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Cougar Cruiser keeps spirit alive statewide through summer

By Christopher Shaw, from

cruiser-250PULLMAN, Wash. – Megan Thompson and Mylan Evenson didn’t need any convincing as to the depth of school spirit at Washington State University. But when the WSU Athletics student interns hit the road earlier this month in WSU’s Cougar Cruiser, even they were shocked at the widespread and enthusiastic response from the crimson faithful.

To illustrate, consider this tale from the mean streets of Seattle…

Mylan,-left,-and-MeganWhile stuck in rush-hour traffic, Thompson and Evenson rolled down their windows and soon heard someone yell, “Go.” A moment later they head someone else yell, “Cougs.” The beloved game-day chant, it seems, can erupt anywhere, at anytime.

This is the third straight summer that athletics has put the Cougar Cruiser on the road to create a buzz in the slow days before football season. Together, the interns are driving all over the state, attending various events and handing out Cougar posters and more.

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