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2017 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game Five – At Washington State (Friday night)

No. 5 USC Trojans (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) / No. 16 Washington State Cougars (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12)

SEPT. 29: 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 P.M. ET
Televised: ESPN
Location: Pullman, Washington
Stadium: Martin Stadium
Capacity: 32,952
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/2013/4/18/208262489.aspx
Ticket: 800-GO-COUGS

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 5 ½-point favorite over WSU.

Projected Friday Pullman Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 74, 40 percent humidity, 0 precipitation, and a low of 48 degrees.

Websites:  twsucougars.com / usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO MARTIN STADIUM

Travel to/from Spokane and areas north:

  • Via Highway 27 (Grand Ave. in Pullman)
  • Dry Creek Rd & Trestle Creek Rd both connect Hwy 27 (Grand Ave.) to Hwy 195 north of Pullman & Colfax
  • Entering/Exiting Pullman on Hwy 27 will avoid backups on Davis Way (Hwy 270) and on Hwy. 195 between Pullman and Colfax

Travel to/from Spokane and areas north, Seattle, and Lewiston and areas south:

  • Via Bishop Blvd. and Hwy. 195 & Hwy 27 (Grand Ave)
  • Utilizing Bishop Blvd. will bypass backups in downtown Pullman and on Davis Way

Travel to Spokane and areas north, Seattle, and Lewiston and areas south:

  • Via Main St. & Old Wawawai Rd.; Travel west on Main St., continue on Main St. past Grand Ave., turn left on Old Wawawai Rd to Hwy. 195
  • Utilizing Old Wawawai Rd. will bypass backups on Grand Ave. and Davis Way

 Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

WSU campus: If you’ve never been to the Washington State campus, you’re in for a real treat. For all the jokes about the location, driving from Spokane to Pullman by car or taking the short drive from the Idaho border can be quite delightful. The campus is very pretty and the people are ultra-friendly. As for tiny Martin Stadium, it’s kind of the Wrigley Field of Pac-12 football stadiums. Having done some welcome stadium renovations not that long ago, there’re no bad seats in Martin Stadium and you’re super close to the action no matter where you sit. It’s a StubHub Center kind of facility. With the “Cougs” ranked No. 16 and the Trojans No. 5, you can bet the fans will be into it. And don’t forget to visit the campus bookstore; it’s a kick.

WSU Gameday Pregame Activities: Opening three hours before kickoff at Rogers Field, Cougville features food, drink, music and entertainment for fans of all ages. “Cougville” includes a Kid Zone with a variety of inflatables for young Cougar fans to enjoy is at the ready. The Lair offers food and MillerCoors products to patrons 21 year of age and older.

Beginning two hours before kickoff, The Cougar Road Show will broadcast its first hour live from Cougville. Hollingbery Fieldhouse Food Fair opens three hours before kickoff. With several vendors offering beer, wine, soda, water, cocktails and food, along with multiple televisions, an on-site The Bookie location and a friendly, open layout, the Fieldhouse Food Fair is a great place to meet fellow football fans.

Cougar Prowl: Make your way to the north side of Hollingbery Fieldhouse two hours and 30 minutes before kickoff for the Cougar Prowl as coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team arrive on campus and walk through Hollingbery Fieldhouse to the locker room before the game. Fans of all ages are invited to join in this gameday tradition.

Trojans Walk: The Trojans team busses should arrive at Martin Stadium around 5:00 p.m.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant

Stubblefields Bar and Grill, 600 NE Colorado St., Adams Mall, Pullman WA 99163



Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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