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SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013











Game day Pac-12 Links

From Pullman -- There won't be much time to read these links if you're heading to the game, which starts at 12:30 in Pullman. But if you'll be watching the game on the Pac-12 Networks, read on. It will be the final home game for…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

WSU vs. Utah: 2-Minute Drill

From Pullman -- The Cougars are gearing up for a critical Pac-12 matchup against Utah. Our 2-Minute Drill covers four things the Cougars will need to accomplish to be successful. The unedited version is after the jump. ...

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WSU Football: Mayle says he's coming back 

MY WAIVER WAS PASSED I WILL BE PLAYING NEXT YEAR!!! — Vince (@Vince_Mayle) November 22, 2013 From Pullman -- Wide receiver Vince Mayle announced on twitter this morning that his hardship waiver for a sixth year of eligibility has been granted by the NCAA. This…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The men's basketball team traveled up north to take on rival Gonzaga, falling to the No. 13 Bulldogs 90-74 ... The Cougars blamed the loss on a lack of experience ... But the basketball team got some good news as well ...…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

Thursday Night Football

From Pullman -- The thermometer dropped 25 and it felt even colder as the Cougars took the field for their last regular practice before a big game against Utah. Quarterback Connor Halliday was sharp, completing 22 of 25 passes in the 11-on-11 session. On the…

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WSU basketball adds last-minute signee

From Pullman -- Yesterday was the last day for colleges to sign student-athletes to National Letters of Intent in basketball, and the Cougars picked up a power forward with little time left on the clock. Coach Ken Bone announced Thursday morning that Jermaine Morgan (6-8,…

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Thursday morning links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team had a frigid practice on Wednesday and Eric Russell shared his thoughts on some special teams struggles ... The Cougars got some good grades this week ... WSU's Elliott Bosch was nominated for a postseason honor ...…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

WSU's Bosch a Burlsworth nominee 

From Pullman -- The Springdale Rotary Club announced on Wednesday that WSU senior center Elliott Bosch is one of 53 nominees for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the most outstanding player who began their career as a walk-on. Despite beginning his career without a scholarship…

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Wednesday WSU practice report 

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team had its coldest practice of the year, with the thermometer reading 29 degrees by the time the Cougars trotted off the field. Special teams was a focus of the practice, and junior punter Thomas Fossedal took the…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- We'll be hosting a live chat right here on SportsLink at 11 a.m., so clear that schedule! In fact, you better take the whole day off, because you won't get anything done anyways once you start getting into these links. Here at…

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Week 13 Pac-12 power rankings

Order has been restored in the Pac-12 football universe. We know, change was scary, but Oregon is back on top after a one-week hiatus. Stanford found out just how difficult it is to dominate a deep conference, falling on the road to Ed Orgeron’s upstart…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

Tuesday practice report

From Pullman -- Most of the Cougars were back at practice on Tuesday after taking Monday off, like always, to lift and watch film. Some defenders, however, were limited meaning their backups saw the bulk of the action. At safety Taylor Taliulu was limited during…

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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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