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SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013

Post-practice with Joe Salave'a

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team again practiced indoors today, meaning that we reporters were not privy to what happened after the first 15 minutes. After practice we spoke with defensive line coach Joe Salave'a, however. Read the Q&A after the jump. ...

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Pac-12 championship game is today. Because the winner is going to the Rose Bowl either way, it does not really matter who you root for as the game should have no impact on WSU's bowl situation. Maybe a Stanford win would…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

WSU bowl update: Fight Hunger Bowl

From Pullman -- Tied with Oregon State and Arizona for seventh in the Pac-12 conference, Washington State will likely be competing with those programs for a place in the New Mexico Bowl, which selects last among the Pac-12 affiliated bowl games. The other two teams…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The slow march towards Sunday's bowl announcements took another step forward on Thursday, as the Cougars returned to practice for the first time since the Apple Cup. It was a skeleton coaching staff, however, as all the coaches but head man Mike…

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WSU Thursday practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars practiced inside their indoor practice bubble for the first time this season, meaning that us reporters were unable to see what happened after the first 15 minutes. We did see players tricking out of the facility throughout practice, however. Find…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

Thursday morning links

The Washington State coaches are back from recruiting and today the Cougars will take the practice field for the first time in over a week. WSU will have three practices before the bowl invitations start to come out on Sunday, and continue to practice if…

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A little this and that

The Washington State football team returns to practice tomorrow to begin the first of what could be many bowl practices. Or, it could just be the first of three. The Cougars will take the field on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and then again on Sunday…

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Wednesday Pac-12 lunchtime links

Good morning (barely) everyone, sorry about the lateness of these links. There were some issues with the website on my end last night that didn't get resolved until recently so I'm just now getting to these. If you haven't seem then already, we've got stories…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

Just when you think everything's going to be quiet for awhile, all heck breaks lose. Yes, the similarities between Pac-12 football and my 10th grade battle with acne truly are a wonder. Steve Sarkisian cooled talk that he was on the hot seat with an…

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MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

Q&A with WSU AD Bill Moos 

I've had the opportunity speak with Washington State athletic director Bill Moos to talk about the Cougars bowl situation, future construction plans and his vision for branding and marketing Cougars athletics going forward. Of course, the vast majority of what he said didn't make it…

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Deone Bucannon named First-Team All-Pac-12 

Safety Deone Bucannon of Washington State has been named First-Team All-Pac-12, the conference announced on Monday. Bucannon led the Cougars with 109 tackles this season, and tied for the team lead with five interceptions. He is the only WSU football player to be named either…

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Monday morning Pac-12 links

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos will begin politicking and lobbying various bowl games in earnest, today. But with no practice on Monday, today will be another day in limbo for the Cougars, as all bowl eligible Pac-12 teams wait for Dec. 8th, when the…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

Saturday was day one of Bowl Watch 2013 for the Cougars, who can't do much but sit and wait ... A lot happened to affect the bowl picture on Saturday and we've got an update on the situation ... Now that coach Mike Leach's 24…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013

WSU Football: bowl situation update 

Lots of speculation going on over where the Cougars will be headed for a bowl game, or if they'll be bowling at all. Jerry Palm's updated bowl projections have WSU staying home for the Holidays, while Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards' pre-Apple Cup projections have…

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Unit Grades: Apple Cup 

The Apple Cup didn't go as planned for the Cougars, who fell, 27-17 in Seattle. While the defense had possibly its best half of the season to start the game, holding the Huskies to just a field goal, but couldn't keep it up in the…

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Saturday morning links 

From Seattle -- There was sense of deja vu surround yesterday's Apple Cup, as the game seemed to play out in a very similar fashion to last season's contest. Until the end, at least ... Bishop Sankey made the difference in Washington's win ... Just…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 2013

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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