February 17, 2011
WSU spring football in Spokane
Spring football at Washington State University kicks off on March 7th.
But the big twist this year is that the spring practices will end in Spokane.
On April 16th WSU will play their Crimson and Gray Game in Joe Albi Stadium.
But that's not all. WSU is really trying to get Spokane on the Cougar-wagon.
Besides the Crimson and Gray Game, WSU will be in Spokane for two other events that week. On April 11, the brand new football uniforms that Nike has created for the Cougars will be unveiled, and on April 15 and 16 Paul Wulff and his staff will conduct a coaches’ clinic at the Red Lion Hotel downtown.
All I can say is good luck WSU.
Spokane doesn't even support the University with the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP football team that is just down the road.
That's right, that would be the Eastern Washington University Eagles. Your 2010 FCS National Champions. And Spokane can't get together and get people into the seats at Roos Field. Even during the playoffs.
Over three playoff games Eastern Washington had a cumulative attendance of 14,325. By comparison Montana State had one playoff game and an attendence of 14,277. That's right, it took EWU three games to top the attendance of one game in Bozeman.
Still not convinced? Delaware, who Eastern Washington University beat in the championship game had a cumulative attendance of 32,736.
Yet WSU, by far the worst team in the new PAC-12, is trying to establish a presence in Spokane.
Good luck with that WSU. Good luck with that.