sacramento State put their postseason hopes on the line this Saturday (Oct. 22) in Sacramento, Calif., in a crucial Big Sky Conference football game for both schools.
October 15, 2011
Mitchell and Company Lead Eagles Past Northern Colorado, 48-27
The winless Bears wouldn’t go away quietly. But a second-quarter burst and another in the second half made the difference for Eastern Washington University as it pulled away for a 48-27 victory over Northern Colorado in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday (Oct. 15) at Roos Field in EWU’s 85th annual Homecoming Game in front of a sold-out crowd of 8,742.
October 14, 2011
Q&A: Football Player Mike Jarrett
After scoring 12 points in Eastern Washington University’s win last week over Northern Arizona, senior kicker Mike Jarrett has found himself one short boot away from setting school records for career extra points made and attempted. He hopes to get his chance to break the records Saturday (Oct. 15) when Eastern hosts Northern Colorado at 4:05 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 10, 2011
Winless Bears Visit Roos Field for Eastern's 85th Homecoming
The Bears are a hungry team. But the Eastern Washington University football team doesn’t want to be the first feast of the season for Northern Colorado when the Bears visit Roos Field Saturday (Oct. 15) for EWU’s 85th annual Homecoming Game. Kickoff on the red Sprinturf surface at “The Inferno” is 4:05 p.m. Pacific time in a Homecoming game with the slogan “Greatest Show on Turf.”
October 8, 2011
Eastern Wins Turnover Battle 4-0 to Defeat Lumberjacks 36-28
Finally, the Eastern Washington University football team won the turnover battle – and has a win to show for it. The Eagles forced four Northern Arizona turnovers and senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another as EWU defeated NAU 36-28 Saturday (Oct. 8) in a Big Sky Conference game at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
October 6, 2011
Mitchell and Kellerman Selected as Scholar-Athletes of the Month
Senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior outside hitter Cora Kellerman have been tabbed as the October Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Thursday (Oct. 6) by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department. This award recognizes the athletic and academic success of student-athletes, based primarily on performances turned in during the month prior.
October 3, 2011
Injury-Riddled Eagles Play at Rested NAU
What the Eastern Washington University football team overcame last week, it will have to overcome even more this week. The injury-riddled Eagles picked up their first win of the season last week with a gut-check 27-21 victory over Weber State, but now look for their first road victory when EWU plays at a well-rested Northern Arizona team this Saturday (Oct. 8).
October 1, 2011
Overcoming Adversity, Eagles Finally Notch a Win
Apparently, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Overcoming a rash of injuries and the loss of an assistant coach this week, the Eastern Washington University football team notched its first victory of the season by holding off Weber State 27-21 Saturday (Oct. 1) in a Big Sky Conference game at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 27, 2011
Linebacker Zach Johnson to Miss Rest of the Season with Recurring Knee Injury
For the second time in three seasons, Eastern Washington University linebacker Zach Johnson will have a season cut short because of the same knee injury, Eastern head football coach Beau Baldwin announced on Tuesday (Sept. 27). The senior co-captain has been playing this season with a chronic tear in his left patellar tendon and will have surgery as early as this Thursday.
September 26, 2011
Eastern Hosts Weber State in Second-Straight Home Game
Home games in the 2011 season are rare, so the Eastern Washington University football team hopes to take advantage of the opportunities. Playing at “The Inferno” for the second-straight week, the Eagles host Weber State Saturday (Oct. 1) in a Big Sky Conference game at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 24, 2011
No. 21 Eastern Loses First Game at The Inferno in 36-21 Setback to Fourth-Ranked Bobcats
The magic carpet wasn’t magic at all. In fact, for the Eagle offensive line, it was downright unlucky. Fourth-ranked Montana State out-gained No. 21 Eastern Washington University 129-56 in the fourth quarter and defeated the still winless Eagles 36-21 Saturday (Sept. 24) in a Big Sky Conference showdown at sold-out Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 19, 2011
No. 21 Eagles Host Their Fellow Co-Champs, Fourth-Ranked MSU
It’s Eastern’s turn for a little revenge. The 2010 Eastern Washington University football season may have ended with an 11-game winning streak and the NCAA Division I National Championship, but the Eagles will still be out to atone for one of their few 2010 lowlights when EWU hosts Montana State this Saturday (Sept. 24) at sold-out Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 18, 2011
Eagle Fans Encouraged to Come Early to MSU Game
Because of increased season ticket sales and a sold-out tailgating parking lot, the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department is encouraging Eastern fans to arrive early for football games this fall at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 17, 2011
No.12 Grizzlies Run Their Way Past 10th-Ranked Eagles, 17-14
A road breakthrough just wasn’t in the works for the Eastern Washington University football team. Falling on the road for the third time in as many weeks, Eastern Washington fell to Montana 17-14 Saturday (Sept. 17) in a defensive battle in the Big Sky Conference opener for both schools at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont.
