2014-15 News Releases
April 25, 2015
Trio of Quarterbacks Sharp In Red-White Game
The quarterbacks were sharp, and so was the Eagle offense after the defense dominated early. The trio of junior Jordan West and redshirt freshmen Gage Gubrud and Reilly Hennessey completed 84 percent of their passes for 332 yards, as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded its third week of spring practice with the annual Red-White Spring Game Saturday (April 25) at Roos Field, helping bring to an end “Eagle Week” in Cheney, Wash.
April 23, 2015
Three Eagle Games to be Broadcast by ROOT Sports
DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference announced its telecast schedule Thursday (April 23) for the upcoming 2015 season with a total of 10 games – including three involving Eastern Washington University -- to be televised on ROOT SPORTS™.
April 21, 2015
Red-White Will Be Scrimmage Format, With Special Teams Mixed In
It will be a scrimmage-based game, but there will be lots of special teams thrown into the mix too. The Eastern Washington University football team will conclude its third week of spring practice with the annual Red-White Spring Game this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Roos Field, helping bring to an end “Eagle Week” in Cheney, Wash. The game will be broadcast on SWX, with Larry Weir providing the play-by-play.
April 18, 2015
Offense Rolls up 550 Yards in 85-Play Scrimmage
It took two possessions and all of eight plays for the starting offense to top last week’s performance. Led by a 32-of-47 passing performance by four Eastern quarterbacks, Eastern Washington University offensive units rolled up 550 yards in the second football scrimmage of spring practice for the Eagles Saturday (April 18) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Spring practice continues through April 30, with the annual Red-White Spring Game taking place at 2 p.m. on April 25.
April 16, 2015
Eagles End Second Full Week With Saturday Afternoon Situational Scrimmage
Football is all about situations, and the Eastern Washington will cover a lot of them this Saturday afternoon (April 18) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The Eagles will end their second full week of spring practices with a situational scrimmage, with between 70-80 plays run. The team will hit the field at 2 p.m. and the scrimmage portion will start at approximately 2:40 p.m.
April 11, 2015
Defense Highlights 40-Play Scrimmage at Roos Field
Eastern Washington University defensive units held the offense to 124 yards and a single touchdown to highlight the first football scrimmage of spring practice for the Eagles Saturday morning (April 11) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
April 9, 2015
Eagles End First Full Week With Scrimmage on Saturday at Busy Roos Field
It won’t last long, but the Eastern Washington University football team will end its first full week of spring practices with a short scrimmage this Saturday (April 11) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The Eagles will hit the field at 8:30 a.m., then will spend the next two hours with drills and practice. At about 10:30 a.m., the team will scrimmage for about 30 plays.
March 25, 2015
SPRING FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Practices Begin on April 2 for New-Look Eagles
The hard work began in January, but the schematics of it all begin next week. The Eastern Washington University football team, seeking its fourth-straight Big Sky Conference title and berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, opens spring practices Thursday, April 2, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
March 23, 2015
SEASON WRAP-UP: Record-Breaking EWU Season Ends with 26 Victories & NCAA Tournament Berth
A mere minutes after the 2014-15 season ended, Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was ready for more. “I just wish practice for next year could start tomorrow because I really, really love the heart and fight of the guys on my team,” Hayford after his team’s 84-74 loss to Georgetown on March 19 in the NCAA Tournament. “We don’t have just a good team, but we’ve built a good program.”
March 20, 2015
Eagles Are Solid in Stretches, But Georgetown 33-6 Run is Difference in Hoya Win
The firepower of the Hoyas was hard to match by the Eagles. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team was outscored 33-6 in a 12 1/2 minute stretch spanning the first and second halves and fell to Georgetown 84-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday (March 19) at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.
March 11, 2015
Six Former Eagles Participate in Annual Pro Day Wednesday
A total of six former Eastern Washington University football players took part in testing for professional football scouts at EWU’s annual Pro Day on Wednesday (March 11) in Cheney, Wash.
February 26, 2015
Former Eagle Michael Roos Retires After 10-Year NFL Career as a Three-Time All-Pro
Roos Field will probably see a little more of Michael Roos now. The former Eastern Washington University and Tennessee Titans offensive tackle announced his retirement from the National Football League on Thursday (Feb. 26) after his 10th season as a pro was ended by a knee injury last Oct. 5 that required surgery. He earned All-Pro accolades in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and started in the Pro Bowl in February of 2009.
