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Monday morning from WSU


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It’s your typical Monday morning in cyberspace (and I learned this weekend where that term came from, which is cool; life should be a continuing education class each day) with some folks looking back at Saturday and others already looking ahead. We have some links and notes, along with an apology, on the next page, so read on.

WSU’s loss at SMU, the day after


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This is a first for me. I am in the midst of joining the blogging world’s Mile-High Club. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter. I mean I’m blogging from the Alaska flight from Dallas to Seattle. With a 7:15 departure time and a midnight bedtime, there was no way I was getting up early enough to blog before we left Dallas. So we’re up in the air. Just like Saturday’s Washington State’s game was at halftime. But not after the third quarter. For more on that, and an up-and-down day for the Pac-10, read on.

WSU tied at half but melts in second half


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We have to be up and out of town early tomorrow, so the post on the link will be short. But it will be filled with a lot of interesting reading, so read on.

WSU, SMU tied at 14 at half


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Halftime in Dallas and Washington State is, well, the only word for it is competing. More on the link.

Some early WSU pregame thoughts


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I have spent the past hour getting set up at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus. There are a couple of thoughts on the link, so read on.

WSU tries to break road losing streak


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Another game day dawns, this one in Dallas, Texas. Washington State gets ready to take on the Mustangs of SMU in about six hours or so. And if you’re wondering, there is a two-hour time difference, so that’s why this post is early. We have news and notes, so read on.

WSU has to solve SMU’s puzzling defense

Saturday Washington State kicks off its final non-conference game of the season – the next time the Cougars take the field after this will be against USC in Martin Stadium. As we do each Friday, we put together an advance for the game. Here it is.

• UPDATE: We have put together a story for tomorrow’s S-R on James Montgomery’s legal troubles. Football-wise the bottom line is, he has not been suspended and is expected to play tomorrow. Here’s the story …

• That’s all for now, except this blog post from the Daily News Christian Caple. We’ll be back if events warrant, but more than likely tomorrow morning with links to the above story and our four keys to the game for WSU. Until then …

Will WSU roast in Texas heat?


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It’s warm and humid in Dallas, which must do something for the beef, because the steak I had last night was tasty. Really wanted barbecue though, but the place recommended to me by a local closed at 8 freakin p.m. 8? What is this, Whoville? I thought Dallas was a big city. OK, enough whining, on to our morning post. Read on.

Another freshman will play for WSU


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A quick summary of Washington State coach Paul Wulff’s Thursday afternoon press conference awaits on the link, so read on.

Thursday morning WSU links


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We’re starting a little late today so let’s get right to it. We linked all our stories last night on an easy-to-find post, so read on for other stuff.

WSU preps for SMU


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Washington State is done hitting for the week and not a moment too soon. The number of players fighting little injuries seemed to be growing as the day went on. For more, and links to our stories, read on.

An eclectic WSU morning post


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This time of year football dominates the discussion, and information, each morning here. But today we’re going to veer off into some uncharted territory. Oh sure, we’re going to still have your football news. We never miss that. But we’re also going to discuss athletics, finance, basketball and cheating. If you’re interested, read on.

Tackling a Tuesday emphasis at WSU


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Washington State is off the practice field and has already eaten dinner, so we better get to our practice notes. Read on for those. Earlier today, we summarized Paul Wulff’s press conferences, which you can read here. You can also watch his local one here.

Wulff talks SMU, WSU


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Paul Wulff has held two conference calls already on this Tuesday, and he still has his coach’s show yet to go. We have a summary of what he’s had to say, so read on.

Tuesday mornings with WSU


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There is nothing like opening up a new computer. The fresh computer smell. The faster processor. The cool keyboard. The inability to access half your favorite websites because you can’t remember the passwords. The loss of all your macros. How fun. We have your morning links and a couple notes, so read on.

Looking ahead to SMU


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So we finally figured out how to get into our system – went out and plucked a 12-year-old off the street to hack in – and we have a post for you. It’s our first look at SMU, so read on.

Monday morning at WSU


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It’s Monday morning and we have some personal items to attend to today, so … a quick post and then off to see the doc, hoping to get a clean bill of health. After that, who know? Read on.

