PULLMAN, Wash. — A full slate of pre-game activities awaits fans this weekend as the Cougars of Washington State University play host to the 97th edition of the Apple Cup at Martin Stadium.

But the annual cross-state football match-up between WSU and the UW at 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 20) isn’t the only game in town this weekend.  Cougar basketball will make its seasonal campus debut on Friday at Beasley Coliseum, where the women’s team will take on Boise State at 6 p.m. and the men’s team will go up against Montana State at 8 p.m.

Friday also will mark the final 2004 “Feast of the Arts Dinner” from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Todd Hall Dining Room. Hosted by Gene Fritz, renowned WSU School of Hospitality Business Management chef and his students, the event features a four-course meal complimented with wines from some of Washington’s finest wineries.  Diners will meet alumni vintners from across Washington, listen to WSU’s finest musicians and vocalists, and see art exhibits from the WSU Museum of Art. Tickets are $50. Advanced reservations are required and can be made online through the WSU Web site.

Saturday’s campus events will include a “Celebration of Washington Wines,” presented by the Viticulture and Enology Club of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The wine-tasting is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Ensminger Agricultural Pavilion, across the street from the Lewis Alumni Centre. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, contact Robert Scholes, 509-335-6967.

Also on Saturday, the final installment of this season’s “Cougar Conversations,” – free one-hour classes presented by WSU world-class professors – will conclude with four classes in two sessions at the Compton Union Building.

The 1 p.m. session will feature “Perception: The Science of Art and the Art of Science,” offered in CUB 224, and “Sometimes the Teacher… Always the Student – Wheat breeding is where science meets reality,” offered in CUB 214-216.

The 2 p.m. session will feature “DNA, WSU and You,” in CUB 232, and “Wine Tasting 101,” in CUB 220.

To learn more about Apple Cup weekend on campus and to make reservations for the “Festival of the Arts Dinner,” visit www.football-weekends.wsu.edu.