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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

Thursday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The first day of college basketball's early signing period came and went without any news for the Cougars, but fear not. Tramaine Isabell out of Garfield high school in Seattle is expected to sign with WSU today, and we'll make sure to…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013

Wednesday WSU football practice

From Pullman -- It was a bounce back day for the WSU offense, which struggled in the passing game during Tuesday's practice. There were no such issues on Wednesday, with quarterbacks Connor Halliday and Austin Apodaca combing to go 14 of 15 through the air…

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Pac-12 Power Rankings, week 12 

The king is dead, long live the king! Thanks to Stanford’s 26-20 victory over Oregon there is a new team atop these rankings for the first time since I started doing this, six long weeks ago. Yes the Ducks have finally fallen from their perch…

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DaVonte Lacy pre-practice interview

From Pullman -- DaVonte Lacy established himself as a go-to scorer for Washington State in the team's season-opening win over Cal State Bakersfield. He put up 28 points in the win and will be one of the Cougars key players as they try to move…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The offense had some issues in WSU's practice last night ... There's a new top team in the conference ... But Oregon isn't going to start adapting to Stanford's style ...Pac-12 coaches are becoming less conservative in their play-calling ... The Cougars'…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

Tuesday practice report 

From Pullman -- While Washington State coach Mike Leach said that practice on Tuesday was "great", he appeared to take issue with the offense midway through practice. Quarterback Connor Halliday appeared off-target and there were some drops by the receivers, including one that led to…

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Wooden Award watching six from Pac-12

From Pullman -- The prestigious John R. Wooden Award is presented to the best player in college basketball at the end of the season. But the Los Angeles Athletic Club, who presents the award, has released the names of 50 players it considers to be…

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- It's been awhile since we've a regular schedule so let's recap. Yesterday was Monday, meaning there was Washington State football press conference, videos from which can be found on SportsLink. Like this one of coach Mike Leach ... We also have a…

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MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013




Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Most college football teams have played two games since Washington State last took the field, thanks to a Thursday game followed by a bye week. But it's finally game week once again for the Cougars, who travel to the desert to take…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013

Sunday night practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars took the field at 7:45 p.m. on a brisk Sunday night in Pullman for a short football practice. Freshman safety Isaac Dotson was nowhere to be seen, but defensive coordinator Mike Breske said that the former quarterback remains a part…

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Sunday morning links 

From Pullman -- Lots of great story lines out of yesterday's action, with ASU narrowly avoiding an upset to keep command of the Pac-12 South. While Washington State didn't play because of their bye week, it was still a Saturday chock-full of west-coast college football,…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013

Thursday Night Football, Saturday edition

From Pullman -- In the past couple weeks the Washington State football team has held its Thursday Night Football scrimmage on on Tuesday, Saturday, and even on Thursday! Just two days after the redshirts and underclassmen held their weekly scrimmage they were back at it…

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Saturday morning links 

From Pullman -- Many of my fondest memories of growing up in Olympia include the basketball gym at the Evergreen State College. My AAU team had practices and occasionally tournaments there and you could always find a pickup game on weekdays in the late afternoon.…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013


WSU's Su'a arrested again 

From Pullman -- Linebacker Chester Su'a has been arrested for the second time in just under one year for failing to appear for a hearing at the Whitman County District Court. A warrant was issued for Su'a's arrest on Wednesday by judge Douglas Robinson after…

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Friday morning links 

From Pullman -- Men's college basketball returns to Washington State University tonight ... The Cougars are expecting a lot from their well-traveled forward ... Five goals the team must meet to be successful in 2013-14 ... Meanwhile, the football team is back at it ...…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

WSU football signs Calvin Green 

From Pullman -- Fleet running back Calvin Green from Sacramento, Calif., declared back in June that he intended to play for Washington State over scholarship offers from schools such as Arizona State, Boise State, and others. Today he made good on that pledge, signing a…

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Thursday morning links 

From Pullman -- Good morning. The Cougars return to practice today so look for a story in tomorrow's paper ... In the meantime, divert yourself with our Pac-12 picks ... Are WSU players thinking too much? Links from around the conference after the jump. ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013

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