The first look at the red turf of Roos Field on ESPN2 tonight and all I can say is WOW. Hopefully, I can still stand to look at the screen three hours from now as No. 1 ranked Eastern Washington hosts Villanova in the NCAA Division I Football Championship semifinals in Cheney, Wa.
EWU calls its new digs "The Inferno" and the Eagles are undefeated here this season. Temperatures are suppose to dip into the 20s, from the 5 p.m. local starting weather in the 30s. At least it isn't
Updated 12-17-2010 at 07:29 PM by dcoulson
BOONE, N.C. — Pardon a few technical difficulties with the wireless Internet in the Kidd Brewer Stadium press box, but finally we're live from the much anticipated NCAA Division I Football Championship quarterfinal game between Villanova and Appalachian State.
You have the winners of four of the past five national championships meeting up for the first time on a sun-splashed day with temperatures surprisingly in the low 40s, after the area was hit with snow, ice and weather in the teens
BOONE, N.C. — The NCAA Division I Football Committee is always full of surprises and they gave us another on Sunday with the announcement of the schedule for next weekend's Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals.
Many fans expected that the epic round-of-eight battle between top-seeded Appalachian State and defending national champion Villanova would draw the Friday night slot at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN 2.
There was even speculation of that occurring as
Updated 12-05-2010 at 01:06 PM by dcoulson
The matchup between defending national champion Villanova and Stephen F. Austin is like a clash of cultures, as well as divergent teams.
You have the all-business Wildcats going against the fun-loving Lumberjacks.
SFA, led by quarterback Jeremy Moses, found their way around the bar scene last year in the quarterfinals at Missoula, Mt. and were whacked 51-0 by Montana.
The Lumberjacks committed 10 turnovers that day.
A couple of weeks later,
BOONE, N.C. — Snow was lightly falling on the field turf at Kidd Brewer Stadium as Western Illinois kicked off to Appalachian State to start this second-round FCS playoff game.
This stadium is located in one of the most beautiful settings in college football, but today is even more pretty with snow flocking the trees and rooftops and the nearby mountainsides.
I awoke to snow at my house about 7 a.m. and by the time I arrived at the stadium three hours later, the snow