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It’s the Apple Cup

NCAA Football: Washington at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Apple Cup. For those who joined the bandwagon last year, welcome. For those who’ve been on the bandwagon for many more years, here we go again. Our Washington State Cougars battle the Washington Huskies tonight for state supremacy. It’s good vs. evil, gritty vs. elite, RVs vs. yachts.

It’s the Apple Cup. It’s.....

.....Bledsoe to Bobo, intended for Davis. It’s “Harvey down the sideline, look at this he’s gone!” It’s Chad Carpenter being just out of bounds. It’s the backwards pass—or so they officially ruled—that began a circus scene in Martin Stadium. It’s Andrew Furney and Nico Grasu hitting two of the greatest field goals in WSU history. It’s Ryan Leaf and his 1997 crew of Cougs holding up roses as WSU fans stormed the field in Husky Stadium.

It’s the late Elson Floyd telling the Martin Stadium crowd, “WE KICKED THE HUSKIES OUT OF THIS PLACE!”

It’s Kevin Lopina to Jared Karstetter, Alex Brink to Brandon Gibson, and Brock and Sam Huard name it—they threw it to Cougar players a combined eight times.

It’s Gary Larsen dancing above Sonny Sixkiller after another sack. It’s the 1982 all-crimson Apple Cup that kept UW out of the Rose Bowl. It’s Jim Walden telling the world that, after UW complained about playing the Apple Cup late at night, when it gets dark, the good folks in Pullman simply turn on the lights.

It’s divided homes, purple vs. crimson, dogs vs. (ferocious) cats. It’s a fight over a medical school.

It’s WSU vs. UW, the Apple Cup. It’s nerves, energy, emotion, anger, euphoria, dread, excitement, relief, regret and plenty of other emotions.

Go Cougs.

Apple Cup weekend gets off to a great start

Cougs close regular season with sweep over 24th-ranked Huskies - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. — Laura Jansen finished Senior Night with a team-high 15 kills and Katy Ryan added 12 kills with zero errors (12-0-19, .632) as 25th-ranked Washington State volleyball (22-9, 14-6 Pac-12) wrapped up the 2022 regular season with a 27-25, 27-25, 25-20, sweep over 24th-ranked Washington (20-10, 12-8 Pac-12), in front of a record crowd Friday night in Bohler Gym.



'This is not just another game': Washington State plays to retain Apple Cup against No. 12 Washington | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Washington State captured an Apple Cup victory last year and marked the occasion with a wild celebration on the field at Husky Stadium.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against No. 12 Washington | The Spokesman-Review
Story of the game …

The pick: Why Washington State will beat No. 12 Washington | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Washington State is taking a new approach to its rivalry series with Washington.

Commentary: Cougars, Huskies can choose their own adventure at this year's Apple Cup | The Spokesman-Review
MARRAKECH, Morocco – Look to your left and read the dateline, dear readers. Does that look like the home of the Washington State Cougars? Through a bizarre mix-up at SeaTac International Airport, your intrepid columnist ended up on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

'It's something we dreamed about as kids': Washington State DBs, Gonzaga Prep grads Armani Marsh, Sam Lockett III look for another state title | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – In 2015, Armani Marsh and Sam Lockett III held down key roles in Gonzaga Prep’s secondary and boosted the Spokane program to a class 4A state championship.

Washington Cougars v. Huskies: Here's hoping for another Apple Cup to remember
Jim Moore: Apple Cup memories and crazy stories from Pullman before the Washington-Washington State game.

Huskies look to continue climb with Apple Cup win over Cougars | KOMO
Now that the turkey and stuffing is devoured, next up on the menu: apples.


WSU Offense Powers Cougs to Victory, School Record - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jabe Mullins scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting — 6 of 8 from 3-point range — TJ Bamba added 18 points and Washington State hit a program record 19 3-pointers Friday as the Cougars beat Detroit Mercy 96-54.