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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Washington State quarterback Kevin Lopina looks for running room as Joe Eppele blocks Cory Mackay, left. Special to  (Tyler Tjomsland Special to / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State quarterback Kevin Lopina looks for running room as Joe Eppele blocks Cory Mackay, left. Special to (Tyler Tjomsland Special to / The Spokesman-Review)
COUGARS • UPDATED: 3:25 P.M.

Just a short post today, mostly because there isn't much coverage of WSU athletics, other than what you'll find in the S-R. Read on.
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• With spring practice finishing up Saturday, we had our scrimmage story. We'll also have a look at what the Cougars accomplished during the 15 practices, and what needs to be done for the fall, in Tuesday's paper. Other than that, there was one other scrimmage story, this piece from freelancer Howie Stalwick in the News Tribune. It also reiterates much of the Apple Cup information from Friday as athletic director Jim Sterk did a stand up for the Spokane television stations during the scrimmage, which we listened to. Sterk didn't say anything new. ... For those of you interested in WSU baseball, the Cougars defeated USC to move back into a tie for second place in the Pac-10. ... The Cougars Brandon Gibson should be drafted sometime today. It probably won't be to his favorite team, however, as the Seahawks traded most of their mid-range picks to ensure they could draft Oregon center Max Unger, a guy who opened quite a few holes in the WSU defensive front the past couple years. After Saturday's trade, the Hawks don't pick again until the first choice of the fifth round.

• UPDATE: Gibson was drafted in the sixth round, the 194th player selected, and was picked by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles first draft pick Saturday was also a receiver, Missouri's Jeremy Maclin, the 19th pick overall.

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• That's it for this morning. We'll be back over the next couple days only if events warrant. Until then …




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