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WSU begins UCLA week


Good morning from the Inland Northwest. After a day off yesterday, the Washington State Cougars will get back to the weekly grind this evening with practice. After the weekend grind, you folks get back to slouching around at work today. We'll accompany you with this post. Read on.

• UPDATE: WSU senior linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis earned the Pac-12 defensive player of the week award for his 14-tackle, two-sack effort against Colorado. He's the first Cougar to earn Pac-12 honores this season. Also, the Homecoming game against Stanford will have a 4:30 p.m. start on Oct. 15 and will be televised by Versus.

WSU’s Tuel cleared for practice


We're still traveling, believe it or don't, so we're going to pop out a quick blog post and get on our way. Read on.

WSU’s comeback win, the morning after


Sometimes we wonder if any one is awake when we post these morning blog updates. Today we're not wondering. We know no one is. Heck, we're wondering if Washington State fans have stopped celebrating even now. Read on.

A dramatic win for WSU


So how noisy was it in Pullman when Marquess Wilson gathered in Marshall Lobbestael's perfectly thrown pass to save Washington State's Pac-12 opener? I'm guessing really, really loud, especially in a few taverns around town. Read on.

A pregame post from Boulder


This might be my favorite blog post of the week. The pregame post. When we look at the upcoming game, pass along our thoughts on how the game will go, then sit and watch the opposite occur. Read on.

It’s game day in Colorado


Another Saturday morning on the road, but this one is different. The Rockies loom in the background as Washington State prepares for its first Pac-12 game. Read on.

It’s travel day for WSU


There is a certain excitement about Fridays in football season. It's the day before game day, of course. But when Washington State is on the road, it's also travel day. And today we travel to a new Pac-12 city. Boulder, Colorado. Read on.

WSU about done with Colorado prep


No surprises from Thursday's practice, as Washington State spent the usual hour-plus fine-tuning the game plan for Saturday's game at Colorado. Read on.

Another dawn breaks at WSU


We tried to sleep in today, but that plan failed when the guy upstairs decided to do his vacuuming at the break of dawn. And he's real thorough at it. Real thorough. So thorough we're blaming our headache on him, along with the financial troubles in Greece and the Red Sox collapse. Read on.

WSU gets closer to Colorado


The weather was perfect. That's the best thing that came out of Washington State's football practice Wednesday afternoon. Read on.

Colorado looms closer for WSU


It's another hump day in football season. Somewhere around noon we draw closer to Saturday's Colorado game than we are to the last Seahawk win. Before we get there, though, we have news, notes and links – and a mea culpa. Read on.

WSU tries to be perfect on Wednesday


There was something different about Washington State's football practice today, and it wasn't just wrinkle in the offense or a new coverage by the defense. Read on.

Big week ahead for WSU


Tuesday practice in Pullman. Wednesday, ditto. Thursday, a short practice making sure the game plan is ready. And then Friday Washington State flies to Colorado for its first-ever Pac-12 game. Pretty big week for the Cougars. Read on.

WSU prepares for Pac-12 play


Welcome to Pac-12 football. The first week of conference play began last night in Pullman under a few dark clouds. No, we're speaking accurately, not metaphorically. It rained all through practice. Washington State takes today off then hits the field again Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's conference opener at Colorado. Read on.

Rain falls throughout WSU’s practice


Washington State returned to the practice field Sunday night and was met with a rare occurrence for this season. It rained. Hard at times. How did the preparation for Saturday's game at Colorado go? Read on.

The bye week’s morning after


Oh sure, Washington State didn't have a football game yesterday. But that doesn't mean there isn't news for Cougar fans out there. Far from it. Besides checking in with all of Saturday's action, we have a couple other links we feel you'll want to peruse. Read on.

A Saturday without WSU football


Got a list of things to do today, being that one of them isn't to cover a Washington State football game. The first was to sleep in. That's done. Second, post. In the process. Finally, watch college football. Just as soon as I get this done. But we're not blowing our morning post off, nosiree. We've got Washington State basketball, Pac-12 football and a tease from our Sunday story. Read on.

A light Friday from Pullman


Good morning and welcome to a Friday without Washington State football. The only one until the season ends later this fall – and yes, starting today it is officially fall. But without a lot from Pullman, this autumn starts with a surprisingly light slate. Read on.

Bye week ends on a lighter note


The final practice of the bye week went off without a hitch, with Washington State dropping the pads and going without the hitting. Meanwhile, a freshman is emerging on the defensive line. Read on.

Thursday morning from WSU


One more day of practice lies ahead for the Washington State football team during its bye week. But before we schlep on out to Rogers Field to sweat a bit, let's catch up on what's happening around Pullman and the rest of the Pac-12 on this fine Thursday. Read on.

WSU working to the finish


Yes Jeff Tuel is allowed to throw at practice. But, no, he's not allowed to use his left arm as much as he would like just yet. That, and other notes, from Wednesday practice. Read on.

An ever-expanding morning post


Did you hear that boom last night about 8:15? The one that was so loud it spread throughout the nation, rattling windows in college presidents' offices from here to Austin and beyond? If you did, read on.

WSU back on the practice field


Washington State returned to the practice field Tuesday for bye week work, and there were a few less Cougars than expected. We cover the practice and coach Paul Wulff's press conference, so read on.

Time for WSU to prepare for Buffs


Even though we pretty much took the day off yesterday, we still have some Washington State news to share, so read on.


What’s going to happen next?


Good morning and welcome to the lone bye week of the Washington State football season. A week filled with wonder. As in, "I wonder what's going to happen with the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, you know, college sports, this week?" We have more from Sunday, so read on.

A quick, airport-based links post on WSU’s defeat


We're in the San Diego airport – Lindbergh Field for those of you who know, and enjoy, your history – and we have a few minutes. So we thought we would post the Washington State stories before we get on the plane. We'll be more when we get up in the air. Read on.

WSU loses at San Diego State, 42-24


To be honest, the computer was put away and I was on my way out of Qualcomm when I remember I had yet to blog. We have some notes and links, so read on.

WSU ready to take on Aztecs


The morning cloud cover has burnt off, there is a slight breeze with an ocean scent on it, and the sun is shining. Just doesn't seem like football weather. Read on.

Saturday morning from San Diego


It's overcast and in the 60s in San Diego. Just like every morning every day I've ever been in San Diego. And people wonder why some of us don't think it's paradise. Before we head up to Jack Murphy Stadium – the way I see it, when you name a stadium after a sportswriter, then it should always be named after a sportswriter, not a computer company – this afternoon, we settle in and give you links to everything you need to know for your Saturday football watching. Read on.

WSU en route to San Diego


Sitting in SeaTac waiting for my flight to San Diego, just like a bunch of Washington State supporters. That group includes president Elson S. Floyd. He's got a bit larger entourage than I – mine includes a carry-on and computer bag. Bet he doesn't have to write a blog post either. Read on.