MOSCOW Idaho and Washington State resume their rivalry Saturday night at Martin Stadium after a six-year hiatus.
Fortunately for local college football fans, it appears to be the first of many games between the two schools in the years to come.
I really initiated that because it made sense to me, Washington State Athletic Director Bill Moos said. Theyre an FBS school just 8 miles away, with long tradition of playing each other through the decades, and its a relatively inexpensive trip for them and an opportunity for us to have visiting team fans help fill our stadium.
The two schools also scheduled a game for 2016, which will be played in Pullman. Moos likes the time gap between the games, and said he is open to the possibility of a 2019 matchup, as well.
That keeps the series fresh, and yet it allows our fans to have a variety of other non-conference opponents coming into Pullman, Moos said.
Idaho, also interested in playing the rivalry, will receive $550,000 for the game. Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear said the Vandals will not host the Cougars unless capacity increases in the Kibbie Dome.