Preparation goes on for Eastern, Sam Houston opener, Aug. 23
Both Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State Universities are busily preparing to take the national stage and the curtain that will raise Saturday, Aug. 23 on the official start of the 2014 college football season and be telecast live on ESPN.
As the teams fine tune they do so in similar temperatures - the mid-90s in both Cheney and Hunstville, Texas - but with dynamically different barometric pressure. As the Eagles run through two-a-day practices they will do so in humidity of less than 20 percent. Some 2,100 miles away it's supposed to have been a soggy 80 percent in Huntsville.