The Washington State Cougars are the sports team of the Washington State University. The university has a student count that exceeds twenty seven thousand, which makes it the third largest institution for higher education in the state of Washington. The football team plays in the Pacific-12 Conference. It is considered one of the toughest conferences to play in due to the presence of heavy weights such as, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Stanford University.
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Since the Cougars played their first football game in 1893, they have managed to achieve a win percentage of nearly point five. They have played in eleven bowl games and have come out as victors in six of the games. The Cougars have won four conference titles. Their latest conference cups came in 1997 and 2002. They have produced five consensus All Americans but have yet to produce a Heisman Trophy winner. Get Washington State Cougars tickets and watch the Cougars play against different teams.
One of the most memorable time in the Cougars’ history was when Mike Price was the Head Coach. His tenure lasted from 1989 to 2002 in which he helped the team reach the highest ever ranking and earn three bowl victories. The Cougars managed to win the Sun Bowl, Copper Bowl and the Alamo Bowl while under Price’s supervision. Along with these successful bowl visits, Price also led the team to two Rose Bowl appearances, in 1997 and 2002, which the Cougars lost both times. The 2002 season, which Cougar fans still cherish today, concluded in the Cougars gaining the number three spot with the AP Polls, their highest ever modern era ranking. Price left the team on a high note to join the Alabama Crimson Tide.
In late 2011, the Cougar’s current coach, Mike Leach was hired as the new head coach. He took control of the reigns for the 2012 season and started to shuffle things around according to his liking. He introduced his exciting new ‘Air Raid’ attack. The Cougar’s needed time to adjust to this technique which is dependent on high passing, and achieved just three wins in the season. As the team settled with the new coach and his tactics, they improved in the second season, managing to get six wins and seven losses. This record is much better than the maximum four wins in a season, Leach’s predecessor, Paul Wulff could manage in his four years with WSU. The WSU Cougars also made an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl, which they unfortunately lost to Colorado State forty eight to forty five. The Cougars can take out many positives from the season. Firstly the WSU offence was ranked fourth in passing offense and set a new school record at three hundred and sixty eight yards per game. Secondly they made it to a bowl game for the first time in a decade.
It is not only the history and tradition of football at WSU that inspires a sense of patriotism in the Cougars; the place where the games have been played is also a vital factor. The Martin Stadium has been the home of Cougars football since it hosted its first game in November 1985. With cheap Washington State Cougars tickets you can catch all the action live, as the Cougars show their skill on the field.