Looking for a way to pass the time until kickoff (other than listening to ESPN2 announcers gush about Greg Paulus)? Here, for your reading pleasure, is all the coverage I could find of today's game:
- The official WSU gameday news release. (You should print it and have it by your side during the game. Comes in handy.)
- Grippi's hitting it hard for the S-R, checking in with these final notes, his GameDay Items (excellent read), and a story on the Cougs looking for a fresh start.
- In The News Tribune, Stalwick says it's time for the Cougs to prove they're better.
- WSU Football Blog had its great Football Friday (on a Thursday) a couple of days ago, as well as a super sim courtesy of NCAA Football 10.
- The Seattle Times has this weak little preview, but Withers has five keys to the season, as well as a feature on Kenny Alfred and a column begging Wulff to be patient with Tuel -- all part of the Times' WSU preview package.
- The San Francisco Chronicle has this little piece on James Montgomery.
For Stanford (when Mercury News writer Jon Wilner said it was a pro town, he wasn't kidding -- there ain't much out there):
- The official Stanford gameday news release.
- Inimitable Wilner checks in with his preview, and his paper has this lame little matchup piece.
- The San Francisco Chronicle turns its focus on the Cardinal defensive backfield, which appears to be Stanford's most notable weak link heading into the season.
- If you feel like wasting five minutes of your life (like I did), head over to Buster Sports for this podcast preview of today's game courtesy of former UCLA coach and current "analyst" Terry Donohue. Guess how many WSU players he mentions by name in the five minutes? (Hint: It's less than one.)
- Ted Miller at ESPN.com compiles his best injury report. It's really a sight to behold. Arizona heads the list with only three injuries, but guess who's second? It'll bring a smile to your face, especially when you consider there's only one projected starter on it.
See you at 2 p.m.