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By Paul Delaney

EWU trustees OK staying in 'Sky, D-I

Vote on athletics future will require ‘money where mouth is’ pledge for fans


Last updated 6/17/2021 at 7:33am

CHENEY — In what might be considered a strong show of support for the future of athletics at Eastern Washington University, the school’s Board of Trustees voted 6-1 during a special June 11 meeting to remain a Division I program in the Big Sky Conference.

However, the school’s governing body also included a caveat challenging fans of this level of competition that its time to put money where their loud voices have been.

Trustee Jim Murphy, referencing a full-page newspaper ad in the June 6 Spokesman Review in support of EWU remaining D-I said, ”I think there’s a built in opportuni...

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