Eastern Washington University’s football team beat the University of Delaware in Frisco, Texas, on Friday night to take the NCAA Division I Championship. The Eagles won 20-19.
FRISCO, Tex. – Eastern Washington University has been a fourth-down and fourth-quarter team throughout most of this magical college football season. The Eagles were again on Friday night.
FRISCO, Texas – As in any college locker room, posted on the wall just inside Eastern Washington’s football sanctum is the usual paper blizzard of schedules, rules compliance cautions, academic urgings and non-sequitur best-wishes from local grade schoolers (“I ran on the red turf! I (heart) money!”). Prominently apart, and yet tying it all together, is a simple, single-spaced letter, the words now a year old and the pages wrinkled by the months and moisture.
FRISCO, Texas – In any national championship game, there is a tendency among some to get caught up in the history of the two schools involved. Which, in the case of today’s NCAA Division I Championship football game between Delaware (12-2) and Eastern Washington University (12-2), might leave some of Eastern’s faithful followers a bit doubtful of their team’s chances.