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WSU’s loss to UCLA, the day after


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One thing I hate about the middle of the month is all the bills for the end start to arrive. Open an envelope, cry a little. One thing I like about Sundays is all the stories from Saturday’s games. I’m going to ignore the former and get to the latter. Read on.

Looking at WSU’s defeat


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There really isn’t much for me to add. You probably either heard or saw UCLA’s 43-7 rout of Washington State. So I’ll post my game story, my notebook and a link and leave it at that. Read on.

WSU trails 26-0 at halftime


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It’s halftime and WSU trails again. This one started out badly, with Marshall Lobbestael throwing interceptions on WSU’s first three possessions. UCLA turned those into 14 points, meaning the Cougars have been outscored 159-3 in the first quarter this season. Then it got worse. Kevin Prince scrambled 68 yards for a score when he should have been tackled or forced out of bounds numerous times. Then there was the safety, when Reid Forrest had a punt blocked for the first time this year. But of course that wasn’t all. Forrest left the field after another punt, when he tried to make a tackle that meant nothing because of a block in the back up the field. He left holding his left shoulder. And the Bruins added a 38-yard field goal to end the half. Your thoughts?

WSU pregame post


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Good afternoon. Hope everybody’s day is going well. We’ve got some notes for you to peruse before the game starts. Enjoy. Read on.

A busy game day at WSU


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Let’s see. We have the basketball stories. We have the football advances. We have the UCLA stories. We have a Cougar soccer story. We’ve got pretty much everything covered. Read on.

Looking ahead to the UCLA game


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We’re about to head over to Beasley for the basketball season opener, but before we do, we’ll catch you up with football. On the link you’ll find our short advance of tomorrow’s game along with our usual game-day items. And yes, it is snowing in Pullman. Read on.

Cold day at WSU


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As we kick off Dad’s Weekend in Pullman, the WSU stories are hard to find – sort of like a warm day in mid-November. But we did unearth a couple, along with the usual Pac-10 items. Read on.

WSU football, basketball news


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We have a couple items for you, including a short feature on Myron Beck and an advance on tomorrow’s basketball game. Also, there are some notes from Paul Wulff’s press conference. Read on.

UCLA might get cold reception at WSU


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The forecast for this weekend seems to get a little worse each day. If not worse, than colder. The chance of snow or a cold rain Friday? Sixty percent. Saturday, only 20 percent, but a high of 33. Of course, that could all change, even over the course of the day today. But for now, it could be chilly on the field Saturday. Read on.

Mackay visits WSU practice


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From basketball to football. The sound you heard was me grinding my gears. Or teeth. I’m not sure. Anyhow, we have the unedited version of my story on the chemistry between quarterback and receivers. Oh, and some notes on this Veteran’s Day, including a surprise visitor to practice. Read on.

Another crowded Wednesday with WSU links


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It’s a crowded morning, no doubt about it. It always is on Wednesday, as everyone writes about Pac-10 football. Plus, basketball is getting underway, so there’s that as well. Read on.

Tuesday afternoon WSU report


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Football practice is over. The team is looking forward to its day off from school tomorrow, though practice will be at the usual time. We’ve got our Pac-10 story in its unedited glory on the link. But we kick off the post with some notes from practice. Read on.

Sports overlap at WSU


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We had to make an executive decision this morning. The choice was complicated: Put up one morning post, intermingling football and basketball, which would make WSU’s section longer, or put up two, with the usual football stuff in the first one and a shorter one featuring basketball. I came down on the side of one, using the logic that you folks are interested in WSU, no matter what. At least that’s how I read it. If you have thoughts, pass them on.

UCLA comes to town Friday


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This blog post is coming to you from the upper reaches of Beasley Coliseum, where we get ready to watch the Washington State men’s basketball team play its only exhibition game of the preseason. The opponent is Lewis-Clark State. But we’ll get to basketball later, after we have a chance to see the Cougars in action. What we have for you now is the unedited version of our first look at UCLA, this week’s football opponent. Read on.

