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SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2013

Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- After taking Thursday off from practice, the Cougars took to the field on Friday and we've got a report ... We continue our WSU bowl rewind with a look at the 1931 Rose Bowl ... A number of recruits are in town...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

Friday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- Once again the Cougars practiced late at night on Friday because of finals, and indoors because of the snow on the ground. But the day wasn't done when practice ended for the WSU football players. According to the recruiting websites, a whole...

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WSU bowl rewind: 1931 Rose Bowl 

Video courtesy of wazzulibrary on YouTube. As part of the build up to Washington State's showdown with Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, we're going to take a brief look every day at one of the Cougars' previous bowl appearances. Today we kickoff the...

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Deone Bucannon racks up honors

Video courtesy of WSU Athletics Deone Bucannon has been a force for the Cougars at safety for four years. This season he lead the team in tackles with 109, forced fumbles with three, and his five interceptions are tied with Damante Horton for the team...

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Friday morning WSU links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars didn't practice yesterday but will return to the field this afternoon. My story in today's paper focuses on how the Washington State's coaches have used the bowl practices up to get extra time with young players and improve for next...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

WSU bowl rewind: 1916 Rose Bowl 

Video courtesy of Tom Benjey on YouTube. As part of the build up to Washington State's showdown with Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, we're going to take a brief look every day at one of the Cougars' previous bowl appearances. Today we kickoff...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Just nine more days until the Cougars take on Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, which means Washington State needs to make the most of its extra practice time. The upperclassmen are now spending all of practice with the younger players...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

Wednesday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars had a 9 p.m. practice today to accomodate the players' finals schedules, and they will take tomorrow off. It was also the first bowl practice that the veteran players fully participated in, as WSU coaches devoted the first few to...

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Gildan New Mexico Bowl Press Conference

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl held its opening press conference today with coach Mike Leach of Washington State and Jim McElwain of Colorado State. Video and audio of the press conference were not available online, and it was not televised or on the radio, but...

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Plenty of WSU news today as we've got stories on the seniors who are continuing to add to their legacy on the football team, a notebook on why the Cougars basketball practice are extra intense this week, and blog posts looking at...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

Tuesday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars again practiced indoors, meaning that we who are banned from practice (everyone) only saw the first 15 minutes (media only). What we saw was an upbeat group of Cougars who seemed excited to be heading to their first bowl game...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- While there is no limit on the number of practices a bowl-bound team can take, Washington State won't be able to get many in before their Dec. 21 appearance in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. With less than two weeks to prepare,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013



Monday morning Pac-12 links 16 

From Pullman -- Washington State's long wait is at an end. After 10 years and a presumably nerve-wracking final week, the Cougars are headed to the New Mexico Bowl ... They'll face the Colorado State Rams, who we take an early look at here ......

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SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2013

New Mexico Bowl Tickets

Athletic director Bill Moos told reporters this evening that 2,500 fans have already reserved tickets to attend WSU's bowl game, regardless of which bowl the Cougars were invited to. With the announcement that it will be the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque on the 21st...

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ESPN reports WSU to New Mexico bowl 

From Pullman -- ESPN's Brett McMurphy tweeted that Washington State will play Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, which is owned by ESPN. The game will be played on Dec. 21, in Albuquerque, N.M. Keep in mind that this is neither official nor confirmed,...

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Final bowl projections

From Pullman -- Washington State will find out if, when, and where it will be going at some point today. Follow the jump for all of the final bowl projections, including my own. ...

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Could WSU be headed to Hawai'i? 

UPDATE: Reports are coming in that Oregon State will take on Boise State in the Hawai'i Bowl. Fight Hunger Bowl directors told the Spokesman-Review this week that they will not be selecting the Beavers, leaving only the New Mexico Bowl as a possibility. That could...

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

Video courtesy of Thomas Backman on YouTube. From Pullman -- There was only one Pac-12 football game this weekend and it was a big one. Stanford thrashed Arizona State to win the Pac-12 championship and secure a Rose Bowl berth. But just because the rest...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013


Post-practice with Joe Salave'a

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team again practiced indoors today, meaning that we reporters were not privy to what happened after the first 15 minutes. After practice we spoke with defensive line coach Joe Salave'a, however. Read the Q&A after the jump. ...

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