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The process of replacing the turf at Roos Field has begun.

Roos Field renovation under way as work to replace turf begins

June 5, 2020

The process of “out with the old and in with the new” in regards to EWU’s famous red turf at Roos Field has begun. Construction on replacing the o...

One of the renderings of the proposed football stadium renovation. Construction will begin as soon as the $25 million is raised.

Ready or not, here comes a Roos renovation

September 6, 2019

EWU announced plans on Friday, Sept. 6 to move forward with a $25 million renovation of its football stadium. The EWU Board of Trustees unanimously approved...

The EWU football team huddles before its season opener against Washington. EWU lost 47-14.

EWU seeks red-emption in home opener

September 5, 2019

The EWU football team didn’t kick off its season with the desired results. After a 47-14 shellacking suffered at the hands of the Washington Huskies...

Woodward Field was originally constructed in 1967 for $1.5 million and was renamed Roos Field in 2010 after former Eagle lineman Michael Roos. Roos funded half of the 2010 project to bring in the iconic red turf that makes EWU's football venue different than every other in the nation.

Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

April 22, 2019

        Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his...

Roos Field's last change came in 2010 with the addition of the red turf, and was previously renovated in 2004 as part of a $4.5 million stadium overhaul. EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey will make a stadium renovation proposal to the board of trustees on May 10.

EWU students weigh in on impending Roos Field renovation proposal

April 17, 2019

In less than a month, EWU football fans will know more about the future of Roos Field. To outline the plans for an impending renovation project, Athletic...

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

April 10, 2019

As qualifiers of seven of the past 10 FCS Playoffs, the EWU football team is no stranger to program success. It is also familiar with the costs of that...

On-the-field success isn’t reaping off-the-field rewards

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

Despite a string of successful years for Eastern athletes and teams, the state of the affairs for the school’s athletic department is grim. As it stands, the future is shaping up to be a tumultuous one for EWU athletics. Bill Chaves was just hired away to the University of North Dakota to be their athletic director, leaving EWU in a time of financial hardship. That is not mea...

Gallery: EWU Spring Football Scrimmage (April. 22)

Gallery: EWU Spring Football Scrimmage (April. 22)

April 22, 2017

  Defense wins the day in EWU's second spring scrimmage on Saturday.

EWU linebackers coach Josh Fetters leading his players through a drill during spring football practice on April 11

EWU Football Springs Into Action as Practices for 2017 Season Begin

April 13, 2017

Spring is in the air, and now, so are footballs as they fly across The Inferno at Roos Field. EWU spring football practices began on April 4, and there is a l...

FCS Playoffs a ‘Break Even’ Proposition for EWU

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

EWU football finished with an overall record of 12-2 on the year they advanced to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs and had two finalists for the Walter Payton award, along with six All-Americans. With the accolades and three extra home games in the playoffs, one would think that the athletic department would make a little extra money. But, believe it or not, they do not. ...

EWU’s Rugby team may be forced off their home field

By Alla Drokina, for The Easterner

October 26, 2016

“What’s rough is that no other school is in our position, so it’s hard [for them] to find empathy for how much this could ruin our team” -Chris Skinner, EWU men’s rugby team captain

Eagles run onto Roos Field before the game against Montana State University on Sept. 18.

First win of season, 55-50

September 28, 2015

After starting the season with two road losses the fifteenth-ranked Eastern Washington Eagles returned to The Inferno, where their offense caught fire...

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