NCAA ruling allows Eastern Washington to wear red uniforms on re - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NCAA ruling allows Eastern Washington to wear red uniforms on red field

Eastern Washington was the beneficiary of an NCAA ruling that will allow teams to wear uniforms that match the color of fields. (Photo: EWU Athletics) Eastern Washington was the beneficiary of an NCAA ruling that will allow teams to wear uniforms that match the color of fields. (Photo: EWU Athletics)

An NCAA ruling that was seen as a win for Boise State, actually has larger ramifications, including ones for Eastern Washington.

A proposal by the Football Rules Committee that would require a team's primary uniform color from being different from than the field was denied by the NCAA's playing rules oversight panel on Thursday.

If the proposal had been accepted, Boise State would not have been able to wear its blue uniforms at home, where it plays on blue turf.

The same would have gone for Eastern Washington, who wears red uniforms at home on its red turf. The rule would have taken things a step further, as well.

"Not only was it red on red on red, but blue on blue on blue and green on green on green," Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves said. "Once those schools with green were affected, there was probably pushback. The Marshalls, Oregons, Portland States got lumped into this."

"You can't just exclude," Chaves added."If you're going to get into colors on turf, you have to look into all colors."

The issue behind the proposal was camouflaging, Chaves said. But if the ruling had passed, Chaves said that Eastern Washington would have had no problem not wearing red uniforms at home.

  • College

    • Kyle Roach named NWC Player of the Year

      Roach, a junior from Marinwood, California, becomes the 12th player in Pirate history to earn NWC Player of the Year recognition.

    • Camy Aguinaldo named NWC Freshman of the Year

      The 5-3 guard from Honolulu averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.  She led the conference in assists by a wide margin and ranked 23rd in all of NCAA Division III.

    • Bogdan Bliznyuk wins another Big Sky Player of the Week

      Bliznyuk is now 31 points from becoming just the fifth player in league history to hit the 2,000-point mark in his career after making 53.3 percent of his shots from the field last week.

    • Grizzly Sports Report. 2-19-18

      For the first time all season both the Griz and Lady Griz get swept over the weekend. Head Coach Travis DeCuire talks about where his team is at after a buzzer beater loss to Idaho while Ahmaad Rorie talks about getting to the 1,000 point club. Lady Griz Head Coach Shannon Schweyen talks about what they need to do to turn things around with three games to go and Senior Kayleigh Valley talks about sitting out the last two years with torn ACL's
    • Hull sparks Pirates' win over Willamette, 76-60

      The 4th-ranked Pirates (22-3 overall, 14-2 NWC) will now turn their attention to the NWC tournament semifinals on Thursday.

    • No. 9 Gonzaga rolls past Pepperdine, 81-67

      This win marks the 35th consecutive win for the Zags over Pepperdine dating back to 2002.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/