Weekly viewing guide: April 16-22

This week’s viewing guide packed with several Apple Cup matchups, all-day events



WSU baseball is scheduled to play a three-game home series against the Oregon State Beavers this weekend.

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter

Another week of WSU sports means another week of our viewing guide. This week is highlighted by three separate Apple Cup events.

Friday, April 16

1:30 p.m. — The very first Apple Cup of the week comes in the very first event of the week, as tennis gets back on the court following their win against Gonzaga on Tuesday. This is the second time the two teams have met this season, with the previous match resulting in a 5-2 Huskies win. The win extended No. 45 Washington’s all-time series lead to 49-11. The match will be the first of their four-match road trip leading up to next weekend’s Pac-12 Championships in San Diego. The match will be live-streamed by Washington.

3:05 p.m. — The series opener between WSU baseball and No. 16 Arizona is set to begin a little after 3 p.m. The Cougars hold an all-time series record of 26-45 and a record of 13-23 when hosting the Wildcats. If WSU wants to improve that record, they are going to have to rely heavily on Kyle Manzardo, who currently leads the team in hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs and total bases. The game will be live-streamed by the Cougars.

4:30 p.m. — Friday features some Coug-on-Coug action in the NBA as Robert Franks, who recently made his NBA debut for the Orlando Magic, will stay in state to face Aron Baynes and the Toronto Raptors. The game will be live on NBA League Pass.

5:30 p.m. — CJ Elleby and the Portland Trail Blazers head to San Antonio to take on the Spurs. The game will be live on the NBA League Pass.

6 p.m. — The women’s soccer team returns to action following their undefeated weekend against the Oregon schools. The match will be the second Apple Cup event of the day, as No. 22 Washington comes to town. The two teams met earlier in the season in Seattle when the Huskies grabbed a goal in the 90th minute to take a 2-1 win. That match did not count towards Pac-12 play, but this one will. The match will be live on the Pac-12 Network.

Saturday, April 17

All-day — There are two events taking place throughout the day on Saturday for WSU. First up, the rowing team heads to Bethel, Ohio, for the Big Ten Invitational. The event will feature sixteen women’s collegiate women’s rowing teams, including several CRCA Top 25 teams. The field includes the Indiana Hoosiers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Gophers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Wisconsin Badgers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Duke Blue Devils, Louisville Cardinals, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Syracuse Orange, Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Cavaliers. The regatta will take place over two different days and can be watched through a YouTube live stream.

Additionally, the track and field team heads to Whitworth University once again. This time it is for the Sam Adams Classic. The event will be the Cougars’ fifth straight weekend trip to Spokane.

2:05 p.m. — WSU baseball gets on the diamond for game two against the No. 16 ranked Arizona Wildcats. The game will live-streamed by WSU.

4 p.m. — Former WSU football player Logan Tago and the 2-2 Utah Warriors face the New England Fire Jacks. The game will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.

Sunday, April 18

All-day — Day two of the Big Ten Invitational takes place for WSU rowing. This event is a major chance for the Cougars to show out against major competition. The regatta will be live-streamed on YouTube, just as on Saturday.

Noon — Tennis returns to the court as they head to Malibu, California to face No. 4 Pepperdine. The two schools have faced off just once before, with the Waves taking the victory. This will be one of the toughest challenges that WSU will face this season. Pepperdine will live-stream the match.

12:05 p.m. — Baseball faces Arizona in the series finale between the two schools, following two other games earlier in the week. The game will be live-streamed by the Cougars.

Monday, April 19

1:30 p.m. — Tennis gets their second straight day with a match as they take the 90-minute trip north to face UC Santa Barbara. The Cougs are coming into this match with a 7-1 all-time record against the Gauchos. UC Santa Barbara has not yet released a link but will likely live-stream the match.

Tuesday, April 20

7 p.m. — CJ Elleby and the Trail Blazers host the Los Angeles Clippers. This is your chance to see Elleby on national television, as the game will be live on TNT.

Wednesday, April 21

1:30 pm. — Tennis closes their regular season out with a match against San Diego. All time, WSU sits with a record of 4-8 against the Toreros. San Diego will come into the match with a great season in the works, as they currently sit with a record of 10-3. The match will likely be streamed by San Diego, who has not yet posted a link to their stream.

TBD — Track and field get back in action with a dual meet against the Washington Huskies in the final Apple Cup event of the week. This is the first of two outdoor events hosted by the Huskies that WSU will attend this season.