Boeing to sponsor Apple Cup for next four yearsPosted: Updated:
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boeing Company has signed a four-year deal to sponsor the Apple Cup, the annual college football game between cross-state rivals Washington and Washington State.
Under the deal, Boeing will underwrite Apple Cup-related events and provide an undisclosed sum of money to each school's athletic department.
The game is being played this year on November 24th at Husky Stadium in Seattle. It will continue to be called the Apple Cup, with the tagline, "sponsored by Boeing."
Last season, the Huskies beat the WSU Cougars 35-32 at Washington State's campus in Pullman. The intrastate series began in 1900 and has been called the Apple Cup since 1962.
Boeing employs more than 72,000 people in the Seattle area.