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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Washington State sees Pac-12 title hopes disappear in Apple Cup loss to Washington

When it rains on these Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup, it’s not usually just a light drizzle.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington again proves it wants Apple Cup more than Cougars

While we were all still chuckling at Mike Leach’s oh-so-original and comical thoughts on weddings and his incisive theories into the College Football Playoff over the past couple of weeks, …


Former Washington star Nate Robinson stresses Apple Cup’s importance to current Huskies

It’s common practice for football coaches to have prominent alums address their teams, particularly when a rivalry game comes around. Washington head coach Chris Peterson invited several ex-Huskies, including Nate …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Huskies put defensive clamps on Luke Falk, Washington State again

Washington’s defensive strategy against Washington State hasn’t changed much in recent years. Neither have the results.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Injury riddled Huskies put hurt on Washington State defense

Washington didn’t have senior Dante Pettis, the NCAA record-setting punt returner and the primary target for a receiving unit that was already decimated by injury. Senior Lavon Coleman, the Huskies’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Washington’s strong defensive performance overshadowed by Myles Gaskin’s big night

The key players in Washington’s 41-14 win over Washington State at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Three takes: It just makes sense that Apple Cup should mean more

What is it Einstein reportedly said about doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result?


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Purple Haze: Washington routs Washington State 41-14

Myles Gaskin rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns, Washington’s defense forced four turnovers, and the 15th-ranked Huskies ended Washington State’s hopes for a Pac-12 North title with a 41-14 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Washington’s Dante Pettis leaves Apple Cup with left leg injury

Washington lost standout receiver/punt returner Dante Pettis to an injury near the midpoint of the first quarter in Saturday’s Apple Cup.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Washington pays tribute to longtime play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau

The longtime “Voice of the Huskies” is retiring after 37 years in a radio booth and UW decked out Husky Stadium with tributes to Rondeau ahead of the 110th Apple …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Apple Cup emphasis patrols underway

Got tickets to see the Cougars take on the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday? Or maybe you are a Washington State University student heading home for the holidays …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

The pick: Why Washington will beat Washington State in the 110th Apple Cup

The big winner on Saturday? It won’t be Washington State or Washington. It’ll be Stanford.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Washington State seniors eager to cross off a few more bucket-list items in 110th Apple Cup

In Saturday’s rivalry game, Cougars can book a spot in next week’s Pac-12 Championship game and end a four-year skid against their main nemesis.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Washington

Theo Lawson’s keys for a possible Washington State victory over Washington on Saturday at Husky Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

As last senior linebacker standing, Washington State’s Isaac Dotson prepared to ‘play heart out’ in final Apple Cup

Dotson is one of 20 WSU seniors who could cap the regular season with their first win over the Huskies on Saturday in the 110th Apple Cup (5 p.m., FOX).


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Pineapple Express soaking Washington through the weekend

While records will be on the line in Husky Stadium Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature has been breaking a few records of her own, courtesy of the Pineapple Express.


Apple Cup main attraction: Washington State’s Alex Grinch against Washington’s Pete Kwiatkowski

By almost every metric, Saturday’s rivalry game, slated to kick off at 5 p.m. in Seattle (FOX), will double as a sparring match between the Pac-12’s two best defenses.


Five to remember: Sorting through the most important Apple Cups in Washington State history

Every so often, the Apple Cup is precious because of the stakes attached to it. So the 110th edition of the game is nothing to scoff at – at least …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Mike Leach: Washington State not drawing from ‘extra private reserve’ to find focus, effort for Apple Cup

Mike Leach expects that the Cougars will be raring to play by the time 5 p.m. rolls around on Saturday night, but the fact the opponent is wearing purple should …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

First look: Washington State at Washington

No. 14 Washington State (9-2, 6-2) looks to erase a four-game skid in the Apple Cup game and more importantly, win a Pac-12 North title, when it travels to face …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Washington favored to beat Washington State by 10 points in 2017 Apple Cup

Early Vegas odds not only project Washington to beat Washington State in the Apple Cup, but they indicate the Huskies will win comfortably.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Washington State, Washington slated for 5 p.m. kickoff in 2017 Apple Cup; game to air on FOX

WSU can win the Pac-12 North by beating UW in the rivalry game, but the Huskies are no longer eligible for a spot in the conference title game due to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Kickoff time for 2017 Apple Cup narrowed down to three time slots

The Cougars and Huskies will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on ABC, 12:45 p.m. on ESPN, 5 p.m. on ABC or 5 p.m. on FOX, WSU announced Monday morning.


Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …


John Blanchette: Familiar territory as Huskies prove too much for ‘soft’ Cougars

In the Thanksgiving hubbub on the eve the Apple Cup, someone in the Washington Huskies traveling party managed to break the apple off the actual cup.And surely the last thing …


Huskies start quickly, thump Cougars in Apple Cup

Three times during the fourth quarter of Friday’s Apple Cup, officials stopped the game to chide Washington State fans for throwing debris onto the field to show their displeasure with …


Huskies dominated line of scrimmage in Apple Cup

Want proof of how thoroughly Washington controlled the line of scrimmage in Friday’s 45-17 thrashing of Washington State?


Winning halftime field goal at Apple Cup nets $1,000 for Second Harvest

There was one extra player on the field at this year’s Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State who wasn’t listed on either teams’ rosters.


Big numbers in first quarter for Huskies

After the first quarter, UW quarterback Jake Browning was on pace for over 800 yards. He finished the period 13-of-17 passing for 202 yards and three TDs.


USC or Colorado? UW doesn’t care

After dispatching the Cougars, Washington coach Chris Petersen and multiple UW players were asked if they had a preference: USC or Colorado in the Pac-12 championship?