The College of Washington and Washington State College have agreed in precept to a five-year continuation of the storied Apple Cup soccer sequence via not less than 2028.
Subsequent 12 months’s match-up will happen on September 14, 2024 at Lumen Subject in Seattle, with the next 4 video games alternating between the varsity’s campuses: 2025 (Pullman), 2026 (Seattle), 2027 (Pullman) and 2028 (Seattle). Phrases of the settlement are nonetheless being finalized.
“The Apple Cup custom is beloved by Huskies, Cougars and soccer followers throughout Washington and past, so certainly one of my priorities has been to make sure that it continues into this new period,” stated College of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. “I am thrilled that we’ll be capable to proceed this custom, and to kick off the brand new period at Lumen Subject earlier than returning to every campus. I am grateful to Troy, our colleagues at Washington State College and our companions at First & Purpose, Inc. for collaborating to make this occur. It is a win for our followers, our universities and the state of Washington.”
This 12 months’s Apple Cup on November 25 in Seattle marks the one hundred and fifteenth assembly between the colleges, a rivalry that started in 1900.
“The Apple Cup is among the oldest and most famed rivalries in all of collegiate athletics,” stated WSU President Kirk Schulz. “For greater than a century, followers throughout the state have been circling the Apple Cup date on their calendars. We’re happy that we can proceed this beloved custom for future generations of Coug followers.”
Following custom since 1963, the winner of the sport is awarded the Apple Cup Trophy by the Governor of the state of Washington.
“We’re appreciative of the efforts that First & Purpose Inc. President Chuck Arnold and our buddies at First & Purpose have made in securing Lumen Subject for the 2024 Apple Cup,” stated WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun. “Lumen Subject is among the premier venues in all of sports activities and for our student-athletes to compete there might be a lifelong reminiscence. Whereas there may be definitely ardour on either side, there’s a frequent need to signify the good state of Washington within the annual showdown. We’re appreciative for this collaboration with Troy Dannen and the College of Washington to make sure the sport continues for years to return.”
“Whereas the panorama of intercollegiate athletics continues to alter—together with convention affiliation—the Apple Cup stays an indelible a part of our universities’ identities, and we’re thrilled to discover a framework to proceed the greater than a century custom of soccer between the colleges,” stated College of Washington Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. “This recreation means a lot to so many and we’re grateful to Washington State and Pat Chun for permitting us to achieve a mutually helpful association for the years to return.”