February 10, 2015
Eastern Football & Other Sports Will Be in KHQ Studios TONIGHT Raising Money for Special Olympics
Members of the Eastern Washington University football program and other sports will man telephones at KHQ Television in Spokane TONIGHT (Feb. 10) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for Special Olympics and the upcoming “Polar Plunge.” The players will take calls live on television from viewers and collect credit card contributions towards Special Olympics Washington. For every $50 earned, one student-athlete will be rewarded with a plunge into the frigid waters of Liberty Lake on Saturday, Feb. 28.
February 9, 2015
Drew Brandon is Big Sky Player of the Week for Second-Straight Week
For the second-straight week and third time this season, senior point guard Drew Brandon has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week following EWU's first road sweep since the 2003-04 season.
February 4, 2015
2015 SIGNING DAY: Eagles Sign 21 to Letters of Intent, Featuring Large Group of Large Offensive Linemen
Familiarity – and success and tradition – helped the Eastern Washington University football team in the 2015 recruiting season. Featuring six offensive linemen, a home-grown defensive player and the brother of a two-time Eastern All-American, head football coach Beau Baldwin announced the signing of 21 high school players on Wednesday (Feb. 4) to letters of intent to attend EWU and play for the Eagles.
February 2, 2015
For Third Time Since 2010, Eagles are Picked as Team of the Year by the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters
Continuing the tradition they’ve established since winning a national championship in 2010, the Eastern Washington University football team has won two more prestigious awards presented by the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters (SWABS).
January 30, 2015
Annual Signing Day Football Luncheon Takes Place Next Wednesday
Eastern Washington University football fans and friends are invited to a special luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 taking place in conjunction with the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
January 30, 2015
Eagles Change Coaching Staff Assignments
A veteran of 11 previous years on the Eastern Washington University football coaching staff, safeties coach Jeff Schmedding will take over as defensive coordinator as part of the changes announced by head coach Beau Baldwin.
January 28, 2015
Challenges Abound Again for Eagles in 2015
The Eastern Washington University football team will challenge itself early and often later this year, as the school’s 2015 schedule has been officially announced. The 11-game schedule is still considered tentative and changes are possible, and game times will be announced this summer.
January 27, 2015
69 Selected to Fall All-Academic Team
A total of 69 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for fall quarter 2014. Of the total, 28 were from football, 17 were from women's soccer, nine from volleyball, nine from women's cross country and six from men's cross country.
January 27, 2015
@EWUAthletics To Air Live Broadcast On Morning Of National Signing Day
Hosted by Larry Weir, the live show will feature appearances from EWU Football head coach Beau Baldwin, the Eagles' position coaches and other special guests
January 24, 2015
Cody Hecker from Sandpoint is EWU’s Special Teams Player of the Year
Cody Hecker – one of 20 departing seniors for the Eastern Washington University football team – won the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year honor at Saturday’s (Jan. 24) annual Eastern Washington University Awards Banquet at the Pence Union Building on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
January 12, 2015
Eagles Remain Fourth in Final Rankings With 5-1 Record Against Teams in the Top 25
They bowed out a bit earlier than usual, but the Eagles still received an enormous amount of respect. The Eastern Washington University football team ended the postseason the way it started by ranking fourth in a pair of final NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls announced Monday (Jan. 12).
January 9, 2015
All-Time EWU & Big Sky Tackles Leader Ronnie Hamlin Repeats on Academic All-Star Team
A senior twice over, Eastern Washington University linebacker Ronnie Hamlin has been selected to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Director’s Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star team for the second-straight season.
January 8, 2015
Larry Weir Selected as Washington’s Broadcaster of the Year by the NSSA
Larry Weir, the radio play-by-play voice of Eastern Washington University since 1991, has been selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) as the 2014 Sportscaster of the Year for the state of Washington.
January 8, 2015
Annual Football Awards Banquet is Saturday, Jan. 24 as EWU Honors Best Three-Year Stretch in School History
Recognizing the most successful three-year stretch of Eastern Washington University’s 106-year football history – and the fourth-best all-time in the Big Sky Conference -- the annual EWU Football Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Pence Union Building Multipurpose Room on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash.
