A WSU flag has been present at every ESPN College Gameday show since October 18, 2003 making this fourth appearance in East Lansing the 123rd consecutive time.
From flag waver Matthew Moberly:
“I think what was most memorable for me was when Sparty (MSU’s mascot) was running through the crowd giving everyone high fives, he stopped in front of the Cougs in attendance, gave a nod, and then stuck out his hand to shake mine. Classy Sparty.
It has been a truly great experience seeing how things have changed since the first time I was part of the flag waving crew back in 2003, when no one knew what the WSU flag represented, or why on earth we were there. Now, people are coming up asking to take photos with Ol Crimson. Walking back through campus after the broadcast, tailgaters were yelling out “Go Cougs!” as we walked by. Awesome.”