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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 2011

WSU's loss to USC, one day later 

COUGARS Here's a suggestion for you. If you want to get a good night's sleep on New Year's Eve – you know, you've been on the road working and just want to sleep? – then don't spend the night in a hotel. Some call New...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

WSU leaves LA 0-2 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 P.M. It will probably be a while until my story is up on the web, but I thought I better put up a post before I brave the freeways back to my hotel. Read on for more on Washington State's 60-56...

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WSU trails 26-22 at half 11 

COUGARS Bad crowd watching bad basketball. Is that too mean? It seems appropriate to me. Most people here are spectators, not fans, which makes it awfully quiet and dull. But what the hay, the teams aren't giving them much to cheer about. Except DeAngelo Casto,...

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Some pregame musings at USC 

COUGARS By this time of the season, basketball is simple. You do what you do and the other team tries to stop it. There are few secrets. Oh, an occasional entry you've held back that works against a zone or man or whatever. But the...

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One more day in LA for WSU 

COUGARS With the first week of the Pac-10 schedule spread out all over the calendar and football still going on – How many of you had the Huskies in their bowl pool? You in the back, with the glasses, I have your pool sheet right...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26, 2010

WSU's loss to USC, the day after 19 

COUGARS Get a cup of coffee. Grab a Danish. Strap yourself to your chair. There's a lot to cover this morning, and we're not just talking about the rest of the Pac-10. We're talking about Washington State's debacle yesterday against USC and the rest of...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 2010

USC thunders WSU 

COUGARS Early in the week, it was hard to see this one coming. But as the day dawned today it finally hit me that Washington State was playing a team with a bunch of horses up front, horses that haven't played all that well. Well...

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USC leads WSU 28-13 at half 

COUGARS A quick halftime post, with WSU trailing USC 28-13. The Trojans have 312 yards of total offense in the first half despite trailing by 5 minutes in time of possession. USC has 11 plays of more than 10 yards. The Cougars are moving the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

Despite travails, USC is still USC 

COUGARS You know, even though the last six months haven't been kind to the University of Southern California football program, in a lot of ways USC is still USC. There is a cachet to the name, a ring to it. Say it just right and...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010


WSU winds down prep for USC 14 

COUGARS The hitting at practice is over for another week as Washington State will spend the next couple days fine-tuning the game plan for Southern California on Saturday. It's a game that should be quite a bit different than the one between the schools here...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

WSU in high spirits at practice 

COUGARS As the time winds down to Saturday's home game with USC, the Washington State Cougars put together a spirited practice Wednesday, staying on the practice field about 20 minutes shorter than the previous day. For what they accomplished, read on.

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Wednesday morning links from WSU 

COUGARS Every Wednesday morning is like this. A day with so many stories to read, the eyes start hurting before 8 a.m. Today is no different. More crowded, actually, with the news yesterday afternoon Colorado was able to play a $6.863 million get out of...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010


Wulff talks with the media at WSU

COUGARS Each Tuesday afternoon, Paul Wulff holds a press conference in which he looks forward to the next opponent, in this case USC. The Trojans will be in Martin Stadium on Saturday (noon; FS Northwest) for the first time since the 69-0 shellacking in 2008....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010


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