January 7, 2015
Williams, Adams Named January Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
Women's Basketball's Melissa Williams and Football's Vernon Adams have been named Eastern's January Scholar-Athletes of the Month
December 24, 2014
Aaron Neary & Jake Miller Added to EWU’s List of All-Americans
Junior offensive guard Aaron Neary and punter Jake Miller join a list of five other Eastern Washington University football player receiving All-America honors, as seven Eagles were included on the Beyond Sports Network (beyondsportsnetwork.com) NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America team announced this week.
December 23, 2014
Cooper Kupp Repeats on The Sports Network All-America First Team
It’s unanimous again, Cooper Kupp is a two-time consensus All-American. The Eastern Washington University sophomore wide receiver is the lone Eagle to be selected by The Sports Network to its All-America first team it was announced on Tuesday (Dec. 23). Junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and senior offensive tackle Jake Rodgers were named to the second team.
December 17, 2014
Adams Earns First Team All-America Honors from Associated Press
Eastern Washington University’s Vernon Adams Jr. has been selected as the top quarterback in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, as the record-breaking Eagle junior joined two other Eagles as first team All-America selections as chosen by the Associated Press.
December 15, 2014
Adams Finishes as Walter Payton Award Runner-Up Again
A sensational career was validated once again in Philadelphia, Pa. For the second-straight season, Eastern Washington University junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. finished as the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision for the 28th time. Villanova’s John Robertson won the coveted award at Monday’s (Dec. 15) FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation.
December 15, 2014
AFCA Selects Jake Rodgers and Cooper Kupp to its All-America Team
Helping Eastern Washington University finish the 2014 season 11-3 and set several school and Big Sky Conference scoring records, offensive tackle Jake Rodgers and wide receiver Cooper Kupp have earned prestigious All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, it was announced Monday morning (Dec. 15).
December 13, 2014
Another Trip to Semifinals Slips Through EWU’s Hands in 59-46 Loss
The Redbirds gave the Eagles a taste of their own medicine. With an offense that scored the first nine times they had the ball and continually extended drives with conversions on third and fourth down, Illinois State advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs with a 59-46 victory over Eastern Washington Saturday (Dec. 13) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
December 8, 2014
Baldwin Honored by American Football Coaches Association as District Coach of the Year
A proven winner year-in and year-out for the Eastern Washington University football team, head football coach Beau Baldwin was named the American Football Coaches Association Region 5 Coach of the Year on Monday (Dec. 8).
December 8, 2014
QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: Eagles Play Redbirds Again in Another Meeting on the Red Turf
The Redbirds are back for another taste of the red turf. In a repeat of a 2012 quarterfinal game at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash., the fourth-seeded Eastern Washington University football team will host fifth-seeded Illinois State from Normal, Ill., on Saturday (Dec. 13) at 1:05 p.m. in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
December 7, 2014
The Social Side of Eastern and Montana
EWU Football advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA FCS Playoffs with a win over Montana Saturday, Dec. 6
December 6, 2014
Balance Continues as Eastern Defeats Montana 37-20 to Advance in Playoffs to Host Illinois State at 1 p.m. next Saturday
It was a story of balance for the Eastern Washington University football team as the Eagles defeated Big Sky Conference rival Montana 37-20 in a second-round game in the NCAAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs Saturday (Dec. 6) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
December 4, 2014
Five Eagles Honored on Initial All-America Team for 2014
The first NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America team has been announced, and five Eagles have been selected to the squad selected by College Sports Madness (http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football).
