This year isn't over, so WSU is taking its cue from Yogi Berra. There are still two Pac-10 games to play, so they still have a chance for a piece of the title, despite the banana-peel pratfall in Eugene.
Maybe the Cougs can take heart from the last weekend of play in the West Coast Conference. Their neighbors from 90 miles north went into a two-game road weekend a game out of first place. They finished it with an outright league title.
Now, according to Glenn Kasses' story, the Cougars think it just might be their turn. Two wins and a little help from UW – isn't that ironic? – and WSU is a Pac-10 champion.
• The Cougars are not only are thinking about this week, next week at the Pac-10 tournament and the week after that in the NCAAs, they are also looking to seasons to come, with the verbal commitment of German player Fabian Boeke.
For more on both, click over to Glenn's blog.