WSU takes home 2021-22 Boeing Apple Cup Series

Cougar Athletics unofficially clinched trophy with men’s basketball win over Washington last week 



Butch T. Cougar shows his sign off to the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UW in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 23.

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter

With the 78-70 win over Washington in Beasley Coliseum last Wednesday, the Cougars have unofficially clinched the 2021-22 Boeing Apple Cup Series Trophy.

This is the third season of the athletic department competition, with Washington winning in 2018-19 and the 2019-20 season being canceled, the 2021-22 trophy is heading to the Palouse, where it will now stay.

The series is currently sitting with the Cougs up 235-140, according to the competition’s website. If Washington sweeps the final four scheduled meetings, the score will slide to 270-210 with WSU still commandingly in the lead.

The trophy only includes regular season match-ups, so any meetings in Pac-12 Tournament play will not affect these standings.

WSU has dominated the series this season with wins in volleyball (3-2), women’s soccer (4-2), football (40-13), women’s basketball (60-56, 57-43) and men’s basketball (78-70). Washington has just two wins in the series with a 3-1 home volleyball win and a 78-70 home men’s basketball win.

The programs are set to face off in a three-game baseball series and a meeting between the schools’ women’s tennis teams before the year is over. 

The baseball series will take place March 18-20 in Seattle at Husky Ballpark. The series will be the second Pac-12 series of the year for the Cougars.

The tennis meet will take place on April 15 in Pullman on the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.