Washington and Washington State play annually for the Apple Cup. The rivalry began in 1900 when the Huskies and Cougars tied 5 all in Seattle. The two teams started playing every year in 1946 with odd years being played in Seattle and even years in Pullman. The Huskies hold a 69-32-6 all-times series lead and will look to extend the lead this season in Seattle.
The rivalry between Washington and Oregon is one of the most played rivalries in college football having begun in 1900. The rivalry got more heated in 1948 when Washington persuaded the University of Montana to vote for Cal as conference champions over Oregon. Over the years there have been many incidents between the fans with one of the most famous happening in 1962 when Washington fans ran onto the field and tackled Oregon’s Larry Hill to prevent a game-tying touchdown on the last play of the game.
Huskies Tailgate Guide
Sitting on the shores of Lake Washington with the Cascade and Olympic mountains in plain view, Husky Stadium provides one of the greatest scenic sporting venues in college football. There are many ways for you to reach Husky Stadium as it is accessible by yacht, seaplane, canoe, car, and bike. Husky Harbor in Union Bay is just steps away from the stadium making sailgating one of the premier tailgate spots at a Huskies game. If you are coming from out of town and don’t have a boat of your own never fear as there are $8 shuttle rides that’ll take you out to the part and back to shore.
Don’t worry though if you get a bit seasick as there is plenty of great tailgating to be had on land. In the parking lots around Husky Stadium, you’ll find plenty of your traditional tailgate sights including RVs, tents, and grills. Set up your tailgate, and you’ll make friends quickly as people love to share and show off their tailgate recipes.
There are also plenty of bars and restaurants nearby for those who are looking for a quick bite to eat before the game but don’t feel like committing to putting on a full tailgate party. No matter where you like to party before a Huskies game, you’ll have a great time as Washington provides some of the best tailgating options out there.
Tailgating on Lake Washington offers one of the of the most unique fan experiences in all of football. Don’t worry if you don’t have a boat as there are plenty of boat rentals available. There is no better place to tailgate before a Huskies football game then Husky Harbor where you’ll find plenty of food, drinks, and fun.
At a Huskies tailgate you’ll have great views of both Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline making it one of the most beautiful places to tailgate in the country. You can even get a view of Seattle’s most famous landmark, The Space Needle, which makes for an excellent photo op.
Where to tailgate
South side of the StadiumThe South side of the stadium provides great scenery as well as easy access to Capitol Hill and Downtown. The South parking lot is also where the majority of the season ticket holders tailgate, so you’ll find many of the most elaborate tailgates here.
Huskies Stadium Guide
Husky Stadium is one of the loudest stadiums in all of football as the slanted seats and the covered roof trap in the noise. The noise here is deafening and even Huskies fans find themselves covering their ears. Huskies fans are also very knowledgeable as they know when to get loud and when to remain quiet in order to give their team the best home field advantage possible. If you love college football then you’ll fit right in with Huskies fans.
The stadium itself also provides you with a great view of Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline as well as the action on the field. The seats in the lower bowl are close to the action giving you the feeling you are in the game. The stadium also has great sightlines all throughout as the steep upper deck means you’re as close to the action as possible. Regardless of where you sit, you’ll have a great view of not only the game but also the beauty that can be found all around you.
The upper deck at Husky Stadium provides a great view of both Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline making it one of the most beautiful stadiums in the country. You can even get a view of Seattle’s most famous landmark, The Space Needle, which makes for an excellent photo op.
Husky Stadium provides the fans with a unique experience of being able to purchase beer and wine inside the stadium during the game. Husky Heritage ticket holders have exclusive access to this area located on the northwest corner of Husky Stadium.
Located behind the East end zone, this area provides local favorites and a unique experience for fans. Here you’ll find the quality of food unmatched by any of the other concession stands in the stadium. If you’re looking to find the best game day cuisine, then look no further than The Zone.
The Huskies Marching Band has been going strong since 1929 and can be seen performing at every football game. The band plays many fan favorites including the school’s fight song “Bow Down to Washington” and also puts on an excellent halftime show.
“Bow Down to Washington” is the official fight song of the Washington Huskies. It was written in 1915 by Lester J. Wilson during a competition that was requesting a new song for the University. The song is usually performed by the Huskies marching band and was first used at the Washington-California football game on November 6, 1915, where the Huskies earned a 72-0 home victory.
UW Alma Mater
Bow Down to Washington,
Bow Down to Washington.
Mighty are the men who wear the Purple and the Gold,
Joyfully we welcome them within the Victor’s fold.
We will carve our name in the Hall of Fame,
To preserve the memory of our Devotion.
So, heaven help the foes of Washington,
They’re trembling at the feet of mighty Washington.
Our boys are there with bells,
Their fighting blood excells,
It’s harder to push them over the lines than pass the Dardanelles.
So Victory’s the cry of Washington
Our leather lungs together with a Rah! Rah! Rah!
And o’er the land, the loyal band
Will sing the glory of Washington forever!