December 4, 2014
Cooper Kupp Adds Esteemed Academic All-America Honor to his List of Accolades
Sophomore wide receiver Cooper Kupp has had an honor-filled career already for the Eastern Washington University football program, but he added a new honor on Thursday (Dec. 4). The 2012 graduate of Davis High School in Yakima, Wash., has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
December 2, 2014
Redmon, Hamlin Named December Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
Women’s Basketball's Jade Redmon and Football's Ronnie Hamlin have been named Scholar-Athletes of the Month for December
December 2, 2014
Vernon Adams Jr. a Finalist Again for Payton Award Presented by The Sports Network
Eastern Washington’s Vernon Adams Jr. and Idaho State’s Justin Arias waged quite a battle at “The Inferno” back on Oct. 4. Now, their battle is with Villanova’s John Robertson for the coveted Walter Payton Award given annually by The Sports Network to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
December 1, 2014
PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Eagles Host Griz in Rematch of Nov. 8 Game at “The Inferno”
It’s back-to-back at “The Inferno” for the Eastern Washington University football team. The Eagles will host Big Sky Conference rival Montana in a second-round game in the NCAAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs on Saturday (Dec. 6) at 1:35 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
November 25, 2014
Vernon Adams Jr. is Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year Again Despite Injury That Kept Him Out of Four League Games
It was a tribute to Vernon Adams Jr. as much as it was an honor. The Eastern Washington University junior quarterback received the ultimate compliment by the Big Sky Conference head coaches when he was selected to repeat as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year announced Tuesday (Nov. 25) by the league office.
November 24, 2014
Shaq Hill Honored by Big Sky; Voting Begins for Payton Award
Eastern junior wide receiver/kickoff returner Shaq Hill has received ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the Big Sky Conference after having a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in EWU’s 56-34 title-clinching win at Portland State on Nov. 21.
November 23, 2014
Eastern Receives #4 Seed and Will Host FCS Game Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Back-to-back games at “The Inferno” versus the Grizzlies? It’s possible. The Eastern Washington University will host a second-round game on Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash., after receiving a No. 4 seed when the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff pairings were announced Sunday (Nov. 23) morning.
November 22, 2014
Eagles Watch and Wait Before -- and After -- Sunday’s FCS Playoffs Pairings Announcement
The Eagles will wait today, then do some more waiting. The Eastern Washington University football team, fresh off clinching its third-straight Big Sky Conference championship with a win over Portland State, will find out Sunday (Nov. 23) morning at 8 a.m. Pacific time what the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff pairings will look like.
November 21, 2014
Big Sky “Three-Peat” for Eagles With 56-34 Win Over Vikings
It’s great to win eight, but it’s also sweet to “three-peat.” With Walter Payton Award candidate Vernon Adams Jr. leading the way, the fifth-ranked Eastern Washington University football team secured at least a share of its third-straight Big Sky Conference title – and its eighth overall – with a 56-34 victory over Portland State Friday (Nov. 21) at Providence Park in rain-drenched Portland, Ore.
November 17, 2014
Eighth Big Sky Title on the Line for No. 5 EWU at Portland State
Despite the overwhelming numbers on the side of the Eastern Washington University football team, there is no such thing as a gimme in the topsy-turvy Big Sky Conference race. A high playoff seed and an eighth Big Sky title -- including the school’s first-ever three-peat – will be on the line this Friday (Nov. 21) for the fifth-ranked Eagles when they end the Big Sky Conference regular season at Portland State.
November 10, 2014
Bye Comes Before Big Sky Title Attempt for EWU
Its opportunity to win another Big Sky Conference title comes Nov. 21 in Portland, Ore., but first things first for the Eastern Washington University football team.
November 8, 2014
Vernon Adams Jr. Returns to Lead Fifth-Ranked Eastern Past No. 11 Montana 36-26
Walter Payton Award candidate Vernon Adams Jr. is back. The Eastern Washington University junior quarterback returned after missing four games with a broken foot to pass for 410 yards and four touchdowns, and the fifth-ranked Eagles held off No. 11 Montana 36-26 Saturday (Nov. 8) in a pivotal game in the chase to the 2014 Big Sky Conference football title.
November 6, 2014
Eagles Jordan Tonani, Mario Brown, Cooper Kupp and Ashton Boothroyd Honored on Academic All-District VIII Team
Four Eastern Washington University Football players – running back Mario Brown, defensive lineman Ashton Boothroyd, defensive back Jordan Tonani and wide receiver Cooper Kupp have been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
November 3, 2014
No. 5 Eagles and No. 11 Grizzlies Square off at Roos Field
Let the pseudo league playoffs begin! Two schools with a trio of national titles and 32 total playoff berths between them, fifth-ranked Eastern Washington and No. 11 Montana square off this Saturday (Nov. 8) in a pivotal game in the chase to the 2014 Big Sky Conference football title.
