Football Celebrations Friday in Cheney, Saturday in Spokane

NCAA Championship trophy will be unveiled in Cheney, with a parade and rally the following day in Spokane

The unveiling of the NCAA Division I Football Championship trophy and a short parade in Spokane will be the highlights of a pair of celebrations this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 21 & 22) honoring the Eastern Washington University football team.

The Eagles capped a 13-2 season by winning their last 11 games of the year and capturing the national title with a come-from-behind, 20-19 win over Delaware in the title tilt on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

Friday's event will start at 6 p.m. at Reese Court on the EWU campus in Cheney, Wash., and will be broadcast live on SWX TV (SWX Digital 6.2 in Spokane, 25.3 in the Tri-Cities & 23.3 in the Yakima area; Comcast 115; Time Warner 306; Charter 287). The event is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with doors open at 5 p.m.

Friday's celebration will also be carried live via radio on 700 ESPN "The Ticket" and Following the event, 700 ESPN "The Ticket" will re-broadcast Eastern's victory over Delaware, called by play-by-play announcer Larry Weir and analyst Paul Sorensen. Weir and Sorensen are serving as the masters of ceremonies for Friday's event.

Saturday's celebration will start at noon with a short, four-block parade starting at Washington and Main in downtown Spokane, and ending at River Park Square. A rally will follow as the City of Spokane, the Spokane County Commissioners and the community will honor the Eagles for their championship season.


National Championship Celebration Weekend Events

Come show your support for your 2010 NCAA Division I National Champion Eastern Washington University Eagle Football Team.

Rally at Reese Court

Friday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

FREE to the Public
Seating is first-come, first-serve
Doors open at 5 p.m.

See highlights of their magical season, listen to live insight on the championship run from coaches and players, and congratulate the Eagles!

Evening Events:
Get your picture taken with the National Championship trophy. Pictures will be available for download.
Meet and congratulate the Eagle coaches and players.
Meet Swoop and the Eagle cheerleaders.
Buy Official National Championship apparel.
Lock in your 2011 season tickets at the championship event.
2011 Tailgate information and more.


Spokane Community Championship Celebration

Saturday, Jan. 22, noon

FREE to the Public
Parade in Downtown Spokane
Rally at River Park Square
More details to come at

It all begins at noon with a short parade down Main Street, ending at River Park Square, where the City of Spokane, the Spokane County Commissioners and the community will honor the National Champions. Don't miss out on a chance to see the team and the trophy!

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