Eagles, Bearkats begin season in nationally televised FCS Kickoff game at Roos Field
The red turf at Roos Field, nicknamed "The Inferno," might just really live up to its name.
The likely dry heat of August will replace the cold of December in the Northwest and the humidity of fall in the Southeast as Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State University renew their recent football rivalry in the inaugural ESPN FCS Kickoff, Saturday, Aug. 23 in Cheney.
News of the switch to an earlier season kickoff date for the game confirms an earlier story written by FCS Executive Director Craig Haley. "ESPN's desire to have a Saturday devoted to FCS coverage prior to the start of FBS acti...