Fans Could Make All the Difference This Weekend for EWU - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Eastern Washington Football

Fans Could Make All the Difference This Weekend for EWU

© A loud and rowdy home crowd could do wonders for Eastern Washington in the FCS Playoffs (Photo: SWX) © A loud and rowdy home crowd could do wonders for Eastern Washington in the FCS Playoffs (Photo: SWX)
CHENEY, Wash. -

Two years ago Eastern Washington got some lucky breaks to host the FCS playoffs all the way up to the national championship game in Frisco, Texas. This year, though, they do not need luck.

The Eagles are a No. 2 seed this time around, meaning they have home field advantage throughout the playoffs – as long as they keep winning and get into the title game.

Eastern Washington hosts Wagner on Saturday. Having the hometown fans in the stands at Roos Field could make all the difference.

"We love our fans," said junior defensive back Allen Brown. "As much as they do for us, we want to put on a show every week. It's probably the reason why we keep our games close. We want to keep our fans in the stands."

All kidding aside now.

"All year [the fans] have been very supportive," said quarterback Vernon Adams. "Even on away games we had way more fans than Portland State out there. It's very helpful when they're in the game and cheering for us. We do it for the fans and we do it for Cheney."

At last check on Wednesday tickets were still available for Saturday's game on The Inferno. Tickets range from $10 to $20 depending on location within the stadium.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Eastern WashingtonEWUMore>>

  • NAIA World Series bracket revealed; all games Live on SWX

    NAIA World Series bracket revealed; all games Live on SWX

    The defending champion Lewis-Clark State Warriors will look to win their 19th NAIA World SeriesThe defending champion Lewis-Clark State Warriors will look to win their 19th NAIA World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket – PDF | Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the seeds and bracket for the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).

    >>

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket – PDF | Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the seeds and bracket for the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).

    >>
  • 2015-16 Academic Progress Rates released by the NCAA

    2015-16 Academic Progress Rates released by the NCAA

    Courtesy: Washington AthleticsCourtesy: Washington Athletics

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga's athletic programs continued to thrive in the latest release of the Academic Progress Rate by the NCAA on Wednesday with seven teams earning a perfect 1,000 score and all GU teams combining for a 997 mark. That mark is tied for the second-best combined average for any school in the nation, behind only the Ivy League's Dartmouth.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga's athletic programs continued to thrive in the latest release of the Academic Progress Rate by the NCAA on Wednesday with seven teams earning a perfect 1,000 score and all GU teams combining for a 997 mark. That mark is tied for the second-best combined average for any school in the nation, behind only the Ivy League's Dartmouth.

    >>
  • Nick Booker hired as EWU's associate head men’s basketball coach

    Nick Booker hired as EWU's associate head men’s basketball coach

    Courtesy: EWU AthleticsCourtesy: EWU Athletics

    With seven years of NCAA Division I basketball experience, Nick Booker has been hired as the associate head coach on the staff of new Eastern Washington University men's basketball head coach Shantay Legans.   Booker spent the 2016-17 season at his alma mater, Davidson College, as director of basketball operations. The previous six seasons he was at UC Irvine in California, including the last five as an assistant coach.   As a player and coach, he has been...

    >>

    With seven years of NCAA Division I basketball experience, Nick Booker has been hired as the associate head coach on the staff of new Eastern Washington University men's basketball head coach Shantay Legans.   Booker spent the 2016-17 season at his alma mater, Davidson College, as director of basketball operations. The previous six seasons he was at UC Irvine in California, including the last five as an assistant coach.   As a player and coach, he has been...

    >>