May 21, 2010

EWU to rename Woodward Field

Saw this on the KREM 2 website.

CHENEY -- Red turf isn't the only change planned for Eastern Washington University's football field. The school also plans the change the name of the field after graduate Michael Roos.

Known as Woodward Field for 73 years, EWU will change the name to Roos Field this fall. Roos played on the offensive line at Eastern from 2001-2005 and now stars for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.

Roos recently donated $500,000 to make the red turf possible at EWU. He also raises money for the school every year through the Michael Roos Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be able to acknowledge in this manner the incredible contributions Michael has made to Eastern Washington University,” said Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves. “We felt this was the most appropriate honor we could give him."

The date for the dedication of Roos Field is yet to be determined.

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