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Too many turnovers make Cougars sick


Usually on Saturday night, I have a nice dessert. Something special, as in a piece of chocolate cake or a hot fudge sundae. But last night, after a dinner of comfort food – including mac and cheese – I skipped dessert. Nope, not because I'm watching my waistline. Mainly because I had my sugar quota for the day thanks to Washington State: A lunch that was “highlighted” by five turnovers. Read on.

Morning links: Pac-12 blowouts abound

Stanford outscored California in every quarter of the big game and cruised to a 38-17 victory. That was the closest of the Pac-12's games in a week full of crooked scoreboards.

Game recaps and other links are after the jump.

Final thoughts from the ASU game

WSU got the result expected of unranked teams from WA that visit the desert, but not in the manner most expected.

In many ways Luke Falk still looked very impressive for a freshman quarterback. But for the first time we also saw some blemishes. And against an attacking defense, and with a defense that didn't give him second chances, they were the difference in a blowout loss and an upset win.

I've got a few thoughts from the game after the jump.

An early start to college football’s Saturday


I hope the bacon is already cooking. The pancake batter better be mixed and ready to go. And the oranges cut in half, waiting to be squeezed. Why? The Cougar game is about ready to start. Brunch before the game or lunch at halftime? You decide. Read on.

Morning links: WSU is probably already playing

Good morning. Washington State plays at Arizona State in just four hours (probably less by the time you are reading this) so let's get right to those links.

Links are after the jump.

Unloading the quote book: Ernie Kent wins first as WSU coach

It wasn't pretty, but Washington State men's basketball coach doesn't expect many wins to come in that fashion in his first year at the helm in Pullman. 

Friday night's 80-68 win over Idaho State at Beasley Coliseum showed as much. 

I unload my quote book from Kent and players after the jump. 

Overlap just makes our laps grow larger


Want to talk football? It's possible right now because the NFL schedule is in full swing and college football is coming down to the wire. Want to talk basketball? Why not, college basketball is ramping up and the NBA has been going for a while. It's overlap season, that exciting time of the year when all manner of sports fight for your attention with ads for Black Friday sales and snow tires. Read on.

Morning links: Luke Falk has already overcome many obstacles

Today we have a feature story on Luke Falk and his winding path to becoming Washington State's starting quarterback.

We supplement that story with a sidebar about Falk's sisters, a pair of country music singers living in Nashville.

There are more WSU and Pac-12 links after the jump.

WSU underclassmen scrimmage indoors

Keith Harrington starred on Thursday Night Football again. That's not unusual. But he did it in an unusual setting today.

Because of a suggestion to coach Mike Leach made by injured quarterback Connor Halliday during a recent phone call, the Cougars have practiced indoors all week to prepare for the unseasonably warm temperature they'll play in this weekend.

We've got a report from WSU's weekly underclassmen scrimmage after the jump.

Sometimes we are just a fool in the rain


From here to there and back again. Sounds like a '60s/'70s music anthology featuring Led Zeppelin or someone. But no, that's not it. It just describes where we are headed today. Read on.

Morning links: WSU takes on former player

You might remember a freshman during Paul Wulff's final season as Washington State football coach named Jordan Simone.

Or you might not. Simone only really played on special teams and didn't have a scholarship. Well, he's got one now at Arizona State and has emerged as one of the Pac-12's leading tackler just a couple years after deciding to quit football. Our story in today's paper looks at his path back to the gridiron.

More links are after the jump.

No practice report tonight

Conflicting duties mean we won't be able to bring you a practice report tonight. The Cougars  practiced for about two hours in their indoor practice bubble, as they have all week, to prepare for Saturday's game at Arizona State.

What time is the right time?


What time is the right time to start a college football game? Is it 11 in the morning? Or 1:30 in the afternoon? How about 7:30 at night? Read on.

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