September 12, 2011
Eagles Searching for Rare Two-Game Winning Streak Versus Grizzlies
A chance for the Eagles to win their first game of the season will be on the line this Saturday (Sept. 17) in Missoula, Mont., as Eastern Washington University takes on Montana in the Big Sky Conference opener for both schools. Kickoff at Washington-Grizzly Stadium is 12:05 p.m. Pacific time between the 10th-ranked Eagles and the 12th-ranked Grizzlies.
September 10, 2011
Eagles Help Record-Breaking Food Drive
A record-breaking Eastern Washington University Food Drive ended recently with 5,352 pounds of food and $13,734.32 in cash donated to local charities and schools. And members of the Eastern football team were on hand on Sept. 8 when the food was transferred from EWU’s campus to the Cheney Food Bank.
September 10, 2011
Top-Ranked Eagles Upended by South Dakota 30-17
It was another thrilling comeback by the Eastern Washington University football team. But for the second-straight week, it was only a comeback attempt. Falling behind 21-0 but rallying late, top-ranked Eastern Washington came up short in the big play department and fell to un-ranked South Dakota 30-17 Saturday (Sept. 10) at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D.
September 5, 2011
Still No. 1 in Nation, Season-Opening Road Stretch Continues at South Dakota
For all the good karma that followed Eastern Washington University to the NCAA Division I Football Championship in 2010, the Eagles needed just a tad bit more last week. This Saturday, it will be all about living up to expectations for top-ranked EWU. One big play short of being 1-0, the Eagles play fellow 0-1 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision foe South Dakota this Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, N.D. Kickoff is 2 p.m. Pacific time.
September 5, 2011
Near-Miss Versus Huskies Helps Eastern Increase Votes in Sports Network Poll
Despite coming one play away from an upset of epic proportions, the Eastern Washington University football team still increased its respect by voters and maintained its No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25 released on Monday (Sept. 5). Eastern lost to Washington of the Pac-12 Conference 30-27 last Saturday despite a dominating 504-250 advantage in total offense.
September 3, 2011
Eagles Suffer Heartbreaking Loss in First-Ever Meeting Versus UW
A historic matchup came one play from being a memorable one for the Eastern Washington University football team. But it certainly was an excellent starting point for the Eagles to defend their NCAA Division I title as EWU narrowly fell to Washington 30-27 Saturday (Sept. 3) at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash.
September 1, 2011
Five Eagles Named as Co-Captains for 2011 Season
Five seniors who have all earned preseason All-America honors have been selected by their teammates as Eastern Washington University’s co-captains for the 2011 football season, head coach Beau Baldwin has announced.
August 31, 2011
Former UW Standout and EWU Head Football Coach Passes Away
Brent Wooten, a standout football player for the University of Washington who went on to become head coach at Eastern Washington University, passed away on Monday (Aug. 29). He was 72. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, Sept. 9 from 2-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney, Wash.
August 30, 2011
Q&A: Football Player Bo Levi Mitchell
Coming off his inaugural season at Eastern Washington University, “Gunslinger,” as his uncle called him, is ready to once again take the field and represent his family of Eagles.
August 29, 2011
Season Begins in Familiar Locale for Many Eagles
It will be a homecoming road game for 41 members of the Eastern Washington University football team. A historic homecoming at that. The defending NCAA Division I champion opens defense of its title this Saturday (Sept. 3) when the Eagles open their season against Pac-12 Conference member Washington.
August 27, 2011
Freshmen and Sophomores Shine in Final Scrimmage
Freshman running back Quincy Forte and sophomore receiver Ashton Clark each scored twice as Eastern Washington University concluded its second full week of preseason practices with a 44-play scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 27) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Eastern’s starters all rested as the Eagles now begin preparation for next Saturday’s (Sept. 3) season opener in Seattle against Pac-12 Conference member Washington.
