The Washington State Cougars have revealed their 2024 soccer schedule, which incorporates six dwelling video games and a neutral-site contest.
Following the departure of 10 groups to different conferences, the Washington State Cougars and Oregon State Beavers will play as the one two remaining members of the Pac-12. NCAA bylaws stipulate that conferences should have at the very least eight members. Nevertheless, there’s a two-year grace interval if a convention falls beneath the eight-team threshold.
Consequently, Washington State and Oregon State should function their soccer applications as if they’re Impartial groups, regardless that they’re technically nonetheless members of the Pac-12.
Washington State beforehand had three non-conference video games scheduled and not too long ago introduced the continuation of its Apple Cup rivalry recreation with the Washington Huskies, which is subsequent slated for Sept. 14, 2024 at Lumen Subject in Seattle, Wash.
The Cougars are set to open the 2024 season at dwelling in opposition to the Portland State Vikings on Aug. 31 earlier than touring to face the San Diego State Aztecs on a date to be decided. Washington State additionally had an present dwelling matchup slated in opposition to the San Jose State Spartans on Sept. 21.
A brand new addition to Washington State’s schedule is a house matchup with the Texas Tech Pink Raiders on Sept. 7. Texas Tech was beforehand scheduled to play at Oregon in 2024, however convention realignment had different concepts. The Washington State-Texas Tech recreation in 2024 would be the first of a home-and-home collection, with the return recreation at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, slated for the 2032 season.
Along with these 5 contests, Washington State will play fellow Pac-12 member Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., on Nov. 23.
On account of a soccer scheduling settlement between the two-team Pac-12 and the Mountain West Convention, Washington State will play an extra six contests in opposition to Mountain West opponents. With a view to schedule these video games, the Mountain West decreased the convention matchups for its groups from eight to seven. Moreover, the Mountain West matchups in opposition to each Washington State and Oregon State won’t rely as convention video games for any of the contributors.
The six Mountain West opponents added to Washington State’s soccer schedule in 2024 embrace Hawaii, Utah State, and Wyoming at dwelling and Boise State, Fresno State, and New Mexico on the street. Dates for these video games can be introduced along side the discharge of the 2024 Mountain West soccer schedule early subsequent yr.
The 2024 season would be the fourth for Washington State underneath head coach Jake Dickert, who took over this system on an interim foundation after seven video games in 2021. Dickert has a 15-16 general file on the college and a 9-13 file in Pac-12 contests.
2024 Washington State Soccer Schedule
- 08/31 – Portland State
- 09/07 – Texas Tech
- 09/14 – Washington (at Lumen Subject)
- 09/21 – San Jose State
- 11/23 – at Oregon State
- TBA – Hawaii
- TBA – Utah State
- TBA – Wyoming
- TBA – at San Diego State
- TBA – at Boise State
- TBA – at Fresno State
- TBA – at New Mexico