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EWU's 2014 fall football camp gets underway

Earliest start ever for team as they prepare for Aug. 23 Roos Field opener vs. Sam Houston


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Eastern Washington's Mario Brown (5) and Steve Forgette (70) celebrated Brown's third quarter touchdown that helped rally the Eagles from a 21-0 deficit and take their first lead, 24-21 over Towson last Dec. 21 at Roos Field in an FCS semifinal playoff game. The visitors would stage their own rally to win the game 35-31 in the final 17 seconds. Since then, the Eagles have eagerly awaited the start of fall camp, their first game Aug. 23 at Roos versus Sam Houston, and hopefully another deep playoff run.

It's been seven months ­- 222 days to be exact - since Eastern Washington University football players left foggy Roos Field stunned by another gut-wrenching loss, 35-31 to Towson, in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinal playoffs.

The journey on the road that hopefully leads back to a do-over starts earlier than ever as football practice for the Eagles begins today, July 31 at 9 a.m. on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields.

All efforts point to the Saturday, Aug. 23 start of the nation's college football season that kicks off here in Cheney at 12:30 p.m. against FCS r...

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