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Oct. 9 WSU-Oregon football game to start at 2:00 p.m.

Due to some unforseen circumstances, the WSU-Oregon football game kick-off time has been changed back to 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Martin Stadium.   The game will not be televised.

            The Cougars (3-1), coming off their 20-19 win against Arizona on Sept. 25, have a bye this weekend. Oregon (1-2) faces #25 Arizona State (4-0) on Oct. 2.  For more information, visit the WSU Cougar Athletics Web site at www.wsucougars.com.  

Alumni, students and fans kick off first home game Sept. 17

This weekend’s home football match-up against the University of Idaho will feature the return of the second annual “Cougar First Down Friday,” a collaborative event put on with the City of Pullman. <br><br>Alumni, students and fans of all ages are invited to help kick off the first Martin Stadium home game Friday evening in Pullman with a food fair, kid’s activities, street dance, local arts and crafts, sales of WSU memorabilia and much more – including a pep rally featuring Coach Bill Doba, the Cougar football team, and the Cougar Marching Band. <br><br>While on campus this weekend, fans also can take in a world-class art … » More …

Activities, festivities accompany Seattle game

Washington State University will showcase its achievements on the west side of the state on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11, in conjunction with the Cougar football game at Seattle’s Qwest Field (Seahawks stadium).“Having these activities in Seattle is vital to the university’s visibility in the important western Washington population center, home of so many of our students, alumni and friends,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. Friday, Sept. 10• College of Business and Economics Power Breakfast (see article below), 7 a.m., W Seattle Hotel. • Bon-Macy’s Second Annual Future Cougars of Color Diversity Scholarship event, fundraiser lunch, 11:30 a.m., Bon-Macy’s downtown. For tickets, … » More …

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 … » More …

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 …