2015-16 News Releases

  • Kupp is National Offensive Player of Year as Selected by FCS ADA
    January 06, 2016
    Making him 2-for-2 thus far in capturing major awards presented in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Eastern Washington University wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been named the Offensive Player of the Year by the FCS Athletic Director’s Association, the organization announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) morning.
  • Kupp Wins First of Three National Player of the Year Awards to be Presented at FCS Level
    December 21, 2015
    In the first of three National Player of the Year Awards he is up for, Eastern Washington University junior wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been selected as the Walter Payton Award winner for 2015 as selected by Mickey Charles LLC of www.FCSAwards.com.
  • Honored for Third-Straight Year by the AFCA, Cooper Kupp Earns His Sixth All-America Honor
    December 21, 2015
    The coaches once again agree – for a third-straight year -- that Cooper Kupp is one of the best in the nation. The American Football Coaches Association selected Eastern Washington University wide receiver Cooper Kupp to its 25-player NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America team for the third-straight season, the organization announced Monday (Dec. 21).
  • Cooper Kupp Earns Fifth All-America Honor
    December 18, 2015
    Eastern Washington University wide receiver Cooper Kupp earned his fifth All-America award from the 2015 season, earning first team NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation Friday (Dec. 18).
  • Cooper Kupp is FCS Wide Receiver of the Year by FCS ADA
    December 17, 2015
    The awards from the 2015 football season are piling up as fast as the records have for Eastern Washington University’s Cooper Kupp. Kupp was selected as the FCS Wide Receiver of the Year as a member of the 11-player All-America team announced Thursday (Dec. 17) by the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA).
  • Aaron Neary Joins Clay DeBord and Cooper Kupp on Associated Press All-America Team
    December 16, 2015
    The already heavily-honored trio of Aaron Neary, Clay DeBord and Cooper Kupp have added more All-America honors to their resumes, with that trio named to the Associated Press NCAA Football Championship All-America squad announced Wednesday (Dec. 16).
  • School Record Holder Clay DeBord Joins Cooper Kupp on STATS All-America First Team
    December 15, 2015
    A lot has been made of Cooper Kupp’s records, but Clay DeBord made his mark on the Eastern Washington University football record book as well. The senior offensive tackle from Asotin, Wash., was selected to the STATS FCS All-America Team on Tuesday (Dec. 13), joining Kupp on the first team.
  • Trio of Eagles Earn All-America Accolades
    December 10, 2015
    Three important reasons the Eastern Washington University offense was among the best in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision were honored Thursday (Dec. 10) on FCS All-America teams announced by College Sports Madness.
  • Hill Accepts Offensive Coordinator Position at Hawaii
    December 10, 2015
    Zak Hill, an assistant football coach at Eastern Washington University for nine seasons, will be leaving EWU for the offensive coordinator position at the University of Hawaii and new head coach Nick Rolovich, the Rainbows announced Tuesday (Dec. 10).
  • Jois Among Nominess for 'Good Works' Team for Involvement With Unique Program
    December 08, 2015
    Because of his team's involvement with the C.H.A.M.P.S (College Headed and Making Progress) program at Whitman Elementary School in Spokane, senior Venky Jois from the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team is one of 154 nominees nationally for the NABC/Allstate Good Works Team.
  • First Team Academic All-America Honors Bestowed Upon Kupp
    December 03, 2015
    Whether on the field or in the classroom, Cooper Kupp is worthy of being honored at the highest levels. The Eastern Washington University junior wide receiver received the pinnacle of collegiate academic awards Thursday (Dec. 3), earning first team NCAA Division I Academic All-America honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors.
  • EWU IncREDible Equipment Truck Driver Denny Peterson Passes Away
    December 01, 2015
    Dennis (Denny) Peterson, the driver of the widely-popular ?IncREDible? semi-truck to Eastern Washington University road football games, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Spokane, Wash., on Thanksgiving afternoon. He was 77.
  • Reiter, Neary Named November Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
    December 01, 2015
    Women’s Cross Country's Sarah Reiter and Football's Aaron Neary are EWU Athletics' November Scholar-Athletes of the Month
  • Sensational Eagle Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp is STATS Player of the Year Finalist
    December 01, 2015
    He’s already proven to be the best wide receiver in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. On Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas, Cooper Kupp will find out if he’s the best FCS player. Period.
  • Cooper Kupp Announces He Will Remain an Eagle
    November 30, 2015
    Eagle Nation is rejoicing -- Cooper Kupp will play his senior season for the Eastern Washington University football program. Amid speculation that he would leave early and pursue opportunities in professional football, Kupp announced Monday (Nov. 30) he will play his senior season for the Eagles.
  • Kupp Wins Big Sky Offensive MVP Award After Setting Eight League Records
    November 24, 2015
    Cooper Kupp is a rare bird indeed, and won a rare but familiar honor for the Eastern Washington University football team Tuesday (Nov. 23) when the All-Big Sky Conference teams as chosen by the league’s head coaches were announced. The junior became only the second wide receiver in 42 years to win the Offensive MVP Award, and continued a long legacy of Eagles to win the award at the same time.
  • 11th-ranked Portland State Ends Season For No. 18 Eagles With 34-31 Win on Another Record-Breaking Day for Kupp
    November 21, 2015
    This year, November wasn’t kind to the Eastern Washington University football team. In a game that featured four lead changes in the first 33 minutes, the Eagles couldn’t stop Portland State on third down in the second half and lost 34-31 to the Vikings at Roos Field Saturday (Nov. 21) in a Big Sky Conference showdown for the “Dam Cup.”
