News

Eastern Washington favored to win Big Sky Conference football title

Eastern Washington favored to win Big Sky Conference football title

Photo: Associated Press, KPUG

Eastern Washington is favored to defend its Big Sky Conference football title, according to polls of coaches and media members that cover the league.

The top six teams in both polls are the same, with Montana second, followed by Montana State, Cal Poly, Northern Arizona and Southern Utah.

EWU received all 12 of the possible first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams and Montana received the other first-place vote in the coaches’ poll.

The Eagles received 34 of the 36 first-place votes cast in the media poll. Montana and Montana State each received one.

Eastern Washington went 8-0 in league play last season and advanced to the FCS semifinals for the second consecutive year.

The polls were released Tuesday at the league’s summer meetings being held in Park City, Utah.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Prep Football Scoreboard: Week 3

Updated
high school football scoreboard dl

All the scores from around the Northwest Conference

in Local Sports

4 homers propel Mariners over Astros 10-5

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, follows the flight of his two-run single off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 9, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners' Willie Bloomquist, and John Buck scored on the hit. Catching for the Rays is Jose Molina.

Dustin Ackley hit two solo homers, and Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit three-run shots in a seven-run fourth inning as the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 10-5 win over the Houston Astros.

in Sports

Florida State suspends Winston for entire game against Clemson

Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship NCAA football game between Florida State and Duke in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.

in Local Sports

WWU men’s golf leads at Saint Martin’s

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Western Washington University holds a five-shot lead after 36 holes Friday at the Saint Martin's University Invitational Men's Golf Tournament.

in Sports

Goodell apologizes & plans to implement new policies following Ray Rice incident

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence.