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UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

Eastern Washington begins installation of new red turf at Roos Field

Eastern Washington installed its new red turf Tuesday at Roos Field in Cheney, replacing its 10-year-old famed turf that helped boost Football Championship Subdivion power’s national profile in 2010.

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Michael Roos looks back at 10 years of Eastern Washington’s red turf

Michael Roos was at the apex of his professional career with the Tennessee Titans when the prospect of a revamped Eastern Washington football field came to fruition.

UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Former Eastern Washington quarterback, CFL veteran Matt Nichols has made Cheney his family’s permanent home

Facing cameras, microphones and a throng of reporters in Canada’s most populous city, quarterback Matt Nichols fielded questions in February after signing a three-year deal with the Toronto Argonauts.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan

The largest individual donation in Eastern Washington University history has given an early boost to the university’s ambitious plan to raise $25 million for renovations of Roos Field.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington’s biggest donor ‘ask’ in history comes with some odd optics

Just another reminder that the old-school household economics learned as mom and dad balanced the checkbook at the kitchen table just don’t have much application in today’s world of college …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

EWU proposes major football stadium renovations, aims to raise $25 million

The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal by the school’s athletic department on Friday for renovations to its football stadium, Roos Field, a privately funded project …

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field

Saying it needs ‘further review,’ Eastern Washington University doesn’t reveal renderings, price for revamped Roos Field.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Eastern Washington selects Spokane’s ALSC Architects for predesign of renovated football stadium

ALSC designed Washington State’s Cougar Football Complex, Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and dozens of other notable buildings in the region.

Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Ex-Olympic race walker Michelle Rohl on a roll at USATF Masters Championships in Cheney

Twenty-six years ago, Michelle Rohl was among the first women to represent the United States in race walking at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She still holds U.S. records …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

World-record holder Sabra Harvey kicks off rust in Cheney at USATF Masters Championships

Hurricane Harvey and its rainfall-triggered flooding of Houston displaced thousands last year, including a decorated senior distance runner with the same namesake. Sabra Harvey, the 2017 U.S. Track and Field …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Nation’s top senior athletes in Cheney this week for USATF Masters Championships

Thursday through Sunday, the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Cheney will showcase around 900 athletes in 15 age divisions; 400 . have qualified for the World Masters Championships in Spain …

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

EWU initiates process to examine fundraising prospects for athletics facilities

Eastern Washington has taken the first steps in exploring the feasibility of improving the school’s athletic facilities.

Field of dreams: EWU considers farmer’s land for new football stadium

The answer to Eastern Washington’s football stadium problems may be near.

Father of EWU football player dies after game-day collapse

John Rodgers, the father of Eastern Washington University offensive tackle Jake Rodgers, died today after he collapsed in the Roos Field stands in the final minutes of Eastern’s game against …

Gateway project still a dream at EWU

Patience doesn’t come naturally for Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves. Better than anyone, Chaves can relate to the restlessness of Eagles football fans. Many are waiting impatiently for the …

Gateway project still a dream at EWU

Patience doesn’t come naturally for Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves.

Circumstances didn’t do EWU attendance any favors

Many die-hard Eastern Washington football fans were disappointed in the poor attendance – 4,277 – at last weekend’s FCS quarterfinal game against Jacksonville State, especially in a year when regular-season …

Eastern’s attendance ‘incredible’

When asked how hosting at least two football playoff games this season will help the bottom line, Eastern Washington University athletic director Bill Chaves didn’t hesitate. “It really doesn’t,” said …

EWU Gateway Project schematics shown

The Gateway is half open, and Mike Westfall doesn’t intend to stop now. Eastern Washington Universtity’s vision for a multimillion-dollar, multiuse facility came into sharper focus this month – partly …

EWU football, hoops to get new video scoreboards

Fans may look at Eastern Washington University sports in a new way this year. State-of-the-art video scoreboards will be installed at both Roos Field and Reese Court, a university official …

New turf, old foe has Eagles jazzed

Red turf … renamed playing field … Big Sky Conference opener … the hated Griz in the house. Is there any element of intrigue missing from that list for the …

You gotta love red turf, or maybe not

Eastern Washington’s new football turf? I love it. It’s wild. That ridiculous red rug? I hate it. It’s just another gimmick in a gimmicked-up world.

Marketing EWU’s red turf could be a bloody mess

Just me and the guy on the next barstool, finding something to complain about other than a pint going for 4 bucks: Me: Worst. Contest. Ever.

Names can carry big price

Roos Field? Really? Well, OK.