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MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Pac-12 men's basketball coaches will have their first teleconference of the season tomorrow, and then will host them ever Tuesday thereafter, so look for some news out of that. There was a little news yesterday, as WSU Athletics provided some updated...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 29, 2013



Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State basketball team didn't learn until a couple hours before the game that they would be without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who is in the hospital recovering from appendicitis surgery. Fortunate, then, that the Cougars were playing Mississippi Valley State,...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Another Pac-12 team played its bowl game, yesterday, with Washington defeating BYU in San Francisco. The Huskies may have won the game, but they lost their star tight end, who will enter the NFL draft ... In basketball the Huskies beat Mississippi...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

Our photographer, Tyler Tjomsland, and I spent all day yesterday getting back to the Evergreen State from New Mexico. So of course, all heck broke loose. First, Colorado State forcefully massaged assistant coach Greg Lupfer's wrist for his homophobic outburst directed at Connor Halliday on...

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MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

Unit Grades: New Mexico Bowl

From Phoenix Airport -- It's that time again. Time to take an analytical eye and breakdown the performance of WSU's individual units in the New Mexico Bowl. While there were lots of impressive individual statistics for the Cougars, to give great grades after a 48-45...

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Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Albuquerque -- Fun fact: It's actually cheaper to stay an extra day in New Mexico than it is to fly out the day after a bowl game with Christmas right around the corner. I guess there was a demand for Southwest Airlines' supply of...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 22, 2013

Sunday morning postgame links 

From Albuquerque -- Well, Washington State certainly provided a memorable start to the 2013 bowl season, even it was due to an 18-point collapse in the fourth quarter. The Cougars lost, 48-45, and we've got a game story for masochistic WSU fans and Rams who...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013


Bowl-drought ending Pac-12 links 

From Albuquerque -- The day is finally here. In five short hours, WSU's decade-long bowl drought will finally be in that over. A lot has happened in that decade. Coaches have come and gone, control of the House of Representatives, Senate, and Presidency have all...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

WSU bowl rewind: 2003 Rose Bowl

Video courtesy of huff99 on YouTube. The talent on the field in Pasadena in 2003 was truly exceptional. No. 7 WSU boasted future NFL players such as Devard Darling, Hamza Abdullah, Marcus Trufant and others, while No. 8 Oklahoma would have four players picked in...

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Albuquerque -- Thursday was eventful for the Cougars, who regained the services of defensive end Kalafitoni Pole ... It was eventful for us on SportsLink as well, as we hosted a live WSU chat ... The Cougars will hope for another big game from...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Albuquerque -- News broke yesterday that WSU won't have defensive lineman Kalafitoni Pole available in Saturday's New Mexico Bowl. The junior was sent home per NCAA guidelines because he is academically ineligible ... So you think you know WSU football history, huh? Test your...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Afternoon Pac-12 links 

From Denver -- We're taking a brief pit stop on our journey to the Great Southwest to refuel both the plane and our bodies. Since we have a little time, I thought I'd pass along some links from around the Pac-12 that we didn't get...

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Today's morning links will be short, since I'm about to head to New Mexico for the game and will be in transit for most of the day. However, I'll try and put up some more links early this afternoon. Unfortunately, we also...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

WSU bowl rewind: 1994 Alamo Bowl 

The above video, courtesy of sedihawk on YouTube, is not from the 1994 Alamo Bowl. But it illustrates the dominance of the Palouse Posse, Washington State's fearsome defense that ranked No. 2 in the country, as it held Napoleon Kauffman and the No. 18 Huskies...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Game week has started and that means it's time to take a First Look at WSU's opponent, Colorado State ... We relive the 1992 Copper Bowl in yesterday's bowl rewind ... WSU picked up a verbal commitment from a Herculean recruit ......

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MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

Monday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team has just one more day in Pullman before heading south for the New Mexico Bowl. It'll be a business trip for the Cougars, but they're looking to have some fun as well ... Maybe as much fun...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013



Sunday morning links

From Pullman -- In the paper today we have a story on WSU's new weight room, and what it could mean for players and recruits ... In yesterday's Bowl Rewind we took a look at the 1981 Holiday Bowl against BYU ... The Cougars went...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2013


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