The weather was incredible yesterday in Pullman, warm – it hit the 60s – clear and calm. It didn't last, though, as it's raining lightly now. It should stop and WSU should be able to get in the final game of its three-game baseball series with top-ranked Arizona State, tied at one. We have links to that story and to football news, so read on.
• The Cougars' second spring scrimmage probably went as well as Paul Wulff could have hoped – other than the Andrew Roxas injury, of course – with the offensive line playing better, the defense hitting harder, the weather markedly better and the crowd bigger. We had our post up yesterday afternoon with notes and we also have today's story. Cougfan has its practice report and there is also this piece on the WSU Football Blog. ... By the way, if you're wondering why I didn't mention Travis Long's long fumble return in my notes, it happened during a break in the true scrimmage, when the teams were practicing situational plays, the ball always starting from and returning to the same yard line and the action stopped usually before the offensive player hit the ground. ... Arizona State started fast – breaking out to a 10-1 lead – and held off WSU 11-7 in the second of two games in the Pac-10 baseball series. The teams play again today at noon. ... Elsewhere around the Pac-10, Washington held a scrimmage, with some early arriving freshmen getting a lot of work, and experience success. ... Another newcomer also shined in USC's scrimmage. ... There's a quarterback battle going on in Tempe and Brock Osweiler seems to have pulled ahead. ... Arizona ended spring drills with the Spring Game, won by the offense, but barely.
• That's it for today. The Cougars will hit the practice field again Tuesday afternoon. We'll be back when events warrant. Until then ...