Do you bleed crimson and gray?

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Photo courtesy WSDOT
A Crimson and Gray wave headed to Pullman Friday night and Saturday morning as ESPN did their Gameday broadcast from Washington State University.

For those of you who don't bleed crimson and gray, Saturday's broadcast was the culmination of a 15-year campaign – 15 years! – to bring the popular football preview show to Pullman.

As part of those efforts, a traveling WSU flag named Ol' Crimson has appeared at 216 consecutive Gameday broadcasts across the country.

The flag is express mailed to each week's location by a band of Coug alumni and boosters who chronicled the efforts on Facebook and Twitter. This Wave the Flag movement has become an intense source of pride for Coug fans.

So, as soon as ESPN finally made Coug dreams come true, WSU fans from all over began scrambling to get to Pullman. The stadium sold out and every hotel room on the Palouse was booked. (It didn't help that this weekend was also the nearby University of Idaho's Homecoming game).

The 4:30pm football game pitting No. 25 WSU against No. 12 Oregon fulfilled all Coug dreams as the team channeled 15 years of passion and plucked the Ducks with a huge 34-20 win.

Here's the CBS analysis.

Information in this story from WSDOT Communications


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