Even in historically bad year, Apple Cup matters to players and fans

Originally Published: November 19, 2008
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

Upon being hired as Washington State's head football coach, Paul Wulff, a former Cougars offensive lineman, announced to a friendly audience that he didn't care much for the color purple.

Of course, everyone knew exactly what he was talking about.

The Washington Huskies wear purple. That means the color isn't welcome on the eastern side of the state.

"That is a battle that we will win," Wulff said. "We are going to go after those guys, and we're going to ...

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