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Week 2 depth chart for WSU


FROM PULLMAN — It's Monday, which means Washington State's game notes and depth chart have been released. More after the jump.

Holiday links


FROM PULLMAN — It's another off-day for Washington State, with the long week and everything following the Thursday opener. But three WSU players, as well as coach Mike Leach, will be made available to the media later this afternoon. We'll pass along every word. First, as usual, there are links to read.

Leach speaks, other WSU notes


FROM PULLMAN — Now that the season has started, it seems we're going to see shorter practices, as coach Mike Leach is want to do once games are played. So the Cougars practiced for about an hour and a half on Sunday, and we have plenty of notes to pass along from the session.

So-so showing for Pac-12


FROM PULLMAN — The Pac-12 teams with earlier games did not fare very well, with the exception of USC. Neither did the teams that played later on — for the most part — but at least they managed to win. Read on for reading material to get you through a Sunday morning, lazy or otherwise.

Relax on this Saturday


FROM PULLMAN — It doesn't feel like Saturday, but it is. Doesn't feel like there's a full slate of college football games today, either, but there are. Even rarer? We get to watch most of them. Read on for all the links you need in that regard.

Mourning links


FROM PROVO, UTAH — Washington State wasn't the only Pac-12 football team in action yesterday, so we have a few links for you to help the recovery process after yesterday's loss. Read on.

A rough night in Provo


FROM PROVO, UTAH — Players and coaches made their way out of the visiting locker room at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Thursday night, bags of Chick-fil-A in tow, family members awaiting conversation.

Two younger fans wore Texas Tech jerseys. A reminder of days better than the 30-6 shellacking Mike Leach's Washington State team absorbed against BYU here tonight.

The first game of the Leach era came and went without much offensive gusto. And without a touchdown, for the first time in a WSU season opener since 1971.

“We definitely squandered too many plays,” Leach said after the clock had struck midnight in the Mountain time zone.

“We vascillated between playing frantic and overly conscientious where we’re trying to not make a mistake. At some point we’ve got to get the happy medium where each play’s separate and you’ve just got  to do your job on each play.”

Pregame thoughts from Provo


FROM PROVO, UTAH — It's the calm before the storm here at LaVell Edwards Stadium. As we parked across the street, attendants were blocking off roads and barricading parking lots in preparation for the 60,000-plus who are expected here today to watch Brigham Young and Washington State begin their seasons. We've written just about as much pre-game content about this matchup as most folks can handle, but we do have a few more thoughts after the jump.

It’s finally here


FROM PULLMAN -- Yes, game day finally here. And unlike most days, I will actually be awake when this post publishes, en route to the Spokane airport, then en route to Provo. First, we have a prediction for you, as well as a number of links, including content from our football preview section as well as our standard game advance information. Read  on.

Pac-12 power rankings


FROM PULLMAN — With the season kicking off today, it's probably a good time to debut our weekly Pac-12 power rankings. Read on.

Pac-12 releases men’s basketball TV schedule


FROM PULLMAN — For the first time, you won't have to worry about hunting down grainy live-feeds of Washington State basketball games that aren't broadcast on television. The Cougars will have at least 12 non-conference games and all 18 conference games televised this season, mostly on the Pac-12 Networks.

Nine of WSU's non-conference games will be on the Pac-12 Network, with the Cougars' game against Gonzaga broadcast on ESPNU and their two games in Kansas City carried on ESPN2. As of now, WSU's game at Pepperdine is the only one not scheduled for television.

Here's the complete conference TV schedule.

Pac 12 Hoops Sked

Live chat on eve of kickoff, plus links


FROM PULLMAN — In about six hours, the Washington State football team will board a charter flight to Utah, where they begin the Mike Leach era on Thursday night. First, we have links to hold you over until then, plus a live chat coming up this afternoon.

