The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Dale Anderson

The price of keeping up


Last updated 3/9/2021 at 12:01pm

It was about 11 years ago when EWU alum and Tennessee Titan lineman Michael Roos donated $500,000 to fund a red turf project at the EWU football field. Woodward Stadium would become Roos Field because of the donation. The nickname for Roos Field and the red turf would become known as ‘The Inferno.’

The red turf is a sight to behold if you are an Eagle fan. More than one person has commented to me that they have a hard time watching the game on TV because to them it is too red. My comment has always been, “That is why it is better to watch the game live in Cheney. The TV cameras are r...

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