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Eastern Washington Eagles (red turf)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

  2. Magua

    Magua Buckeye

    Or, even better yet, a green field with white lines!
    kujirakira, Thump and Muck like this.
  3. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

    That would look awful. :sick1:
  4. Tonyank

    Tonyank BuckeyeNation 4 Life

    if it didnt have a block O in the middle.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting


    Two Eastern Washington football players were taken to the hospital after being shot in the early hours of Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.

    The victims, Dehonta Hayes, 22, and Keith Moore, 21, were hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel, spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.

    Dehonta Hayes

    Keith Moore

    Dave Meany, spokesman for Eastern Washington University, said the student athletes are expected to make a full recovery.

    Police had not made any arrests in connection to the shooting as of Saturday evening, according to Van Tassel, but police will release information on any suspects later in the investigation.

    The shooting happened at about 1:22 a.m. Police did not release the circumstances around the shooting.

    Nearby officers, who were stationed near the downtown bars where the shooting occurred, immediately rendered aid to the two adult male victims before paramedics arrived, according to the news release.

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    Apparently their coach failed to mention to them that "nothing good ever happens after 1 AM". Note: They both are legal age to have a drink in a bar though.

    The good news is that they are expected to make a full recovery....:nod:
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    FCS football could be on the chopping block at Eastern Washington


    The days of playing football at Eastern Washington could be short lived.

    Faculty at the school is pushing for significant budget cuts to the Eagles’ athletic department according to a new report obtained by The Inlander. At the heart of the issue? The football program.

    The report analyzed the cost of the athletics program to be around $12 million to $14 million per year, but says it has had “no positive impact on our student enrollment, retention or recruitment.” It was commissioned by the faculty senate and has been sent to the EWU administration, including President Mary Cullinan. At the end of the month, it will be presented to the EWU Board of Trustees.

    The faculty report says that it “aims to weigh the costs and benefits of funded varsity intercollegiate athletics” at EWU. In 2019, EWU athletics spent $18.3 million, and $13.5 million came from the university through either direct institutional support, student fees or indirect institutional support. (That $18.3 million is a little bit inflated, however, since that was during the football team’s run to the national championship game.)

    “The Board of Trustees has asked that we be a Division I FCS program,” athletic director Lynn Hickey told the paper. “I was hired to do that and we’re going to work very very hard to do that until the Board of Trustees changes their mind.”

    Among the options presented by the faculty report include a host of football-centric moves designed to cut millions from the annual athletics budget. This includes everything from dropping the sport entirely to dropping down to Division II or even the NAIA level. Such undertaking could trim between $5 million to $12 million off the total budget for the school.

    Obviously that would be a worst-case scenario for many EWU fans. The team is among the most successful FCS programs not named North Dakota State for much of the past decade and is known well beyond the Pacific Northwest for their famous red turf at Roos Field. The Eagles started out at the NAIA level back in the day and made their way up to the Division I ranks in 1983. They have since become one of the flagship football teams in the Big Sky, which they’ve been a member of since 1987, and are a regular opponent of FBS teams during non-conference games.

    Everything is still in the early stages and this is just a report commissioned by the faculty that, so far, hasn’t had anybody from the Eastern Washington administration pushing for anything drastic. Still, it goes to show you that for all the millions being thrown around by Power Five schools, life doesn’t come easy on the gridiron for those at the lower levels of Division I.

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