Battle of The Palouse...<br>er, we mean Seattle

Its official! Idaho and Washington State University will be taking their border war on the road this year, meeting in Seattle at Seahawks Stadium in the season opener for both schools.

For the first time in the storied 109 year history of the Battle of the Palouse, the Vandals and Cougs will be duking it out in Seattle on August 30th at Seahawks Stadium. There is also a buzz around the media that the game could be scheduled as a night game, which again would be a rarity (if its ever occurred at all) in the border rivalry.

This game typically draws 31,000 - 35,000 fans to the Palouse, but could be a challenge this year given the holiday weekend. Last year WSU played its opening game against Nevada at Seahawks Stadium on the same weekend, and drew over 63,000 for the game.

One of the newest stadiums in the NFL, Seahawks Stadium is attractively nestled on the southend of downtown Seattle. Situated within walking distance (or a quick cab or bus ride) of hotels, restaurants and a great nightlife scene, this should be a truely memorable experience for the players, family and fans of both schools.

Start making plans to attend today!

Rivalry Name: The Battle of the Palouse
Series Record: WSU leads 66-17-3
First Meeting: 1894 (WSU won 10-0)
Recent History:
  2002 Game: WSU won 49-14
  2001 Game: WSU won 36-7
  2000 Game: Idaho won 38-34
  1999 Game: Idaho won 28-17
  1998 Game: WSU won 24-16
Cougar Coach: Bill Doba (0-0 in series, 1st year)
Vandal Coach: Tom Cable (1-2 in series, 4th year)


Seattle Times Report

Official Idaho Website Announcement

WSU Announcement (scroll to bottom for approx. ticket prices)

In other Vandal news....

University of Idaho senior Angela Whyte claimed the No. 1 time in the world in the 55-meter hurdles Saturday at the Oval Qualifier in Salt Lake City.

Whyte raced to a time of 7.48 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles in the prelims at the Qualifier then sped to second place in the 60-meter hurdle finals with a time of 8.07.

The preliminary time of 7.48 in the 55-meter hurdles converts to a time of 8.01 in the 60-meter hurdles, ranking her second in the nation in the event.

"This should be a big confidence booster for her," co-head coach Wayne Phipps said. "She has been struggling a little bit, but it seems that things are really coming together as she heads to the NCAA Championships."

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