Practice is in the past for WSU


FROM PULLMAN — The next time Washington State players pull on their pads, they'll be inside LaVell Edwards Stadium, preparing for the most-anticipated season-opener of the modern era at WSU. On Tuesday, they went through final on-field preparations in Pullman. Some notes after the jump.


Two days ‘til kickoff


FROM PULLMAN — It's crunch time. And I'm not just talking about the cheesy gordita crunch I ordered at Taco Bell last night. OK, I am. Mmm. Taco Bell. Anyway, keep reading for more words.

Cougars waiting for Thursday


FROM PULLMAN — It was another hectic day for yours truly in terms of trying to do a bunch of things at once. But we did see most of practice, from one angle or another, and have some notes for you.

Andrew Furney, and game-week links on a Monday


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State will practice twice more here before departing for Provo on Wednesday. That means only three more morning posts for you to read before we hop on an airplane ourselves and matriculate down to Utah. Read on.

Game week starts today


FROM PULLMAN — Going by Mike Leach Time, it's actually Tuesday morning. And with Washington State returning to the practice field this afternoon to continue its preparation for Brigham Young, we can safely say that game week is upon us. Read on.

Some video inside Martin Stadium renovations


FROM PULLMAN — We passed along some still photos from the renovations of Martin Stadium on Friday, but there are also a few videos to post, as well.

This first one is a view inside the club level, looking out at the loge boxes. That's associate athletic director John Johnson talking in the background.

This next one gives a better look at the loge boxes, which are outdoor but under cover.

And lastly, we have a quick look inside the president's suite, which holds 72 people and has a private conference room built in.

What day is it again?


FROM PULLMAN — We have plenty of links for your Saturday after a pretty full Friday. Read on.

No sleep ‘til Provo


FROM PULLMAN — That's right. In just a week's time, the Washington State football team will wake up in a hotel in Utah, board a bus to LaVell Edwards Stadium and play its first football game of the 2012 season. But there is work to do before then. Read on.

Links for a Tuesday morning


FROM PULLMAN — Nine days remain until Washington State travels to Provo for its season opener. The Cougars continue practice today at 3:45 p.m., and we will again be there. But first, you know the drill.

School starts, football continues


FROM PULLMAN — For the first time this preseason, the Cougars have some classes to attend before they can head over to Rogers Field for football practice. Yes, it's the first day of classes at WSU, which means practices will start at 3:30 this week. Read on.

Mike Leach not pleased with effort on Day 16


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State's practices are officially closed to spectators and media, though we are still able to watch from the library above Rogers Field. And Sunday's practice had a frustrating feel to it, as far as Mike Leach was concerned. Read on.

Sunday links as WSU gets back to practice


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State continues practicing this afternoon after a rare day off. We have some links for you in the meantime.

A Saturday off, but not from links


FROM PULLMAN — Today marks the second off-day for the Washington State football team so far this preseason. But, as usual, there are stories for the reading. Read on, and such.

Privacy awaits Cougars


FROM PULLMAN — Tonight's practice, which begins at 8:15 p.m., will be the last of camp that will include player interviews. As of Sunday, practices will be closed — to fans and to the media. We'll be there, as usual, but first, here are some words.

Thursday links aren’t perfect, but Felix was


FROM PULLMAN — We'll start today's morning post with a personal thank you to whatever it was that influenced Mike Leach to hold a morning practice yesterday. Because of the 9:15 a.m. start, we were able to watch Felix Hernandez do what only 22 others have done before him — and none of them Mariners. Read on for links and such.

More of the same on Day 13


FROM PULLMAN — We've written before about routine, and how that kind of feeling starts to set in during preseason camp. Well, that's how Wednesday's practice felt, with the exception being that it was held at 9:15 a.m. We were there, and have notes.

Day 12 includes an overtime refresher for WSU


FROM PULLMAN — Part of training camp under coach Mike Leach? A reminder of the rules. Tuesday, that meant an on-field run-down of college football overtime procedures, then a simulation of an overtime period. There were other highlights, too, so read on.