September 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 21

EWU's athletic gains worth more than just a check

In our opinion

Back on Aug. 31 when Vernon Adams’ touchdown run with 23 seconds remaining helped propel Eastern Washington to a stunning 49-46 upset victory over Oregon State, the news shocked the college football world.

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After all, the only thing the Eagles were to leave Corvallis with besides their battered, bruised and bloodied frames in what Oregonian columnist Ken Goe has now famously termed a “body bag” game was the nearly $500,000 promised payday.

Nichols State, a fellow Football Championship Subdivision team was massacred 77-3 last year at Reser Stadium and EWU was crushed 56-17 in their 2006...

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