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Did you get sucked in as well?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I am a sucker. There, I admitted it. That feels better. Read on.

WSU’s bowl situation

From Pullman — The Washington State football team extolls the virtue of limiting its focus to one game, series and even snap at a time. As such they've been reticent to discuss the possibility of playing in a bowl now that they're one game away from bowl eligibility. We, however, aren't taking the field on Saturday and as such don't have to limit ourselves. Because WSU (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) is favored against Utah at home this weekend it seems appropriate to take a look at the Cougars' bowl situation. After all, a postseason bid could have big benefits for the Cougars. Here's what coach Mike Leach had to say about the extra practices granted bowl teams.

No question. I think you get more than 15 … I think it's 22 but anyways you get quite a few. But yeah that's huge, I think it's incredibly helpful. We went to 10 straight bowls and I thought in the middle of 10 straight bowls that everybody should have the practice opportunities because it's a definite advantage. And then your young guys, you know, you can work them and the young guys will have improved a lot since camp.

More on bowl possibilites after the jump.

Friday Morning Links

No pressure for the Washington State football team this weekend, but the rest of the Pac-12 is gearing up for Saturday's games. Here are some links from around the conference.

Gameday links

Saturday is finally here and the Cougars are about to take on Oregon State in a matchup between Pacific Northwest rivals. Don't forget to jump in to our live chat at 6:30 p.m.

Some grim news for the baskteball team as a key player has left the program … but the men's and women's teams still put on a show Friday night … WSU players and coaches won't admit it but Saturday's game is a pretty big deal …  What will WSU need to do to win? … Expect a lot of passes.

Wednesday Practice Notes

Dominique Williams returned to practice on Wednesday, and you'd never know he left. That's good news for the Cougars, who regain the services of one of their most explosive wide receivers. The offense carried the day for WSU with starting quarterback Connor Halliday and backup Austin Apodaca looking sharp. We got a chance to catch up with coach Mike Leach and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a after practice, read on for the interview.

Gonzaga Prep defeats Mead 21-9

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Gonzaga Prep vs. Mead game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

University defeats Rogers 44-6

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle covered University's win against Rogers at Joe Albi stadium.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Shadle Park defeats Mt. Spokane 63-42

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Shadle's win over Mt. Spokane.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Replay of WSU Football Chat

Check out the entire replay of the live chat on Washington State football with beat writer Jacob Thorpe. 

Lake City defeats Post Falls 36-30

S-R photojournalist Kathy Plonka covered Lake City's win over Post Falls.  Check out this big picture gallery of  her photos.

Gonzaga Prep defeats Ferris 38-35

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the GSL showdown between Gonzaga Prep and Ferris.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

North Central defeats Rogers 28-21

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle covered Rogers' loss to North Central at Joe Albi on Friday.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

 

Mt. Spokane defeats Central Valley 35-16

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the GSL game between Mt. Spokane and Central Valley.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

 

Skyline defeats CDA 38-23

S-R photojournalist Kathy Plonka covered the CDA game against Skyline.  Check out this big picture gallery of her photos.

CV defeats Rogers 49-7

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the CV vs. Rogers game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Mead defeats North Central 42-7

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the NC vs. Mead game at Joe Albi.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Ferris defeats Shadle Park 38-14

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Ferris vs. Shadle game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

EWU vs. Western Oregon (Sept. 7)

S-R photojournalist Tyler Tjomsland covered EWU's home game against Western Oregon.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.  Eastern won the game 43-14. 

East Valley vs. Sandpoint (Sept. 6)

S-R photojournalist Kathy Plonka covered the East Valley High game against Sandpoint High. East Valley defeated Sandpoint 37-21. Check out this big picture gallery of her photos.

Shadle Park vs. Rogers (Sept. 6)

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Shadle Park's opener against Rogers.  Shadle Park won 62-14. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

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