In the year 2000, four old Cougs who met in 1965 on 6th floor Orton Hall; George Willock, Mike Topolski, Bob Batley, and I (Ron Kingsbury); decided to start an annual “Wazzu Guys’ Trip”. All the trips have had a theme, generally having to do with the history or geography of the areas traveled. Retracing a portion of Route 66 was the first.
Last trip we decided to go see the home opener football game against California. For three hours on a beautiful day, we walked around campus visiting old haunts. We attended the pre-game party in the field house where we had our picture taken with one of the cheerleaders. All was perfect until the first play of the game, when a California running back ran 80 yards untouched for a touchdown. It was all downhill from there, as WSU suffered their worst football defeat in school history, 66-3.
Still, a good time was had by all!
By Ron Kingsbury "69"
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