Saturday, April 18, 2009
There is buzz in the Pacific Northwest about moving the Apple Cup to Downtown Seattle's Qwest Field. The game is the annual rivalry between the Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies. Presently it alternates between the home fields of the two schools, however, since it is played close to the Thanksgiving Break, many Washington State students leave the area at that time.
Most fans think that this will give the Washington Huskies an unfair advantage, the game originally alternated between Husky Stadium and Spokane's Joe Albi, however, improvements at Martin Stadium in Pullman made it possible for the game to be played there in 1982. It has allowed the Cougs to have a 10-3 edge on their home field since then.