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WSU defensive coordinator Mike Breske dismissed

The day after Washington State's season ended with a 31-13 Apple Cup loss, Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero.

“We decided to make a change and wish them the best,” Leach said.

More on WSU's coaching change after the jump.

(Update 7:12 p.m. — I have been told that defensive line coach Joe Salave'a has been promoted to assistant head coach.)

The day after the Apple Cup


We're finally ready to post our usual combination of thoughts, links and cat videos. Read on.

Morning links: Apple Cup stays in Seattle

Washington won the coldest-ever Apple Cup last night, 31-13. We have my game story and John Blanchette pulls no punches in his column and Jim Allen has a sidebar of UW's young but successful secondary. Allen and I both contributed to our notebook from the game. S-R photojournalist Tyler Tjomsland has a gallery from the game, we have the transcript from our pregame chat and a scoring summary. Finally, here our videos of Mike Leach, Luke Falk and Marcellus Pippins, Daquawn Brown and Isiah Myers and Peyton Pelluer, as well as the official game book.

We'll also pass along postgame stories from Bud Withers and Art Thiel. The Cougars had a good day on the hardwood, where the men won their second game in two days and the women knocked off a highly ranked Maryland team.

Links from other Pac-12 games are after the jump.

Will tonight be another of those epic Apple Cups?


It's Apple Cup Saturday, which is sort of a big deal around here. That it might possibly bleed into Apple Cup Sunday, well, that's not such a big deal, is it? Read on.

Morning links: preparing for Washington’s pass rush

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Cougars will take on the Washington Huskies in the 107th Apple Cup.

In our advance we look at the critical matchup between UW's defensive line and the WSU passing game.  We've also got our Two Minute Drill and a fictional conversation between the coaches, courtesy of John Blanchette.

WSU wins, can still finish fourth

Washington State beat Rice, 76-74, behind 27 points from sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson.

The Cougars will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Missouri State in the 4th play/6th place game of the Great Alaskan Shootout. After WSU (2-3) couldn't get anything fall in a 71-43 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, the Cougars' shooting numbers against the Owls were their best of the season.

We have box scores and notes from the game after the jump.

Hawks stake their claim on 49ers


Hope your shopping is going well. The Seahawks assured the Bay Area, at least those folks in the Bay Area that root for the 49ers, would have a Black Friday with their domination last night. Read on.

Morning links: Apple Cup tomorrow

Well, we're almost to the end of another football season. Soon we'll shift over to basketball stories in these links.

Thanks for sticking with us this far. In today's paper we have a story on Steve Gleason, who will be inducted into the Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame tomorrow between the first and second quarters of the Apple Cup. I thought I'd also pass along these links to Team Gleason and WSU Team Gleason, which are both mentioned in the article.

More links are after the jump.

WSU practice: one last underclassmen scrimmage

WSU held its final Thursday Night Football scrimmage of the season before heading off for Thanksgiving celebrations.

We have our report on the young guys who stood out after the jump.

Who will fly tonight?


Being it is the Thanksgiving holiday, I contemplated taking the day off. Relaxing, sleeping in and all that. But I couldn't. Not with all the sports news out there. And with the Seahawks' biggest game of the season coming our way this evening. Read on.

Morning links: Cougars spend Thanksgiving in Alaska

The Washington State men's basketball team will be able to eat an early Thanksgiving meal, watch some football and still have plenty of time to get ready for tonight's game against UC Santa Barbara, which tips off at 9 p.m. PST.

The should face a stiff test in the Gauchos, who have Big West Player of the Year Alan Williams back along with efficient point guard Zalmico Harmon.

Until then we have links, after the jump.

WSU practice: last full one of the season

If the Cougars stick to their normal weekly routine then today's practice was the last full one of the season.

Washington State will have a morning practice tomorrow and then head to the bowling alley for Thanksgiving food and activities.

Our report from today's practice is after the jump.

It all seemed a little out of place


There is a time and place for everything. Sometimes, even mature adults get that mixed up. Read on.

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