Where & When is the Apple Cup Date & Time 2023

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Check out where and when is the Apple Cup 2023 date & time, schedule, tickets, memes, and more details.

There are various cultures that are followed for years and one such tradition is the "Apple Cup" annual event. So what is it, where is played and what importance we will learn in this piece of writing?

The biggest American football game in the Evergreen state is hands-down the Apple Cup, the annual matchup between in-state rivals Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars. It's also referenced by other names as Governor's Trophy, and it has more than a hundred years of tradition.

So, here in this article let's go through Apple Cup date & time, schedule start, match tickets & other details.

Apple Cup 2023:

Since 2018, the two big Washington school's rivalry will return back to Pullman since the 2020 game was canceled and the 2019 and 2021 meetings have been in Seattle. The defending team will be looking to make the best use of the home ground.

Apple Cup Football:

Apple Cup is a historical game of Football held yearly between two very famous universities in America. It's traditionally the final game of the season and is usually played on Friday before the onset of Thanksgiving. Before it was known as Governor’s Trophy, but later the game was renamed as Apple Cup as Washington is a major producer of Apples.

UW Huskies vs WSU Cougars logo for the Apple Cup

This American football game rivalry is one of the most well-known competitive matchups on the West Coast between the two teams, the Washington Huskies and Washington State University Cougars. Both teams are members of the PAC-12 Conference North Division. At the end of the match, the state's governor hands over the trophy to the winner.

When is the Apple Cup?

The annually held event for this year is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2023. Every year it is usually played on Friday before Thanksgiving day.

The first game was played in 1900 and since 1945 it has been played continuously except 2020-year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Where is the Apple Cup:

It's at the famous Husky Stadium, University of Washington, in Pullman (Washington State). It's an outdoor venue for football and is located on the University of Washington campus. And since 1920 it has been the home of Washington Huskies for the Pac-12 conference.

Here are the full details -

Venue Martin Stadium, Pasco
Date November 25, 2023
Time 6.30 PM
Live Streaming Fox Sports, FS1
Seating Capacity 33,000
Address -
Phone Number -

Apple Cup 2023 Tickets:

The Apple Cup tickets for this year even are now available for purchase. They are priced from $133 to the best seating corner at $676.

You can purchase any tickets of your choice from Bigstub online or from this source site of Washington Huskies.

UPDATE(Nov 28, 2022): As announced officially, the 2022 event is now sold out and planning is going on for 2023.

What time does the Apple Cup Start:

Are you eager to know when the event starts? Probably you should because you can set it to your calendar accordingly.

On the event date, the match is scheduled to start in the evening, either at 1 PM or 1.30 PM or 5 PM. There will be also a kick-off time show.

Huskies vs Cougars Apple Cup game time: 5 PM, November 26, 2022

Historical Records:

Both teams played for the "Governor's Trophy" from 1934 to 1961. To date, 112 matches were held, in which Washington Huskies have been champions 74 times and Washington State 32 times.

Washington Huskies Wins: 74

Washington State Cougars: 32 wins

First Instance: November 30, 1990

Longest Winning Streak: Washington Huskies, 8 (1959-66 and 1974-1981)

Current Streak: Cougars, 1 (2021 - present)

Largest Victory: Washington Huskies, 51-3 (2000)

Most Successful Coach: Don James, Washington Huskies (13 wins, 5 losses) from 1975 to 1992

Last Tie Game: 1942

Recent Records:

Important comeback last year by the Cougars as they beat the 7 years Husky's winning streak but the Huskies reclaim the title again.

Here are the recent records of the matches between WSU vs UW -

Year Winner Score
2022 Washington Huskies 51 - 32
2021 Washington State Cougars 40 - 13
2019 Washington Huskies 31 - 13
2018 Washington Huskies 28 - 15
2017 Washington Huskies 41 - 14
2016 Washington Huskies 45 - 17
2015 Washington Huskies 45 - 10
2014 Washington Huskies 31 - 13
2013 Washington Huskies 27 - 17
2012 Washington State Cougars 31-21 (Over Time)

Covid has been turned around time for State Cougars as they break 7 times winning streak of the Huskies and it's a hard-fought win after 9 years.

