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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Thursday Morning Links

From San Francisco -- The city by the bay has been taken over by Pac-12 basketball players, coaches and scribes. Back in Pullman, the football team is getting ready to face the No. 2 Ducks, and here is a nice summary of today's practice ...…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Wednesday Morning Links

From Pullman--By the time you read this, I'll be pulling into SeaTac airport, en route to San Francisco for Pac-12 Basketball Media Day. While that means no more practice reports this week, it will also mean a flurry of basketball news, so stay tuned for…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013

Pac-12 Power Rankings, week 8 

From Pullman –After laying dormant the past few weeks, the Pac-12’s depth asserted itself this week. One of the conference’s made men was iced by an underling, and some middle tier teams emphasized their superiority over the bottom feeders. It’s pretty obvious who the king…

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Tuesday Morning Pac-12 Links 

The Washington State football team has quite a challenge this week, traveling to face Oregon in unfriendly Autzen Stadium. The Ducks lead the conference in both passing and rushing, and have a fearsome defense. That means the Cougars won't have any time to sulk over…

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

Unit Grades: OSU 

Having now watched the Pac-12 Network's replay of the game (and having attended, of course) I'd like to introduce this new feature to the blog. The hope is that by analyzing individual position groups we can get a better idea of what this WSU team…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

Sunday night WSU practice 

Washington State postponed its Sunday night football practice until 9 p.m., but didn't officially get started until 10 p.m. That was when the coaches and a number of starting players arrived at Martin Stadium. Most of the team arrived at 9 p.m. and participated in…

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Morning after links 

Oregon State used a 35-0 run to put the Cougars to bed last night, here's our story from the game ... And here's the notebook ... Josh Wright joined us in the press box and has an excellent sidebar on OSU receiver Brandin Cooks ...…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013

Gameday links 

Saturday is finally here and the Cougars are about to take on Oregon State in a matchup between Pacific Northwest rivals. Don't forget to jump in to our live chat at 6:30 p.m. Some grim news for the baskteball team as a key player has…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

Danny Lawhorn, WSU basketball part ways 

Washington State University's basketball program announced today that junior college transfer Danny Lawhorn has left the team before ever suiting up for the Cougars. The athletic department issued a statement in which coach Ken Bone said: "We wish him nothing but the best in his…

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Friday Morning Links

Happy Friday, everyone. USC's 38-31 victory over Arizona last night was a fun start to what should be a great weekend of football in the Pac-12. Prepare yourself for your Saturday sports binge by scouring these links. Here's my Pac-12 picks, so far I'm off…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Thursday Night Lights

It was a forgettable day for WSU's young quarterbacks during their weekly scrimmage. The full-contact event is a chance young players to showcase their stuff, and after a very good showing last week, freshman QB Tyler Bruggman and co. were less than their best today.…

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Thursday Morning Pac-12 Links

It's Must Win Week in the Pac-12. A number of teams are playing do-or-die games. WSU against OSU has the feeling of a game that will determine whether or not each teams season is good or mediocre. UW has it's best chance in years to…

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Wednesday Practice Notes

Dominique Williams returned to practice on Wednesday, and you'd never know he left. That's good news for the Cougars, who regain the services of one of their most explosive wide receivers. The offense carried the day for WSU with starting quarterback Connor Halliday and backup…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

Williams limited; other practice notes

Wide receiver Dominique Williams was limited in practice on Tuesday after missing much of the latter portion of the Cal game for undisclosed reasons. Williams has been one of WSU's most explosive players this season ... Backup QB Austin Apodaca had an impressive practice. The…

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Talking some Cougs 

I joined SWX's Neil Stover on Monday to have a blustery chat about WSU football. Take a sip of water every time my jacket flies up, and you'll be perfectly hydrated for that marathon. SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

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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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