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Dad’s Weekend at WSU features football, basketball, much more

PULLMAN, Wash. – Cougar Pac-12 conference football and a regional men’s basketball matchup will take center stage Saturday, Nov. 10, as Washington State University celebrates Dad’s Weekend and Armed Forces Day with a full slate of events for fans of all ages.

The Cougars will host Eastern Washington University in men’s basketball 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Beasley Coliseum, followed by a 7:30 p.m. conference football matchup between the Cougs and the UCLA Bruins at Martin Stadium.

A few highlights

Weekend’s activities kick into full swing on Friday with a number of events, including:

  • Cougar Football Luncheon at Banyan’s On the Ridge at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club
  • Ultimate Fight Night demonstration by the WSU Fencing Club and the Kyokushin Karate Club at Butch’s Den in the CUB
  • Feats of Strength Powerlifting Competition, where fathers and sons can team up in pairs to see who’s best in bench presses, squats and deadlifts in the Student Recreation Center
  • A performance of “Of Mice and Men” at the Jones Theater in Daggy Hall
  • Country artists Scotty McCreery and Jana Kramer in concert at Beasley Coliseum

A full list of scheduled events and activities for the Dad’s Weekend, is available online at

Snow and cold temperatures

Visitors and fans are reminded, there’s a chance of snowfall forecast for much of the region throughout Friday. Temperatures Saturday evening are forecast to drop into the low 20s or high teens. Drivers are asked to exercise caution traveling to and from Pullman, and football fans should be prepared for below-freezing conditions in Martin Stadium during the game.

Additionally, drivers traveling to Pullman along State Route 26 should be aware that Airport Road, a popular cutoff route for many motorists traveling through Colfax, is closed until March.

Parking permits and traffic

Also, because both basketball and football games will be played on Saturday, parking is expected to be more limited than usual. Only football parking permits will be considered valid on Saturday. Basketball parking permits will not be considered valid for this weekend’s game.

Recreational vehicle parking permits for the football game have been sold out, but there are a number of options available for fans. RV parking information is available online here.

Those who plan to drive on campus are reminded that Stadium Way will be closed between NE Orchard Drive and Grimes Way from 3:30 p.m. until one hour after the football game. Park and Ride’s North and South routes will operate beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The buses will stop most frequently at Park and Rides No. 1 (Valley Road Play Fields) and No. 2 (Chief Joseph).

Additionally, three churches north of Beasley Coliseum will have parking available on a donation basis. For more parking information, visit here.

For more information on the Park and Rides, please visit A map of Park and Ride locations is available here.


Park and Ride Routes

North Route:
• Park and Ride #1: Valley Road Playfields
• Park and Ride #2: Chief Joseph
• Park and Ride #3: WSU Research Park
• Park and Ride #5: Pullman Aquatic Center
South Route:
• Park and Ride #1: Valley Road Playfields
• Park and Ride #2: Chief Joseph
• Park and Ride #6: Living Faith Fellowship
Disability parking will be available for game patrons in the Fine Arts Parking Garage. A WSU-issued disability parking permit, state-issued disability placard or disability license plate is required.