head shotPULLMAN, Wash. – Fresh off an upset conference win on the road, the Washington State University football team returns this weekend to celebrate Homecoming and take on another PAC-12 opponent at 1 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 17), when they host the Beavers of Oregon State University at Martin Stadium. 

By mid-week, less than 800 tickets remained unsold. Remaining tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS.

The festivities will commence Friday night in Pullman, where all Cougar fans are invited to throw on their Crimson and Gray and enjoy the 2015 Homecoming Bonfire and pep rally beginning at 6 p.m. on Flag Lane.  Share your Cougar spirit with family and friends, meet WSU varsity athletes, have your picture taken with Butch, and cheer along with the WSU Cheer Squad and Crimson Girls.

Fans arriving between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday may want to begin the festivities at the WSU Honors’ College Homecoming BBQ. Hosted by the Honors College and its Honors Student Advisory Council (HSAC), the pre-game meal offers alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community a chance to enjoy burgers, chips, and soda–served at no charge. The event will be held near the WSU Honors Hall on NE Spokane Street. No reservations are needed.

tunnel2Also on Saturday, fans can participate in the Cougar Wine Connections Showcase Series, a wine tasting event held before each WSU home football game at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. Each event features one Cougar-connected winery/wine brand presented by winery representatives who pour their wines and share the story of their journey from Washington State University to the world of wine. This weekend’s event  will showcase Wawawai Canyon Winery, presented by Stacia and David Moffett. The event runs from from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Tickets are $5.

As always on home game weekends, Saturday’s events will include Kickoff at the CUB, featuring food and family-friendly entertainment in a festive atmosphere in the CUB senior ballroom beginning at 8 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Palouse from the ballroom balcony, watch football games from around the country, enjoy Butch and the Cougar marching band and participate in numerous giveaways and activities.

The general area of Rogers Field to the west of Martin Stadium will be the site of a number of activities, on Saturday, including Cougar Mania, the corporate tent area; Cougville, a children’s play area complete with activities and inflatables; and the Cougar Den. Food and refreshments are available in all three locations.

For a complete list of activities, see https://footballweekends.wsu.edu/events/category/wyoming/

Parking

General parking for home football games is available on campus in designated parking areas. General parking permits can be purchased online prior to game day for $15 or at the entrances to the lots on game day for $20. General parking lots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Game Day parking information and a link to a campus general parking map are available online at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/Gameday2.html. For additional information regarding general parking, call WSU Transportation Services, 509-335-PARK (7275).

Overnight RV parking permits for this weekend’s game have been sold out. Additional RV parking information is available online at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/RVParkingRegions.html.

For the convenience of those who might wish to park off-campus, WSU has teamed up with Pullman Transit to establish Park and Ride locations where fans can park vehicles for free and catch a Cougar-themed Pullman Transit bus for the ride to Martin Stadium. Buses are scheduled to arrive and depart from each location at approximately 15-minute intervals. The Park and Ride lots will be opened three hours prior to each home game. A map of Park and Ride locations is available at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/GamedayTransit.html.

Fans should also note that Stadium Way will be closed from three hours before kickoff until 1½ hours after the end of the game. Find helpful Gameday Traffic and Travel information at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/GamedayTraffic.html.

For a complete list of athletic related information: www.wsucougars.com/gameday/.

Media contact:

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu