- Created: Friday, 16 April 2021 05:45
By RICK PETERSON
It hasn't really been five years since Washburn University played a football game. It just seems that way.
The Ichabods' last game was a 57-41 MIAA victory at Nebraska-Kearney on Nov. 16, 2019, exactly 17 months as of Friday, before the entire 2020 season wiped out by COVID-19.
Washburn will finally get to line up against another team on Saturday in Golden, Colo., facing the Colorado School of Mines in a 1 p.m. controlled scrimmage.
And while it's not an official game, after more than 500 days of inactivity, the Ichabods are just as excited.
"It's definitely been a long time," Washburn junior defensive back Kevin Neal said. "(We're) 100% approaching it like it's a game. We've been working hard this whole spring, whole winter, two years -- five years it feels like -- so we're definitely treating it like it's a game."