The Washington State University Cougars basketball team has one of the longest histories in the Pacific Northwest. The Cougars first started playing basketball in 1901and have amassed over 1400 wins since. WSU was one of the dominant programs in the early years of college basketball and was retroactively awarded the 1917 National Championship by the Helms Athletic Foundation in 1936 (the NCAA Tournament was not contested before 1939). In 1941, the Cougars won the Pacific Coast Conference, and advanced to the National Championship game in the NCAA Tournament. Since then Washington State has made over 4 NCAA Tournament appearances, and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 2008. The cougars have also made a number of appearances in the NIT, making the Semifinals of the tournament in 2011. Notable former Washington State basketball players include Guy Williams, Kyle Weaver, Randy Stoll, Isaac Fontaine, Craig Ehlo, Ron Davis, Gale Bishop, and Gene Conley. WSU is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, the premier basketball league in the Western United States. In recent years, the Cougars have seen a return to prominence, making the NCAA Tournament in 2007, and 2008. Look for Washington State to continue to make noise and push towards a Pac-12 championship. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Washington State Cougars basketball tickets.
Washington State Cougars Basketball at Beasley Coliseum Address: 225 N. Grand Ave. Pullman, Washington 99164
The Washington State University Cougars basketball team plays their home games at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington. Beasley Coliseum has been home to Cougars basketball since 1973, and can seat over 11,500 fans. The arena replaced the historic Bohley Gymnasium, where the Cougars played their home games from 1928-1973. Originally known as the Washington State University Performing Arts Coliseum, the venue was renamed in 1981 to honor Wallis Beasley, a long-time sociology professor and administrator at the University. The court at Beasley Coliseum is named after Jack Friel, who coached Cougars basketball to over 490 wins in his 30 years as head coach. On the roof of Beasley Coliseum is painted the red Washington State Cougar symbol, which can bee seen from the air. Inside the venue is known for its iconic checkerboard floor and red seats. Gamedays at Beasley coliseum are some of the highest energy in the Pac-12.
Washington State vs. Washington
The biggest athletics rivalry in the State of Washington is between the Cougars and the Huskies. Washington State and Washington have played over 275 times in their history, making this one of the most played rivalries games in all of college basketball. The Cougars have seen a good amount of success in the series, defeating the Huskies over 100 times. Game days at Beasley Center have just a little bit more energy when Washington is in town and this game is one of the best college basketball rivalries in the Northwest.
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Where can I find the 2016-2017 Washington State Cougars basketball schedule?
The Cougars 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the PAC-12. Washington State plays in the PAC-12 Conference, which means games against Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Stanford, California, USC, Washington, Oregon State, Utah, and Oregon. Game times are announced by the PAC-12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Washington State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Washington in the Washington State-Washington Rivalry If you are looking for Cougars news or scores, visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Washington State Cougars team roster.
Can I buy Washington State Cougars basketball season tickets?
Washington State Cougars season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Washington State basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Beasley Coliseum.
What is the best Washington State rivalry game during the season?
For Washington State the word rivalry really means only one thing, that school from Seattle. The Cougars and Huskies have been squaring off for over a century on the hardwood, and there is little love lost between the schools. This matchup is usually a display of the best talent from the State of Washington, and is always competitive. Attending a Washington State vs. Washington basketball game is unlike any other game on the Cougars schedule and is a must experience for Cougars basketball fans.
What is the best game day tradition at a Cougars home game?
One of the best traditions at a Washington State basketball game at Beasley Coliseum is the singing of the Cougar Fight Song. With over 11,000 Cougars fans standing on their feet, the band starts the fight song and the fans come in with “Fight, Fight, Fight for Washington State!” As the song nears its conclusion the final “Go Cougs,” is deafening and being a part of the fight song at Beasley Coliseum is a thrilling experience for Cougars basketball fans.