November 1, 2014
No. 6 Eagles Roll Past North Dakota, 54-3
A 26-yard interception return for a touchdown by redshirt freshman Moe Roberts put the exclamation point on a 31-point second quarter and the sixth-ranked Eastern Washington University football team went on to beat UND 54-3 Saturday (Nov. 1) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash., in EWU’s 88th-annual Homecoming Game.
October 27, 2014
Homecoming for No. 6 Eagles as North Dakota Visits
The Eagles have been down this road before. So far matching its won-lost performance from two seasons ago, the Eastern Washington University football team hosts North Dakota Saturday (Nov. 1) at 2:05 p.m. at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Another sold-out crowd will be on hand for EWU’s 88th-annual Homecoming Game.
October 25, 2014
Despite Career Day by Forte, Eastern Stunned by Lumberjacks 28-27
Quincy Forte provided a stunning second-half performance, but the Lumberjacks one-upped him. Despite Forte’s career-high 219 yards rushing, Northern Arizona drove 77 yards on just three plays in the final minute to stun the second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team 28-27 Saturday (Oct. 25) at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
October 20, 2014
After "Trifecta," Zackary Johnson Honored by ROOT SPORTS & the Big Sky Conference
For the Eagle "trifecta," Eastern Washington University senior football player Zackary Johnson has been honored as the ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week as selected by the Big Sky Conference.
October 20, 2014
Tough Road Test in Store for Eagles at Northern Arizona
Anything is possible in the Big Sky Conference, and that’s what will make this Saturday’s (Oct. 25) game highly unpredictable when the second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team plays at Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz.
October 18, 2014
Jordan West, Defense Solid in 26-18 Win Over Northern Colorado
In a game that came down to the final minutes, the result was a win for the Eagle defense. Sophomore quarterback Jordan West passed for 237 yards and a touchdown to help EWU open a 10-0 lead it would never relinquish, but it was an interception by freshman redshirt Victor Gamboa that clinched a 26-18 victory for the second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team over Northern Colorado Saturday (Oct. 18) in a Big Sky Conference game at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 15, 2014
EWU Football’s Remaining Home Games Officially Sold Out
Each of Eastern Football’s three remaining home games at Roos Field is officially sold out
October 14, 2014
Football To Wear Special Military Appreciation Uniforms Saturday
Fans in attendance at Saturday’s game will have the opportunity to bid on select Military Appreciation jerseys
October 13, 2014
No. 2 Eastern Hosts Takeaway-Minded Northern Colorado
Nothing ever comes easy in the Big Sky Conference. The second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team hosts a Northern Colorado team on the upswing when the two teams play in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday (Oct. 18) at 1:05 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. The Bears lead the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in interceptions and are second nationally in turnover margin.
October 11, 2014
No. 2 Eastern Uses One-Two Rushing Punch in Support of West to Beat Southern Utah 42-30
The running game came through. But so did sophomore Jordan West. The second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team rushed for 280 yards to take pressure off the first career start by West, and the Eagles went on to defeat Southern Utah 42-30 Saturday (Oct. 11) in a Big Sky Conference game at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City, Utah.
October 7, 2014
Reiter, Brown Named October Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
Cross Country's Sarah Reiter and Football's Mario Brown have been named EWU Athletics October Scholar-Athletes of the Month
October 6, 2014
No. 2 Eastern Returns to Road to Face Southern Utah
With a similar lofty ranking, the Eagles are returning to the scene of the crime. The second-ranked Eastern Washington University football team heads to Cedar City, Utah, this Saturday (Oct. 11) to face the last team to beat the Eagles in a Big Sky Conference game.
October 5, 2014
Vernon Adams Jr. Breaks Big Sky Career TD Record in No. 2 Eastern’s Narrow 56-53 Win Versus Bengals
The milestones keep coming and going for Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. Just a junior, the Walter Payton Award candidate broke the Big Sky Conference record for career touchdown passes in leading the second-ranked Eagles to a 56-53 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State Saturday (Oct. 4) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
October 5, 2014
Vernon Adams Jr. Out 3-6 Weeks With Broken Foot
Eastern Washington University quarterback and Walter Payton Award candidate Vernon Adams Jr. will be lost 3-6 weeks with two broken metatarsal bones in his right foot, Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin announced Sunday (Oct. 5).
