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.