Cougar Cowgirl: A Weekend in Pullman

The Cougar Cowgirl gets a rest week before preparing for college rodeo



Josie Goodrich and her Greek family at Kappa Delta’s big/little event on Sunday.

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor

After a well deserved break from the rodeo world, I got to soak in a whole lot of Pullman sunshine and Coug pride this weekend.

I got to go to my very first football game of the year, which was awesome to say the least. I had so much fun cheering and yelling at the coaches and refs, acting like I knew exactly what was going on. 

After the game I spent the day at the tailgates with my best friend and little, Sydney, as well as her parents and older sister. 

The next day was the big/little reveal for my sorority, making me old and irrelevant. I am now a grandmother! I can hardly believe I am already a junior, it feels like just yesterday I was having my senior grad party.

I am considered a grandmother because I am a junior, my little is a sophomore, and her little is a freshman, which is my grandlittle. Big/little essentially is having a friend in the class standing above you and below you that you call your “big” or “little.” 

Big/little was fun, and I am so glad I was able to be here for the weekend and experience the little things that I know I’ll be able to look back on someday.

I get so caught up in my own world of rodeoing and wanting to do it all right now, but I definitely need to slow down and enjoy this college experience because I am already in the third quarter.

This week is homecoming week for Greek Life and I am so excited for the games and activities this weekend. I am in the Chariot race, where four of us girls race the length of the football field with a member of our fraternity partner in the chariot, and then we switch at the end zone and the frat guys run back with one of our girls. 

I will be extremely disappointed if we don’t win, or at least get top three. This is do or die.

I have been able to catch up on so much school work and Evergreen duties, which has been super nice. I love my rodeo life but I also really love this college life and am not really wanting to go back home anytime soon for the rodeos, to be honest.

My first college rodeo is next weekend though, so I need to rope the dummy and get ready. There never truly is a break when you want one, honestly. 

I am excited for the game this weekend and I am going to soak it all in as much as possible. 

As always, Go Cougs!