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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Well, another election day has come and gone. Congratulations/I'm sorry that your favorite candidate did so well/poorly. Speaking of tight races, the Pac-12 South is too close to call ... Hopefully this poll is accurate ... Alright, no more bad puns. Let's…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 2013

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars are still off and won't practice again until Thursday. In the meantime, we'll be having our live WSU chat tomorrow at 11 a.m., and here are some links. Athletic director Bill Moos has some advice for antsy fans ... The…

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MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013

Game time set for WSU at Arizona 

From Pullman -- The game time has been set at 11 a.m. for the Washington State football team's game at Arizona on November 16th. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks, and ends a streak of three-straight night games for the Cougars. It…

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Monday morning links 

From Pullman -- Today will be another Monday without a WSU football press conference. Thanks to the bye week there won't be as much access as usual while the team takes some time off, but we'll still be having our weekly Wednesday WSU football chat.…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

Unit Grades: Arizona State 

From Pullman -- It wasn't a happy Halloween for the Cougars, who bring home a report card that would've gotten me grounded for a fortnight. By the time the first half mercifully ended there were scarcely 10,000 fans still in the stadium, and more snuck…

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Sunday morning links

From Pullman -- Just a couple of games for the Pac-12 on Saturday, and with a third of the conference on bye weeks there frankly hasn't been much news. But we've cobbled together some links. ...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013

Saturday morning links 

From Pullman -- Take a deep breath, make another pot of coffee. This is just the second out of three straight Saturdays you must endure without a Washington State University football game. I know, it's hard on me too. What to do with your Saturday?…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

Friday morning links 

From Pullman -- By the time the Cougars came out for warmups the Sun Devils had already scored three touchdowns. Ok, not really, but that's how it seemed as Arizona State shot out to an early lead and never looked back in a 55-21 thrashing…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

Hallow's Eve links 

From Pullman -- Happy Halloween and game day all rolled into one. Washington State's football team will take on Arizona State tonight ... But what can the Cougars do to ensure a victory? ... Our predictions for that and the rest of the Pac-12 games…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

Wednesday Morning Links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars had their Thursday Night Football scrimmage on Tuesday, due to the accelerated schedule caused by Thursday's Halloween football game ... Washington State will get a little help from the weather ... There weren't any surprises in the Pac-12 last weekend,…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Links 

From Pullman -- Finally some semblance of order as the Pac-12 coaches teleconference will take place on Tuesday, today, just like always. We'll also have our weekly Wednesday WSU football chat tomorrow at 11 a.m., so keep an eye out for that. The Cougars are…

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MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013

Monday practice report and an award finalist 

From Pullman -- The Cougars had a Monday practice today because of the skewed schedule stemming from a Thursday night football game this week. Things got a bit chippy during the session when freshman Emmitt Su'a-Kalio appeared to good-naturedly hold down running back Theron West…

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Monday Morning Links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars had their typical Monday press conference on Thursday of last week, so there won't be any new news or video from today ... We've got a story in the S-R about how the Washington State basketball team is already feeling…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

Sunday practice report

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team took Saturday off, but was back at it for a full practice on Sunday. The first team defense struggled, as scout team quarterbacks Tyler Bruggman and Luke Falk found a number of receivers behind the secondary, drawing…

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Book signing with co-author of The System 

Released in mid-September, "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football" is the latest vignette-styled, behind-the-action look at college football. The 386-page book offers insight and access into the recruiting, game planning, struggles and successes of the college football season. WSU fans will…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013

Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman--Fans of the Washington State football team can enjoy a stress-free Saturday for the first time this season, as the Cougars rest up with a bye. But outside of Pullman the world maintains its busy schedule, an infinite story lines will play out in…

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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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