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The Washington State Cougars are the athletic teams at Washington State University; although the term applies to any of the school's varsity teams. Washington State University is a member of the Pacific Ten Conference, which participates in the NCAA Division I. The athletic program comprises 9 women's sports: basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball; and 6 men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field. The school also offers various intramural sports.
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The crimson and gray as the distinguishing colors were selected in 1916, when the then-WSC "Warriors" won the first annual Rose Bowl. Although the first school colors were pink and blue, said to be chosen by the first WSU President. WSU also had varsity programs of boxing, wrestling, and gymnastics in the past. In 1937, Roy Petragallo and Ed McKinnon won the NCAA boxing championship, WSU's first national championship.The first mascot was a terrier named "Squirt" as someone brought a pet dog to campus. The mascot became the Indians during the "Carlisle Connection", the decade spanning 1910-1919. Following the first football game between WSC and California in 1919, an Oakland cartoonist portrayed the Washington State team as fierce Northwest cougars chasing the defeated Golden Bears. A few days later, on October 28, WSC students officially designated "Cougars" as their team mascot.
The most popular sporting events at Washington State are football games. Over the past five years, the Cougar football teams have been distinguished by three ten win seasons, three top ten poll rankings, and bowl game appearances (a Sun Bowl win in 2001 over Purdue University, a Rose Bowl loss the following season to the University of Oklahoma, and a Holiday Bowl win in 2003 over the University of Texas at Austin and future NFL QB Vince Young). The Cougars shared the Pac-10 title in 2002. Over the next two seasons, the Cougars have stumbled to a disappointing record of 9-13, but managed to defeat the Huskies both years. The Cougars are coached by Bill Doba.Washington State's biggest rival is the University of Washington Huskies. Arguably, the most important athletic contest for both schools is the Apple Cup: the annual game that pits the Cougars and Huskies against each other, and is traditionally held on the third Saturday of November. WSU owns an all-time record of 28-63-6 against UW. The latest Apple Cup, in 2006, resulted in a victory for the UW.
Recently there has been a case made about Washington State's claim to the 1915 National Championship. The legendary Washington State Warriors that won the 1915 Rose Bowl finishing 10-0 and outscored its opponents 204-10 was in fact one of three teams that went undefeated that year, the other two being Cornell University, the 1915 champions, and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1915 Washington State College was awarded the opportunity to play in Rose Bowl and was set to play Brown University, which had lost only one game, to Harvard University, lost to Cornell 10-0, by a score of 16-7.
In the late 1800's the bell was mounted in the center of campus to start and dismiss class. Later, it was placed on top of Old College Hall and then on Bryan Hall when automatic bells were used. The bell was first rung when WSU beat the Washington Huskies by the women's basketball team in 1902. Later, the members of the Intercollegiate Knights rang the bell following a football win. It is rung by the Student Alumni Connection after each football win.