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Third straight year for Cougars in Seattle

PULLMAN, Wash. -- For the third consecutive season, the
Washington State Cougars will play a non-conference "home" game
in Seattle, WSU athletic officials announced Wednesday.

WSU will host Colorado in Seahawks Stadium Sept. 11, Athletic
Director Jim Sterk and coach Bill Doba said at a Seattle news
conference.

The game is a makeup for one scheduled Sept. 15, 2001, that was
canceled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast.

It marks the third straight year the Cougars have played a
non-conference game in the new stadium. In 2002, WSU opened in
Seattle against Nevada. Last year, the Cougars played Idaho in
Seattle to open the season.

The Cougars will open the 2004 season on the road in a Friday
night game Sept. 3 at New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Cougars will
play five home games at Pullman.

No game time has been announced for the Seattle game, pending
negotiations that may result in a live telecast. The Seattle
Mariners have a home game scheduled for 7 p.m. that day.