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Last WSU scrimmage wind-aided

PULLMAN – It was perfect preparation for Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain – and the football fans pride themselves on their vocal ability. Washington State University’s …


WSU’s secondary young but experienced

Note: This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Saturday: Linebackers.


WSU’s Forrest crafts himself into fine punter

Note: This is the fifth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Special teams. Friday: Defensive backs. PULLMAN – Reid Forrest has had one of …


UW linebackers impress despite changes

SEATTLE – There are times when it feels like Cort Dennison has been the University of Washington’s starting middle linebacker all his life. The way the junior struts around the …


Plenty of variety among WSU running backs

Note: This is the fourth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Running backs. Wednesday: Special teams. PULLMAN – If you wanted to put together …


Big changes bring positive feelings about WSU’s line

Note: This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Offensive line. Wednesday: Running backs. PULLMAN – When the curtain fell on last …


Newcomers add depth at wideout for Cougars

For a guy who has been on Washington State University’s football coaching staff for the past 19 years, Mike Levenseller had thought he had seen it all.


WSU’s elusive Wilson draws notice

PULLMAN – Up until about 48 hours ago, the Washington State University Cougars were not going to scrimmage this weekend. Two practices were scheduled for Saturday – the last of …


University of Idaho confident about defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – The theme has held from the early moments of spring practice to the final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday: The Idaho defense has been more relentless, more …


UW’s Kearse poised for strong season

SEATTLE – In 2009, Jermaine Kearse had a season to remember. A few months later, the University of Washington junior is ready to forget.


Cougs’ offense in Tuel’s shed

Note: This is the first of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today : Quarterbacks. Monday : Wide receivers.


Familiarity breeds frustration for Cougs

PULLMAN – Their opener is still a couple weeks away, but the Washington State Cougars have one small request. “We’ve been battling against each other for 16 practices now,” senior …


Cougs have pick of six in backfield

James Montgomery’s remarkable recovery from an injury that almost cost him the lower part of his left leg has been as inspirational as it was unlikely. But the fuzzy, feel-good …


WAC picks up pieces after two departures

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before Fresno State and Nevada rocked the Western Athletic Conference by departing for the Mountain West, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear suspected something momentous was in the …


Fresno State, Nevada leaving WAC

SALT LAKE CITY – Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild Wednesday by announcing they are accepting invitations …


EWU needs backup at strong safety

Safety first. It’s not only a good rule to live by, but in this instance, it also defines the priority list of Eastern Washington University’s football team.


Column: In this day, loyalty is great thing to find in a Coug

PULLMAN – Because Brandon Rankin wears the number 5, the first reflex is to assume his appearance in the offensive backfield is the result of a safety blitz. Except that …


Coug corners have each other’s backs

PULLMAN – There were times last season when Washington State’s secondary had more cover-your-eyes injuries than an MMA undercard. Three broken legs, a couple torn muscles, two busted up shoulders …


UI’s Enderle taking charge, getting praise

MOSCOW, Idaho – He’s held the same job for four years – the starting quarterback for a program once in disrepair and now steered in the right direction – and …


WSU defense shines in first scrimmage

PULLMAN – If Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff was looking for improvement out of his defense in its first scrimmage, he saw it. If he was looking for …


Rehabbed WSU running backs ready

PULLMAN – A handful of practices are behind him and James Montgomery says he’s ready to go. “If we had a game tomorrow, I’m playing,” the senior running back said …


Kramer settles lawsuit, but career damage done

Mike Kramer settled his lawsuit with Montana State University on Wednesday, the end of a 3-year ordeal that was bitter, damaging and even humiliating – and certainly couldn’t have been …


Cougars learn to fight, shake hands like brothers

PULLMAN – Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff has been repeating a variation of the same mantra for some time. “Whenever you can make some plays and build some …


Three Cougars vying to be man in middle

PULLMAN – One of the more intriguing aspects of early season college football practice are the position battles. Every team has them. Two or three players square off through 10, …


Eagles have few questions left to answer

With first-year Southern Methodist transfer Bo Levi Mitchell having won the starting quarterback job over six other candidates this spring, Eastern Washington University opened fall football practice on Monday without …


Cougars catch on at camp

PULLMAN – As Daniel Blackledge was talking after practice Monday, cornerback Nolan Washington walked by and shared a one-word opinion of Blackledge’s day. “Lucky,” the redshirt freshman joked.


Players, coaches upbeat after first 2010 Cougs practice

PULLMAN – Steve Morton may be in his first season on Paul Wulff’s football staff, but he has a history with Washington State University. WSU’s offensive line coach played here. …


Key issues for WSU to return to form of days gone by

PULLMAN – It was less than 10 years ago when Washington State University’s football team began its run of three consecutive 10-win seasons, a stretch unmatched in school history. But …


Questions aplenty for Huskies

SEATTLE – Before Jake Locker can begin his quest to live up to the Heisman hype, Steve Sarkisian can try to knock USC and Oregon off the Pac-10 hill or …


Eagles defense has holes to fill

Eastern Washington associate head football coach John Graham doesn’t expect to be the only defensive coordinator in the Big Sky Conference spending a few sleepless nights this fall. With seven …