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Advantage, Huskies

The eve of another Apple Cup game brings to mind Carter Strickland’s article in The Spokesman-Review of Sept. 8, 1999, in which he pointed out that the annual recruiting budget for Washington State is 71 percent as much as Washington’s.

Also, the football operations budget and annual athletic donations for Washington are three times greater than for WSU. Other resource advantages for Washington over WSU include tradition and population base. Switch locations of the schools and let’s see how well Washington can recruit players to Pullman.

Is it any wonder the Huskies are far ahead of the Cougars in this series?

For Washington, there is no glory in any victory over the Cougars since there is no excuse for any defeat. Going to the Apple Cup game and rooting for Washington is like going to the Alamo and rooting for Santa Anna.

Bob Kirlin