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EWU at Florida football opener canceled


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 3:10pm

CHENEY—The biggest scheduled “money” game between a FCS and FBS school in 2020 is no more. Eastern Washington football’s season opener at Florida was canceled Thursday after the Southeastern Conference announced its football teams would only be competing in a 10-game conference schedule this fall.

The game, originally planned for Sept. 5, would’ve earned the Eagles a $750,000 check for making the trek to Gainesville. FBS schools often pay FCS schools to come play a game, and the $750,000 was to be the largest in college football this fall.

A decision on whether to reschedule the...

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