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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Women sweep exhibitions

No surprises as long as we judge on W's and L's, the area women's basketball teams won their exhibition games.Gonzaga, Eastern and Idaho won handily, Washington State struggled. One list has Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga as the No. 13 on a list of NCAA WNBA...

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One more week for WSU before time off 

COUGARS The Apple Cup must be near because the trees in the neighborhood have lost almost all their leaves. The two have always seemed to be connected in my mind from the time my kids were young (they're not anymore). But this year, the leaves...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

One last look at WSU's loss to Cal 

COUGARS There have been shrieks of disgust from the soccer fans downstairs, but we've ignored them as we pounded out the follow to Washington State's 20-13 defeat to California on Saturday. That elicited shrieks of disgust as well, we're sure. Read on.

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WSU's loss to Cal, the day after 23 

COUGARS This is the 10th in a 12-episode installment entitled, WSU, The Day After. In nine of those installments, one of the other words in the title has had to be some form of the word defeat. Same with today. Read on.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 2010

WSU falls to Cal 20-13 

COUGARS As this one was on television, you had the opportunity to watch what could never be described as an artful football game. But it was tight, coming down the fourth quarter. We have more on the link, so read on.

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Warm day awaits WSU, Cal 

COUGARS The morning has broken warm, if not sunny, with the temperature expected to be in the low 60s during the game. Is this Pullman in mid-November or Vegas? OK, that comparison made even me laugh. Let's get to the morning links before I write...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Another Thursday over at WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: MIDNIGHT The usual Thursday practice is finished, with Washington State running through the game plan on both sides of the ball. We have more from the workout, plus cover what coach Paul Wulff had to say in his press conference, so read...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010

It was easy to hear WSU's hitting 

COUGARS When Paul Wulff walked up to talk about practice Wednesday afternoon, the first question concerned the loud nature of practice. Not people yelling. The sound pads make when they bang together. Hard. Read on.

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Everyone at WSU could probably use a bye

COUGARS • UPDATE: 10:20 A.M. Think about this. When Washington State's football schedule was first revealed last season, this was the bye week. Yep, after nine consecutive weeks, the Cougars were going to get one off. But the Pac-10 needed to make some adjustments to...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010

Yellow a popular color at WSU

COUGARS A near-perfect fall day in the Palouse ended with Washington State on the practice field with a less-than-perfect workout. Why was it less than perfect? Because a defensive contributor was unable to finish. Read on.

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Tuesdays with WSU one more time 

COUGARS I got up this morning and there was hot, fresh coffee waiting for me. See, last night I deciphered the instructions and programmed the new coffee maker to start brewing before I got out of bed. And it worked. We have a new motto...

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MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010


A sweet Monday around WSU 

COUGARS When I was a kid, the best thing, the absolutely best thing, about attending a Catholic grade school was always getting the day after Halloween off. All Saints Day was the only Catholic holiday I could really get my arms around. While all my...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

More on WSU's loss in Tempe 10 

COUGARS • UPDATE: 7:30 P.M. We've put together our follow on the Arizona State defeat and we can pass that along. But we also have a few more thoughts that hit us on the plane home, along with more from Washington State coach Paul Wulff...

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WSU's loss to ASU, the day after 19 

COUGARS We know you didn't have a chance to watch the game yesterday, but we have some thoughts we want to share. We also have all your links. And all this is coming to you from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, as we wait for...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010


ASU leads WSU 28-0 at halftime 

COUGARS A quick post because we have a lot to do at halftime today. The Washington State defense just can't get off the field on third down, as ASU has converted 5 of 7 times on either third or fourth down to keep drives alive....

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A couple hours to WSU/ASU kickoff 

COUGARS One thing you don't need this week is a coat. It's warm in Tempe, not as much as it could be, but pretty darn warm. We don't have to worry about that, though. But we have other things to cover, so read on.

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No Walter, WSU isn't on TV today 

COUGARS The second-longest Pac-10 trip for Washington State's athletic teams is here, with only the jaunt down Interstate 10 to Tucson longer. But the Cougar football team's trip to Phoenix last night was even longer than usual with the weather delay and extra bus trip....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010


WSU on the way to Tempe 

COUGARS Took the 7 a.m. flight to Seattle – booked for 10, but my ride to the airport has to be to work by 6, so 7 a.m. standby it was – so this is a hair later than usual because I was too crowded...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

A congested Thursday at WSU 

COUGARS Thursdays aren't usually all that busy on the Washington State beat. A story or two, a Paul Wulff press conference, football practice, a blog post or two and, if there's a road game on the weekend, a drive to Spokane. But today we throw...

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