Nov. 13, 2006
SEATTLE -- The Apple Cup is here and it's only on FSN. The most anticipated game of the season for the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars takes place this Saturday, November 18th at 3:45 p.m. and if you're not in Pullman, Wash., then FSN will be your eyes and ears for the 99th edition of the annual rivalry game.
The 2006 Apple Cup kicks-off for a national audience live from Martin Stadium immediately following a Pac-10 matchup between Oregon St. and Stanford. FSN's Brian Davis will call the action alongside former Cougar quarterback Mark Rypien while Cara Capuano and Angie Mentink will set the scene and provide the latest updates straight from the sidelines.
Immediately following the game, the FSN Live Apple Cup postgame show will be live inside the WSU and UW locker rooms for player reactions and the presentation of the Governor's Trophy. Back at the FSN studio, Brad Adam will monitor the action and provide fans with the latest highlights, scores and interviews from the Apple Cup and other major games of the day.
Huskies and Cougars agree though that this rivalry heats up well before Saturday, so FSN will spend the entire week stirring up the debate and presenting the compelling stories from both teams on FSN Live while also re-living great games of the past on FSN Classics.
Every night on FSN Live, watch former Huskies and Cougars recall their greatest Apple Cup memories, hear from current players looking to make their own mark in rivalry history and get the insight from football experts such as Warren Moon, who understands first-hand the importance of this game. On Thursday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m., fans will want to set their recorders for FSN Classics featuring the 2002 Apple Cup, a triple overtime thriller that will bring back the excitement and emotion of this rivalry game. Husky fans can also watch Huskies All Access at 7 p.m. on Thursday for additional Apple Cup flashbacks, Coach Willingham's thoughts on the Cougars and more.
Beyond the Apple Cup, FSN's lineup for Saturday is a football fan's dream come true with four consecutive games totaling 14 hours of game action. The day begins at 9 a.m. with a Big 12 matchup between Oklahoma and Baylor in HDTV followed by the Beavers and Cardinal at 12:30 p.m. Following the Apple Cup and FSN Live post-game show, FSN will showcase yet another Pac-10 contest at 7:15 p.m. featuring UCLA and Arizona St., after which the network will have extended coverage of the Apple Cup and other major stories from around the Northwest on FSN Live.
Saturday marks the final regular season game of the season for both the Huskies and Cougars. In 2006, FSN televised an unprecedented six games for the Huskies, more than ever before in the network's partnership with the university. FSN also produced an additional 13 games for the Cougars, Beavers and Ducks throughout the 12-week season.
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