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The stakes and fun keep building
November 14, 2007

Photo: Jay Miller, left and Kelly Hinz have enjoyed a 12-year Husky-Cougar rivalry that escalates each year at Apple Cup time. (Photo courtesy of Gary Hintz).

Nothing better exemplifies the ongoing Cougar-Husky rivalry than the annual Apple Cup football contest, which will be played in Seattle on Nov. 24.


Boasting, bets and braggadocio typify the exchanges between partisans of the two schools, and yet two alums have taken their long-running barbs and challenges to new heights.

Kelly Hintz (WSU, B.A., ‘93) and Jay Miller (UW, B.A., ‘94) have been … » More …

Boeing to sponsor 100th WSU-UW game
September 8, 2007

PULLMAN – At the turn of the 20th century, football teams from the University of Washington and Washington State University met in competition for the very first time. Around that same period, William E. Boeing left Yale University engineering school to head West and, ultimately, lead the state of Washington to the forefront of the aviation industry.

More than 100 years have now passed and the Washington – Washington State University rivalry, termed the Apple Cup beginning in 1962, and Boeing have evolved into two highly recognizable brands.

Boeing, in partnership with the … » More …

Prof heads sled for Cascade contest
January 20, 2006

According to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Dog only comes around once every 12 years, and this is it. But in Margaret Black’s world, it’s always the year of the dog. With 21 purebred Siberian huskies to care for, how could it be otherwise?This weekend Black, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is scheduled to compete in the Snow Dog Super Mush in Conconully in the Northern Cascades near Omak. It’s possible that a shoulder strain she suffered earlier this month in a sledding accident will sideline her dogs for this race, but since this is the mushing season, there’s another race on … » More …

Cougars greet Huskies at entrance to the city
November 22, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will welcome its cross-state rival, the University of Washington, this weekend with a banner that reads: “The Cougars Welcome the Huskies. Rivals on the Field, Partners for the State.” It will be placed at the entrance to Pullman from Highway 195, just down the road from Hawthorne Suites Hotel.The banner is a key part of WSU President V. Lane Rawlins’ efforts to work with colleagues at the UW to further the cause for funding of higher education in Washington state.Rawlins worked with former UW President Richard McCormick and continues the effort with Interim President Lee Huntsman to get the … » More …