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2018 Apple Cup – Special coverage at The Spokesman-Review

2018 Apple Cup – Special coverage at The Spokesman-Review


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The 2018 Apple Cup college football game between the No. 16 Washington Huskies and the No. 7 Washington State Cougars takes place on Friday, Nov. 19 at Martin Stadium in Pullman. You can watch the game on Fox.

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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of Washington marching band who were en route to perform at the Apple Cup football game against Washington State University.

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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Wherever this season ends for the Cougars, all 17 outgoing Washington State seniors will lament the opportunity that passed them by Friday night under snowy skies in Pullman.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf in Pullman.


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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

With just about everything ahead of the game going in Washington State’s direction – 10-1 record, good health, home field, the best quarterback Mike Leach has had at WSU, a top-25 defense to go with the nation’s top passing attack that helped put up 69 points a week earlier – he had no counter for the Huskies.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

After another no-doubt Apple Cup victory, a few Washington Huskies slid headfirst onto the snowy Martin Stadium field. A few others made snow angels.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse could produce.

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Difference makers from Washington’s 28-15 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

For those watching at home on Fox’s broadcast, the weather wasn’t a factor. It was the combination of Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and the Fox production that made it tougher to watch.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Once the band exited stage left, the plow crews began work of allowing fans to again see the yard lines and end zones in the 111th Apple Cup.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

The failed WSU drive was set up by a Skyler Thomas interception of Jake Browning.

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Final stats and game book from the Apple Cup.

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Mike Leach explains what went wrong in Washington State’s 45-10 loss to Washington.

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Apple Cup game notes, courtesy of WSU Athletics.


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Washington State announced earlier this year that Steve Gleason will be the lone Hall of Fame inductee this year, and that he would be honored during a home game this season. Well, it’s been apparent that the game would be the Apple Cup since it’s…

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Washington State released its Apple Cup game notes, which includes an updated depth chart. The big changes are that River Cracrat is back as the starting Y receiver, Gerard Wicks is again listed as the No. 2 running back and Marcellus Pippins is listed as…

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Here is a video of Mike Leach addressing the media during Washington State’s Monday press conference, courtesy of WSU Athletics. A transcription of the highlights is available after the jump.

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I have seen a total of two WSU/UW football games, and the Cougars won both. That has to be unusual if not unique. Oh, yeah. The games in question were played in 1988 and 1997. What’s your Apple Cup record? I’ll offer the nonfan an…

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The Apple Cup didn’t go as planned for the Cougars, who fell, 27-17 in Seattle. While the defense had possibly its best half of the season to start the game, holding the Huskies to just a field goal, but couldn’t keep it up in the…

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Washington State football coach Mike Leach spoke to reporters after the Apple Cup. Select quotes after the jump. …

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Game notes courtesy of WSU Athletics after the jump. …

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1988: WSU 32, UW 31. (Pullman) 1997: WSU 41, UW 35. (Seattle) How about you?

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Courtesy of WSU Athletics. WSU-Butler Final Book

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From Seattle — Former Spokesman-Review reporter Christian Caple now covers the Washington Huskies for the Tacoma News Tribune. That means he’ll be in the booth for tomorrow’s Apple Cup. Caple was generous enough to share his knowledge of both teams by answering five questions about…

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Courtesy of WSU Athletics WSU 13FB Game Notes – Game 12

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Jake Bisset brings a quiet confidence to Yakima Speedway this weekend as he prepares for the 47th Annual Apple Cup late model event.

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — Since this is, unfortunately, turning into one of the bigger talking points from the Apple Cup at this point, this post is to note that CougCenter has posted video of a fan apparently striking a Washington Huskies player identified as Austin…

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — Each Sunday morning, we recap the coverage of the previous day’s game. Well, it’s Saturday morning. But in case you hadn’t heard, there was a football game here yesterday. It went well for the home team. Read on.

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — It’s a happier tale of the tape this time for WSU, as we break down the Cougars’ 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — Here’s a partial transcript of Mike Leach’s postgame comments after WSU’s 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.

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Andrew Furney’s 27-yard field goal in overtime gives Washington State an unlikely 31-28 win over Washington in the Apple Cup on Friday in Pullman. Click here for the story. Tell us what you thought of the game.

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a happy Thanksgiving. We’ll keep the links short today. It is a holiday, after all. Read on.

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COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — The final practice of the season was a brief, light one for the Washington State football team, as they practiced for under two hours and bypassed their usual Thursday Night Football portion. Quarterback Connor Halliday and defensive end/linebacker Travis Long did…

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Whether you’re a Husky or a Coug, this week’s news quiz is playing into your hands. One lucky winner will score four tickets plus a parking pass to the Nov. 23 Apple Cup football game in Pullman. Enter here, and you’re in the running for…

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COUGARS The Pac-12 released its early television schedule on Thursday, and the times and TV information for two more of Washington State’s games are now known. Read on for more.

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At least they are in the two Apple Cup football games yours truly has witnessed in person. One of the WSU victories took place at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The other was at Husky Stadium in Seattle. I realize that is not a huge number…

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Washington State head coach Ken Bone, right, argues with referee Greg Nixon about a possession call during the first half of the Cougars’ 78-61 win over Arizon State Jan. 20 in Pullman. Now, Bone has written a letter to the Daily Evergreen urging students to…

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Washington State University police had their hands full at the Apple Cup, arresting more than two dozen people and ejecting nearly three dozen from the game last Saturday.Campus police report there were 18 arrests and 30 ejections that they know of during and after Saturday’s…

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Paul Wulff will return for his fourth year as head football coach at Washington State. Wulff and athletic director Bill Moos met Sunday afternoon and Wulff was told the news. In a round-about way. First the two talked about the Apple Cup, the good and…

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At Washington State University today, crews worked to clear the snow from Martin Stadium in preparation for the Apple Bowl Saturday between Washington State and Washington. (Photo courtesy of WSU media relations/Facebook page.Question: Are you still interested in the outcome of the Apple Cup, despite…

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Monday Poll: 50 of 110 respondents (45.45%) voted that Washington State should keep football coach Paul Wulff, no matter what happens at the Apple Cup. An additional 16 of 110 respondents (14.55%) said Wulff should be retained as coach, if the Cougs beat Washington. However,…

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2008 Yakima Fall Classic winner and past late model champion, Mike Longton, jumped out to the lead at lap 48 of the 44th Annual Yakima Speedway Apple Cup and never looked back en route to the victory.

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Jason Fraser dreamed of one day joining the list of winners who’ve achieved Apple Cup glory. Now that his name is forever etched on that list the driver of the Brokk Rentals Chevrolet returns to Central Washington looking to double-up in the Northwest’s premier season-opening…

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Not that anyone should be surprised to learn that money drives the decisions around big-time college athletics, but how will Seattle go over as the permanent home of the Apple Cup? WSU has more alums in the Puget Sound region than they do in Eastern…

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