Washington State heads to Tucson to take on Arizona, Saturday at 11 a.m. (PT). Listen on 1030 KMAS - pre-Game Coverage Starts 2 hours before kickoff! WSU-Arizona Series History: Due to conference expansion and scheduling quirks, Washington State will be facing Arizona for the first time since 2010.
This will be their first trip to Tucson since 2009. The Wildcats lead the all-time series 25-13 and have won five straight meetings with Cougars including the last two matchups in Tucson. WSU’s last win in the series came in 2004, in Tucson, 20-19 behind two fourth quarter touchdown passes from Josh Swogger to Jason Hill.
Bob Robertson, Nation’s Longest Tenured Radio Announcer: Hall of fame announcer Bob Robertson is in his 47th season calling Cougar football games, and according to a nation-wide survey of sports information directors, is the longest tenured radio announcer in the country with the next closest being Bill Hillgrove who has announced 44 straight seasons at Pitt. Robertson began calling WSU games in 1964 and with the exception of a three-year period in 1969-71, has been calling Cougar games ever since. This season, Robertson will slide over from his familiar play-by-play role and pass the microphone to Bud Nameck. Robertson will host the Cougars pre, halftime and postgame shows, while also providing analysis during the games.
College Gameday Record: In addition to Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, ESPN’s College GameDay has had another constant – the WSU flag, which this weekend will be making its 144th consecutive appearance on the weekly show, dating back to the beginning of the 2004 season. Two flags – Ol’ Crimson and Gray – have been flown in the background of the GameDay set by dozens of friends and alumni. The Gray flag was added this year after Whitey was retired in honor of Steve Gleason’s “No White Flags.” WSU recognized the GameDay flag wavers in a pregame ceremony prior to the Montana State game in 2010. In addition to the flags that fly, there is a traveling flag signed by the holders after each episode. The traveling flag is retired after each season, the first of which is hanging in WSU’s Alumni Center.
November 13, 2013/Cougar News