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Eastern Washington University prepares for big game

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CHENEY, Wash. -

Eastern Washington University is getting ready to play their rival, the University of Montana. The impact of that game goes far beyond the field.

Bailie has been in band all four years at Eastern, and she thinks the best part about being an Eagle is the sense of the community. That school spirit isn't over after graduation -- Eastern games have been selling out year after year, and they mostly have returning alumni to thank for that. No matter what happens with the University of Montana tomorrow, it's a big win for the city of Cheney.

These alumni are coming from near and far, but the Eastern pride is felt year-round by the people who live in Cheney too. It's a college town supported by its university, and a university supported by the town.

Bailie spoke about the special relationship between Cheney and EWU. She said, "There's something special about the community. It brings people together."

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