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Cougar Calls with Bill Moos highlights

Bill Moos joined Bud Nameck for his weekly call-in show earlier today. In case you missed it you can listen to the podcast later on iTunes and if you can't wait I've written down some of the highlights below.

Moos will also be joining the Seattle Times for a live chat at noon today on its website.

Highlights are after the jump.


-- If you have a question for Moos the Seattle Times will be holding a live chat with the WSU athletic director at noon today.

-- Moos discussed all of the recent cosmetic changes to Martin Stadium, such as circling the interior of the stands with a brick façade (that looks great) and putting up ribbon board on the north side to match the current ribbon board on the south side. The Cougars also have new field turf, complete with Crimson end zones.

-- For those who have yet to see the football operations building, the Cougars will have official tours on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings of game weekends for Cougar Athletic Fund members. Moos added that if you're not they can "take care of that on the spot."

-- He noted that thousands of students walk past the heritage rooms every day on their way to classes.

-- Former WSU All-American Paul Sorenson came on to promote a tailgate before the Rutgers game to benefit his old roommate, cornerback Jeff Files, who is battling ALS. All are welcome to the tailgate. It sounds like a number of former WSU football players will be there, and I know former coach Jim Walden will be there, too.

-- Moos spoke about another Cougars suffering from ALS, Steve Gleason, who will be the only inductee to the WSU athletic Hall of Fame this year. Moos said that he wanted to take a year off to evaluate the Hall of Fame but that Gleason was too deserving.

-- A fan asked of Beasley Coliseum is next up for renovation and Moos replied that "Beasley is on the list," but that right now he's most concerned with locker rooms and other infrastructure in the lower level. He acknowledged there are some cosmetic things to address but that he likes Beasley overall. Said that an indoor football practice facility, baseball facility and the rest of the soccer complex are his priorities.

-- Moos says that he has no plans for a chrome helmet, but, "we might have a few new things to showcase this year."

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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