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Spirited events await Cougs at Holiday Bowl

It’s official. Washington State University’s football team will compete against the University of Texas Longhorns in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The game will kick off at 5 p.m. and be televised live by ESPN.

“We’re obviously very happy with the success of the program… and with the hospitality the Holiday Bowl has shown teams in the past,” WSU athletic director Jim Sterk said.

WSU will earn at least $2 million, which it will share with other Pac-10 teams.

With early orders, the Cougars have nearly accounted for their initial allotment of 11,500 tickets and have asked for 2,000 more to be sure they can cover the student allotment. Any tickets that remain can be found by going to and clicking on the prompt for tickets.

Tickets for a pregame party sponsored by the Alumni Association can be purchased through Tickets West at 800-325-7328 or ticketswest. com. The party will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot.

Tickets, which must be purchased by Monday, Dec. 22, cost $42, or $20 for children age 4-12. The price includes food, drinks and entertainment, including the WSU Marching Band, Spirit Squad and Butch, the Cougar mascot.

Also planned are team days at SeaWorld Dec. 26 and the San Diego Zoo Dec. 28, a pep rally 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 29, a parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 30, and a battle of the bands 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 30.

More event information can be found at

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