October 3, 2014
Football's Game Versus Northern Colorado On Oct. 18 Officially Sold Out
Roos Field will see its 20th sellout in school history when UNC visits "The Inferno" on Saturday, Oct. 18
September 29, 2014
The Wait is Over, No. 2 Eagles Host Bengals at Roos Field
It’s like a season opener all over again. The Eastern Washington University football team plays its first home game in over a month when the Eagles host Idaho State and former Eagle head coach Mike Kramer Saturday (Oct. 4) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
September 28, 2014
Eastern Gets by UC Davis 37-14 in League Opener
It wasn’t easy – and sometimes excruciating – but the Eastern Washington University football team got by UC Davis 37-14 in its first-ever game in Davis., Calif., Saturday (Sept. 27) at Aggie Stadium. The victory came in EWU’s Big Sky Conference opener for the defending league champions.
September 22, 2014
Adding the Balance to EWU’s Offensive Attack, Quincy Forte Earns National and Big Sky Honors
For a change, somebody not named Vernon Adams Jr. earned national and league honors for the Eastern Washington University football team.
September 22, 2014
After Showing Plenty of Heart, Big Sky Conference Play Begins at UC Davis
After a heart-pounding win to open the season, a heart-breaking loss at Washington and a heart-stopping victory at Montana State, this week the Eastern Washington University football team heads to foreign territory. The second-ranked Eagles open their 2014 Big Sky Conference schedule when EWU plays its first-ever game at UC Davis this Saturday (Sept. 27) at Aggie Stadium in Davis, Calif.
September 20, 2014
In Down-to-Wire Battle, Second-Ranked Eagles Prevail 52-51 over No. 14 Bobcats
Earlier this week, Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin said he didn’t even know if his team realized his team’s upcoming game versus Montana State was not a league game. But you certainly couldn’t tell it didn’t count in the Big Sky Conference standings by the way the teams fought in a heart-stopping 52-51 victory by the second-ranked Eagles against the No. 14 Bobcats Saturday (Sept. 20) at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman, Mont.
September 16, 2014
Single Game Tickets For Remaining Football Games Now on Sale
Single game tickets for remaining Eastern Washington University football games are now on sale, with just general admission tickets available for the annual EWU-Montana showdown on Nov. 8. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, including via the web (http://www.goeags.com/tickets).
September 15, 2014
Eastern Plays Rare Non-Conference Game at No. 14 MSU
It’s been more than 25 years since the Eastern Washington University versus Montana State football game didn’t count in the Big Sky Conference standings. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of this week’s game when the No. 2 Eagles battle the No. 14 Bobcats in Bozeman, Mont., on Saturday (Sept. 20).
September 10, 2014
Julian, Bomber Named September Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
EWU Volleyball's Kelsey Julian and EWU Football's Blair Bomber have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletics Department as the September Scholar-Athletes of the Month
September 8, 2014
Near-Miss Against Huskies Nets Adams National Recognition
It was a loss, but a victory nonetheless for sensational Eastern Washington University junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. The Walter Payton Award candidate has earned a variety of awards for his school-record seven-touchdown performance in a near-miss against Pac-12 Conference member Washington last Saturday (Sept. 6).
September 6, 2014
In Flashback to ’13, Vernon Adams Jr. Has Huge Day for No. 2 Eastern Washington Versus Pac-12 Foe
A year after beating Oregon State of the Pac-12 Conference, junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and the Eastern Washington football team lit up the scoreboard with 475 passing yards and a school-record seven touchdown tosses before the Eagles narrowly fell to Washington of the Pac-12 Conference 59-52 Saturday (Sept. 6) at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash.
September 3, 2014
Big Sky Pack Now On Sale For EWU Football's Remaining Home Games
Fans can reserve their seats for the Eagles' four remaining home games for as low as $85
September 1, 2014
Jake Miller & Vernon Adams Jr. are First ROOT SPORTS Players of the Week
Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.
