Local UW, WSU Fans Show Support
It's that time of the year again, where gloves come off and true colors show.
For the 106th time, the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies meet for the much anticipated Apple Cup.
For many families, this annual matchup has been a big part of their history.
"It's a huge tradition in my family, we grew up on football," said WSU fan Travis Goucher, "My family is die-hard Coug fans, and my daughter, Jessica May, is actually a Cougar fan too."
Many Cougar and Husky fans say they come for environment, what's better than rubbing shoulders with the rival team's fans?
"I get kind of fired up in the middle of the games and they don't necessarily like it, but we do it for fun, we like it," said UW fan Stephanie Van Dyke.
As a wsu graduate, I know who I rooted for, but for some others, it might be a little bit more complicated.
For example, try having the rivalry run within the family.
Cammi and Lindsay Powers are sisters, Cammi is a WSU grad , and Lindsay went to UW.
"We love each other so much, tomorrow it'll be fine," said Lindsay, "But today, we've got to have that rivalry. It wouldn't be fun if we didn't have it."
And what good would a rivalry be without a little bit of smack talk?
"No one looks good in purple," said Cammi.
"That's not even true, everyone looks good in purple," said Lindsay.
The Huskies defeated the Cougars 27-17.
Overall, the Huskies lead the Apple Cup series 68 - 32 with 6 ties.