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April's shower of WSU news finally ends

Washington State guard Taylor Rochestie celebrates after an Oregon player drew a foul with 8.9 seconds left in the second half of a college basketball game against Oregon Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 69-60. Oregon had won 13 strait and 21 of the last 22 games between the two teams. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) ORG XMIT: WADH107 (Dean Hare / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State guard Taylor Rochestie celebrates after an Oregon player drew a foul with 8.9 seconds left in the second half of a college basketball game against Oregon Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 69-60. Oregon had won 13 strait and 21 of the last 22 games between the two teams. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) ORG XMIT: WADH107 (Dean Hare / The Spokesman-Review)
COUGARS

Let's catch up with April here. WSU is about a week away from the end of the school year. The state legislature has cut millions from every school budget and athletic departments are feeling the pinch. There has been more than one spat between UW and Washington State. New Cougar basketball coach Ken Bone, who came aboard early in the month, has filled out his fall recruiting class. The WSU baseball team is in second place in the Pac-10. Spring football drills are over. Anything else? Were we fools to believe April would be a quiet month? Read on.
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• The digital world is still full of commentary concerning the recent Apple Cup/Qwest Field/Husky Stadium proposal/controversy, but we'll get to that after linking our story on basketball recruit Reggie Moore and Bud Withers' piece in the Times. That's actual news, as opposed to tempests in a coffee pot. ... On the basketball front, it looks like Taylor Rochestie has decided not to play (third item) for the hometown team. He's going to head to Arizona to get ready for his future. ... Now we'll get into the rivalry stuff. The Times' Jerry Brewer weighed in with a column today while the P-I's Jim Moore had his column and Greg Johns had this post. Maybe this will put an end to it for now.

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• That's the end of this post. We'll be back as events warrant. Until then …




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