Apple Cup Streaming Online/ TV Channel/ App:

If you can't attend the arena, you can even watch the live streaming of the Apple Cup match on TV Channel as well. It will be telecasted live on the Fox Sports channel.

So tune in to the FS1 channel and watch the live streaming with your family/friends.

Alongside that, you can watch online streaming on FoxSports.com and also via the phone/tablet on the Fox Sports app.

Highlights & Commentary:

The highlights will also be telecasted after some days on the FS1 channel as well.

Apple Cup Memes:

Coming soon!

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Husky vs Cougars (WSU vs UW):

Out of 114 times that Cougars vs Husky match is held, the Huskies have been the dominant team, winning 75 times while Cougars only won 33 times.

WSU Wins (Overall): 75

UW Wins (Overall): 33

Apple Cup 2023 Venue:

Since the beginning, Seattle's ground and Pullman have been the venue for more than a decade. In between, Spokane has hosted the event but once in a decade. So these three have been the venues for a historical American football game for years.

So two venues are -

  • Husky Stadium in Seattle
  • Martin Stadium in Pullman

2021 Venue: Husky Stadium

2022 Venue: Martin Stadium Pullman

2023 Venue: Husky Stadium Seattle

Martin Stadium Seating Map & Tickets:

Martin Stadium is an organized stadium with different kinds of seating based on its pricing and viewing experience.

The following is the map showing seating arrangements -

Image Source: Seatics

Washington State Cougars Roster:

The team got its name after Washington is famous for cougars (mountain lions) which are found throughout forest areas in the state.

Here is the Washington Cougars players list -

  1. Nakia Watson
  2. Cammon Cooper
  3. Victor Gabalis
  4. Jarrett Gurarantano
  5. Luke Holcomb
  6. Xavier Ward
  7. Jayden de Laura
  8. Jouvensly Bazil
  9. Max Borghi
  10. Kannon Katzer
  11. Deon McIntosh
  12. Peni Naulu
  13. Dylan Paine
  14. Dylan Clinton
  15. Renard Bell
  16. Jake Bowen
  17. Marshawn Buchanan
  18. Brandon Gray
  19. Anderson Grover
  20. Travell Harris
  21. Joey Hobert
  22. Calvin Jackson Jr.
  23. Carter Kamana
  24. Josh Meredith
  25. CJ Moore
  26. Leon Neal Jr
  27. Tsion Nunnally
  28. Donovan Ollie
  29. Drake Owen
  30. Orion Peters
  31. Billy Pospisil III
  32. Mitchell Quinn
  33. Jasiah Richard Lewis
  34. Reed Shumpert
  35. De'Zhaun Stribling
  36. Lincoln Victor
  37. Cade Beresford
  38. Brock Dieu
  39. Ma'ake Fifita
  40. Konner Gomness
  41. Brian Greene
  42. Christian Hilborn
  43. Jarrett Kingston
  44. Devin Kylany
  45. Abrahan Lucas
  46. Austin Martin
  47. Dylan Mayginnes
  48. Quinn McCarthy
  49. Blake McDonald
  50. James McNorton
  51. Ty Pumma
  52. Syr Riley
  53. Liam Ryan
  54. Jernias Tafia
  55. Rodrick Tialavea
  56. Patrick Utschinski
  57. Charles Waverly
  58. Jack Wilson
  59. Seth Yost
  60. JR Little
  61. Zion Lucia
  62. Kson Mika
  63. Chris Irvin

Washington Huskies Roster 2023:

Just like Cougars, Huskies also get their name from a pet animal commonly found in this part of the world. It's a dog breed that is known for intelligence, loyalty, and affection and hence the team name.

