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True test for Washington State’s true freshmen

The Cougars will rely on more than a handful of true freshmen in the season opener at Oklahoma State on Saturday, which is also a little nerve-wracking for Paul Wulff, …


Schedule could be Cougars’ undoing

PULLMAN – When the 2010 Pac-10 football schedule was first coming together, Washington State’s was daunting, but not impossible. The Cougars were scheduled to play their three non-conference games, then …


Comparisons to Roos aside, senior could be big impact guy

PULLMAN – Given that only 189 miles separates Tallin, Estonia, and St. Petersburg, Russia, college football coaches might want to start making stops at both on recruiting trips. You never …


WSU at Oklahoma St. game details

Time: 4:10 p.m. PDT Saturday TV: FSN


WSU D-line to test mettle on Saturdays

Note: This is the final position preview of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive line. PULLMAN – Click on your dictionary, type in the word savage and such …


Switch suits linebacker

Note: This is the seventh of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Linebackers. Sunday: Defensive line. PULLMAN – Ask Washington State University linebackers coach Travis …


WSU’s secondary young but experienced

Note: This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Saturday: Linebackers.


Last WSU scrimmage wind-aided

PULLMAN – It was perfect preparation for Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain – and the football fans pride themselves on their vocal ability. Washington State University’s …


WSU’s Forrest crafts himself into fine punter

Note: This is the fifth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Special teams. Friday: Defensive backs. PULLMAN – Reid Forrest has had one of …


Plenty of variety among WSU running backs

Note: This is the fourth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Running backs. Wednesday: Special teams. PULLMAN – If you wanted to put together …


Big changes bring positive feelings about WSU’s line

Note: This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Offensive line. Wednesday: Running backs. PULLMAN – When the curtain fell on last …


Newcomers add depth at wideout for Cougars

For a guy who has been on Washington State University’s football coaching staff for the past 19 years, Mike Levenseller had thought he had seen it all.


WSU’s elusive Wilson draws notice

PULLMAN – Up until about 48 hours ago, the Washington State University Cougars were not going to scrimmage this weekend. Two practices were scheduled for Saturday – the last of …


Cougs’ offense in Tuel’s shed

Note: This is the first of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today : Quarterbacks. Monday : Wide receivers.


Familiarity breeds frustration for Cougs

PULLMAN – Their opener is still a couple weeks away, but the Washington State Cougars have one small request. “We’ve been battling against each other for 16 practices now,” senior …


Cougs have pick of six in backfield

James Montgomery’s remarkable recovery from an injury that almost cost him the lower part of his left leg has been as inspirational as it was unlikely. But the fuzzy, feel-good …


Cougars enjoying depth at running back

Joining James Montgomery, who averaged 4.5 yards per carry in the three games he played as junior, on WSU’s deep list of running back prospects are fellow seniors Chantz Staden …


Column: In this day, loyalty is great thing to find in a Coug

PULLMAN – Because Brandon Rankin wears the number 5, the first reflex is to assume his appearance in the offensive backfield is the result of a safety blitz. Except that …


Coug corners have each other’s backs

PULLMAN – There were times last season when Washington State’s secondary had more cover-your-eyes injuries than an MMA undercard. Three broken legs, a couple torn muscles, two busted up shoulders …


WSU defense shines in first scrimmage

PULLMAN – If Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff was looking for improvement out of his defense in its first scrimmage, he saw it. If he was looking for …


Defense shines in Cougars’ first scrimmage

If Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff was looking for improvement out of his defense in its first scrimmage, he saw it.


Cougars deal with two-a-days

It’s a time-honored tradition. Just say “two-a-days” and every kid who’s pulled on shoulder pads knows what you’re talking about. This year’s Washington State University football team had its first …


Rehabbed WSU running backs ready

PULLMAN – A handful of practices are behind him and James Montgomery says he’s ready to go. “If we had a game tomorrow, I’m playing,” the senior running back said …


Cougar running backs up and running

Running backs James Montgomery and Chantz Staden have both worked their way into playing form after long injury rehabilitations.


Cougars learn to fight, shake hands like brothers

PULLMAN – Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff has been repeating a variation of the same mantra for some time. “Whenever you can make some plays and build some …


Intensity stays on the field for WSU football

A routine workout in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts turned intense quickly for the Washington State football team on Wednesday.


Cougars catch on at camp

PULLMAN – As Daniel Blackledge was talking after practice Monday, cornerback Nolan Washington walked by and shared a one-word opinion of Blackledge’s day. “Lucky,” the redshirt freshman joked.


Players, coaches upbeat after first 2010 Cougs practice

PULLMAN – Steve Morton may be in his first season on Paul Wulff’s football staff, but he has a history with Washington State University. WSU’s offensive line coach played here. …


Key issues for WSU to return to form of days gone by

PULLMAN – It was less than 10 years ago when Washington State University’s football team began its run of three consecutive 10-win seasons, a stretch unmatched in school history. But …


Montgomery beats long odds, inspires Cougars

PULLMAN – It’s a big smile. It starts small but as it grows, it spreads from one side of James Montgomery’s face to the other, making his eyes almost disappear.