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What is your dream home-and-home football matchup

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 Washington State at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Early July is typically a quiet period for college football ahead of the start of fall camps, however, it can be a popular time for future schedule announcements. Teams are always scheduling home-and-home matchups for some time in the next decade and what better way to generate some buzz for the upcoming season than to announce an opponent for eight years from now.

WSU has an interesting history with home-and-homes. And by that, I mean that the few notable ones that the Cougars have participated in have never come to fruition. Or came to 50% fruition with the return home visit to Pullman never happening.

That could be changing with BYU visiting this year and Wisconsin scheduled to visit Pullman in 2023. Future home-and-homes with Kansas, Kansas State, and Mississippi State are also on the schedule, though those home games are scheduled for 2027, 2029, and 2031.

Let’s pretend that we live in a world where 1. WSU can reach an agreement with any school for a home-and-home AND 2. The opposing team actually makes the trek to Pullman. Under those circumstances, who would you schedule if you were Pat Chun for a day?

You could choose a college football powerhouse to make the Alabama’s of the world travel to Pullman. Or maybe a formerly prominent name program like Texas. Or, maybe you think with your vacation cap on and pick a visiting game location that doubles as a great long weekend.

With 130 FBS teams, there is no shortage of options. Who is your dream home-and-home?

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Swimming:

Enjoying the view | Sports | lmtribune.com
If you ask Washington State swimmer Taylor McCoy how she came to adopt the backstroke as her specialty, she might talk initially about the chicken and the egg. Does she like that stroke because she’s good at it? Or is she good at it because she likes it?

Golf:

Locally: | The Spokesman-Review
Two area college players, Max Sekulic of Washington State and Matthew Ruel of Gonzaga, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship by finishing first and second, respectively, in a qualifier June 29 at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman.