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.