August 26, 2011
Future Eagles Take Center Stage in Saturday Scrimmage
The future of Eagle Football will be on display this Saturday (Aug. 27) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Most of the team’s experienced veterans are expected to sit out when Eastern Washington University concludes its second week of preseason practices with a scrimmage at approximately 10:30 a.m.
August 22, 2011
FCS Coaches Like Eagles as No. 1 Team Too
The final preseason rankings have been announced, and the Eastern Washington University football program is ready to start working on next year’s preseason rankings. The Eagles received 23 of the 28 first-place votes and have been ranked first in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Preseason Coaches Poll released Monday (Aug. 22).
August 20, 2011
Quarterbacks and halfbacks take spotlight in football scrimmage
Although Eastern Washington University’s first football scrimmage of the fall season wasn’t actually a real game, there were still a lot of positive outcomes head coach Beau Baldwin noticed from his national championship squad on Saturday (Aug. 20) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 18, 2011
In Search of a Travel Squad, Eagles Scrimmage Saturday
The depth is great to see, but the position battles are making it difficult on the Eastern Washington University football coaching staff. With players competing for spots on the travel squad, as well as for starting positions and eventually playing time, the Eagles will have their first scrimmage of preseason camp on Saturday (Aug. 20) at 3:30 p.m. at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 15, 2011
Eagles Ranked No. 1 Nationally By The Sports Network
The Eastern Washington University football program will start the 2011 season the way it ended the 2010 campaign as the No. 1-ranked football team in the NCAA Championship Subdivision. But staying there will be difficult task. The Eagles have been installed as a prohibitive No. 1 by voters in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Preseason Top 25 released Monday (Aug. 15).
August 4, 2011
Eagles Receive Good News Heading Into Aug. 10 Start of Football Practices
Safety Ethen Robinson will perhaps be the happiest of 93 players who will report next week for the start of Eastern Washington University’s preseason football practices in Cheney, Wash. Players will report on Aug. 8 and 9, then the team will practice together on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m.
July 20, 2011
Targeted Eagles Head Into 2011 Season With Unprecedented Respect
The preseason picks are in, and the target has only grown larger on the backs of the Eastern Washington University football program. The defending NCAA Division I Champions have been selected No. 1 by three publications and websites, and no lower than third in the other three.
July 19, 2011
Ron Raver Memorial Golf Classic Takes Place Wednesday, August 3
The 24th-Annual Ron Raver Memorial Golf Classic presented by Harvest Foods will take place Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Liberty Lake and MeadowWood Golf Courses.
July 19, 2011
Eastern Edges Montana State as BSC Preseason Pick to Defend Championship
If coaches and media are correct, Eastern Washington University’s football home opener with Montana State on Sept. 24 will go a long way to decide the 2011 Big Sky Conference Championship. In narrow balloting decided by just a few votes in both polls, the Eagles edged Montana State as the preseason pick by both the coaches and the media to win the Big Sky title, the league office announced Tuesday (July 19).
July 18, 2011
Eight Eagles on Preseason All-Big Sky Team
First-team All-Big Sky Conference special teams standout Darriell Beaumonte is among a group of eight Eastern Washington University football players selected to the BSC Preseason All-Conference Football Team announced Monday (July 18).
July 18, 2011
Johnson, Williams on Buchanan Award Watch List
Perhaps J.C. Sherritt can pass along his award to one of his former teammates. Eastern Washington University safety Matt Johnson and defensive tackle Renard Williams are on the 20-player preseason watch list for the 2011 Buck Buchanan Award given by The Sports Network to the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
July 11, 2011
Mitchell and Kaufman on Preseason Payton Watch List
The Eastern Washington University football team is providing plenty of reasons for fans to “watch” the defending NCAA Division I champions in action this coming season. Two of them are Eagle senior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and junior wide receiver Brandon Kaufman, who were named as two of the 20 players on the “Watch List” for the 2011 Walter Payton Award.
LIVE Coaches Shows Featuring Beau Baldwin Take Place at Northern Quest Starting Aug. 29
Eastern Washington University football fans are invited to view weekly video and hear commentary from Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Q Sports Bar and Restaurant at Northern Quest Casino and Resort.