WSU starts full week


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Ready for a full week? Let’s see. There’s basketball games Monday and Friday night, we’ll have our season preview in Wednesday’s paper and, like always, we’ll have something from football nearly every day. Sounds like a full week to me. Read on.

Looking back at WSU’s loss in the desert


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Well, there is basketball tomorrow. It’s obvious some of you are looking forward to that. We’ll be there. But before we begin another sport and another season, we’re still wrapped up in football. Our follow on WSU’s loss at UA is on the link, along with the look back and, yes, a short basketball advance. Read on.

WSU’s latest defeat, the day after


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Our travel plans necessitated rising at 3:45 a.m. Palouse Standard Time today to make our flight, and even with that, it seemed as if I didn’t have enough time to get going. I did download some links, and we offer them to you on the link. Read on.

WSU falls once again


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We are being kicked out of the press box, so I’ll post my game story and notebook. When I get to Phoenix, I’ll check your comments and add some notes.

Arizona handing it to WSU 34-0 at half


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The halftime score is one thing – the Cougars trail 34-0 – but the health of Jeff Tuel’s right knee is another. The word is he has a slight sprain and it will be evaluated at halftime. It looked a lot worse. He went down midway in the second quarter in the grasp of Xavier Kelley, fumbled and took forever to get up. But when he did, he was hardly limping and walked off on his own. We’ll pass on something if we hear it. As for the game, Arizona has made a lot of substitutions already and the second half could be an extended scrimmage for its second string. We’ll be back with our game report later. Until then …

One more player goes down for WSU


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Arizona Stadium is empty. The wind is blowing lightly out of the south, making the flags in that end zone wave slowly. There’s a few hours before the game and we’ve got notes and thoughts. Read on.

Morning links on WSU’s game day


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Game day in the desert. When the sun comes up, I’m sure it will be another perfect golfing day. Football? I’m not so sure. Isn’t that game supposed to be played on the frozen tundra or something? Ah well, at least no one will need a coat. Read on for links and notes.

More WSU news on topsy-turvy day


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We’re in Tucson after avoiding the overturned car in the median of Interstate 10 - everyone looked OK as far as I could tell. Other than that one car, everyone was doing their age – which was about 80. Anyhow, we’re here and here is the unedited version of our advance – on Jeff Tuel’s return to his boyhood home – and our game-day items. Read on.

WSU humming Willie Nelson song again


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Another Friday, another airport. And another morning post. Before we get on a plane to start the trip to Tucson, we pulled together some links. Read on.

Some different faces at WSU practice


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Some notes for you after Paul Wulff’s conference call and practice, including a surprise appearance from an alum and a new walk-on kicker. Read on.

WSU news isn’t hard to find


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We got a little sidetracked this morning listening to a couple of sports podcasts. Hard to believe what can be said on the radio in Passaic, New Jersey can be heard in Pullman, Washington … or Cairo, Egypt for that matter. And so can whatever is written. Strange world we live in. Read on.

WSU’s newest freshman


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Saturday night against Notre Dame, the Washington State University fullback snuck out into the right flat and caught a pass from Jeff Tuel. It went for 12 yards. And if you were wondering who No. 37 was that caught it, read on. We’ll tell you.

Spanning the globe for WSU news


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From Pullman to Tucson and everywhere in between. That’s the area we cover today with links and notes. Read on.

Notes from WSU and around the Pac-10


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A pretty interesting day in Pullman, what with a couple of visitors to basketball practice and some doings on the football practice field. Read on.

A trickle of WSU news this Tuesday


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As dry as Tuesday morning’s usually are – and today is no exception – that’s how wet Wednesday’s are. So be patient. News always happens on Tuesdays. But to tide you through, we have links. Read on.

Next up for WSU is Arizona


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Next up on the Cougars’ road show: the University of Arizona Wildcats. We have our first look on the link. Read on.