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Fri., June 1, 2012, 6 a.m.

Cougs lose a player, plus links


We check back in this morning with a small bit of news -- but news nontheless -- regarding a scholarship player leaving the Washington State football team. We also have other collections of words and sentences for you to read. Onward.


The personnel news is that safety Max Gama, who spent the entirety of spring practice sidelined due to injury, has left the team, WSU confirmed Thursday. By my count, Gama becomes the ninth scholarship player to depart since Mike Leach took over -- T.J. Poloai, C.J. Mizell and Sekope Kaufusi were dismissed for violating team policy, and Louis Bland, Alex Reitnouer, Skylar Stormo, Aaron Dunn, Jordan Pu'u Robinson and Gama left of their own accord or for injury reasons (that number rises to 10 if you include Jay Matthews, who was forced to give up football due to injury last season but finished the year on the roster). And as CougCenter details in this post, we're seeing WSU's scholarship numbers sort themselves out. Speaking of, WSU added another player to its 2012 class, defensive lineman Austin Brown from Meridian, Idaho. ... Cougfan has a cool summer-workout diary written by Anthony Laurenzi. ... Howie Stalwick provides an update on former WSU basketball players overseas. ... WSU fans -- Cal, too -- should get a kick out of this. ... Passing along positive thoughts today to CougCenter founder Jeff Nusser as his family deals with some pretty tough news.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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