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WSU’s Anderson talks about his decision


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We have our story about Jeshua Anderson deciding to quit playing football and to concentrate on track up on the link. After you read the unedited version, check back in a couple hours and you’ll find the story we had penciled in for tomorrow’s S-R: a look at the similarities and differences between SMU and Hawaii’s run-and-shoot offenses.

Anderson ends WSU football career


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Some more big news out of WSU. It looks like Jeshua Anderson has decided to forgo his football career to concentrate on track full-time, which means he’s made the choice, two weeks into the season, to pull away from football. After spending a couple weeks mending a hamstring strain – something that also plagued him during track season – Anderson was stepping up, having caught four passes for 66 yards, a 16.5 average. Talking with Anderson earlier in the year, he said he thought a lot over the summer about dedicating himself to track, but after talking with his family, he decided to play another season. It seems like he’s changed his mind. I’ll try to find out more, but wanted to get this out.

WSU’s QB change a topic of discussion


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For the second consecutive week, there was a lot of WSU news on a Tuesday. But Pullman isn’t the only place with such doings. There’s pretty interesting items from all over the Pac-10. Read on for your daily fix.

A long WSU post


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This is going to be one long post. So strap yourself in, or whatever you do in front of your computer, grab something to drink and click the link. We’re covering some highlights from the Pac-10 conference call, we’ve got practice notes and we’ll talk about the quarterback situation. Read on.

QB change at WSU

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We usually have Pac-10 notes ready for you early Tuesday afternoon. And we were well on the way to having that done when Paul Wulff dropped the news about the quarterback change. So we’ve switched gears. On the link you will find the unedited version of our WSU quarterback story that takes the place of the Pac-10 notes. We’ll have more on this subject, and the Pac-10, on our second post this evening.

Lobbestael to start Saturday


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Coach Paul Wulff just dropped a big bomb on the Pac-10 conference call. Marshall Lobbestael will start this week and the Cougars are getting Jeff Tuel ready to play. He said Kevin Lopina has had 11 starts at WSU and now it’s time to see what Lobbestael can do as a starter. “We do not have a solidified starting quarterback and we’re still trying to find one,” Wulff said. He also said he feels Tuel’s future is bright and it’s time to get him ready. He also said Tuel “will play” this year. We’ll have more later.

Tuesday morning WSU, Pac-10 links


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Tuesday mornings have a tendency to be light on WSU news but pretty packed with items from around the rest of the Pac-10. Today is no exception. Read on.

SMU next up for WSU


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We take our first look at SMU, this week’s opponent. By the way, the USC game time is set a week from Saturday. It will be 7:15 and it will be on FSN. Read on for the unedited SMU piece.

Weekend update for WSU, Pac-10


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Not only do we have our morning links today, we have some left-over thoughts from the weekend. If you’re interested, read on.

Wulff looks back at Hawaii


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We’ve got the unedited version of our follow story and our looking back feature all done and ready for you. Just hit the link.

A look back at WSU’s Saturday


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While the sun starts to bake the West Side once again, we have our links to the WSU defeat. Plus we have a little something on every Pac-10 game. Read on.

Turnovers, poor start crush WSU


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The Washington State defense was exposed early, the offense didn’t help by constantly turning over the ball and, after 20 minutes, the Cougars were done. Read on for our unedited version of the game story.

Poor 20 minutes bury WSU


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Washington State might have played its poorest 20 minutes of the Paul Wulff era to open Saturday’s game with Hawaii, falling behind 35-0 in that stretch. Read on for more.

Will WSU get first win?


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It’s time for the pregame blog post. Do we have any words of wisdom? You’ve been reading this blog for a while, do you really think I can come up with any? Read on.

Everything you need for a football Saturday (almost)


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Another game day is upon us. And with it is the usual waiting, watching (or other games on the TV) and wondering. For everything you need to know to get through the hours until kickoff, read on.

WSU ready for Hawaii


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The S-R jinx has hit again. It’s starting to make us a little paranoid. Read on for what happened his time.

WSU heads to Seattle


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Traveling over to Seattle today, so we’ll be quick and to the point. On the link is our usual morning post. Later today, after we reach the Emerald City, we’ll add our game day items and then our preview story. Read on.

WSU fine tunes game plan


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WSU held its last practice in Pullman before busing over to Seattle tomorrow. Read on for our report.

WSU’s Kooyman loves Qwest


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Kevin Kooyman has played a few games on Qwest Field in his football career. Which is a good thing, because he’s from Maple Valley and his family can watch him without traveling too far. No one is sure if Kooyman will be able to answer the bell Saturday, though, after banging his knee in practice Wednesday. He was in a brace and didn’t practice Thursday but was moving pretty well. The results of an MRI were not available and may not be until Friday. Read on for our unedited story about Kooyman’s play.

Quarterback day in Pac-10


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Want to know more about the conference’s quarterbacks? Today’s a good day for that. Read on.

WSU shores up special teams


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Practices on Wednesday can be a little up and down. The players have an idea of what’s expected of them scheme-wise but it’s still being repeated over and over. The repetition, which everyone knows is necessary to make it second-nature for Saturday, can nonetheless be mentally tiring. Thus there are the inevitable flat times in practice. They showed up some today. But what made Paul Wulff the happiest was how his guys didn’t let them last. They battled through them and came out the other side. Read on for more.

WSU still on a Qwest


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A few years ago, when Washington State athletic director Jim Sterk pushed through a nonconference game at Qwest Field, a lot of people in Pullman and around Cougar nation were not happy. Maybe they still aren’t, but the game has become a fixture on the early season WSU schedule. This week’s contest, however, is the last one under an expiring contract. WSU and First & Goal, the business that runs Qwest, have to reach an agreement for the series to continue. Read on for the unedited version of our story.

Super size WSU, Pac-10 morning post


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Got some time this morning? Better make some. Because the link is like that bag Mary Poppins used, you know, the one the size of small dog that she pulled a lamp and a plant and junk out of? There are so many links to be found today, you’ll be checking stuff out until lunch time. Read on.

From practice to questions, WSU’s day


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Talk about a busy Tuesday. Not only do we have our usual stuff, but you probably have had a chance to read the previous posts with the day’s other news. Now we will cover what coach Paul Wulff had to say today and what happened at practice. Read on.

More WSU, Pac-10 news


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We’ve got a couple of stories for you. We have our Pac-10 notes and a short story on a player having a run-in with the authorities, which we updated at 7:30. Read on.

WSU player arrested


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WSU is out practicing and there are a few players missing. Read on for news about one.

Finally, the WSU, Pac-10 links


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After battling a balky internet connection – here that Comcast? It’s been that way off and on for weeks – we finally got our links figured out. Not a lot of news this morning, but what we’ve found, we’ve passed on.

First look at Hawaii


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Good evening to all. We have our first look at Hawaii, Washington State’s opponent Saturday afternoon at Qwest Field in Seattle. Read on.

Summer’s last look around Pac-10, WSU


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The last day of summer. At least that’s how some people see it. It seems to me college football’s kickoff would be a better way to judge the end of summer. So that was last Thursday. But today is Labor Day, so go ahead and labor over the links.

A last look at WSU’s defeat

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Hope everyone had a great Sunday. The highlight of my day? Kim and I took the dog for an hour walk, the last few steps taken in a pouring rain. A great experience enhanced when Yogi shook the water off his back and onto me on the back deck. But I’m sure you would rather here about the Cougars’ day. Well, they didn’t practice. However, Paul Wulff was available for conversation, and that led to the story on the link. We also have our usual Monday morning feature looking back on the highs and lows of Saturday’s game. Read on.