  • No. 18 Eagles Host No. 11 Vikings With Playoff Implications
    November 16, 2015
    The Vikings made believers out of Washington State University fans, but the 18th-ranked Eastern Washington University football team will do its best to ensure that lightning doesn’t strike in the same spot twice. Returning to the Inland Northwest where it registered one of the biggest upsets in the 2015 season, No. 11 Portland State visits Roos Field this Saturday (Nov. 21) in a Big Sky Conference showdown for the “Dam Cup” that should reward the victor with a playoff berth and a possible Big Sky title.
  • 22nd-ranked Montana Rolls Past No. 10 Eastern in Missoula, 57-16
    November 14, 2015
    Turnovers and missed opportunities plagued the Eastern Washington University football team once again. The 10th-ranked Eagles had six turnovers and allowed No. 22 Montana to open leads of 27-3 in the first half and 50-9 in the third quarter in a resounding 57-16 Big Sky Conference loss to the Grizzlies Saturday (Nov. 14) at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont.
  • Another Epic Battle Expected When No. 10 Eagles Play at No. 22 Griz
    November 09, 2015
    The Eagle-Griz rivalry could be a new dictionary description for “epic.” With both teams entering the game nationally ranked for the 15th time in the last 21 meetings, a lot is riding on the outcome this week when the Eastern Washington University football team plays at Montana Saturday (Nov. 14) in an key Big Sky Conference game.
  • No. 4 Eagles Hand Lumberjacks 52-30 Win on Day of Upsets
    November 07, 2015
    On a day when teams ranked second, third, fifth, seventh and 10th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision rankings lost, fourth-ranked Eastern Washington University followed suit. With missed opportunities plaguing Eastern’s offense through the first 34 minutes of the game and turnovers finishing it off, the Eagles were defeated 52-30 by Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday (Nov. 7) at Roos Field to drop out of first place in the league standings.
  • Best-Ever Five Eagles on Academic All-District 8 Football Team
    November 05, 2015
    Five Eastern Washington University football players – senior tight end Jake Withnell, senior defensive back Todd Raynes, junior wide receiver Cooper Kupp, sophomore linebacker Jake Gall and sophomore defensive lineman Andre Lino -- have all been selected to the 2015 Academic All-District 8 Football Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Schumacher, West Named October Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
    November 02, 2015
    Volleyball's Allie Schumacher and Football's Jordan West have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletics Department as its October Scholar-Athletes of the Month
  • Intriguing Homecoming Matchup as Northern Arizona Visits No. 4 EWU at Sold-Out Inferno
    November 02, 2015
    Interesting. Very interesting. The fourth-ranked Eastern Washington University football team seeks to extend its six-game winning streak when the Eagles play their 89th Annual Homecoming game Saturday (Nov. 7) in an intriguing Big Sky Conference contest versus red-hot Northern Arizona at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
  • In Howling Winds on Halloween, No. 5 Eastern Survives for Scary 14-13 Win
    October 31, 2015
    Previous wins were close, but this Halloween matinee at windy and rainy Roos Field was downright frightening. The Eagle defense made a one-point lead hold up for the final 21 minutes of the game and the fifth-ranked Eastern Washington University football team remained unbeaten in the Big Sky Conference with a 14-13 victory over Weber State Saturday (Oct. 31) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
  • Kupp is STATS National Player of the Week After Record-Breaking Efforts at UNC
    October 26, 2015
    Even Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin, known for staggering offensive numbers, couldn't believe his eyes. With a remarkable performance on another record-breaking day, sensational junior wide receiver Cooper Kupp was rewarded Monday (Oct. 26) with STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Week honors, as well as the same honor from NCAA.com.
  • No. 5 Eagles Host Much-Improved Weber State on ROOT
    October 26, 2015
    After last year’s 2-10 campaign, Weber State looked like a weak link on the schedules of most Big Sky Conference football teams entering the 2015 season. But the Wildcats are anything but that, and will try to do some trick or treating at Roos Field this Saturday (Oct. 31) when they play fifth-ranked Eastern Washington University for a Big Sky Conference showdown.
  • Dascalo Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal to Rescue Kupp’s Sensational Record-Breaking Day
    October 24, 2015
    It didn’t take long for Cooper Kupp to overcome more than 50 years of Big Sky Conference football history. But it took an eternity – 60 minutes to be exact -- for the Eagles to put away the opportunistic Bears.
  • Cooper Kupp Earns Honors for Punt Return & Other Scores at ISU
    October 19, 2015
    In the process of scoring his 49th, 50th and 51st touchdowns – and also throwing a TD pass as well – junior wide receiver/punt returner Cooper Kupp has been selected by the Big Sky Conference as Special Teams Player of the Week, as well as receiving national honors as the College Football Performance Awards National FCS Performer of the Week.
  • No. 7 Eagles Return to Greeley for First Time Since 2010 Escape
    October 19, 2015
    The wins and losses ledger may be lopsided, but most of the meetings have been anything but that. And momentum is definitely on the side of the Bears. The seventh-ranked Eastern Washington University football team makes its second road trip in as many weeks when it plays at upset-minded Northern Colorado this Saturday (Oct. 24) in Greeley, Colo.
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