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Q-and-A with WSU writer Christian Caple

Every week, I hope to ask a few questions of a journalist who covers Eastern Washington’s next football opponent. Actually, this idea was the brainchild of our own Christian Caple, who covers the Cougars – 24/7 it seems. To give some perspective on the Cougars,…

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Cyrus Coen will get his chance

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was the typical Thursday practice in terms of the workload -- special teams, then a whole lot of scout work on both ends of the field followed by the standard "Thursday Night Football" team session for the scout-teamers at Martin…

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Pac-12 pick 'em, Week 2 14 

As we enter the second week of our Pac-12 picks contest, we'll recap the first week's standings and list the second week's games below. As usual, all picks -- both straight up and against the spread -- must be submitted before any games are played.

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EWU football and Live Chat

We'll have a live chat on all things EWU football at noon today with S-R reporter Jim Allen (that's me). Also this morning, here is my first Big Sky notebook, and my feature yesterday on EWU defensive tackle Evan Cook. Today, our WSU beat writer,…

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Linking to Thursday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's two days until game day, which means the usual Washington State Thursday content -- Pac-12 picks, as well as power rankings later on in the day. WSU has its final practice of the week later this afternoon, but first we…

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Q-and-A with EWU reporter Jim Allen

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We like to ask five questions of a reporter who covers WSU's opponent each week. And we weren't going to be stopped this week by the fact that Jim Allen, the primary beat reporter for Eastern Washington, is a colleague and…

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Leach likes practice, has tiger opinion

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was another quality practice for Washington State on Wednesday, Mike Leach said, with the Cougars working out for about two hours or so on Rogers Field. We have some notes and quotes -- as well as an entertaining assessment of…

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Hey, the Cowboys are on 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The NFL is back. Wait, what? It is Wednesday, right? And the NFL is back tonight? Yep, America's team is going up against New York's better team in the premier of the National Football League, 2012 edition. But why on a…

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EWU and the Big Sky 

Three days until the Eagles face Washington State. Until then, there's plenty of topics from both sides. And don't forget, we'll have a live chat Thursday noon on all things EWU football. Before that, our own Christian Caple will have a WSU football chat today…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

Links as Cougs get back to practice

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- After a day off, Washington State will be back on the practice field later this afternoon to continue preparing for its home opener against Eastern Washington on Saturday. We have plenty of links to get you started.

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Around the Big Sky

Another bonus for Eastern fans, who get a second straight week of bonus coverage, since we also cover the Washington State football team. But you already knew that. In fact here's Christian Caple's blog post on WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel, who wishes he's been a…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012

Jeff Tuel putting BYU behind him

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- OK, so they weren't terrible numbers. Jeff Tuel did complete 30 of 45 passes for an acceptable completion percentage of 66.7. That's not awful. But it wasn't great that he didn't throw any touchdowns, threw two interceptions and seemed to hold…

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Labor day is always a celebration

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you look up the word "labor" in the dictionary, there are about six definitions. The sixth one, however, has particular meaning in our household. And as this is Labor Day, we wanted to pass along the story. Read on.

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Holiday links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's another off-day for Washington State, with the long week and everything following the Thursday opener. But three WSU players, as well as coach Mike Leach, will be made available to the media later this afternoon. We'll pass along every word.…

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