CHENEY -- The Eagles are making up for lost time.
Eastern Washington University has scheduled a second football game against the University of Washington, giving the Eagles games in both 2011 and 2014 versus the Huskies.
Eastern will open the 2011 season at Husky Stadium on September 3rd, then will return on September 6, 2014. The Eagles will play at Washington State in 2012 and Oregon State in 2013.
Besides games in 1907 and 1908 against Washington State, Eastern’s only other games versus Pac-10 opponents have been against Oregon State (2000 and 2006), Arizona State (2002) and California (2009).
Eastern has never played Washington.
“We are extremely excited about scheduling Washington again in 2014,” said Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves. “Given the roster makeup of our team, those two games against the Huskies affords the many student-athletes we have from the west side of the state the opportunity to play at ‘home’ against Washington.”
Chaves also said the Eagles are scheduled to play at Idaho -- also located about 90 miles from EWU’s campus -- in Moscow, Idaho, on Sept. 1, 2012.
The last time Eastern played Idaho was in 2003 when Eastern won 8-5 in the Kibbie Dome. Eastern is 5-15 all-time against its former Big Sky Conference rival, and 2-3 since the Vandals moved to FBS in 1996.