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Happy (for WSU) Apple Cup links

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FROM PULLMAN — Each Sunday morning, we recap the coverage of the previous day's game. Well, it's Saturday morning. But in case you hadn't heard, there was a football game here yesterday. It went well for the home team. Read on.

Tale of the tape: WSU 31, UW 28

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FROM PULLMAN — It's a happier tale of the tape this time for WSU, as we break down the Cougars' 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.

Mike Leach quotes after Apple Cup

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FROM PULLMAN — Here's a partial transcript of Mike Leach's postgame comments after WSU's 31-28 overtime win over Washington in the Apple Cup. Read on.

Apple Cup links

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FROM PULLMAN — This is it: our final batch of gameday links. It's Washington State. It's Washington. It's the Apple Cup. And we have some things for you to read before you watch the game. So read on.

Scouting the Huskies with Bob Condotta

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FROM PULLMAN — To preview Friday's Apple Cup game, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times was kind enough to answer five questions for us. You can find Bob's blog here (as if there's anyone reading this who wouldn't already know), and follow him on Twitter: @bcondotta. Read on.

Day of turkey, links

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FROM PULLMAN — Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a happy Thanksgiving. We'll keep the links short today. It is a holiday, after all. Read on.

One final practice for WSU

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FROM PULLMAN — The final practice of the season was a brief, light one for the Washington State football team, as they practiced for under two hours and bypassed their usual Thursday Night Football portion. Quarterback Connor Halliday and defensive end/linebacker Travis Long did not participate, as was the case the past two days. Afterward, we spoke with a couple of WSU coaches about the Apple Cup rivalry. Read on.

Live chat, Sankey and links

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FROM KANSAS CITY — Actually, by the time this posts, I should be landing in Denver en route to Spokane. We'll still hold our live chat at 1 p.m., though, and will be at practice later this afternoon. First, we have a bunch of links to get to, so read on.

Football, basketball news on a Tuesday

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FROM KANSAS CITY — Yesterday turned out to be a busy one. And not just on the basketball front. Read on for our usual assortment of WSU news and links.

Picking up the pieces after ASU

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FROM PHOENIX — It's on to Kansas City later this evening to meet up with the basketball team for its games in the CBE Classic on Monday and Tuesday, but before we do that, we have our usual recap of Saturday's happenings. Read on.

Tale of the tape: ASU 46, WSU 7

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FROM TEMPE — Another Saturday, another tough loss for Washington State, this one 46-7 to Arizona State. As usual, we look at the game in capsule form. Read on.

Gameday links from Phoenix

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FROM PHOENIX -- It's another gameday, which means another live chat later this morning — 11 a.m., as is customary for a 12 p.m. start — before the Cougars take on Arizona State. But first, we have some links to get to, including our stringer's game story from WSU's shocking 58-56 overtime loss to Pepperdine last night in men's basketball. Read on.

Looking at attrition on a Friday

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FROM PULLMAN — Another drive to Spokane and flight to Phoenix await. First, we want to add a few more thoughts to a story that ran in today's newspaper, and also pass along our usual links. Read on.

Same old practice, but new notes

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FROM PULLMAN — Thursday practices are downright routine around here — especially with WSU preparing for its 11th game of the season — so there really isn't much to report from a news standpoint. But since we weren't able to pass along anything from our conversation with offensive line coach Clay McGuire last night — basketball duties and all — you can read it here now.

A packed Thursday morning

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FROM PULLMAN — With football practice, a live chat, early signing day and a basketball game last night, there were a few things to write about. And now there are a few things to read about. So go ahead and read on.

Basketball season carries on

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FROM PULLMAN — It's midweek for WSU's football team. It's gameday for the men's basketball game. And for us? Just another Wednesday. Read on.

Tuel to start, other WSU notes

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FROM PULLMAN — Most probably assumed this would be the case, but it appears Washington State will start Jeff Tuel at quarterback again this week. That's what coach Mike Leach said after Tuesday's practice. He also said other things. Read on.

As Pullman turns

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FROM PULLMAN — Might make for some riveting midafternoon television, no? The drama continues here on the Palouse, where the first considerable snowfall of the season greeted us yesterday morning. And today, who knows? Read on.

Mondays with Mike Leach

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FROM PULLMAN — Here's a transcript of some of Mike Leach's comments at his Monday press conference.

Monday brings WSU links

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FROM PULLMAN — It's never dull around here these days, and this afternoon figures to be no exception. Mike Leach, as usual, meets with the media later today, along with three WSU players. First, we have links to start your week. Read on.

Leach ‘not concerned’ about investigation

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FROM PULLMAN — It was another cold one on the Palouse, with the WSU football team practicing for about an hour before playing a little dodgeball to finish things off. But Mike Leach did address the school's investigation into Marquess Wilson's statement, so read on.

WSU, Pac-12 will investigate Marquess Wilson claims

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FROM PULLMAN — In a statement released this morning, WSU president Elson Floyd announced he has asked the school's athletic department, as well as the Pac-12, to independently investigate Marquess Wilson's claims of abuse by the coaching staff.

Here is the statement:

"After consultation with WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos, I have asked our athletic department to fully review recent allegations raised concerning the football program and report their findings and conclusions as soon as possible. Simultaneously, I have asked the Pac-12 to independently do the same. Together, both reports should get to the bottom of the matter."

For more on Wilson, click here.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

Links after UCLA

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FROM PULLMAN — Lots to get to. So let's get right to it. Read on.

Tale of the tape: UCLA 44, WSU 36

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FROM PULLMAN — We'll keep this quick because it's late, but here we go with our capsulated look at UCLA's 44-36 win over WSU. Read on.

Mike Leach mum on Wilson, but praises WSU effort

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FROM PULLMAN — Mike Leach didn't want to discuss Marquess Wilson on Saturday night, but he termed his team's effort one of the best he's seen as a coach despite UCLA winning 46-38. We have a transcript of Leach's comments below, so read on.

Gameday all around for Cougs

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FROM PULLMAN — There's so much going on today that we won't be able to witness it all in person, but that doesn't mean we can't offer an adequate preview of the weekend. I think. Read on.

WSU links: Another commitment for the Cougs

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FROM PULLMAN — As we fight off a cold, we also prepare to fight off the cold weather that's fallen over the Palouse in the last 24 hours. Friday's links bring news of a possible new Cougar, so read on.

A snowy WSU Thursday

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FROM PULLMAN — Last week I was marveling at how warm it  was for November. Today, multiple pairs of pants were necessary. Read on for some notes from WSU's chilly, snow-covered practice.