Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; A Washington State Cougars fan celebrates after a game against Washington Huskies at Martin Stadium. The Cougars would go onto beat the Huskies by a final score of 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
It appears Washington State University President Floyd Elson knows a perfect storm when he sees it coming.
The folks in Washington DC might not be able to adequately fund the US Weather service as a result of caving into sequester restraints, but make no mistake, Pres. Elson can forecast just fine…thank you very much.
With the national spotlight ready to focus on Pullman this coming Halloween, it was officially announced Thursday that afternoon classes at Washington State will be cancelled. Morning classes will be held at the discretion of professors. Right!
Here’s the convergence of influences bringing about a rational decision to accommodate reality.
Halloween is definitely another excuse for partying in Pullman.
Pre-functioning a WSU home football game has been etched in stone since the Cougs played their first game on the gridiron. Such celebrations are as frequent as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.
So when a cursory review of the fall term at WSU revealed the Cougs will host Arizona State at Martin Stadium for a Thursday night ESPN broadcast of college football an easy decision was made.
Sometimes it does take a PhD to get it right.
With the cancellation of afternoon classes, Martin Stadium will be filled with students appropriately prepared to create a home field atmosphere envied by ESPN viewers worldwide.
Not there was ever a doubt, but one thing is a “sure thing” come October 31st. The student section at Martin Stadium will be jammed with spirited Cougs enthusiastically supporting Coach Mike Leach and their beloved football team clad in crimson and gray.
And how will that look on national television?
If it took you more than a nanosecond to ponder the possibilities, well, you need a serious portion of some Cougar Gold!