Stories of Washington State University cheerleading and spirit squads

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1972 Rally Squad

As a senior I was happy to be a part of Rally Squad my final semester at WSU in the fall of 1972. A highlight was picking up then Governor Dan Evans at the airport in my 1948 International mail van with Rally Squad members crowding the inside. We drove right to the front of the CUB and dropped him off with the Evergreen reporters, cheering fans, and bigwigs welcoming him to our incredible university. In addition, that old “Firebird Green” truck carried members of the band, cheerleaders, and Rally Squad as we serpentined through Greek Row during pep rallies with music blaring, crowds chanting, and students gallivanting behind. Doesn’t get much better than that. Go Cougs!

Roy Draggoo (’72 Biol.)

1972 WSU Rally Squad on old truck
The WSU Rally Squad and band members ride the green International mail truck through Pullman in 1972. (Courtesy Roy Draggoo)