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TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

WSU's bowl situation

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team extolls the virtue of limiting its focus to one game, series and even snap at a time. As such they've been reticent to discuss the possibility of playing in a bowl now that they're one game away…

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MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

Mondays with Mike  

From Pullman -- Mike Leach and the Cougars had their weekly Monday press conference today. The videos are below but here's a transcription of Leach's comments: (Was the fact that quarterback Connor Halliday scrambled more than usual in the Arizona game by design?) By design…

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Monday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Cougars are one win away from a bowl, though you wouldn't know it to ask them ... Deone "Big Play" Bucannon is looking at a big payday ... The Wildcats suffer from an inability to get off the field on third…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Tucson -- It was a Saturday of significance in the Pac-12 and almost every game seemed to possess extra importance. Colorado ended a long slump, Arizona State moved within one win of locking up the Pac-12 South, USC shook up the balance of power…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 2013

WSU cruises past Lamar, 84-64

From Tucson -- Hours after the Washington State football team took down Arizona in the desert the men's basketball team was holding down the fort back in Pullman against Lamar University. Due to my football duties I couldn't be there to cover the game, but…

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WSU stuns Arizona on the road 

From Tucson -- It took a trip to the desert for the Washington State football team to find its oasis. The Cougars ended a three-game losing streak that spanned five weeks by earning a 24-17 victory over Arizona (6-4, 3-4) in front of a partisan…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tucson -- For those diehards fans who consider a win for their favored team to just a smidge better than a loss by their rivals this weekend is already a success as the hated Huskies lost both the game and their quarterback ... UCLA's…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

Tramaine Isabell officially a Cougar

Finally received @oTrillMaine's NLI!!! Excited to have Tramaine Isabell join our team!!!!!! #GoCougs — Ken Bone (@Ken_Bone) November 15, 2013 From Somewhere High Above the West Coast -- Yesterday, we reported that Tramaine Isabell had signed a letter of intent to join the Washington State…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars are on their way to sunny Tucson, to take on Arizona. The weather websites are anticipating a high of 75 degrees when WSU takes on the Wildcats for just the first time since 2010, when Deone Bucannon was a fresh-faced…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

Cougs sign Seattle's Tramaine Isabell 

From Pullman -- Tramaine Isabell of Seattle's Garfield high school reportedly signed a letter of intent to play for Washington State on Thursday — the second day of the November signing period — although the school has not yet received the letter as of Thursday…

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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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