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What was WSU's Golden Age?

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There have been a couple great periods of Cougar athletics, which is the best?

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With the Mad Men finale on Sunday ending the so-called "Golden Age" of modern television, I thought it would interesting to discuss what is the modern day "Golden Age" for WSU athletics. What era gave us the greatest Cougar moments?

Was it the late 1970s and early 1980s (George Raveling and the Holiday Bowl)? Or the late 1990s and early 2000s? Some would say two Rose Bowls trump the awfulness of the Paul Graham/Steve Farrington era.

Personally, I would go with the late '80s/early '90s. You had John Olerud and Aaron Sele killing it for Cougar baseball. We got three bowl games, Drew Bledsoe, Air Erickson and the Palouse Posse. Don't forget that Kelvin Sampson gave us a terrific and exciting brand of basketball as well. We even had a hot tub in Friel Court! It truly was the best of times.

What do you guys think, when was the "Golden Age" of WSU sports?

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