Wednesday, June 19, 2013
WSU-Rutgers ink series
By Kevin Gemmell
The rumored series between Washington State and Rutgers is now official.
WSU athletic director Bill Moos announced Wednesday that the teams will meet twice beginning next year.
Rutgers will travel to Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Aug. 29, 2014 (not the home of Washington State). The Cougars will make the return trip Sept. 12, 2015 at Rutgers.
The move forces Washington State and Wisconsin to reschedule their series -- which was originally scheduled for 2014 and 2015.
Both schools agreed to push that series back. Washington State will travel to Madison in 2022 and Wisconsin will come to WSU's Martin Stadium in Pullman in 2023.
Washington State and Rutgers have never met, while Wisconsin is 2-0 all-time against the Cougars. The last meeting was in 2007 in Madison, with Wisconsin winning 42-21.
"Adding two BCS opponents to those already on future nonconference schedules benefits our program and is sure to be appealing to our fans,” Moos said in a statement. “Our 2014 schedule also allows us to bring five quality Pac-12 games (Arizona, USC, Cal, Oregon and Washington) to Pullman to showcase our newly completed facilities."