TOM GILES: THIS PAST WEEKEND, MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN
EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM WELCOMED A GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS AT E-W-U, INTRODUCING AMERICA'S FAVORITE
SPORT TO THEIR FELLOW CLASSMATES...
MEGAN ABBEY: Basically it's a way to connect the
new international students that arrive on campus with
something that's a tradition in America - especially
at EWU - and that's football.
GILES: STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE WATCHED FILM,
TOURED THE LOCKER ROOM, RAN ONTO THE RED TURF AND
WENT THROUGH PRACTICE DRILLS, GETTING A FEEL FOR WHAT
ITS LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF BEAU BALDWIN'S TEAM.
WADEE KHALAF: We got a presentation about football,
what the positions are for each person and what they
GILES: THE PLAYERS AGREED - UNDERSTANDING THE GAME
OF FOOTBALL IS SOMETHING THAT'S OFTEN TIMES TAKEN
FOR GRANTED, WHICH IS WHAT MADE THE SIMPLICITY OF
SATURDAY'S EVENT SO SPECIAL...
VERNON ADAMS: They haven't even played football or
anything so it's kind of fun teaching it to them and
JAKE RODGERS: It's all about having fun and showing
them the game that we love.
AND PERHAPS ADDING A FEW MORE MEMBERS TO "TEAM RED"
ALONG THE WAY...
IN CHENEY, TOM GILES 700 ESPN.