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Monday, August 10, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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EWU football: Is it worth the costs?

Eastern Washington's football team staged its annual Red-White Game at Woodward Field on Saturday.  There were several outstanding individual performances, but all came against a defense that was woefully undermanned because of injuries.

You can read the story on the game that appeared in Sunday morning's S-R here, and check out the game notes supplied by EWU's sports information department here.

But the Eastern story that got the biggest play in Sunday's sports section was this one, which explores the costs EWU incurs in running a football program at the Division I level and poses the question whether it is financially feasible to do so in these difficult ecomonic times.

The S-R also ran this sidebar story on what changes have been made to Eastern's compliance office after obvious oversights in that previously understaffed department led directly to the sanctions the NCAA slapped on the Eagles' football program earlier this year.

Happy reading, and be sure to leave any opinions you might have on how valuable the football program at Eastern right here.



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