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Leach does his shtick while providing update on Cougars

LOS ANGELES – Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez did an admirable job warming up the crowd, calling out the Pac-12 hosts on their gaudy 100th anniversary décor and saying that “cold beer, lemonade or Bacardi and Coke” would be more refreshing than an experienced quarterback. Rodriguez drew laughs and added life to a typically monotonous event that was noteworthy this year only for the lack of news it produced. But during the second day of Pac-12 Media Days he was still simply the undercard, and Washington State’s Mike Leach was the main event. Read more

WSU’s Mike Leach keeps ‘em entertained at Pac-12 Media Days

Washington State coach Mike Leach was the main event during the second day of Pac-12 Media Days. Read more

WSU media guide and Pac-12 links

Washington State’s Media Days contingent will address the press today. But first, here’s the WSU media guide. Read more

Pac-12 Media Day: Conference moving in right direction

LOS ANGELES – The man tasked with turning the Pac-12 into an international enterprise ticked off the reforms the conference will undergo this season to make it a safer, fairer and more profitable place for its member schools to play football games. Of course the most pressing development, for DirecTV subscribers, is going to take awhile. Read more

USC picked to win Pac-12 football title

USC was chosen as the favorite to win the 2015 Pac-12 Conference football title in a preseason poll vote of 45 media members. Read more

USC chosen to win in Pac-12 preseason media poll

The media’s favorite has won 12 of the last 15 years. Read more

My Pac-12 preseason media poll ballot

The Pac-12 will release its Pac-12 preseason media poll Thursday morning. Here is my ballot. Read more

Five predictions for the WSU football season

Only a fool would try to predict an unpredictable college football season. Good thing I’m here. Read more

Cougars to meet the media in Los Angeles

The Pac-12 media will gather in L.A. this week to herald the onset of college football season on Thursday and Friday. Read more

Part two of The Grind and other WSU links

Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu has been chronicling the Cougars’ offseason in a four-part video series, The Grind. Read more

Two more Cougars named to watch lists

Last year WSU receiver Vince Mayle came within a couple catches of the Biletnikoff Award and the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation continue to pay attention to Pullman in 2015. Read more

G&T Blog matters: WSU football updates

Cougars • Friday: Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu is producing a four-part YouTube series called The Grind. The first video is up today, hosted on the WSUCouarAthletics YouTube account. The first episode is a highlight video from this past season and it will be interesting to see if more elements or behind-the-scenes footage is included in the coming editions. Read more

WSU safety producing four-part series: The Grind

Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu is producing a four-part YouTube series called The Grind. Read more

Blanchette: Bud Nameck class act to the end, not so with IMG College

For a ride that has so many things broken – truly broken – Washington State’s athletic department sure spends a lot of time fiddling with the radio. Now the Cougars and their IMG College partners are at it again, and there’s another casualty. Read more

WSU freshmen enter the Summer Bridge program

Not all of Washington State’s incoming football players have arrived on campus yet; the school tells me more are expected to arrive at the end of July. Read more

G&T Blog matters: Cougs get three more commits

Cougars Wednesday: Washington State received commitments from three football players from California, two of them in the class of 2016. But the first to announce his decision will take the longest to get to Pullman. Read more

Gleason benefit returns to ski resort

Former football star Steve Gleason “always wanted to inspire people,” says his stepmother, Jackie. A little perspiration is good too, Jackie reasoned. For the third straight year, she and other family members are putting on the Team Gleason Peak Trail Run and Music Festival, a fundraiser for ALS support and research. Read more

WSU unveils flexible ticket plan

The Pac-12 policy of announcing kickoff times six or 12 days in advance can be a real pain during football season. Read more

Everett offensive lineman chooses WSU

Josh Watson, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman out of Everett’s Cascade High, committed to play for Washington State. Read more

Bellingham receiver joins WSU recruiting class

Josiah Westbrook of Bellingham’s Squalicum High will play for Washington State. Read more

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