1. ZZU CRU
The ZZU CRU student fan club is a great way for Cougars fans to show their support for Washington State basketball. The club costs $10 to enter and has over 2,750 members. Members receive all kinds of benefits and can win a variety of prizes making it an excellent club to join. Anyone can join, so even if you just want a ZZU CRU shirt, join the club and show off your Cougars pride.
2. Washington State-Washington Rivalry
The Cougars and Huskies have a long running rivalry that dates back to the 1909-10 season. The two teams have met every year since 1916-17 and have almost as strong a rivalry on the hardwood as on the gridiron, so don’t miss it when these two Evergreen State rivals square off.
3. Butch T. Cougar
Butch has been a costumed mascot since 1978 when it replaced the final live cougar mascot, Butch VI. Throughout games, Butch entertains the fans by leading chants and throwing t-shirts into the stands. Look for Butch to entertain fans young and old when attending a Washington State basketball game.
4. Washington State-Gonzaga Rivalry
Pullman and Spokane are only 75 miles apart sparking an intense rivalry between Washington State and Gonzaga. The two schools first met in 1907 and have met annually since 2001, so make sure to be in attendance when the Cougars and Bulldogs meet.
5. Friel Court
The court inside Beasley Coliseum is named after legendary Cougars basketball coach Jack Friel. Friel won 495 games during his 30 years at WSU, and the court is one of only a few in NCAA Division I basketball to feature a parquet floor, so check it out.
Hanging from the rafters of Beasley Coliseum are banners honoring the Cougars 1917 national championship winning team as well as the 1941 Final Four team. Check out the banners to see all of the accomplishments of the Cougars basketball program.
7. Battle of the Palouse: Washington State-Idaho
Idaho is the closest school to Washington State with only eight miles separating the two. Over the years the two schools have developed strong rivalries in a variety of sports and basketball is no different. Washington State and Idaho have played every year since 1906, so circle the date on the schedule when the Vandals come to town.