Every college football fan has a memory from the movie “Rudy.” Whether it was his – spoiler alert – climatic sack or his portrayal of Knute Rockne’s rousing made-for-the-movies speech, there are moments to remember.
There’s plenty at stake Saturday when Oregon State and Washington State collide in a prime-time broadcast on Fox 28. Both teams are ranked, undefeated and have their sights on a berth in the Pac-12 championship game.
I have long believed the only thing many sports fans love more than their teams’ success is the possibility of future success. It is why professional sports drafts and college signing days have become their own booming industry. Sure, your team won the championship. But just imagine how many championships that star recruit could win.
Opening week of the college football season can be exciting, mystifying and frustrating. Washington State’s first game of the 2023 season was all those things Saturday , mainly thanks to the Cougars’ offense. But it was also a victory, 50-24 over host Colorado State, brought to you – eventually – by the broadcast partner of the Mountain West Conference, CBS Sports Network.
MARRAKECH, Morocco – Look to your left and read the dateline, dear readers. Does that look like the home of the Washington State Cougars? Through a bizarre mix-up at SeaTac International Airport, your intrepid columnist ended up on the wrong side of the Atlantic.