The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars, who can be in separate conferences subsequent season, have agreed to proceed their Apple Cup soccer collection by the 2028 season.
Washington is leaving the Pac-12 subsequent season and can be part of the Large Ten Convention together with Oregon, UCLA, and USC. In the meantime, Washington State and Oregon State will stay because the lone members of the Pac-12 Convention, a minimum of for the 2024 season.
The Washington-Washington State soccer collection, which has been named the Apple Cup since 1963, will proceed subsequent season with the Huskies and Cougars taking part in at Lumen Subject, the house of the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 14, 2024. The competition will mark the second-consecutive Apple Cup performed in Seattle following the 2023 contest, which is slated for Saturday, Nov. 25 at Husky Stadium (4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT, FOX).
“The Apple Cup custom is beloved by Huskies, Cougars and soccer followers throughout Washington and past, so one in every of my priorities has been to make sure that it continues into this new period,” mentioned University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. “I’m 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’m grateful to Troy, our colleagues at Washington State College and our companions at First & Aim, Inc. for collaborating to make this occur. It is a win for our followers, our universities and the state of Washington.”
Following the 2024 contest, the Apple Cup will alternate between the college’s campuses, with the odd 12 months contests performed at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (2025 & 2027) and the even 12 months contests performed at Husky Stadium in Seattle (2026 & 2028). Precise dates for these 4 contests haven’t but been finalized.
“The Apple Cup is without doubt one of the oldest and most famous rivalries in all of collegiate athletics,” mentioned 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 will proceed this beloved custom for future generations of Coug followers.”
Washington and Washington State first met on the gridiron in 1900 and have performed a complete of 114 contests. The Huskies at the moment lead the general collection 75-33-6.
“We’re appreciative of the efforts that First & Aim Inc. President Chuck Arnold and our pals at First & Aim have made in securing Lumen Subject for the 2024 Apple Cup,” mentioned WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun. “Lumen Subject is without doubt one of the premier venues in all of sports activities and for our student-athletes to compete there can be a lifelong reminiscence. Whereas there may be actually ardour on either side, there’s a frequent want to symbolize the nice 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,” mentioned 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 succeed in a mutually helpful association for the years to return.”