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Improved bowl ticket strategy

Though it’s not yet certain which bowl game the Cougars will attend, the WSU football team is poised to enjoy its fourth bowl appearance in the last seven seasons.Tickets will go on sale to the public, via TicketsWest, for the bowl game once the Cougars have accepted an invitation. In an effort to improve the bowl game ticketing process, ticket request forms already have been sent to 34,755 individuals and corporations that have accrued points and ranking within the WSU ticket priority system, usually because they have long association with the university as volunteers, season ticket holders and/or donors. “With the recent success of the … » More …

Liquor sales corked during home games

Washington State University will join a trend among major universities nationally by updating its alcohol policy to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages at events associated with home football weekends.Beginning this season, WSU will limit alcohol sales at pregame functions to beer and wine only. No alcoholic beverages will be served at Hollingberry Fieldhouse after the game begins. This includes halftime and postgame events. Food still will be sold at the fieldhouse before all games and following afternoon games.University officials decided to modify the alcohol policy to address liability concerns and to help guarantee a family-friendly atmosphere at Cougar home football games. “We think this … » More …

Indoor practice facility nears completion

We’re all familiar with Pacific Northwest weather in the winter and spring, especially around the Palouse region: cold, windy, and wet (even icy). Such an environment can make for uncomfortable sport seasons, weather-wise, hampering effective preparation for the spring contests.In those seasons past, the Cougar football team had to travel to the University of Idaho to practice indoors, and the baseball and golf teams traveled “down the hill” to Lewiston and its milder clime. But with WSU’s new indoor practice facility — the white domed, environmentally controlled indoor sports facility next to Bailey Field — these and other teams can thumb their collective noses at … » More …

Cougs get ready for Seattle; 45,000 tickets and counting

The Cougars football team, which has received unprecedented national attention and ranking, will open its season noon Saturday, Aug. 31, against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the newly constructed Seattle Seahawk Stadium.In fact, it will be the first official contest to be played in the stadium.The Cougs were recently ranked 11th by Associated Press in its preseason poll, and 14th by USA Today/ESPN in the coach’s preseason poll. General public ticket sales have already exceeded 45,000, not including 7,000 seats for students. The stadium will seat 67,000. To date, WSU#s largest home crowds were 40,306 for Stanford in Pullman in 1976 and 50,000 for Ohio … » More …

Alabama replaces WSU Nov. 30 in Hawaii

WSU football coaches were happy to learn Friday (June 28) that the Cougs won’t be traveling to Hawaii on Nov. 30, as originally scheduled. Instead, Alabama has announced it will replace WSU as Hawaii#s opponent in Honolulu. The Cougars wanted out of the game after switching their Nov. 17 road game at UCLA to Dec. 7 so they could participate in a national ABC-TV tripleheader. WSU coaches didn#t want to play University of Washington in Pullman Nov. 23, then have to travel to and from Hawaii for a nonconference game before playing UCLA in a game that is expected to have bowl consequences. The Alabama-Hawaii … » More …