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A newsy day for WSU

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, seen working with West Texas A&M offense in this 2006 photo, was arrested Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the U.S.-Canada border.
 (Associated Press)
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, seen working with West Texas A&M offense in this 2006 photo, was arrested Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the U.S.-Canada border. (Associated Press)
COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:50 P.M.

There is plenty of Washington State news to pass on this morning, thought not all of, heck most of it, would never be considered positive. Of course, very little Ryan Leaf news has been, since he left the Palouse. Read on.
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• By the way, ever try to type while your kid's kitten is trying to make its acquaintance with your keyboard? If you haven't, take my word for it. It isn't easy. So if there happens to be a line of 9999999 somewhere in the text today, I didn't write it. OK, let's move on. As I mentioned, Ryan Leaf is in the news again and it's not good. The former WSU quarterback, the guy who led the Cougars to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the Stone Age, was indicted by a grand jury in Texas yesterday. Here's the wire story we ran, a commentary piece from the P-I's Greg Johns and the Seattle Times' wire sstory, with plenty of comments from the West Side. ... In the more upbeat category, we also had this Jim Meehan feature on former Cougar receiver Charles Dillon, who is making a name for himself in AF2 with the Spokane Shock. … There are also a couple of posts from ESPN's Ted Miller worth checking out, one on the toughest places to play in the Pac-10 and the other about the depth at key positions each Pac-10 team developed during the spring. … Former WSU director of basketball operations Mike Heideman, one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, has found a job. It's as athletic director at St. Mary Central High in Appleton, Wis. ... And lest we forget, there is a key Pac-10 baseball game in Pullman this evening. We'll be there as WSU tries to ensure an NCAA berth.

• UPDATE: Found this piece out of Philadelphia on former WSU receiver Brandon Gibson - seems to be the day to write about former Cougar wideouts. Lots of Mike Levenseller quotes.

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• That's it for this morning. We'll be back late this evening with the unedited version of our baseball story. Until then …




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