Virtual GameDay Lounge

Saturday, November 14
4:00 p.m. (PT)

Join WSU Global Connections and fellow partners throughout the WSU system once again in a virtual gathering to cheer on the WSU Cougars as they take on the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, November 14th.

Together we will cheer, socialize, play games, win swag, and meet guests. Attend the entire game time or just part of it; prizes will be awarded throughout and later mailed to winners. This virtual event is open to all WSU Cougs regardless of campus and location. 

Also be sure to tune in to the pregame show on the WSU Athletics Facebook page!

Below is the recipe for Cougar Gold Queso Dip that Chef Thomas Edinger, from WSU Dining Services, will prepare during 1st Quarter:

  • 2 Tablespoons – Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1 Medium – Yellow Onion, small diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 3 Cloves – Garlic, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon – Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon – Granulated Onion
  • ½ teaspoon – Cayenne Pepper
  • 2-3 each – Roma Tomatoes, small diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 – 4 ounce-cans of Green Chilies
  • 2 Tablespoons – Cornstarch
  • 3 cups – Half & Half (can substitute whole or 2%)
  • ⅓ pounds – American Cheese slices, cubed
  • ⅓ pounds – Cougar Gold, cubed
  • ⅓ pounds – Crimson Fire, cubed


  1. Place the butter and oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft and translucent (about 3-5 minutes), then add the garlic and dried spices. Continue to sauté until aromatic (about 30 seconds) being careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Next, add the diced tomatoes and green chilies. Cook until the liquid has mostly evaporated.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with the cold milk, whisking until the lumps have been removed, then add the mixture to the pot. Bring just up to the boil, then reduce the heat to very low.
  4. Begin adding the cheeses, 1 at-a-time, stirring until the first variety has melted. Once all the cheese has fully dissolved, remove the mixture from heat and stir in the cilantro. Taste, and adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Place the sauce in a small crockpot to keep hot or serve immediately.

Notes: This works well as a stand-alone dip, and is perfect for nachos. You can also add beans, meat, or serve it over chili.