115 Years of Apple Cup History

Photo by Shelly Hanks. ©2013 Washington State University

Photo by Shelly Hanks. ©2013 Washington State University

For those in the know, you know that the Apple Cup is the annual grudge match between Washington’s two biggest college football teams, the University of Washington’s Huskies versus Washington State University’s Cougars. What you may not know, is that the two teams have been at it every year since 1900!

This is a program cover from the 1942 Washington-Washington State game, played at Husky Stadium. David Eskenazi Collection

This is a program cover from the 1942 Washington-Washington State game, played at Husky Stadium. David Eskenazi Collection

Originally called the “Governor’s Trophy”, the trophy became the Apple Cup in 1962, in honor of Washington State’s delicious and iconic apples. Every odd year, such as this year, the game is played right here in Seattle, at Husky Stadium. And every even year, it’s played at Martin Stadium in Pullman on the east side of Washington. The game has been historically played as the last game of the season, on the saturday before Thanksgiving, though recently it’s been held after Thanksgiving.

Win two tickets to the big game

Overall, UW’s Huskies have dominated over WSU’s Cougars, leading the rivalry with 69 wins over 114 years! Of course, with every year, the rivalry grows stronger and stronger, so show your team spirit this year with one of our “We Run This State” hoodies, in Husky Purple and Gold, or Cougar Crimson and Gray! We'll find out on November 27, who runs this state. Even better, we'll be sending two lucky fans to the game. Go here to enter!
 

Exclusive 2015 Apple Cup Gear

Exclusive 2015 Apple Cup Gear