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A Thursday night post from Pullman

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Night is falling in Pullman, with a large, round moon slowly rising over the northeast stands of Martin Stadium. That was the backdrop for the Cougars practice this evening, as they continued their prep for Saturday night's Arizona State game. We have notes from that along with some items from Paul Wulff's press conference. Read on.

Thursday morning from Pullman

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The sporting nation's attention is on State College, home of Penn State and, in a bit of coincidence, where the WSU women's basketball team is headed for a weekend season-opening tournament. Our attention is on football, basketball and Pullman, where Washington State will host Arizona State this Saturday night. Read on.

WSU signs three, fourth expected

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Not a lot to share today, as opposed to yesterday, but there is some, so read on if you like. We have basketball and football news.

A midweek WSU morning post

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I thought I would leave last night's post as the most-recent WSU one for a little longer today, just to induce some traffic. That's why we're a bit later than usual with our morning post, not because somebody overslept. No, really that's why. Promise. Read on.

Wulff, Bone and Caple

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We have a lot to share tonight, from Paul Wulff's press conferences to Ken Bone's – tomorrow is signing day – to football practice. But before we get there, I want to share some personal thoughts about the person who is going to be filling this position come the first of the year. Please read on.

A busy Tuesday from WSU

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Most Tuesday morning posts are pretty dry, cut down from the weekend and not a lot of meat on their bones. But not today. Even the Washington State entry has some surprise items. Read on.

WSU goes indoors for Monday’s practice

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I'm kind of bummed out. Feeling old. If you want to know why, and what went on at Washington State's practice tonight, read on.

A time out for morning post

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At times, it's tough to get up in the morning. Not today. Rolled out of bed at 7 a.m. sharp and headed downstairs humming a Beatles' tune ("When I'm 64," which has special meaning in my family today). Opened up the computer ready to write and realized something. Was out of town yesterday. The clocks in the house are still on daylight savings time. Could have slept a bit longer. Damn. Read on.

One more Sunday post

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We promised we would be back after Paul Wulff's press conference – why, I'm not really sure – so we are. Read on.

WSU’s loss to Cal, day-after post Part 1 and Part 2

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Is it appropriate today is the day everyone in the state of Washington falls back? You can discuss that amongst yourself as we present, in this go round, the links to yesterday's Washington State football game. And basketball coverage. Read on.

• UPDATE: We've added Pac-12 links before we get on the plane, along with the answer to a question posed last night, which can be found at the bottom of the post.

A tale of woe from AT&T Park

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You've probably already gone to bed but if you haven't you may want to spend some time reading more on the football game and a couple basketball links. Read on.

We’re at AT&T … finally

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After a 45-minute wait for a shuttle that took all of five minutes – and I probably could have walked in 10 – we're at AT&T Park for today's game. A few thoughts on the links, so read on.

It’s Saturday from San Francisco

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It's game day once again and I'm sure the Cougar flag is flying in Alabama, Louisiana or some other southern state where they are holding this week's "Game Of The Century!" But we're not sure. The TV is off just yet so we can concentrate on bringing you the best of the links. Read on.

A first post on a Friday morning

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:20 A.M.; 1:30 P.M.

We're on the early flight to Seattle out of Spokane, so we'll post our Washington State links, then catch up with the rest of the Pac-12 after we get into the Emerald City (does anyone call it that anymore?). Read on.

• UPDATE: We're finally in a spot where we can share other links with you. We have added the Pac-12 links and a basketball one.

• UPDATE NO. 2: We've got some basketball news to pass along for tomorrow's exhibition game in Pullman vs. Lewis-Clark State (and no, we're not going to be there). The Cougars will be without starting guards Reggie Moore (groin) and Faisal Aden (concussion), according to assistant athletic communications director Jessica Schmick. They both were injured in last week's closed scrimmage vs. Montana. Also injured in that scrimmage was post Brock Motum, who has recovered and will play this weekend. With Moore and Aden out, expect to see a lot of freshman DaVonte Lacy and Fresno State transfer Mike Ladd.

