Washington State adds Eastern Washington to 2016 Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -
Washington State Cougars

Washington State will open the 2016 season vs. EWU. (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports)

The Washington State Cougars have added the Eastern Washington Eagles to their 2016 football schedule, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today.

Washington State will host EWU at Martin Stadium in Pullman on Sept. 3, 2016, which will be the season-opener for both schools. The Cougars are 3-0 against the Eagles after victories in 1907 (46-0), 1908 (73-0), and 2012 (24-20).

“We revived the series last year after more than 100 years and look forward to scheduling additional contests in the future,” said Moos. “This is a game that is of great interest to fans throughout the Pacific Northwest, particularly in eastern Washington.”

Washington State now has two of their three non-conference games scheduled for the 2016 season. WSU is also slated to travel to Boise State on Sept. 10.

Eastern Washington is a member of the Big Sky Conference in the FCS. The Eagles travel to Toledo and Oregon State in 2013, Washington in 2014, and Oregon in 2015.

WSU’s Bill Moos has been busy with football scheduling of late. Two weeks ago, he announced a 2014-15 home-and-home series vs. Rutgers along with the postponement of a series with Wisconsin to 2022 and 2023.

Moos also said in May that he has handshake agreements with five BCS schools for home-and-home football series.

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10 Comments to Washington State adds Eastern Washington to 2016 Football Schedule

  1. Brock said....

    Way to push yourselves and excite your fans, Washington State.

    July 3, 2013 at 4:06 am
    • CougMan said....

      Actually, from a regional standpoint, it does. We’re playing in Boise the next week anyway, what’s the big deal?

      Worry about your own team, if you even have one.

      July 4, 2013 at 11:27 am
  2. Dave said....

    Brock, ditto. :-)

    July 3, 2013 at 9:56 am
    • CougMan said....

      Oh look, his and his on football. Ain’t that cute………………………

      July 4, 2013 at 11:28 am
  3. Robert said....

    Well said Brock as sad to already be lining up an D1AA opponent for a game in 2016 when you don’t even know how that will penalize you in the strength of schedule component. Really selling your fan base short as lots of time to schedule an FBS game.

    July 5, 2013 at 11:16 am
    • Cougman said....

      Oh great, another scheduling “expert”………….Were we supposed to win the Pac 12 or something?

      Hey whatever happened to the Big 10:4 and that neat little scheduling deal we were supposed to have? Conveniently they go and grab Rutgers and Maryland so they can blame it on expansion.

      Would any of you three care to comment on them? (Crickets)

      July 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  4. Herm said....

    I don’t think it hurts Wazzu to schedule Boise State, EWU or Idaho regularly as part of their OOC schedule. Eastern might not be moving up to FBS status anytime soon, but they have some status having won an FCS National Championship recently, and having sent a couple players to the NFL. Nobody on the east coast is going to mistake WSU for Alabama, so it makes sense for them to generate as much regional interest as they can.

    July 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    • Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) sai said....

      Yeah but it doesnt make sense for Boise to schedule WSU very often.

      July 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    • Herm said....

      Better WSU than UT Martin…

      July 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    • Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) sai said....

      Point goes to Herm. Touche

      July 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

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