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The tailgate atmosphere is always festive in Cheney. The tailgate atmosphere is always festive in Cheney.
CHENEY, Wash. -

It's always a great atmosphere in Cheney when it comes to the Eagles, and the tailgate is no exception.

Many of Eagles came with several generations of alumni, and even some future Eastern students.

These fans were in it for the long haul Saturday, getting geared up with some warm clothes for a good, old-fashioned tailgate.

The Eagles band kicked off festivities in the morning.

Music, food and fans made the perfect combination for an Eagles tailgate.

Some from the Eagles fans camped overnight and others came bright and early around 7:00 a.m.

It's an experience that could not keep the Montana Grizz fans away, and a tradition that could not be ruined by the rain.

Frigid temperatures had fans fired up to stay warm and soak up the tailgate atmosphere.

"Hasn't put a damper on us. I was down at the Apple Cup last week that was like 5 degrees and this is way better than that," said Eagles fan James Edwards.

"With yet another sold out game you've got a number of folks that are here tailgating and having a good time connecting with friends and family and just coming out to support the Eags," said Eagles fan Matthew Pederson.

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