September 1, 2014
Eastern Returns to Seattle in Anticipated Matchup of Nationally-Ranked Teams
Three years later or even one, the Eastern Washington University football team finds itself in a similar situation heading to Seattle, Wash. In just their second-ever meeting against the Washington Huskies, the Eagles enter Saturday’s (Sept. 6) 12:07 p.m. game at Husky Stadium ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
August 31, 2014
No. 1 Eagles Warm-Up For No. 25 Huskies with 41-9 Victory
It was all business from the start for the Eastern Washington University football team, but a bit sloppy after that. Big first halves for senior running back Mario Brown and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. helped the Eagles open a 27-0 lead and the Eagles went on to a 41-9 victory over NAIA member Montana Western Saturday (Aug. 30) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 25, 2014
Every Week is Important as No. 1 Eagles Host Montana Western at Roos Field
In college football, you can’t look back. And you can’t look forward too much either. Coming off a monumental victory, the top-ranked Eastern Washington University football team remains at home to face Montana Western on Saturday (Aug. 30) on Youth Football Day at Roos Field.
August 23, 2014
Strong Second Half Gives #1 Eastern Washington Victory Over #17 Sam Houston State
It was another offensive explosion for the top-ranked Eastern Washington University football team, but it wasn’t all to the credit of junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and senior running back Quincy Forte. Adams and Forte combined for 454 of Eastern’s 624 yards of total offense, and the top-ranked Eagles surged past No. 17 Sam Houston State 56-35 in a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision game dubbed the “FCS Showcase.”
August 22, 2014
SWX, ESPN3 To Broadcast Pregame Show Saturday Morning
SWX will be hosting a live pregame show on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11:00 PST to noon will also be simulcast on ESPN3
August 22, 2014
First Coaches Show Next Monday at the Impulse Club at NQ as Broadcasts on 700 ESPN Begin
With a new location at Northern Quest Casino and Resort , the first Eastern Washington University Coaches Show of the season featuring head football coach Beau Baldwin will take place this Monday (Aug. 25).
August 18, 2014
ESPN Comes to The Inferno for #1 EWU versus #17 SHSU Rematch
If the anticipation is an indication, football fans in some 100 million homes and a sold-out crowd are in for an incredible opener.
August 16, 2014
2014 SEASON OUTLOOK: Offense
Potent and prolific best describes Eastern’s offensive attack under head coach Beau Baldwin, but All-America quarterback Vernon Adams has taken it to a new level.
August 16, 2014
Final Scrimmage Features Youth, Big Plays and 472 Yards of Offense
Bring on the Bearkats. Led by backup quarterback Jordan West, offensive squads rolled up seven scores and 472 yards of offense as Eastern Washington University wrapped up preseason football practices with a 58-play scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 16) at Roos Field.
August 15, 2014
Eagles Select 2014 Co-Captains; Scrimmage Saturday
Eastern Washington University has announced the five players who will serve as co-captains for the 2014 football season, as selected by a team vote recently.
August 14, 2014
2014 SEASON OUTLOOK: Defense
With or without Ronnie Hamlin, the Eagle linebacker corp was going to be experienced and talented heading into the 2014 season.
August 14, 2014
@CoachBBaldwin Takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge
EWU Football head coach Beau Baldwin took the Ice Bucket Challenge benefitting the ALS Association Thursday, Aug. 14.
August 13, 2014
Total of Seven Eagles on CFPA Watch List
A total of seven Eastern Washington University football players have been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for their respective positions heading into the 2014 season.
August 13, 2014
2014 SEASON OUTLOOK: Overview & Special Teams
Deep December runs are nice, but the Eagles want to make the jump to January.
August 13, 2014
Roos Field Sold Out for “College Football Starts Here” Game on ESPN
Roos Field will be filled to capacity on Aug. 23 when the “College Football Starts Here” showdown between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State is played at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
August 9, 2014
Plenty of Big Plays and Autographs to Go Around in First Eagle Scrimmage
There were plenty of Eagles to share to load at Eastern Washington University’s football scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 9) at Roos Field, as well as lots of autographs for fans. A large crowd showed up at the unveiling of Eastern’s 2014 schedule poster, and they were rewarded with 409 yards of offense by the Eagles and touchdowns scored by eight different players in the 75-play scrimmage to wrap-up the first full week of preseason practices.
