Eastern Washington Ups The Ante When It Comes To Annoying Turf Color

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Remember those Thursday nights of being highly annoyed when your television was consumed with blue when watching Boise State play? The players are wearing blue.  The fans are wearing blue.  Even the field is blue. Well come next season, you’ll be missing those shades of blue once you feast your eyes on Eastern Washington’s red turf.

Yep, if you’re so privileged to catch an Eagles game, you’ll get to see them running around in 100 yards of blood. Oh, your eyes.


Former Eastern Washington University football standout Michael Roos of the Tennessee Titans has pledged $500,000 toward the university’s “Red Turf” project at EWU’s Woodward Field in Cheney, Wash., Eastern President Rodolfo Arévalo announced today.

The project is slated to take on a very unique twist with the installation of the red synthetic playing surface. The red artificial field will be the first of its kind, not just in NCAA Division I football, but in the entire country.

“There is no doubt that one of Boise State’s claim to fame has been their blue turf and like it or dislike it, it has certainly brought them a tremendous amount of notoriety,” said Chaves. “In a similar vein we have a tremendous opportunity at Eastern to do the same by differentiating ourselves with the red turf while providing a superior playing surface.”

Yeah, this is all fun and games now. That’s until Oregon starts to implement a turf color generator like they did with their uniforms. That’s when s@#t gets real.

Michael Roos Helping To Make Red Artificial Turf a Reality at EWU (EWU Official Athletic Site)

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