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Eastern Washington installing red turf

Updated: February 26, 2010, 3:22 AM ET
Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- The nicknames are already flying and Eastern Washington University hasn't even begun installing its new artificial turf.

The Slaughterhouse. The Blood Rug. The Bordello Bowl.

Athletic director Bill Chaves was seeking attention last month and sure got it when he announced that the turf would be red.

"The uniqueness of the red field was able to generate an amazing amount of publicity," Chaves said.

It also has generated donations. Michael Roos, an ...

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