Here are the full huskies players list -

  1. Sam Huard
  2. Tyson Lang
  3. Jesse Martineau
  4. Dylan Morris
  5. Patrick O'Brien
  6. Teddy Purcell
  7. Camden Sirmon
  8. Sam Adams II
  9. Caleb Berry
  10. Capassio Cherry
  11. Cameron Davis
  12. Sean McGrew
  13. Emeka Megwa
  14. Gabe Nelson
  15. Richard Newton
  16. Kamari Pleasant
  17. Jay'Veon Sunday
  18. Terell Bynum
  19. Taj Davis
  20. Charlier Fuller
  21. Brennan Holmes
  22. Giles Jackson
  23. Nick Juran
  24. Jalen McMillan
  25. Rome Odunze
  26. Ja'Lynn Polk
  27. David Pritchard
  28. Sawyer Racanelli
  29. Jabez Tinae
  30. Camden VerStrate
  31. Mason Wheeler
  32. Devin Culp
  33. Javon Forward
  34. Caden Jumper
  35. Quentin Moore
  36. Cade Otton
  37. Zeke Pelluer
  38. Mark Redman
  39. Wilson Schwartz
  40. Carson Smith
  41. Griffin Waiss
  42. Mason West
  43. Jack Westover
  44. Ulumoo Ale
  45. Henry Bainivalu
  46. Julius Buelow
  47. Victor Curne
  48. Troy Fautanu
  49. Gage Harty
  50. Geirean Hatchett
  51. Noah Hellyer
  52. Nate Kalepo
  53. Jaxson Kirkland
  54. Corey Luciano
  55. Matteo Mele
  56. Gaard Memmelaar
  57. Myles Murao
  58. Samuel Peacock
  59. Will Pliska
  60. Owen Prentice
  61. Roger Rosengarten
  62. Chase Skuza
  63. Luke Watternberg
  64. Robert Wyrsch


Based on the recent records and strong performance in recent years, the Washington Huskies are the favorite to win this year's edition as well because of two reasons -

  1. Recent Records: Although Huskies have a higher hand, Cougars will be playing at its home ground and so they are favorites to win it.
  2. Cougar's Recent Win: It's 50-50 chance post-pandemic.

Note: Predictions are based on team formation, home venue, players' form, coach, management, and other skills in place.


This is one of the jokes that I liked the most -

What’s the difference between a Cougar cheerleader and an elephant? About 12 pounds.

That was funny, and there are others -
How do you keep a Husky out of your front yard? Put up goal posts.

Why did 18 Cougars or 18 Huskies go to a film together? Because it said, “Under 17 not admitted.”

Why did the Husky stare at the frozen orange juice container for so long? Because it said, “concentrate.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some basic FAQs are answered here -

When was the last time Washington State won the cup?

Cougars did it in 2021 and it was in 2012 at Pullman, they last won the Governor's cup. In 2012, it wasn't a cakewalk either, with the match being decided in overtime. They won it with a score of 31-28.

Who is the current Winner of this year's edition?

The current title holder for the 2022 match is the Washington Huskies team.

Who is the favorite to win this year's Apple Cup?

Looking at the recent records, Washington Huskies were favorites to win this 2022 year edition of the Governor's cup and they won it.

Why Was Governor's Trophy was cancelled in 2020?

Last year's edition of the Governor's Trophy was canceled due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

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When did WSU win Apple?

It was in 2021 that WSU ended the Governor's cup thirst for 8 years (last won in 2012). And that's a fresh beginning for the team that needs more wins to settle the win-loss ratio since the beginning of this historical event.

No matter which team u stand to cheer up for, you’ll definitely want to catch the action live in person. So gear up people for the heated rivalry to blow out of proportion this season. So that's all about the Apple cup 2023 date, tv, time, schedule, recent records, history, and ticket details.

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