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How Martin Stadium construction will affect your game day

Because of all the new construction happening around Martin Stadium, trying to get to your seat is going to be a little harder. We're here to help you out. Plus, we share a special story in remembrance of September 11th.

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The Cougars return the Pullman for a home game for the first time since November, 2012. I think we all can remember what happened that day. If you don't, for whatever reason (I can't possibly think of any), I included a visual aid above. Since then, a lot has changed in Martin Stadium, namely, a huge shell of a building in one end zone, a new scoreboard in the other and tons of closures due to construction work. Needless to say, there will be a lot of changes that will affect walking around the campus on game day. All the information from the university is here, but I'll go ahead and give you the important information.

  • Perhaps the biggest change is for students. Because the main student entrance is closed - well... It's gone really. There's a huge trench there now - The athletic department is asking students to line up and enter at the main entrance on Stadium Way, right outside the Cougar Pride statue.
  • For tailgaters, both university sponsored options, in Hollingbery Fieldhouse and "Cougville" on Rogers Field, are still open. However, be aware that there is no access from Hollingbery or Bohler to the stadium and getting from Rogers to the stadium is a bit trickier too. Make sure to give yourself some time to get into your seat after finishing your last Busch Light/handle of Fireball.
  • Athletics is also urging you to only enter at the gate listed on your ticket. While curiously not on the official game day access plan, I have heard numerous university officials stress it on multiple occasions. Martin Stadium was tough to maneuver before the construction, it's multiple times harder now.
  • If you're interested in where you can and can't go this weekend, here's the official access map.
Moving on from this weekend, today is a day of remembrance all around America as the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. WSU is doing their part in remembering this day by reposting an article written in 2011 about the first game following the attacks. It tells the story of football player Dave Minnich, a former Marine who was chosen to lead the team out of the tunnel with the flag. It's a great story and well worth a read for everyone.

Never Forgetting 9/11 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Dave Minnich stood outside the tunnel. Ahead of him the Martin Stadium field was in view, behind, his energized Cougar Football teammates, waiting to unleash two weeks of pent-up fury.

In other, less important news there is a lot of talk about the Olympic sports, the release of the women's basketball schedule, more talk about the football win over USC and the return of everyone's favorite segment.


WSU did not disappoint on road win against USC | Sports | KLEW CBS 3 - News, Weather and Sports - Lewiston, ID
Everyone was expecting a great game when the Washington State Cougars Football team traveled to Southern California this past weekend to take on the USC Trojans, and that's exactly what they got!

USC’s conservative strategy, loss to Cougars hard to figure | College Sports | The Seattle Times
On a cloudy Saturday afternoon in mid-October, 2008, Washington State played a football game of surpassing curiosity in Pullman against USC.

Keep the credit, Mike Leach happy with Washington State win - ESPN
When an unranked team beats a ranked team, there is a knee-jerk reaction to place the blame squarely on the ranked team for "not taking care of its business." Case in point: Washington State’s win Saturday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum over the No. 25 USC Trojans

Leach says WSU focusing on Southern Utah | The Salt Lake Tribune
Washington State’s rare victory at Southern California last weekend may be huge in the eyes of fans but coach Mike Leach says his focus has shifted to playing Southern Utah.

Women's Basketball

Eleven Women’s Basketball Games To Be Televised by Pac-12 Networks - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State women’s basketball will have 11 games televised by the Pac-12 Networks throughout the 2013-14 season, the networks announced Tuesday.

Olympic Sports

Cross Country Crosses Cascades for Contest - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State men's and women's cross country teams travel to Seattle to compete at the Sundodger Invitational Saturday, Sept. 14 at Lincoln Park.

Men’s Golf Wins Season-Opening Event at Home - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University men's golf team captured the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate title to conclude play at Washington State University’s Palouse Ridge Golf Course.

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