WSU’s Wulff looks back at MSU


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We’ve put together our follow story on Washington State’s 23-22 comeback win over Montana State on Saturday, which will run in Monday’s S-R. You can read it here and, if you read on, you’ll find more on what coach Paul Wulff had to say on his conference call. Also, we had a slide show from the game from Chris Anderson you can access here.

Tight WSU takes forever to overtake MSU


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It seems all the rage on college campuses all of a sudden. Walking the football team through campus. The Huskies did it. Arizona did it. And WSU did a short version of it prior to the game against Montana State on Saturday. It will probably continue until something unforeseen happens. Which almost happened yesterday in Pullman, though it came on the field. The Cougars came this close to dropping the one game this season they were supposed to win. Those final five words, that’s the rub. For more, read on.

WSU rallies for 23-22 win over MSU


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Montana State came into Martin Stadium on Saturday and showed it is deserving of its 23rd ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision polls. Washington State, on the other hand, played better in some ways at Oklahoma State than it did against the Bobcats. We have some notes and links, so read on.

Montana State leads 13-7 at half


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A quick halftime post. I hear many of you have lost your TV feed. Well, you haven’t missed a great deal, other than James Montgomery’s electrifying 70-yard run that led to the Cougars’ lone touchdown – his 3-yard run. But he also had a key fumble that, paired with Jeff Tuel’s inexplicable interception – there was no way he could get the ball to Jared Karstetter unless he threw it through Aleksei Grosulak – killed the Cougar offense in the first half. The WSU drives in the first half ended with turnover, turnover, punt, touchdown and turnover on downs. MSU has had the ball for 17:37, running for 81 yards and passing for another 128. … WSU gets the ball to start the second half. Remember, we’re on Twitter at vinceg55.

WSU about ready for kickoff


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Not too long now. The home portion of Washington State 2010 football schedule is about to begin, with FCS power (OK, that’s stretching it a little) Montana State in Pullman. We have some thoughts, so read on.

Game day on the Palouse: WSU vs. MSU


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It’s another game day in the Palouse, the first of the 2010 season. To open, Washington State will face Montana State, a Big Sky Conference foe that has never defeated the Cougars in seven tries. The weather is expected to be clear and cool for the 4 p.m. kickoff. We have everything else you’ll need to prepare for another football Saturday on the link, so read on.

WSU coaches know the peril of FCS schools


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We have our story on Washington State’s home opener vs. Montana State for tomorrow’s S-R available for you, along with a couple notes. Go ahead and read on.

A good morning to catch up with WSU


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Do you have to pay attention at work today? Can’t you just hide in the corner somewhere with your Droid and get your football fix? Because this is a morning to do it. There is a lot of ground to cover concerning Washington State – and the rest of the Pac-10 – so read on.

WSU rolls on toward home opener


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It’s less than 48 hours until Washington State’s home opener against Montana State, and the RVs and fifth wheels are starting to roll into Pullman. Sitting in Martin Stadium watching the Cougars go through their game-plan work for the Bobcats, I counted nearly 10 pass through the east-end opening en route to the parking lot. Read on.

Old ties will be renewed at WSU on Saturday


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What did Paul Wulff have to say on his Thursday conference call? Not a lot, actually, as he was late arriving. But there were a couple of pieces of news, and our story for tomorrow’s paper on former Cougar Jason McEndoo, so read on.

WSU home opener not too far away


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The hitting is done. The game plan is in. All that’s left now for the Washington State Cougars is to fine-tune the mental aspect as they prepare for Saturday’s home opener against Montana State. For more, read on.

WSU tackles a problem


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Rain – actual rain not showers – hit the practice field for about 5 minutes Wednesday, but by the time Washington State got off the field, the sun was shining. We had a few interviews to attend to, but now we’re ready to share some practice notes, so read on.

Taking a look at WSU news


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Another week, another Wednesday of Pac-10 news. Yes, that’s what Wednesday’s are for. It’s hump day, the last time folks look over their shoulder at the weekend just past and then begin to race down the hill to the next game. Read on.