Pac-12 cancels Apple Cup

Game will not be played for the first time since 1944



The Cougars and Huskies hope to meet up later this year, possibly in December.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

The 113th Apple Cup is canceled and declared a no-contest, according to a statement from Pac-12.

The Cougars’ game against Stanford was also declared a no-contest after sending nine athletes into COVID-19 protocol, including freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura.

WSU did not meet the 53-man minimum requirement for the game against Stanford due to COVID-19, athletes transferring out and athletes being injured.

This is the first time UW and WSU will not play football against each other since 1944, according to The Seattle Times.

The Apple Cup may occur later in the season, WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun told The Seattle Times.

The Huskies are trying to find another opponent to replace the Apple Cup game scheduled for Nov. 27, reportedly either No. 8 Brigham Young University or Utah, according to The Seattle Times.

Pete Thamel, college football reporter for Yahoo Sports, wrote in a tweet that there is a strong desire on both WSU and UW to play this game because of how much the rivalry means to both schools.

WSU’s next game is scheduled for Dec. 4 against the No. 19 USC Trojans in Los Angeles.