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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

Is this a big day at WSU? 

COUGARS It's just another Saturday in the college football season, right? Nothing important happening today, right? What, it's Apple Cup Saturday? And it's a big deal? Well, OK. I'll take your word on it. As far as I'm concerned, it's a big day of notes...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

K-State, WSU about to battle 

COUGARS So where were all these students Tuesday night? Wouldn't it have been just as much fun to come out and watch your school rout an overmatched foe? Wait, it was a school night. That's it. They were all in the library. Silly of me....

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WSU writes about new Martin Stadium plans 

COUGARS With the Apple Cup just around the corner, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos took the opportunity to tell the donors for Martin Stadium's Phase III expansion project he has some new ideas. For our story on what those ideas are, click here.

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Not too long now to Apple Cup 

COUGARS If you are in, say, Kirkland, today and headed over, pack a lunch. After the snow we got last night, it is probably going to be an all-day trip. Sort of like the journey I embarked on this morning. It seemed to take me...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

The snow bowl of WSU practices 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:15 P.M. Spent the last hour and a half standing quietly in a light snow shower watching the Washington State Cougars going through their penultimate workout before Saturday's Apple Cup. Some thoughts on the link, so read on.

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Not much longer until Apple Cup 11 

COUGARS This morning we'll begin with the weather report, though Ollie Williams has left the area for warmer climes. Don't blame him. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area and it's in effect until tonight at 10. The problem...

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Pullman isn't as snowed under as expected 10 

COUGARS And now time for Ollie Williams and the Pullman weather report. Ollie? ... OK, I admit it would be impossible for me to capture Ollie's trademark style on the digital page, but let's just say he wouldn't be screaming about snow. Yes folks, the...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

WSU leads 47-17 at the half 

COUGARS We promised a halftime post so here it is. But really ... Washington State broke out to a 27-0 lead before Sacramento State scored. Antoine Proctor did the honors with a drive at the 10:02 mark. By then eight Cougars had scored. The closest...

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A double-duty WSU post 

COUGARS OK, so we're out of the bubble and into Beasley, trying to get ready to cover tonight's basketball game with Sacramento State. My guess is the crowd will be somewhere around 125 non-students, considering the condition of the roads, but Whitman County folks are...

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WSU puts in a little extra time for UW 

COUGARS Talking to Myron Beck after practice last night, he said it took him 8 hours to get home to Seattle for Thanksgiving break. Which is about as long as practice seemed Monday, as Washington State didn't hit, but it spent a lot of time...

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Roundup of women's basketball news 

Is Washington State's women's basketball team better than early indications or is Gonzaga not quite ready for prime time? That's the question after the Cougars took the Zags to the wire in Hawaii before Gonzaga pulled it out by two.There are multiple ways to answer...

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A lot to chew on before Apple Cup 

COUGARS There must be a hundred little birds in the tree outside my window, all there to eat from the small pods that have turned our sidewalk and street a light brown. It's the world's tallest bird feeder and it's even shaped like an out-of-kilter...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010

Zags edge Cougars in thriller, Idaho wins 

Late post ... is the end of the holiday weekend or the start of the holiday season? For basketball, it's the start since teams often have Thanksgiving and Christmas tournaments to go to.Idaho and Gonzaga both finished 2-1 in tournaments. Idaho improved to 5-1 by...

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Apple Cup could be sweet for UW 13 

COUGARS The stage is set. Saturday's Apple Cup game (4 p.m. in Pullman) will be for the whole pie. At least for the Huskies. A Washington win and it goes bowling and possibly to someplace nice like San Diego, home of the Holiday Bowl. A...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 2010

GU, WSU, UI women win 

Three of four women's basketball games picked up wins on Saturday - but that's not surprising since after losing tournament openers they got to face teams that also lost. Gonzaga romped over North Carolina Central by 42 as Courtney Vandersloot scores 22 with 13 assists.Idaho...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

Tourney time for women's basketball teams

It's turkey time in college basketball, when teams participate in holiday tournaments and hope they're not the main course. That's our notebook for tomorrow, along with the start of keeping tabs on area players. Gonzaga rolled at North Dakota, 83-45 as Katelan Redmon scored a...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

WSU finishes up bye week indoors 

COUGARS Washington State's football players will spend the morning in the indoor practice facility – or the bubble if you prefer – for their final practice before another six days off. With school out this week on Thanksgiving break, the players can go home, be...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010

Snowflakes fall on WSU practice 12 

COUGARS Washington State didn't practice all that long today, but they did work on fundamentals, hitting, execution – all the usual items on any bye-week checklist. No new injuries, very little news. We have a little more so read on.

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Is Moos' silence bad for WSU's Wulff? 20 

COUGARS Though Washington State had a bye Saturday, that doesn't mean the football news took the day off as well. Heck, no. We decided to feature one of WSU's unsung seniors while John Blanchette weighed in on Bill Moos and Paul Wulff. Interested? Read on.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 2010

WSU's Hannam a survivor 

COUGARS We're putting together this post because we have a story to share. The story of a four-year starting offensive lineman who is an academic standout, a solid citizen and a player who always seems to be on the verge of being replaced – though...

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A Saturday morning without WSU football 

COUGARS For the first time in three months, we arise on a Saturday without having to cover a football game. Oh sure, there's football practice today but (insert Allen Iverson voice here), it's practice man. There's nothing like a game day to get you going....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010

WSU returns to practice after time off 

COUGARS OK, we're going to do some whining here. My toes seemed to disappear about an hour into Washington State's football practice. The Cougar, who had five days off after defeating Oregon State last Saturday, returned to practice tonight in full pads and with full...

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