Oct 12, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermaker fans spell out Boiler Up on their chests during a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ross Ade Stadium. Nebraska defeats Purdue 44-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Cougars are trying to secure a home and home series with a Big Ten team and at the moment it’s Purdue in the conversation seat.
"Primarily, we’re looking at the Big Ten. We’d like to play some schools in the Big 12, too. We share television partners, and I think it’s a nice mix for us.– WSU AD Bill Moos"
Moos also mentioned during his weekly radio show “Cougar calls with Bill Moss” that the ACC and SEC are conferences that the Cougs will look to include in future talks for these series’. He didn’t mention any teams yesterday from those conferences, but Florida State has been a name that’s come up in the past. Moos has also mentioned that each year he would like to have an opponent from each tier of competition; FCS, mid-tier and high level FBS.
Washington State is already in signed contracts for a home and home series with BYU (started last season), Rutgers (beginning in 2014), Boise State and Wisconsin.
This new approach of signing early contracts has backfired in the past but I love the initiative and every Cougar fan should be a fan of home and home. I guess there’s no guarantee that the Seattle game will be done away with, but it has been declining in interest from the West side, which means these upcoming contests would be held in Martin Stadium. Quite frankly, we haven’t seen the Big Ten teams have to come to Pullman and it’s really nice that the change should and will be happening soon.