WSU is nearly ready for Cal

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Washington State's Thursday walk-through is over so that means the preparation for California is pretty much over as well. We have some on that and how it relates to what coach Paul Wulff had to say at his short news conference as well. Read on.

Thursday morning from WSU

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Another morning, another morning post. There aren't many things in the universe this regular. Now the quality of each one, that's up and down more often than United Airlines. But, as folks like to say these days, it is what it is. Read on.

Wind-blown WSU puts together strong practice

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In the years I've been doing this job, I don't remember many practice days colder than this one. The wind was blowing, not too hard but it was steady, and it was biting. Despite wearing a sweatshirt and two jackets, I felt it wasn't enough. So how did the Washington State players respond? Read on.

Pac-12 facing divisions

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Just noticed one interesting fact about the Pac-12 this week. Every game is a divisional game. First time this season that's happened. Read on.

WSU turns up the intensity

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Sitting out at practice this evening I was thinking about the Nov. 12 Arizona State game. It wasn't 7:30 yet (still isn't as I write this) but it was getting awfully cold out there. And it's still 11 days yet until the Sun Devils come to Pullman. Eleven days closer to winter. As for the practice Tuesday and Paul Wulff comments on his press conferences (and a special video added attraction), read on.

It’s November, which means the heat is on - figuratively

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The 2011 calendar has turned another page. It's November, the month of Thanksgiving, college basketball tournaments and crunch time for Washington State football. Read on.

WS’s Halloween practice not spooky at all

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Halloween practice at WSU was quite interesting. A Power Ranger walked by. A couple of schoolgirls. Even a group of folks dressed as soccer players. Wait, maybe they were headed to an intramural game. My bad. Read on for what happened at practice.

A tricky morning treat from WSU

COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:35 P.M.

What a nice day. I don't know what the weather is like, because I have yet to look outside my windows. But I know it's a nice day. It's Halloween and when I was growing up in Southern California, it was always nice on Halloween. So much so, the older boys used to play a trick on us little folk carrying paper grocery sacks. Read on.

• UPDATE: The Arizona State game on Nov. 12 will start at 7:30 p.m. and be televised by Versus. As I said on Twitter, better bring a blanket. Or three. By the way, it looks as if WSU was able to wrangle a TV waiver so that the game this Saturday at Cal can be televised back to Washington. Something official should be coming soon.

Settle in for a long WSU morning-after post

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With an early start time for Saturday's game, there was enough time to get organized afterward, write and then put together items for this morning's post. Plenty of time. So we have more than usual for you on the link. Read on.

• UPDATE: Not a lot from Paul Wulff on his press conference tonight. We have a story in tormorrow's S-R and will pass that along in the morning. Cougars came out of game Saturday healthy. More in the morning.

A quick after-game post from Eugene

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We've been at Autzen Stadium longer than I would have ever imagined, but we have just one more thing to do. Give you your post-game blog fix. Read on.

A pregame post from damp Eugene

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So I'm sitting here in the open-air press box at Autzen – note to my replacement: Always bring one more coat to a game here than you think you need – wondering what to write. Then it hit me. Read on.

An early morning post from Eugene

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There are a few-more-than-usual links to pass along this morning, mainly due to the Pac-12 basketball media day in Los Angeles. And, of course, there is the full compliment of conference football games, headlined by today's action here in Eugene. Read on.

Friday’s pre-trip morning post

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We're headed off to Eugene today, but before we get on the road, we have to put together our morning post, don't we? Read on.

• UPDATE: We're not at the Pac-12 media day today, but we wanted to pass along the writer's picks (I didn't vote as I will be leaving this job prior to almost all the conference games). The Cougars were picked to finish tied for 10th with Colorado. Understandable with the loss of Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto but it might be a bit low.

Wulff on Oregon, Tuel

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We're headed out to football practice, but a quick post on what coach Paul Wulff had to say at his press conference. Read on.

Sun shines, morning post benefits

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Another day, another morning post. The monotony of it all gets to me after a while. But all it takes to break the spell is a peek outside. The sun is shining, there's a bit of sparkling frost on the ground, and the view is exhilarating. OK, back to the post. Read on.

Switching sports for a day

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We've got a different type of blog post today. Really different, so read on.