The City of Pullman has declared an emergency to help deal with the massive crowd expected for this weekend’s historic ESPN College Gameday visit to Washington State University. City council approved the emergency declaration on Tuesday night. The vote allows Pullman Transit buses to help move fans around campus on Saturday.
WSU needs extra buses for its park and ride locations as Gameday is expected to bring in additional fans who will not be attending the sold out football game. WSU officials asked the city for some buses after being unable to find private bus services to accommodate the massive crowd. Longtime Gameday producer and program “historian” Chris “The Bear” Fallica says causing an emergency declaration is a first for the show.
Gameday is coming to Pullman after a 15 year run of Cougar fans waving the WSU flag in the backdrop of the program. The 25th ranked Cougars are hosting number 12 Oregon at 4:30 on Saturday.