Football Preseason Reunion: Past Meets Present

July 28, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University Gray 'W' National Varsity Club is inviting WSU football alumni to the Cougar Football Preseason Reunion: Past Meets Present, Aug. 12-14, 2005, on the WSU Pullman campus.

The weekend's activities revolve around the interaction between former WSU players and the 2005 WSU football team and coaching staff, as well as providing an opportunity for Cougar football alumni from all generations to reconnect.

'Even though your playing days at WSU are over, you are still and will forever be a part of the Cougar Football Family. I personally invite you back to Pullman to share the Cougar Spirit that you helped create,' Head Football Coach Bill Doba said.

The weekend begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, with a Welcome Back Social and a Legends Video Party where over 50 years of past WSU football games will be shown. Saturday, Aug. 13, alumni are invited to attend position meetings and a walk-through practice followed by a tour of facilities and a tented lunch on Rogers Field. The 2005 Cougars will have an intra-squad scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium. Coach Doba and Director of Athletics, Jim Sterk, will provide insights into the program and facilities at a post scrimmage talk. The Cougar Pride dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and is an interactive meal shared by alumni and current players and coaches at the newly renovated Cougar Fitness Café. The weekend concludes with a nine-hole golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

'We want the players who are part of the legacy and the proud tradition of Cougar Football to return to campus for this special weekend,' said Collin Henderson, former Cougar football player and Gray 'W' Club intern. 'The Gray `W' Club hopes you return to Pullman with your teammates to show your love for the program that bore you memories and friendships that last a lifetime.'

To make reservations or for more information, please call the WSU Alumni Association at 800-258-6978, or the Gray 'W' Club at (509) 335-7156. Reservations are requested no later than July 29, 2005.

Cougar Football Preseason ReunionPast Meets Present Schedule of Events:Friday, August 126:30 p.m. Welcome Back Social7:00 p.m. Legends Video Party

Saturday, August 1310:00 a.m. Position Meetings and Walk Through Practice11:00 a.m. Tour Facilities12:30 p.m. Tent Party Lunch - Rogers Field2:30 p.m. Cougar Scrimmage4:45 p.m. Talk with Coach Doba and Stadium Update from Director of Athletics Jim Sterk5:30 p.m. Cougar Pride Dinner

Sunday, August 149:30 a.m. Reunion Golf Tournament Check-in - Pullman Golf Course

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