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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010


A Giant post about WSU

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1 P.M. You know, it's kind of funny. I never knew how many Giants fans lived around here until this week. It's World Series time, the Giants have pitched themselves into it and all of a sudden all these folks are rooting...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

WSU plays it cool at practice 

COUGARS There is a line in the musical "Oklahoma" about the wind whistling down the plains. In the Palouse the only thing that the wind whistles down is your neck. OK, I wanted to say something a little more derogatory, but bit my tongue. Didn't...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

WSU heads to bubble to prepare for ASU 

COUGARS For the first time this season, the Washington State Cougars took football practice into the bubble. Which, all of the assembled observers agreed, was a really good thing. Warmth, benches, a roof. What's not to like? We have notes, so read on.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 24, 2010


The loss to Stanford, the day after 

COUGARS One of the harder parts of writing the morning-after post is getting out of bed. Really. It's Sunday morning, there's a chill in the air and the pillows are soft. Why not just stay under the covers and let you folks forage for your...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 2010

WSU falls to Stanford, 38-28 

COUGARS If you saw it, you know Washington State dug a hole it could not get out of, trailing 31-7 going into the final quarter. But the Cougars did find a way to battle back in the final 15 minutes to finally fall 38-28. We...

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Stanford leads 24-7 at the half 10 

COUGARS It's halftime, it's raining – lightly – and Stanford leads 24-7. The Cougars' two turnovers hurt, though Stanford had just three points, those coming from the first one. And Washington State took advantage of the Cardinal's turnover – an Andrew Luck interception – to...

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WSU, Stanford about ready to face off 

COUGARS I promised a weather report, so, like Ollie Williams, we stood outside for a minute and can shout that there's no rain yet. But, according to the Weather Channel, it is supposed to start at about 1 p.m. and continuing on for the remainder...

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Following WSU in the modern age 

COUGARS One of the crucial skills in the modern world is an ability to point-and-click. It's not as important as say hunting was 10,000 years ago, but without it, some folks might starve. I've always felt pointing a cursor to the right spot and clicking...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010


The new Pac-12 is a hit already 

COUGARS We're on our way to Northern California, taking the long, slow detour through SeaTac. With the plane about to load in a few minutes, we thought we would pass on as many links as we can before our deadline hits. Read on.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

WSU and the new Pac-12 

COUGARS So know that the water-boarding by the boss – better known as the yearly performance evaluation – is over, we can get back to the real work. Which is to give you folks some information on the Pac-12 and other Washington State-related news. Read...

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WSU has its eyes on Stanford 

COUGARS Sometimes even spell check can't save you. Like yesterday when Word (capital W) informed me with a wiggly red line I had misspelled a word (lowercase w) in my morning post. I saw it, but somehow forgot to correct it. So the post went...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

WSU a day closer to Stanford

COUGARS For the third consecutive day, Washington State went sans pads at practice, limiting the hitting and concentrating on the mental aspects of preparing for Saturday's game with Stanford. For more on practice, read on.

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Sharing WSU news on a Wednesday

COUGARS Literally got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and hit my knee on the way out to the kitchen. Not a good way to start the day. But the morning got immeasurably better when I started to travel around the...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

WSU saves wear and tear at practice 

COUGARS With the number of Washington State players banged up – not injured mind you, though there are quite a few of those, but banged up – the coaching staff decided to go in shorts, T-shirts, shoulder pads and helmets today. In other words, not...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

WSU begins prep for Stanford 

COUGARS Monday nights are getting a bit colder this time of year and the number of players who watch the installation of the game plan due to injuries or hurts seems to be growing. Read on for more.

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WSU takes a last look at Arizona 19 

COUGARS With the long march to open the season a little over halfway done, the Washington State Cougars are contemplating some changes to the practice schedule this week. The goal will be try to continue the steps toward respectability without straining a roster that's starting...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010

SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010


WSU trails Arizona 14-0 at half 

COUGARS Though Arizona has moved the ball consistently – and Washington State hasn't – the Cougars head to halftime trailing by just two scores, 14-0. Part of it has been a WSU defense that's forced one turnover, plus a successful onside kick by the Cougars...

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