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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Leach all business ... for the most part 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mike Leach gave pretty standard-issue answers to nearly every question he was asked Monday, but a blase press conference turnedmore interesting when he was asked to give some Pullman-specific dating advice. That's not exactly an original question, because Leach did something…

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Monday links from WSU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With the Idaho football team making the 8-mile drive to Pullman later this week (someone else will be driving, but you get the point), WSU begins its week with the usual press conferences and a day off from practice. We begin…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

Where WSU stands in the stats 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With three games under its belt, I thought it'd be a good time to look at where Washington State stands in the national stats rankings. As expected, the Cougars are faring quite well defensively. Source:'s WSU page. Stat Rank Value…

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A good morning to look back ... and ahead 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's not often there's a college football game played on the Palouse in which the temperature is north of 90 degrees at the start. Certainly not in Moscow, where the Idaho Vandals play inside their air-conditioned dome. But it's possible in…

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Day after blowout links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- After spending the last two Sunday mornings in airport terminals, I'm spending this one in the comfort of my own apartment. Washington State will spend it, perhaps, reflecting on its thumping of Southern Utah yesterday. We have links to our coverage…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

Idaho can't complete upset vs. NIU

It would have been a major upset -- a 29-point underdog toppling a BCS bowl team from a year ago. But Idaho couldn't sustain its explosive offense as the game progressed, and Northern Illinois took control up front to pocket a 45-35 win at the…

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Leach: 'Bright spots in all phases'

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Here's some of what coach Mike Leach had to say after WSU beat Southern Utah 48-10 on Saturday. (General comments) "I thought there were real bright spots in all phases. I thought the fans were fantastic, especially our student section really…

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Eastern falls 33-21 at Toledo

David Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted Eastern Washington 33-21 on Saturday night. Toledo's powerful ground game eased the burden on freshman quarterback Logan Woodside,who took over when starter Terrance Owens injured his knee early in the second quarter. Cassius…

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WSU hammers Southern Utah, 48-10

PULLMAN – Connor Halliday finished Saturday’s game exactly how Washington State wanted. That is: on the sidelines, wearing a baseball cap, watching as freshman Austin Apodaca made his collegiate debut with the Martin Stadium bleachers emptying in the fourth quarter. That Big Sky member Southern…

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Another packed Saturday morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS Saturday mornings are always full. There is the high school football from last night to pass along. There is the college football happening today to mix in. And, this week at least, there is a rivalry game from Seattle to add…

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