Eagles' gridiron rise chronicled in 'Taking Flight'
Former Cheney Free Press reporter uses stories, interviews to recount Eastern Washington's unlikely rise to national football power
Last updated 2/13/2020 at 6pm
MILLWOOD – Seldom does someone get a chance to chronicle history from an up close and personal view.
For over 12 years, former Cheney Free Press staff reporter Paul Delaney spent Saturday afternoons on the sidelines at Eastern Washington University covering Eagles football. He watched and recorded as the field changed from Woodward to Roos, the turf from green to red and the Eagles program from a competitive Big Sky Conference team to a national powerhouse.
Delaney has chronicled that metamorphosis in the book "Taking Flight: The Incredible story of Eastern Washington University football...