The Washington State Cougars football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Washington State University, located in the U.S. state of Washington. The team struggles to compete at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS and is a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. Known as the Cougars, the first football team was fielded in 1894.
The Cougars play home games on campus at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington, which opened in 1972; the site dates back to 1892 when it was called Soldier Field. Its present seating capacity is 33,522. Their main rivals are the Washington Huskies. The Cougars and Huskies historically end each regular season with the Apple Cup rivalry game in late November. They are currently coached by Mike Leach.
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