On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, three Washington state school teams (not two), the EWU Eagles, the WSU Cougars, and the UW Huskies, played their usual football games.
The WSU Cougars lost to Oregon State 52-24; this achievement won The Spokesman-Review recognition of a front-and-center story on page 1 of the Sports section, with two color photos.
The UW Huskies lost to Oregon 45-24. Their performance garnered a story plus color photo above the fold, on page 1 as well.
The EWU Eagles’ decisive victory, 35-14, over the University of North Dakota was relegated to the right hand lower corner of page 1 below the fold without a photo.
The Eagles truly are our home team. You have to travel to watch WSU or UW play at home.
Furthermore, EWU’s performance was hardly a fluke. If we look at the conference records of these three teams, only EWU is undefeated in its conference (2-0).
Come on, Spokesman-Review. Give credit where credit is due and recognition when earned.
Next week, I expect to see an Eagles victory plastered front and center on page 1 of the Sports Section – above the fold.