Jake Dickert would still like to wait until six weeks into the season before there are any rankings of college football teams. Washington State validation that came with the Cougars cracking the AP Top 25 following their upset victory over Wisconsin.
No. 23 Washington State will host Northern Colorado on Saturday. It's a bridge game for the Cougars between last week's upset of Wisconsin and next week's Pac-12 Conference opener against No. 16 Oregon State.
Washington State has rarely been a destination for college football programs looking for top-tier nonconference opportunities. But No. 19 Wisconsin was willing to take on the challenge of playing in Pullman on Saturday.
Luke Fickell’s first full season at Wisconsin gets an early test heading into what’s expected to be an amped environment at Washington State. The 19th-ranked Badgers are the first Power Five non-conference opponent to visit Pullman since 1998 when Illinois made the trip West.
The past 18 months have been a whirlwind for Washington State coach Jake Dickert and the entire Cougars program. Washington State is hoping for some stability this season even as its future conference affiliation remains up in the air.
On Veterans Day, College Basketball is honoring the men and women, who have served our country with 2 special games at unusual Venues. One will be played on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier and the other at an MLB stadium.