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Some WSU football on a hoop night


Watching Arizona dismantle defending national champion Duke, while the loser in that championship game, handles Wisconsin on another channel. Pretty fun night. But I guess it isn't if you're a Wisconsin or Duke fan – and I know a few of the former. Read on.


• We were in and out of football practice this afternoon, but I can tell you this. The weather was beautiful. A perfect day for helmets, shoulder pads and shorts. Though the NCAA allows 15 days of spring practice, only 12 of them can include contact. And only eight of those can include tackling. Thursday was one of those four non-tackling contact days. And that led to a tirade from coach Paul Wulff. To set the stage, offensive guard Wade Jacobson went down midway through practice when someone rolled up on his right knee from behind after overenthusiastic hitting. On the next play, there was once again too much contact and Wulff reacted, running in from his usual spot behind the offense and screaming at the offenders. The message seemed to be heard because the problem seemed to stop. ... Otherwise, not much to add. The offense broke off a series of big plays, but that should be expected without tackling and whistles only blown when a tackle was assured. ... We have a short story on the return of freshman running back Rickey Galvin, who is expected to add some elusiveness to the running game next fall. We will say, however, it was senior Logwone Mitz who had the best day running the ball with authority.


• That's all for tonight. We will return in the morning. Until then ...

Vince Grippi
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