December 3, 2010

Southeast Missouri State getting ready for frozen Cheney

Eastern Washington University football and their playoff starts tomorrow on the Red Turf of Roos Field.

The first playoff game for the Inferno.

But despite the heat of the Inferno and the Red Turf, the snow is in Cheney.

And Southeast Missouri State players will be cold.

In an article from the Southeast Missourian talks about how the Redhawks are gearing up for the cold weather.

The red-hot Redhawks are set to play in a cold and snowy climate when they face off Saturday against Eastern Washington University in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. And Southeast Missouri State football players are getting some new equipment to survive the blustery Northwest conditions. It's the first playoff berth in the history of the football program, so it's the first time the Redhawks have played after Thanksgiving and in temperatures expected to dip into the low 20s.

First time playing football in the 20s?!?!Wow.

But that's not all. When they say the team is "gearing up" to play in the snow, they aren't joking. The University dropped over $20,000 on cold weather gear for the game. These include hooded capes, hats, gloves, hand warmers and other cold-weather gear.

And the best part is how the writer described Cheney.

Cheney is a cold, windy, wet place in winter, but this fall it has been especially snowy. The region set a snowfall record in November, and ground crews at Roos Field, where the Eastern Washington Eagles play, have spent the past few days clearing about a foot and a half of snow from the field and stands. Yep that pretty much sums it up.

Welcome to Cheney, Southeast Missouri State. Sorry you'll be heading home with a loss.

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