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Sat., Aug. 9, 2014, 6 a.m.

WSU to hold first scrimmage of fall camp

The Cougars are going to hold their first scrimmage of spring at the conclusion of today's practice, probably around 3:15 p.m. The scrimmage will last around 50 plays and will probably be the first chance since the Spring Game to see the team go full contact.

The big news yesterday was the decision of U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilkins against the NCAA in the Ed O'Bannon case. The decision says the NCAA cannot prevent student-athletes from profiting off a school's use of their likeness, and up to $5,000 per year can be put into a trust that will be turned over to the athlete when they graduate. Here is more information on the ruling and you can also read the 99-page decision.

Here at the S-R we have a story today about a versatile freshman the Cougars are trying out all over the field ... The Cougars had a short day of practice yesterday to rest up for today's scrimmage ... After practice Mike Leach reacted to the NCAA's recent step toward Big Five autonomy ... There are still tickets available for the season-opener in Seattle ... The Huskies will play plenty of first-year defensive backs this season ... Arizona State says there is one foodstuff that won't be welcome on game day ... UCLA has more talent at linebacker than it knows what to do with ... Oregon State's freshmen are getting acclimated ... Jon Wilner previews Stanford's training camp.

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Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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