NEWSWIRE: WSU-Idaho back on for 2013

WASHINGTON STATE AND IDAHO will meet up on the football field in 2013, according to the Vandals' Athletic Director. The addition of Idaho to the schedule is believed to round out a non-conference slate that also includes BYU and Auburn.

Idaho A.D. Rob Spear told GoVandals.net's Pat Hague that the Cougars and Vandals, who have not played since 2007, would face off on the gridiron in Pullman in ‘13. From the Q&A:

"PH: What would it take for this University to want to revive the rivalry with Washington State? The fans and alumni of this school would be excited about an opportunity to host Wazzu. Why is it not a priority to make this game a community event played one year in Pullman, and one year in Moscow? Or if scheduling is an issue, play every 2 or 3 years at each campus. The point is bringing the game to Moscow.

RS: "We are playing them in 2013 at their place, but that's a good question… Our current scheduling philosophy is to play BCS games on the road because of how dollars are generated. We have talked about that before -- playing home and home against BCS schools does not help us meet our financial obligations. But we do need to open up conversations with WSU and see if this is something we can get done in the future. There was a period of time when Idaho was a D1-AA school that probably prohibited WSU from considering playing over here. Now that we have them on the schedule again it is time to have those conversations."


There are no plans as of yet in place to extend the series beyond 2013 and no official announcement has been made by WSU.

WSU leads the all-time series 70-17-3

You can read the entire interview from GoVandals.net here.


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