August 8, 2014
In Matchup of FCS Powerhouses, Eagles Will Play NDSU in 2016 and 2017
Winners of the last four FCS titles, Eastern and Bison will square off in Fargo in 2016 and in Cheney in 2017
August 8, 2014
No. 1! Eagles Garner Top Spot in Sports Network Preseason Poll
They’ll have to prove it on the field, but for now, the Eastern Washington University football team is No. 1 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. The Eagles, led by a trio of national awards candidates, have been selected No. 1 by The Sports Network in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll of sportswriters, broadcasters and sports information directors announced on Friday (Aug. 8).
August 7, 2014
@EWUAthletics Kickoff Celebration Set For August 22
Join fellow Eagle fans and EWU alum Colin Cowherd to help kick off the 2014 Eastern Washington Football season in style at the EWU Kickoff Celebration Friday, Aug. 22, at River Park Square in downtown Spokane
August 6, 2014
Back on the Red, First Scrimmage for Eagles is Saturday
After a week on the green grass of the Eastern Washington University Sports and Recreation Center practice fields, the Eagle Football team will move to “The Inferno” on Saturday (Aug. 9) for its first scrimmage in preparation for the team’s opener on Aug. 23.
August 4, 2014
A Mere 21 Votes Behind Bison, Eagles Are No. 2 in Coaches Poll
By the slimmest of margins, North Dakota State is ranked No. 1 just 21 votes ahead of Eastern Washington University in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll released Monday (Aug. 4). The other major poll – The Sports Network Top 25 – is set to be released on Aug. 8.
July 29, 2014
Eagles Will Return to Lubbock to Play Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017
Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin will forever remember his first trip to Lubbock, Texas, and now his Eagles will make a second trip to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017 in an announcement made jointly by the two schools on Monday (July 28).
July 28, 2014
For First Time, Eagle Football Practices Start in July
The summer gets shorter all the time. With the earliest game in school history comes the earliest practice start, as the Eastern Washington University football team begins practices for the 2014 season this Thursday (July 31) on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney, Wash.
July 16, 2014
Cornerback Rashad Wadood Transfers from Arizona State to EWU
Cornerback Rashad Wadood -- Eastern’s second Pac-12 Conference transfer in as many seasons – has been admitted and enrolled at Eastern Washington University, and will join the Eagle football program when practices begin on July 31, head coach Beau Baldwin has announced.
July 15, 2014
Eagles Picked To Repeat as Big Sky Champions
Perfection yields high expectations. A year after going an unblemished 8-0 in the Big Sky Conference for the first time in school history, the Eastern Washington University football team has been selected by both the media and coaches to win a third-straight title.
July 15, 2014
Football Season Ticket Pick-Up Party Set For July 23
In partnership with the Swinging Doors and Miller Lite, Eastern Washington Football season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to pick up their tickets next Wednesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swinging Doors in Spokane
July 14, 2014
Times Set for Four More Eagle Games
Four more game times have officially been announced for the 2014 Eastern Washington University football schedule with the release of times and dates of Big Sky Conference telecasts on ROOT Sports.
July 14, 2014
Eagles Land Six on Preseason All-Big Sky Conference Team
Fifteen-and-one says a lot. That’s the record as a starter of Eastern Washington University junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who was selected along with five other Eagles to the 2014 preseason All-Big Sky Conference team released Monday (July 14) at the Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff in Park City, Utah.
July 10, 2014
Tickets on Sale Friday for “FCS Showcase” Versus Sam Houston State
Tickets for the first game of the college football season – the “FCS Showcase” contest between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State on Aug. 23 at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. – go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (July 11).
July 10, 2014
Ronnie Hamlin Back on Buchanan Award Watch List
Not only will he be chasing the record of J.C. Sherritt, but Eastern Washington University linebacker Ronnie Hamlin will also be chasing the same prestigious award won by the former Eagle great. Just 71 tackles behind Sherritt’s school record of 432, Hamlin has been selected as one of 20 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision players selected to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Buchanan Award is presented annually by The Sports Network to the top defensive player in FCS.
July 7, 2014
Vernon Adams & Cooper Kupp on Initial Walter Payton Award Watch List
Eagle quarterback was runner-up in 2013 for the award presented by The Sports Network, while Kupp ran away with the Jerry Rice Award given by TSN to the top freshman in FCS
July 1, 2014
FCS-Most Five Eagles on The Sports Network Preseason All-America Squad
Five Eastern Washington University football players – the most among teams represented – have been selected to The Sports Network NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America team announced Tuesday (July 1).