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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Morning links, and a new recruit 

From Pullman--Kind of a hectic day for Washington State football recruiting. While one committed player may no longer have the option of enrolling at WSU, the Cougars also received a commitment from a defensive lineman on Wednesday as reported by The player, Sacramento's Feaomoengalu…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

WSU defensive end Xavier Cooper grabs a handful of Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich during first-half action. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Idaho practice notes: QBs a no-go

Idaho quarterbacks Chad Chalich and Josh McCain were observers at practice on Wednesday, both out with shoulder injuries and watching from the sideline in shorts and their jerseys. In their absence, Taylor Davis took the first-team reps, with true freshman Matt Linehan behind him. And…

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Spokane O-lineman no longer has WSU offer 

Multiple recruiting websites are reporting that Cougars commit Jordan Rose no longer has a scholarship offer from coach Mike Leach following an undisclosed incident off the field. Rose, who attends 1A Freeman High School outside of Spokane, has been a verbal commit to Washington State…

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Live WSU Football Chat: Bye Week

We're going to experiment with a 3 p.m. chat this week to see if a time that's later in the day works better for people. Feel free to submit questions or comments in advance. Try Relay: the free SMS and picture text app for iPhone.

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Pac-12 power rankings: Week 9

Chaos and disarray reign supreme in the “Conference of Champions.” Utah beats Stanford, Arizona beats Utah. Cats and birds living together in perfect harmony. Is nothing sacred? For those of us who bristle at the idea of change and want our porridge to taste exactly…

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Wednesday Morning Links

The Pac-12 conference is having a very good year ... But who is best? More importantly, who is the second best? Third? ... There's going to be fancy, new hotel soon in Pullman ... WSU Athletics has a spotlight on kicker Andrew Furney ... The…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

Mike Leach teleconference transcription

From Pullman--The Pac-12 coaches had their Tuesday teleconference today. Since the Cougars are taking a bye-week break this was our only opportunity to speak with coach Mike Leach until Thursday's practice. Continue reading for a transcript of what Leach had to say: ...

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Idaho to play SDSU, moves Fresno game

Idaho has replaced one Mountain West team for another in its 2014 football schedule, moving its return trip to Fresno State to 2018 and picking up a game at San Diego State, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed this morning. "San Diego State needed a home…

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Tuesday morning links 

From Pullman--Following a hectic week both in the Pac-12 and around the country, the Pac-12 has made a clear case for the arugment that it is the nation's deepest conference. However, according a Las Vegas insider says that its the toughest at the top as…

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MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

Davis likely to start at QB for Idaho

After bye week full of practices that Idaho football coach Paul Petrino equated to a "little three-day spring ball," the Vandals are back to the regular routine and preparing for SEC foe Mississippi. And it appears senior Taylor Davis, who was third on the depth…

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WSU at Oregon: Unit Grades 12 

From Pullman -- Things certainly could have gone worse against the Ducks. The Cougars put up more first-half points on Oregon than any other team this year, and the defense made quarterback Marcus Mariota look human, if only briefly. Still, only a pair of late-game…

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Monday Morning Links 

From Pullman--Well, the Cougars have finally made it to the bye week and with just four games left they need to make the most of it ... The Oregon assistant who blasted WSU coach Mike Leach yesterday has apologized for his remarks ... While the…

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Sometimes a 'sorry' is needed 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was an awful, awful movie in the 1970s (based on an equally melodramatic book) from which the catchphrase "love means never having to say you're sorry" became part of the lexicon. What a bunch of hogwash. Read on.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013

Postgame links 

From The Heavens -- David's shot missed its mark last night and Goliath, Oregon, pummeled the Cougs in a 62-38 victory. It was a dishonorable defeat for WSU, according to an Oregon assistant, who was apparently miffed at the insubordination the Cougars showed by not…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013

Pac-12 gameday links

From Eugene--Lots of good college football today and what better way to prepare yourself than by reading the advances from all the Pac-12 beat writers? What's that? You have three TVs, a keg of ginger ale and those amazing chips that are scientifically engineered for…

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Another Saturday of football 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Saturdays come and go during the fall, each blending into the next until, before you realize it, the college football season is almost over. And the leaves are so high in your back yard, the beagle disappeared yesterday. Read on.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013

Holmberg, Chiefs continue torrid pace

Things are going so well for the Spokane Chiefs that it's hard to come up with "yeah, buts" to counterbalance the excitement of their 10-2 start to the Western Hockey League season. The top candidate for the Debbie Downers of the world is that it's…

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